C KOSS
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My son in law (who is now 23) said he played a fun game at camp when he was a young boy and he would love to find it. I'm hoping someone here might recognize the game.

It was a 2 player strategy game...each player had a man that he had to try and get across the board to the treasure and while doing that you could place a barricade to try and block the opponent from getting to their treasure (but you could not trap the opponent in a square) you could only put a barricade in their way that made them have to go around to get to their treasure.

Anyone have any ideas?
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You're basically describing Quoridor, but I'm not sure if there was ever a version that used treasure; even the original version of the game was abstract and was a "get your pawn to the other side" game. Show him a few pictures from the Quoridor game gallery (or Quoridor Kid, or even Pinko Pallino, which was the original name) and see if any of that jogs his memory.
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Timber Tom is like that but he would have mentioned how sweet the board was.
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Also: Blockade (aka Cul-De-Sac)
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YAY! Quoridor is the right answer ... guess the 'treasure' idea was not exactly part of the game but something they may have been told when they played ... thanks so much for the assistance ... now I'll know what he'll like for a gift
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