First of all, please forgive my English post here (but I see I'm not the only one, so hopefully it's not too big a deal...)
I'm hoping someone here can help me identify a game I purchased at a thrift. I picked up because I was amused by the cartoon Chinese dragon on the box not to mention the dude shoveling rice down its gullet. And how did the roundheads and the witch fit into it? I *had* to know! Here's the box front:
Turns out, this is actually two games. The first is easy to identify -- it's pachisi (or parcheesi if you prefer). That side of the game board is a snap to understand. The other side, though, has me stumped.
Searching for some of the text in Google brought up some sites from Poland. Further experimentation with Google Language Tools confirmed that the box is almost certainly in Polish, hence my appeal here.
Here's the game board:
Now to my eye, it looks a lot like Haunted Wood, but with multiple starting points and multiple paths. I suppose I could play it that way, but I'd like to know if I'm right.
Plus, there were nine of these guys in the box:
and I'm not even sure if they belong to this game! You see, I also found a score pad for Yahtzee (also in Polish) and a bunch of cards from Win, Lose or Draw (in English). And I can't tell if they belong because the rules aren't here. I don't even get the hint that graphics or a machine translation would give me!
Anyway, any information you can give me on this one would be greatly appreciated.
Looks like a Polish version of Malefiz. The board configuration appears to be the same, or nearly so.
According to this:
Malefiz would seem to be the answer. And you're missing two little castle/barricades (one for each black dot).
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Re: Need help identifying a game
Looks like a Polish version of Malefiz
. The board configuration appears to be the same, or nearly so.
You sir, are a star. Given the name "Barykada" on the box and its similarity to some of the Other Names listed for this, it's a near certainty that you have identified my mystery game. Many Thanks!
Edit: And many thanks to Alfred too, who posted his response while I was writing my own reply...I did do a Google for Barykada, but the best hit I got was accordion music!
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