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hatman ([personal profile] hatman) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-07-17 04:28 am
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Why has no one made this yet?

From The Tick (New Series) #4. It's board game night at Arthur's place. (Outside, unnoticed, an epic underwater battle is taking place in the flooded streets of The City as all sorts of wacky parody creatures fight for dominance of the world's oceans.) As our heroes discuss which board game to play, Tick proposes his favorite - CONFECTIONER TYCOON!

Behold the majesty of a board game of the Tick's own creation:

Someone make this already! I want to play!

(Only one existing - and woefully underused - tag seems to fit, and I know we're near, if not already at, the limit, so I left off a few. Possibilities for del.icio.us, if you feel like it - publisher: new england comics, title: the tick, char: arthur, char: bumbling bee, title: the tick)
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[personal profile] freezer 2010-07-17 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
So basically... Cake Tycoon: The Board Game?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-07-17 09:11 am (UTC)(link)
I have no idea what Candyland is beyond the fact it's an American boardgame. It was certainly never a seller over here when I was young, or even now come to that, but it looks like it would have been a little too twee for my tastes,,, ever.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2010-07-17 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
well it is designed for little kids
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[personal profile] fleur_de_liz 2010-07-17 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Candyland is even simpler than that. No dice involved. On your turn, you pick up a card, and it has a colored square on it. You move to that colored square. If there are two colored squares, you move ahead two squares of that color (i.e., two purple squares).

Sometimes there are cards with characters on them, and you move either forward to the character square or backward to it, depending on where on the board you are. Sometimes you get "stuck" on a square and have to draw cards until you get a color match and can move again.

I once babysat a kid who cheated at Candyland.
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[personal profile] darklorelei 2010-07-17 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I totally cheated at Candyland when I was 3-4. NO SHAME.
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[personal profile] fleur_de_liz 2010-07-18 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
This kid was like eight.
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2010-07-17 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm rather intrigued by this stabbing and setting on fire idea. I think I'll steal it and market it under the name "Care Bears' Happy Fun Hour."
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[personal profile] blake_reitz 2010-07-17 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the scratched out attemtpts to spell "licorice."

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2010-07-17 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
so... just thinking here... if someone tried to suggest this as a kids game called Candopoly would they own money to the writer?
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[personal profile] silverzeo 2010-07-18 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
I think the AVGN has something like it.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-07-18 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
I feel for ya, Tick ol' buddy - the innovators are always the ones to suffer. I had similar problems when I invented a version of chess that incorporates playing cards - I still think it was brilliant, but I couldn't get anyone to play it.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-07-18 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Innovation is fine, something quite so completely derivative... not so much.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-07-18 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I take umbrage at that! It wasn't derivative, it was a whole new game! True, it was still basically chess, but it added an element of luck to the proceedings that made things much more dramatic - ones whole strategy could change at the pull of a card; you needed to be able to think fast. I'm still proud of that game, dammit. *sulks*
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-07-18 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
It was "Confectioner Tycoon" I was referring to, rather than your chess related notion.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-07-18 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh - OK. Excuse my oversensitivity.
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[personal profile] valtyr 2010-07-26 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Pretty sure that was marketed as Knightmare Chess. I played it a good ten years ago.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-07-26 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Question - did this 'Knightmare Chess' use original cards, or the standard ones that you'd play 'go fish' with?
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[personal profile] strangething 2010-08-16 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
There was an official Tick board game, as a tie-in to the cartoon. It's weird.