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Derek H
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Its been a while since I read the series. I remember Laszlo Carreidas playing Battleships (and, spoiler!, cheating) against Captain Haddock in Flight 714 to Sydney - but were there any other games depicted in the books?
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In Tintin in Tibet, he is playing chess with Haddock in some hotel/restaurant when he has a nightmarish vision and topples the table while shouting "Tchang!"
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Some kids are playing marbles in seven crystal balls.

I feel like there must be some cards being played, at least in the background, somewhere.
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Yeah, surely on cards. I'd have thought the Thompson Twins would play them at some point, or Haddock. Maybe in something like the Moon books where there is quite a lot of sitting around? Any where they are prisoner for a while?
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I think Tintin's outcry in Tibet also ruined another group's card game.
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Captain Haddock mentions playing Bridge, but I cannot remember the exact moment.
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Dom22 wrote:
In Tintin in Tibet, he is playing chess with Haddock in some hotel/restaurant...


...as per my avatar!
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Captain Haddock mentions playing Bridge, but I cannot remember the exact moment.


Castafiore emerald maybe? Somewhere when he was gentrified and not interested in having adventures.
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Prince Abdullah probably played games. I seem to remember marbles.
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.
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hojoh wrote:
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.

Interesting - that is one of the ones I never read!
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Dom22 wrote:
In Tintin in Tibet, he is playing chess with Haddock in some hotel/restaurant when he has a nightmarish vision and topples the table while shouting "Tchang!"


In this scene there are people playing cards.

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gamesbook wrote:
hojoh wrote:
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.

Interesting - that is one of the ones I never read!

It's not very PC. I can imagine it wouldn't go down too well in SA.
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Had to go looking...
One of the crew members of Allan's ship was drinking and playing solitaire when Tintin tied him up in Crab With the Golden Claws.
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Of course! Haddock played Battleship with Lazlo Carreidas is Flight 714!
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mi_de wrote:
Of course! Haddock played Battleship with Lazlo Carreidas is Flight 714!

OP probably knew that one.
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mi_de wrote:
Had to go looking...
One of the crew members of Allan's ship was drinking and playing solitaire when Tintin tied him up in Crab With the Golden Claws.

Alonzo, one of the two hitmen, also plays solitaire in The broken ear.
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hojoh wrote:
Prince Abdullah probably played games. I seem to remember marbles.
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.


Hmm, I just reread Congo (the French version anyways) and there's no mention of a boardgame. And given that it was written around 1930, I doubt RPGs would have been mentioned.

Maybe you were thinking of another one? Although, try as I might, I don't remember any mention of an RPG (if you indeed mean Role-Playing Games) in Tintin.
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Casus Belli wrote:
hojoh wrote:
Prince Abdullah probably played games. I seem to remember marbles.
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.


Hmm, I just reread Congo (the French version anyways) and there's no mention of a boardgame. And given that it was written around 1930, I doubt RPGs would have been mentioned.

Maybe you were thinking of another one? Although, try as I might, I don't remember any mention of an RPG (if you indeed mean Role-Playing Games) in Tintin.

I think you're right I'm mistaken about the album. I've scanned Congo, and didn't find it either. But I have a rather clear image in my mind of kids re-enacting Tintin and Snowy. More like playing house than RPG in the BGG sense, but that was what I was referring to. I might be wrong altogether.
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hojoh wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
hojoh wrote:
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.

Interesting - that is one of the ones I never read!

It's not very PC. I can imagine it wouldn't go down too well in SA.


Ironically, it's one of the most common of the Tintin titles in Africa. Especially in the DRC.
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KarpetRydOFunk wrote:
hojoh wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
hojoh wrote:
There's RPG-ing in the Congo.

Interesting - that is one of the ones I never read!

It's not very PC. I can imagine it wouldn't go down too well in SA.

Ironically, it's one of the most common of the Tintin titles in Africa. Especially in the DRC.

What other countries? Certainly, I never saw any copy of it when I was growing up (and I read all the ones I could get my hands on!).
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