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I'm not sure if this is the place for this at all, but they are board games, and this seems to be the best board gaming place around. I hope you don't feel I'm intruding on the forum.

Anyway, I bought these from a Japanese auction site, and don't know what they are. I was hoping someone who adored games could say anything at all about them.
Both are made by Bandai in 1984.




Thanks for looking, and any help at all would be great. Hopefully I'll get to meet some of you.
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Hopefully I'll get to meet some of you.


    If you fill out where you live in your user profile you might find you live just down the road from other members. In the blue menu bar at the top of the page select Misc/Find Users.

    Welcome to the Geek.

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The one on the left is called 'House of Dracula Game', or something along those lines.

Edit: here's everything BGG knows about Bandai games:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/publisher/934
 
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Oh, heh, with the "I hope I meet some of you" I just meant I hope I get a few responses. I don't visit many forums, so I'm a little shy.

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The one on the left is called 'House of Dracula Game', or something along those lines.


"Demon Castle Dracula", maybe? Just a hunch...
That link was helpful, thank you.
 
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the one on the left is called "Magic(al) Clocktower"

and the dracula one (unused) is on yahoo!auctions Japan for a bidding start of 450$
 
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Darn, those look appetizing.

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?

The titles would read "dorakyura no yakata" and "akuma no tokeidai", which translated would be "Dracula's mansion" and "The Devil's Clocktower".

Edit: And none of them exist in the BGG database, not surprisingly…
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Zimeon wrote:
"akuma no tokeidai"


oh, yeah silly me I don't know why I read that as 魔法 insteadof 悪魔

 
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Zimeon wrote:

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?


hmm... only one listed. The guy may be a big dreamer.
 
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carthaginian wrote:
Zimeon wrote:

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?


hmm... only one listed. The guy may be a big dreamer.


Said he already has them.
 
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Darn, I thought this would be the rich Nigerian businessman who owes me a lot of money.
 
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I just heard from that guy--from the "Office of the Presidency" no less! I wrote back to say I would soon be in Nigeria and that maybe we could have dinner where he could give me the money personally.

Haven't heard back for some reason...
 
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pepperhead wrote:
carthaginian wrote:
Zimeon wrote:

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?


hmm... only one listed. The guy may be a big dreamer.


Said he already has them.


I mean the chap who's auctioning it for $450.
3 days left not one bid
 
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carthaginian wrote:
pepperhead wrote:
carthaginian wrote:
Zimeon wrote:

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?


hmm... only one listed. The guy may be a big dreamer.


Said he already has them.


I mean the chap who's auctioning it for $450.
3 days left not one bid


Is it Troll and Toad?
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caesarmom wrote:
carthaginian wrote:
pepperhead wrote:
carthaginian wrote:
Zimeon wrote:

$450!? What the… collector's item or great game?


hmm... only one listed. The guy may be a big dreamer.


Said he already has them.


I mean the chap who's auctioning it for $450.
3 days left not one bid


Is it Troll and Toad?


maybe河童と蛙?who knows.
 
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Well, it sure looks like "Troll and Toad". Literally, it says "water imp and toad" (kappa to kaeru) but "water imp" is more a description than the name. Translatedd, if would be "Troll and Toad".

What's that? Some famous auction-guy? Some shop?

Edit: Or was I being stupid and not getting the gig, here? I thought the Japanese signs carthagenian showed were the seller's name on the auction in question, but maybe I just misunderstood the whole thing?
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sry. I made that up.
 
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Ah. For a moment there I figured that Troll and Toad was some (in)famous shop/internet auction guy that was prone to be a "dreamer".

Seems like the guy is an auction-guy though. He has tons of retro crap for sale. The typical buy bulk, split-and-sell.
 
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I am now imagining the poor new user fellow trying to hide in his house as he sees all the mad BGG members coming to seize him.

Specially when he asked a question that was responded in two posts and the rest of the posts are just making jokes on the prices of Troll and Toad!

I love this site.
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Zimeon wrote:
The titles would read "dorakyura no yakata" and "akuma no tokeidai", which translated would be "Dracula's mansion" and "The Devil's Clocktower".

Ah, tokedai is one of the few kanji words I can read and I just got back from Sapporo, and I still didn't spot it. Dagnabbit.
 
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I am now imagining the poor new user fellow trying to hide in his house as he sees all the mad BGG members coming to seize him.

Specially when he asked a question that was responded in two posts and the rest of the posts are just making jokes on the prices of Troll and Toad!


Haha, I've done the same. =p


Anyway, the story is this: I saw an auction for the two of these games on Yahoo Japan; recognizing the symbols on the Dracula Mansion one, I was hoping it was from the Akumajou Dracula/Castlevania games. There was no sign of the familiar copyrights anywhere, though, so I really wasn't sure. Things such as a Clock Tower are frequent in the games, and other things like that lead me on. I can't speak or read Japanese.

You might be able to understand why I was confused:


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Umm... have you actually received and opened these games? Because the title on the right actually reads

Let's See How Much a Stupid Foreigner Will Pay for a Box of Dirt.


Ouch. Yes, I bought these without being sure, but that can save your collecting hide once in a while. And that's my lovely couch they are displayed on in the picture. =p

Well, I guess they're not what I was hoping. If you guys are interested in them, maybe we can strike a deal. =p Lovely for your database...

I do like board games; my family and I love the LOTR game.sauron I'll try and make a few other posts besides here, but you've all been very helpful to me. Thank you.
 
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Zimeon wrote:
Ah. For a moment there I figured that Troll and Toad was some (in)famous shop/internet auction guy that was prone to be a "dreamer".


They're a real company. They tend to have wildly optimistic opinions about the value of their games -- often 2-3 times the going rate.
 
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