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Most unlikely place to find a Diplomacy board

Postby Caladrius » 28 May 2019, 19:16

I'm currently on a road trip through the Highlands of Scotland.

Lots of mountains, lochs and sheep in a beautiful almost empty wilderness.

Just checked into a small hotel, miles from anywhere.

Most hotel lounges have a couple of packs of cards or maybe Scrabble for their guests use.

But I couldn't believe my eyes - this one has a Diplomacy set!

What's the most unlikely or unusual place anyone's stumbled across the Diplomacy board game?

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Re: Most unlikely place to find a Diplomacy board

Postby Penelope Pitstop » 28 May 2019, 20:58

I saw one in a “Cat Café” once...
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Re: Most unlikely place to find a Diplomacy board

Postby valent » 28 May 2019, 21:03

Interesting topic. I don’t come across them often. Mostly just to in predictable places. The one unexpected find was in 1988, when I was visiting a friend in NYC, through a series of odd circumstances and serendipitous events I wound up using the bathroom in the apartment that belonged to Henry Kissinger. Mind you, I didn’t meet Mr. Kissinger. He was still quite famous at the time. But I didn’t get to meet him. I was a little familiar with Diplomacy, because I had played it when I was student teaching at a High School. Anyway, I wound up using his bathroom. There in his bathroom were some magazines and among them were several Diplomacy zines. Not exactly a Diplomacy board, but there were several reproductions of the board in those pages. Anyway, I sat there looking through those pages. They were not addressed to him, but to Henry Falut (or something like that). I read them for longer than I should have, and my friend came knocking and told me to hurry up.
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Re: Most unlikely place to find a Diplomacy board

Postby StarkAdder » 29 May 2019, 17:41

I once was able to travel to Antarctica and saw a gameboard at the Amundsen-Scott Station near the South Pole. The researchers there have long winters to endure, though I hope that they still manage to get along with one another after someone gets stabbed in a close game....
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