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In anticipation of an upcoming trip to Japan I've been putting together what I call The Ultimate Travel Packet (UTP). The UTP is a portable conglomeration of generic game bits, PocketMods, and small games that will fit into a carry-on bag with plenty of room to spare.

The first, and most important part of the UTP is a travel board that I bought last year in Japan called the Game Stadium 11 containing bits and boards for the following games:

- Asalto / Solitaire
- Shogi
- Othello / Pool Checkers
- Chinese Checkers (a small board)
- Go (7x7)



As you can see, there are other boards hidden in the included board, including, but not limited to:

- A hexhex3 board (the middle of the Chinese Checkers board)
- A 7x7x7 Y board (a triangular segment of the same)
- Sub-grids of various sizes
- A truncated Fanorona board (Asalto middle)

For fans of abstract gaming, your mind might already have started thinking about how to use the GameStadium 11 to play other games. To foster that thinking, keep in mind that it comes with the following pieces:

- A complete Shogi set
- 6 red chips
- 6 green chips
- 6 yellow chips
- 63 Othello pieces

With that in mind, I've built this Geeklist to enumerate the games that I plan to play using the GameStadium 11. That said, there are a few limitations to the set that will limit the types of games that can be played on it:

- The pieces do not stack
- The board cells are recessed, so it's not possible to play on intersections

There are still many games that be played on the Game Stadium alone, but I decided to take along a small card-box so that my UTP can hold many other generic bits, including:

- PocketMods
- Pens and paper
- Playing
- Small Lego constructs
- Dice
- Tiny dominos
- Coins / Buttons
- Small specialty items

At the moment it looks like this, but I'm not entirely happy with it:



I'm intentionally limiting the card, dice, and coin game categories to fit into a single PocketMod. I realize there are hundreds of games I can play with these bits and I already know many, but I want to use this trip to discover games that seem interesting.

Enough talk, here's the UTP!

Recommendations welcomed in the comments. When I complete the PocketMods I'll post links to them on this GeekList, so subscribe for updates.

This is a living GeekList and will continue to be so right up until my trip.

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* 2 dice
* Lego construct, that looks like this:



Fits in the GameStadium 11
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* 2 dice
* Lego construct that looks like this:



Fits in the GameStadium 11

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* Lego construct of the form:



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* 2 dice
* Scoring table in a PocketMod

 
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* 6 dice and
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8. Board Game: Bushi Shogi [Average Rating:5.98 Unranked]
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* Specially marked blank dice like in the image shown to the left.
* Rules in a PocketMod.
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* 6 dice (r,g,b,y,w,w)
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* 10d6 of any color
 
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* 5 dice
* PocketMod with rules and chip values
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* 8 dice
* Rules in a PocketMod
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DOMINO GAMES
 
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* Dominoes blocking game
* I know the rules already
 
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* 2x domino sets with 6s and blanks removed
* Rules in a PocketMod
* Playing with the same + exposed hands rules.
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* One set of dominoes
* 16 pieces of two colors
* 2 dice
* Rules in a PocketMod
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20. GeekList: Coin games
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COIN GAMES
 
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21. Board Game: Coin Age [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2740]
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* Coins (4 of 1pt, 3 of 2pts, 2 of 3pts, 1 of 4pts)
* Game board(s) and printed rules
 
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22. Board Game: Pink Hijinks [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:9951]
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* Coins (4 of small, 4 of medium, 4 of large)
* Virtual 3x3 grid (or one drawn on a napkin)

Coin Hijinks variant
 
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23. Board Game: Fight! [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:9981]
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* Coins (1 quarter, 2 dimes, 3 nickels, and 4 pennies per player)
* PocketMod with distributions
 
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24. Board Game: Coin Clusters [Average Rating:6.58 Unranked]
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* Buttons / Coins
 
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* Coins

I'm hoping that these can be used in all of the coin games above. I need to examine the values, sizes, etc.

 
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