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Anyone know of any existing games or working on any games that are played on a standard paper city map?
 
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KillMeForPrizes wrote:
Anyone know of any existing games or working on any games that are played on a standard paper city map?


Scotland Yard

edit.. this leads to
N.Y. Chase
 
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases, sort of. You don't play "on" it since there are no playing pieces, but you use it to identify where to go.
 
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There's always Mapple, which has different city maps to play upon.
 
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Isn't Zombicide played on a city map?

Also, Marvel Heroes is on a city map.

Oh, and Tammany Hall!
 
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I'm wondering if those games were what was meant by "an actual city map" and "standard paper city map". I thought OP meant a real commercial paper city map (like you buy in a store for traveling). It would be interesting to know if there are any games which use such maps.

I have seen transparent hex grid sheets to be overlaid over standard/real paper maps for do-it-yourself wargame scenarios.
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russ wrote:
I'm wondering if those games were what was meant by "an actual city map" and "standard paper city map". I thought OP meant a real commercial paper city map (like you buy in a store for traveling). It would be interesting to know if there are any games which use such maps.

I have seen transparent hex grid sheets to be overlaid over standard/real paper maps for do-it-yourself wargame scenarios.


Yeah this is what I am referring too thanks. A game where you can play it on say, a map of your own city.
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Wow that brings back memories...I used them to play the Aftermath! RPG with friends. I remember only having to mark the map by zones (residential, commercial...etc) to aid in imagining surroundings and to ultimately calculate variables for things like foraging. It would be cool make a game of sorts that may use any city map. The bonus is using a city one is familiar with, making it personalized and more fun to play!
 
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Im pretty sure there is at least one game, a wargame I believe, that allowed you to play on a actual standard city map.

Midnight Raven would have had it seen print.
 
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Geocaching?

Or this thing my wife recently got for me as a present:

https://www.strayboots.com/

Which goes one step further and makes the city the game board, as opposed to just a paper map of it.
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byronczimmer wrote:
Geocaching?


Ingress. As long as you subscribe to the theory that the territory is the map. And as long as you expand the definition of "game" to include MMOs.


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byronczimmer wrote:
Geocaching?

Or this thing my wife recently got for me as a present:

https://www.strayboots.com/

Which goes one step further and makes the city the game board, as opposed to just a paper map of it.


This sounds interesting, but the city list involved only lists large cities, none of them are even in my state...
 
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Doesnt quite count. But the two treasure hunt games from The Fantasy Trips series use a real map of an area for the clues. Its just that it is all stylized and concealed.
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