Nate Sandall
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Hello,
I've been wondering for years about a game I played once as a child and have never heard of or seen again. Of course I don't remember the name. I saw Tommy Rosen's geeklist today though
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/16379/item/432527#item...
and figured it was time to ask.

Okay here's what I remember:
*we played back in the early 1980's
*four players, each of us had a boat piece that was sailing from our port on the edges of the round sea to a spot on the island in the middle via roll and move
*there was this mechanical device thingy on the island which had a bar that attached to a plastic white whale. After everyone took a turn, you would turn on the device, and this Moby Dick thingy would go around one full turn, and anybody whose boat got knocked over or off had to go back to the start.
*the spaces you had to move on between your port and the island were something like four lanes wide. You were basically trying to cling to he side the whale was not going to go, and I was not able to figure it out. In fact none of us who played were and we gave up. I think that's why the game went away as it was an exercise in frustration.

Okay, and to make it interesting, I'll give 25 geekgold to the first person to correctly identify it for me. I've already done searches with the words whale and moby and shark. The game board was similar to the one in Shark Attack but that is not it. If it turns out that it is not in the BGG database, and you know what it is, upload it and get the bounty!
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Harpoon, The Real Whale Hunt Game

This is my best bet. Hope it helps meeple
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The only thing I can find that's even reasonably close is Bermuda Triangle, although it's a storm cloud and not a whale.
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...how about Moby Dick: Das Spiel vom weißen Wal?

[Edited for Accuracy! Thanks to a friend's help, I just learned one of the other games I posted was simply a silly bit o'spam from Googling the specs you described. Oops! blush]

This and the first game I posted each offer at least one component that you noted, though sadly neither is a perfect fit. You're right, this is a tough one! Also, if multiple entries forfeit my chances of GG, so be it! You've intrigued me with your search and the game is afoot meeple
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Ruth B
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Sounds like it's Watch Out Willie.

I can take no credit for it though, there was another thread over at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/793666/please-help-me-identi... looking for the same game's name where it was figured out by N/A

You can see it listed here,
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/watch-willie-game-1979...

(Edited to fix typo/grammar issues)
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roooof wrote:
Sounds like it's Watch Out Willie.

I can take no credit for it though, there was another thread over at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/793666/please-help-me-identi... looking for the same game's name where it was figured out by N/A

You can see it listed here,
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/watch-willie-game-1979...

(Edited to fix typo/grammar issues)


I got a geekmail from someone today at 1:41pm about the same post so I'm going to go ahead and split the geekgold between the person who geekmailed me, the person who posted here (Ruth B), and the person who found the game (Todd Werner) in the other posting. Thanks everyone!
 
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