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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 272: "These Foolish Games" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2010-07-21 8:34:04 AM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "These Foolish Games"

Description: Description: From Candyland to Risk, Twister to Pictionary, Go Fish to Pinochle, show us how you entertain family and friends. No spectator-sports or playtime activities that don't have rules and objectives.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:
- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Ideally, your photograph should be presented as taken, with as little alteration as possible either digitally in-camera or in your image editor during post-processing. No selectively applied digital effects! No removal or addition of image elements, no spot treatments, and no HDR images, please.
With few exceptions (red-eye removal, sensor or scan dust removal), modifications to the original photograph must be made evenly across the image. See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

To have your photo website listed on the Farktography home page, please send your Fark username and url to admin(at) and we'll get you up forthwith. (also, indicate if you're willing to share your photographs for use as source images in PhotoShop contests)

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2010-07-21 8:01:35 PM  
Hopscotch Air! Full Size


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1) Mancala Full Size

(Clickr for Flickr)
2010-07-21 8:01:43 PM Full Size

Wooden Balls

2010-07-21 8:01:48 PM  
Fark, the Game Full Size

75 point word, baby
2010-07-21 8:02:07 PM  
Senet Full Size

4600 year old Egyptian precursor to backgammon. Deceptively simple.
2010-07-21 8:02:11 PM  

Game, interrupted. Full Size


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2) Chess Full Size

(Clickr for Flickr)
2010-07-21 8:02:30 PM  
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Slug Bug



(Bingo #9)

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Appropriate for 'round these parts.

2010-07-21 8:02:54 PM  
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Mankala, now with special magic stones! Full Size


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Which is most Delicious?
In "Apples to Apples", you be the judge

2010-07-21 8:03:15 PM  
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Naughty Scrabble

Link (new window)

2010-07-21 8:03:19 PM  
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Don't Break the Ice

My impersonation of a 2.5-year-old trying for the first corner piece - tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-ta​p-tap-OH MY GOD!-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-t​ap-tap-tap -tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap...

2010-07-21 8:03:35 PM Full Size

Tools of the Trade
My parents have the first edition

2010-07-21 8:03:38 PM  
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The 19,999th shot with my DSLR.
Afraid to take the next one. It has to be good. (unlike most of the previous 19,999
2010-07-21 8:03:39 PM Full Size

Warhammer 40,000 figure. Click to embiggen
2010-07-21 8:03:46 PM  

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That Farking Dog

22 years later, and I still can't shoot his arse.

Bigr at Flickr

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2010-07-21 8:03:57 PM  
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Why settle for one when you can have tons?

2010-07-21 8:04:02 PM  
Shuffleboard Full Size

(pops larger)

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Laser Tag - Every boy's birthday party in our family.

2010-07-21 8:04:11 PM Full Size

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary...
Never could quite bring myself to count to 100

2010-07-21 8:04:15 PM  
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A real game, too.
2010-07-21 8:04:20 PM  
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Pinball Wizard
My husband used to design the working parts of pinball machines. This one is in our basement and U-Man has the highest score.

2010-07-21 8:04:25 PM  
3) Armored Combat Full Size

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(Yes, it has complicated rules, teams, and there's a winner and a loser...)
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Yahtzee! This game is so old it only cost $1.49 when first purchased

2010-07-21 8:04:51 PM  
fossilspringsaz.comView Full Size

If you think this game is easy, then you don't know jacks.
2010-07-21 8:04:57 PM  
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One more 40K for good measure. Clicky to embiggen
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The cake is a lie

Bigr at Flickr

2010-07-21 8:05:42 PM  
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Parcheesi. A royal game of India

2010-07-21 8:07:53 PM Full Size

Death Metal band members playing horseshoes between sets.

2010-07-21 8:08:36 PM  
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Ball & Jacks
I wow the grandchildren with my skills. U-Man may be King of the Pinball Game --I'm Queen Mother of Ball & Jacks.

2010-07-21 8:12:21 PM Full Size

Simpsons Chess
2010-07-21 8:12:36 PM Full Size

More horseshoes,at the campground this time.

2010-07-21 8:12:38 PM  
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Puzzles take over the dining room table when family is together. We needed to put a rule in place that my son-in-law could not work on them late at night because he'd always finish them before anyone else had a chance

2010-07-21 8:14:24 PM  
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Crazy Eights

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My grandson is obsessed with "Adventure" on the old Atari game system. He would play it all day if we let him.

2010-07-21 8:15:43 PM  
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Vegas, baby!

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Link (new window)
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When at Ohio State in the early 80s, we had a rather wild party at our apartment that featured "Jello Twister". Tape a Twister game to a sheet of plastic, add two gallons of Jello and a couple of drunks and viola, a party that people will talk about as one for the ages.

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guesthouse.caView Full Size

Now that's Gangsta. Bigger.
2010-07-21 8:28:14 PM  
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Hallway Bowling

2010-07-21 8:47:29 PM  
Cornhole Full Size

No, really, that's seriously what this game is called. It's not played *quite* this way, though, except by 2 year olds.
2010-07-21 8:56:41 PM  
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Beer Bottle Racing
A winter game played at our yacht club.
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Good ol' Scrabble
2010-07-21 9:38:06 PM  
Strategy Full Size

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speedpicks.comView Full Size

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2010-07-21 10:48:37 PM  
I see scrabble is a common theme here :) Full Size

(LGT flickr)

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2010-07-21 10:49:54 PM  
An old cribbage board (my grandmother and mother used to play this all the time. I'm no good at it.) Full Size

LGT flickr

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2010-07-21 10:52:03 PM  
Another game I'm not very good at. My late father & late brother were very good players. I always enjoyed playing but invariably lost. Full Size

LGT flickr

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2010-07-21 11:58:22 PM  
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Shoot the Moon

2010-07-22 12:01:29 AM  
Do card games count?

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Random board games
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You can never have too much Risk in your life.
2010-07-22 12:09:34 AM  
1/3 Full Size

big (new window)

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2/3 Full Size

large (new window)

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3/3 Full Size

Jeneric Jenga Yes I know It's spelled wrong
big (new window)

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The new wave of Shogi players

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Not Shogi

2010-07-22 1:12:45 AM  
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Good family fun!
2010-07-22 1:14:30 AM  
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In The Doghouse!
2010-07-22 1:16:43 AM  
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A great table-top strategy game my friends Jamie and JP (Castle Games) designed and produced!
2010-07-22 2:10:51 AM  
1/3 Full Size

Annual Jarts Tournament

ugh, sorry for the blank
2010-07-22 2:12:33 AM  
foooooosball Full Size
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2/3 Full Size

Championship Round

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Rules and Officials

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2010-07-22 4:24:10 AM  
Nohiddenmeanings. I swear...
2010-07-22 6:09:22 AM  
Heavy 1 Full Size

more SCA tourney stuff.

2010-07-22 6:11:50 AM  
Kate's Dice Full Size

pops to flickr.


Dice seem to be a running theme, too. I don't seem to have any Scrabble pictures around, though.
2010-07-22 6:39:33 AM Full Size

Playing cards and instruments.

embiggened (new window)
2010-07-22 7:21:53 AM  
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Mom, Dad, and I creating symmetry game for kindergarteners. The rules for us: Use two colours of paint and create symmetrical designs. The rules for the kids: Identify the colours and match the halves.

Done with shiatty cell phone camera so nothing spectacular.
2010-07-22 7:22:18 AM Full Size

Boardwalk FTL?
2010-07-22 7:25:32 AM Full Size

Scrabble seems to be very popular here today, even with a lot of the same words.
2010-07-22 8:05:17 AM  
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2010-07-22 9:48:56 AM  
Shoot, totally forgot to post this last night.

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2010-07-23 8:54:45 AM  
Well, I'm late to the party, and while I didn't shoot this specifically for this contest, it works, so I'm using it.

Chocolate checkers (click for Flickr) Full Size
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