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Wayne Togo
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Hi

I´m looking for the title of a game I ujse to have as a kid in the 70´s. It was made in the USA (I think), had a board (about 10 x 10 squares) and transparent square tiles with white (maybe black?) or red arrows on them, which even could be turned upside down to change their functions! I love this game but CANNOT remeber its name!

I´m sure one of you knows what I´m talking abou!...Please help!

THX, Wayne (I´m new here!)
 
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Mosse Stenström
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
Was it also made for people with poor eyesight?
(sorry - couldn't help myself...) ninja
 
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Marcus George Manley
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This will be Wendo, an Intelli game from 1981.

"Wenden" means "to turn around" in German. This could explain the name of the game.

There's a 2003 game by Steffen Mühlhäuser by the same name, Wendo, with pieces that are also turned over - no transparent tiles, though.
 
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Wayne Togo
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hi

no, it´s not the german game!

any other suggestions? are there any members around who were kids in the 70s? maybe they know...
 
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
waytogo wrote:
no, it´s not the german game!


Of course I may haven't guessed right, but please note that I have mentioned two games by the same name.
I meant to direct your attention to the first one.

My bet still is on the first game, Wendo (Intelli, 1981), for several reasons:

- abstract strategy
- two players
- transparent tiles
- with red and black arrows
- tiles can be flipped over
- released 1981

I don't have any solid information on the publisher (Intelli), so maybe it's been published under a different name with a different box in the States, possibly earlier than 1981.
 
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
The first game that came to mind for me was Trippples (1970's, 2-player square-grid game with tiles with arrows on them).



But then I thought not so much, because in all versions of Trippples I've seen, the tiles with arrows are opaque, it's the pieces on top that are clear.
 
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Wayne Togo
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
Yes, it is WENDO (the early version 1981)! THANK YOU!

But the game I had was made in the USA or UK and I had it between 1975 and 1978 (before the German Version)...

Does anybody know its name (please look at the picture of Wendo with transparent files)...

Where can I get this game (Geramn or US or Uk doesn´t make any difference)?!
 
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Wayne Togo
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
Tripples looks very INTERESTING too!!!

I´d love to have a copy!
 
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
Trippples is an interesting game. The move mechanic is that
you move your marker in one of the directions under your opponents's
marker, which makes the lookahead very difficult. I once wrote
a computer opponent which was unbeatable.
 
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Wayne Togo
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Re: Strategy board game / 70s / Transparent tiles / for 2 pl
Here´s a pic of the tiles of the game:
 
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