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I realize that I am just a newbie here at BGG, but I have enjoyed so much of the information, forum, geeklists, etc. that this community site has offered.
I hope I can contribute to the overall fun and enjoyment of this community by creating a fun game that users can enjoy. I very much love typography, so thought I would put my skills to use. I would love to offer GeekGold prizes, but as I don't have much yet (I still need an avatar) that might need to come at a later date.

So to start off 'The Font Name That Game Game' I will post some images with a game font. The first few should not be too challenging, but I will give bonus points if you know the typeface.

Can you name these Games?
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"that's a smith and wesson, and you've had your six"
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Power grid?
 
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Power Grid is correct. Congrats Chapel.

 
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Could you also name the fonts too.
 
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Good Point.

The fonts for Power Grid are:

Kaufmann Script and a slight varient of DIN 1451 Engschrift
 
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Oh, so you actually think about what you are saying?
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I believe the easy answer you are looking for is Princes of Florence, however, Traders of Genoa (and perhaps others) also look to be the same.
 
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Very Correct, Lord_Prussian.

Princes of Florence uses the typeface Goudy Text Lmbardic Capitals (I have also seen an identical font named Tuscany)

 
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Acquire?
 
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Correct, Teemer.

Acquire uses the typeface Insignia.

 
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Puerto Rico / San Juan
 
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Very good Lajos.

Puerto Rico uses a typeface by the name of Malvern (also called Malverne)

 
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Tigris and Euphrates
 
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Very good. Tigris and Euphrates it is.

This games uses a unnaturally bolded version of the overused Papyrus. This font must dorn the covers of many, many other games, but T&E was the game I was going for.

I hate this font only after Comic Sans.

 
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This thread gives me a funny feeling in my tummy. I love fonts!
 
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Blokus

and excellent work. This thread is great!
 
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Yes, indeed AnakinOU, it is Blokus. (BTW, thanks for the tip!)

Blokus uses an altered version of Veriex, a typeface by one of my favorite type foundries, Emigre.

 
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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Caylus ?
 
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Caylus is correct. Thank you Moviebuffs.

This typeface is called Engravers Old English (which is also a fairly common font and possibly used on other games)

 
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