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How do you play "Mornington Crescent"?

Post 1

The Godfather of Cheesecake

Having heard this game being played on Radio 4's "I'm sorry, I haven't a clue," and being peripherally aware of it's existence for some years now, I have still to work out how on earth this game is played.
Can anyone help me out with this?

(I can't connect to sites outside the bbc otherwise I'd just have googled it)


How do you play "Mornington Crescent"?

Post 2

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")


A769395 is the Mornington Crescent Appreciation Society. The best way to learn is by playing!

Otto


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Post 3

Rockingham

How to play? Well, as long as you make sure that you remember *never*, *ever* to play a reverse spoon from Bank to Edgware Road, you should be okay.

Though of course, if you take into effect the double constrictor of 1988, you are of course perfectly placed to play that, because you will have obviously come from Parsons Green.

Ach, so many things to learn, so many things to ponder...


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Post 4

Zak T Duck

Best way to learn would be to first train in the Wigan Alps for 20 years, surviving off native flora and fauna until you tap into your inner zen smiley - zen followed by months of studying and committing to memory Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac (available at most unrespectable book emporia).

Alternatively you can get yourself a tube map, watch and learn from some games in progress before joining in.


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Post 5

caper_plip

I learnt it through careful counterlinking of the Carpathian Drill Motif and further study of the Blackfriars Eulerian Graphsmiley - smiley


How do you play "Mornington Crescent"?

Post 6

dasilva

Being careful not to supercede after a parallel move...

smiley - erm Cockfosters?

Oh...god...no...help...a game's spontaneously started! (You have to be careful of this! It's a very combustible game!)


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Post 7

pdante'

I'm sorry i haven't a cluesmiley - smiley


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Post 8

A Super Furry Animal

Thus allowing an easy double to Seven Sisters. smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

Zak T Duck

Boston Manor


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Post 10

A Super Furry Animal

Oh yes. Nice move, Croz.

I'm going to have to invoke rule 221b...Ealing Broadway.


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Post 11

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")


Well, if 221b is in play, I'll move to....

Green Park

and take six red counters


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Post 12

Zak T Duck

*Throws dice*
*Lands on chance*
Get out of jail free. This card may be used until needed or sold.



Kilburn


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Post 13

A Super Furry Animal

Dang! Should've seen that one coming!

Willesden Junction, to end the 221b sequence.


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Post 14

caper_plip

Oh, for certain, a move to Island Gardens to maximise through the counter-Differentiation Aspect.


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Post 15

A Super Furry Animal

Wow!

I play Canada Water, with one blue counter.


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Post 16

trainspotter

is mornington crescent an advanced form of monopoly?


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Post 17

A Super Furry Animal

Well, you should read the rules first at the H2G2 MC Society, but the best thing to do is to join in.


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Post 18

dasilva

Feet first I always say trainspotter!

Which takes me nicely to....to......to........Blackhorse Road


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Post 19

A Super Furry Animal

Not Blackhorse Road...smiley - bigeyes

OK... (empties purse onto table)... seven gold counters and an "Escape from everything" card

Elephant and Castle (Phew! lucky escape!)


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Post 20

The Godfather of Cheesecake

Could this be the time for the beginner to enter the game....?

Hangar Lane...

Ha!


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