Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.
Roman relaxes by planning imaginary journeys using old railway timetables, making Napoleonic figurines from coloured pipe cleaners, and by doing jigsaw puzzles. His current table monopoliser collages dozens of board game box lids. Here’s a selection of pieces from it. Identify all 36 games to complete the defox.
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Last week’s ‘33 things wot have been or can be caught’ missing vowels foxer:
1. SMRY S – SOME RAYS (Viscount)
2. LDR CHMS – ALDRICH AMES (AFKAMC)
3. FG – FOG (AFKAMC, Phlebas)
4. VL TTSZB – VIOLETTE SZABO (Nutfield)
5. CHRMNDR – CHARMANDER (Nutfield)
6. T HR DY – THE RED-EYE (Nutfield)
7. VLGRNCHL DRN – VULGARIAN CHILDREN (Colonel_K)
8. RR STRWR – ARRESTOR WIRE (AFKAMC, Phlebas)
9. GL DNSNTCH – GOLDEN SNITCH (Nutfield)
10. FRN KBGNL – FRANK ABAGNALE (Nutfield)
11. GL DT HGL DNGL – GOLDIE THE GOLDEN EAGLE (AFKAMC, Nutfield)
12. BL – EBOLA (Colonel_K)
13. TR PZRTST – TRAPEZE ARTIST (Nutfield)
14. RPM – ARAPAIMA (Viscount, AFKAMC)
15. HTR VT – HOT RIVET (AFKAMC)
16. SRP RCYBLK NY – SIR PERCY BLAKENEY (Nutfield)
17. B RDSBQT – BRIDE’S BOUQUET (Viscount)
18. STJP NFLPVIC – STJEPAN FILIPOVIC (Nutfield, unacom)
19. DSCR FTLT RSTR – DISCRAFT ULTRA STAR (AFKAMC, Phlebas)
20. YN KD DLPGN – YANKEE DOODLE PIGEON (Nutfield)
21. NDRDL MBR – ANDRE DELAMBRE (AFKAMC)
22. NTRN – NEUTRINO (unacom)
23. RGRB SHLL – ROGER BUSHELL (Nutfield)
24. T HTD – THE TIDE (Nutfield)
25. DNT TYDSC – IDENTITY DISC (Phlebas)
26. CR TNBLL – CRETAN BULL (AFKAMC)
27. PNMN – PNEUMONIA (Nutfield)
28. NBR KNWV – UNBROKEN WAVE (ylla)
29. MPTG – IMPETIGO (Phlebas)
30. PN DND R – UP AND UNDER (Colonel_K)
31. LTR NB L – LE TRAIN BLEU (captaincabinets)
32. SCR FCFLY – SACRIFICE FLY (Nutfield)
33. BRG RSCL DDYLLW – BERGER’S CLOUDED YELLOW (ylla)
I wonder how many of these I own:
E1 – Power Grid
C2 – AZUL
E2 – Wingspan
Having failed to find Ticket to Ride, I might be out 🙂
(I really do plan imaginary journeys, though, or at least hypothetical ones. Not always with out of date timetables, although sometimes…)
I really don’t know how C5 isn’t Ticket to Ride….
C5 is FIRST CLASS: All Aboard the Orient Express! (2016)
and it should be clarified that E2 is WINGSPAN: OCEANIA EXPANSION (2020)
B1 – 1960 – The Making of the President
C3 – Twilight Struggle
A3 – Eldritch Horror, The Mountains of Madness Expansion
C6 – This Accursed Civil War
Spent the morning looking at a house and then had pizza and beer for lunch, need to work! Good luck!
E4 – Lascaux
D6 – Gandhi: The Decolonisation of British India
D2 – Silver Bayonet
D1 – Colt Express expansion: Horses & Stagecoach
D4 – Star Wars: Dark Side Rising
Ohhh. So the bloke who looks like Peter Cushing is actually Peter Cushing?
“THIS IS BULL!”, exclaims Colonel K flipping the table and storming off.
E3 – Devil’s Den
E1 – Power Grid expansion: Middle East/South Africa
F2 – The Game of COMMANDO
A6: SCYTHE – currently on Kickstarter
I’m getting visions of Ben Hur with the dolphins that are turned down to count the laps in the Chariot race – those might be useful keywords, or Circus Maximus as the location.
Gotta go for a bit.
Indeed, C4 is CHARIOT RACE by Pegasus
While I’m here, B3 is THE DEVIL’S CAULDRON: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
A2: THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN by RBM Design Studio
C1: OPEN FIRE: Solitaire Tank Combat in WWII (1988)
I’d have described A5 as an Askari, probably serving with the Italians (recruited in Eritrea and Somalia).
A4: CALICO (2020)
A5: LION OF JUDAH: The War for Ethiopia, 1935-1941 (2017)
D5: GAME OF TROUBLESOME PIGS (1900)
Left undefoxed to this point:
b5, e5, f5
b6, e6, f6
E5: PICKET DUTY: Kamikaze Attacks against U.S. Destroyers – Okinawa, 1945 (2013)
F3: SEAWOLF: A Game of Submarine Combat (1979)
F1 apparently shows a Messerschmitt Me 264, and so it proves –
AMERIKA BOMBER: Evil Queen of the Skies (2020)
B2: SCOPE Stalingrad (2020)
B6: COBRA: Game of the Normandy Breakout (1977)
Regarding A1 – I think it’s an early model of Rolls-Royce Armoured Car (pre-1924 pattern), and can imagine it might be Lawrence of Arabia with the binoculars, launching an assault on a Turkish train.
Roman says that Rolls-Royce Armoured Car is a long, long way from Turkey.
I’m probably not going to get it. Ireland would probably qualify as being a long, long way away, but somehow I feel it’s not that.
Iraq is not a long way from Turkey, but does have a history of armoured car antics (for instance Habbaniya, 1941 – the artwork by Stuart Brown of this oozes THC jigsaw contender).
So I guess it must be the Indian sub-continent despite sporting the wrong sort of turret (it ought to be domed with 4 MGs in ball mounts), or, in a small outside possibility, East Africa somewhere. So far, the keyword that would unlock this eludes me.
Roman: “The reflection is potentially more helpful than the armoured car”
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