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Mornington Crescent

Old 2nd Oct 2007, 13:12
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Hmmm. Trying to close the diagonals with a Luxemburg Shift.
Clever, perhaps a little too clever.

Pimlico
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 13:19
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An impressive move, Forkie. Playing Pimlico as a diagonal-closer is inspired play indeed. I see I am now left with two equally unappealing options ... I could move to Redbridge, but that would open the points and allow someone a straight-through run. My other option, a bit of a risky move though, is ...

Gallion's Reach
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 14:51
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"Gaillon's Reach holds many a mate,
Saving us all in a Lancaster Gate"
Anyone else remember the rest of that ditty?
It finishes with "Mornington Crescent", and from Lancaster Gate it's 7 stations away in the poem. Anyone who can recite it can finish the game in one seven move swoop!
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 15:16
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Oh, a very bold move there from nosefirsteverytime.

A fine Stovold with double platform loop. Spectacular!

The rhyme of which you speak evades me, so I'm invoking the Latimer-Barnstaple Variation, 1948, with Aces high mind, allowing a quick shunt to

Cockfosters
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 15:30
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I can remember only part of it myself ...

"Gallion's Reach holds many a mate,
Saving us all in a Lancaster Gate.
Snaresbrook is better, but then all here present ..."

That's all I can remember really. Ah well, moving right along ...

Cannon Street ... that should produce an explosive reaction.
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 17:36
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No thyme for poetry one is afraid.
One apologises for the sledgehammer-peanut scenario but needs must...

Reverse Oswaldwistle takes us to...

Canary wharf
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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 20:02
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I heard a rumour that there's a possibility of a slim chance that a 1st edition of one of Stovold's venerable tomes has been spotted, in one of those odd little bookshops around the British Museum... or was it in the Museum? I can't remember, but it's off to Russell Square for me.
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:04
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BlueDiamond, you're way off.
You're thinking of Oscar Wilde's addition to the Mornington Crescent rulebook of 1895.
I remember the poem keeps to the same quatrain (davaar, if you're about, be a good chap and explain what a "quatrain" is to these simple folk, would you? Thanks.)
Anyways, we're at
*looks*
Russell Square.
Hmmmmm...................
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:09
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I'll have to go for the "Trenchcoats & Surveillance" rule in Vauxhall (yes yes I know about the controversy about naming a rule after a significant security incedent involving said trenchcoats, but like the Guard said, "'tis in de book!"
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:40
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No commentary from me, just a simple play to Putney Bridge
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 17:29
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Sorry.... I'm a young'n....

I have heard of the Mornington Crescent game, (it was part of a radio program I believe??), from my parents. What are the rules and what is the objective.

I have to say, if I had an idea, this thread would make more sense!

Either way, its looks intriguing..

Oh, and do you need an Oyster card!!??

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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 18:54
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The rules are really quite simple. just hang around and watch what occurs-you will soon get the hang of it!

Charing Cross

Is always a good safety move.
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 19:56
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Bloody Hell!!!!!

Is there a large prize for playing this? I'm just after escaping the clutches of a group of about ten soldier-y types all trying to take my computer and prevent my play!

Maybe something to do with my Trenchcoats rule invoking back at Vauxhall.......

Or the PM I've just sent Flyboy380. Weird that.

Anyways, there's just enough time to counter your Charing Cross simplicity with all the complication that Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3 can muster.

It's legal for the very fact that I'm headiing that way this minute to escape my persuers.

Oh God, they're back.......wish me luck!
*runs like f&ck to the nearest LUAS station*
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 13:12
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Eeep.

I've never seen a game stop in mid-day before....

Hope t'wasn't something I said......

Where's the move to High Street Kensington that would be so obvious?

or elephant & Castle?

Even a move past Tooting Bec would suffice!

Please God this game hasn't been killed off!

Noooooooooooooooo.........
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 13:44
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See, that's the problem with mentioning trenchcoats, nose ... people panic. And there's nothing worse than a panicking crowd on the underground. What we need to do now is move immediately to ...

Bond Street

... and keep looking carefully around to make sure we're not being followed by any str
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 21:39
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The Ndjamena Accord of 1957 has a passage on the Trenchcoat & Surveillance requirements. Are bananas available in Blighty at the moment? Turning left while clutching same would appear to negate much of the residual rotational precession caused by the former play. Thus, banana firmly gripped, Clogfettler's Sinister Demarcation to

Canada Water
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 10:19
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Canada Water

He has got me there however, referring to Cobblethorpes 1960 Beeching execution Variant {un opposed sidings}: Bow Road from a Shcentheisen Foray.
Demitree Shcentheisen duelled with the legend: N. F. Stovold
The match was played at Liverpool Street, October 1957. Where is Mr Bear?
Bow Road
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 10:57
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But, Your Lordship ... you cannot play Bow Street while Rusty is still holding the banana. If he has finished eating it, then okay, but according to the rules you quote, you have to make the determination before proceeding. If he has eaten the banana AND thrown away the skin, then Bow Street is a legitimate move. If he has eaten the fruit but is still holding the skin (right OR left hand), then you have to play either Euston or Piccaddill ... picaddil ... piccadi ... Leicester Square. If the banana is only half eaten, the remainder must be made into a bowl of banana custard (with nutmeg sprinkled on top), and the skin disposed of by burial under a balanites tree at full moon.

Some people do find these regulations a little difficult to follow, especially if they don't live in Africa and balanites trees are a little thin on the ground. Actually they're not too thick on the savanna either but that's Mornington Crescent for you.

Where was I? Oh yes ... bananas and balanites ... that leads us neatly to ...

Becontree

Nothing like a banana tree, or a balanites for that matter but a lot easier for parking a train.
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 18:51
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Right, I'm a throwing in a punt for a cent (or have I mixed my "e"s and "u"s?)
I vaguely remember some sort of banana's boffin rule in the November 1984 edition if "Crescenter's Weekly" which states that after Banana to Becontree, a move to the closest tube to London Zoo is acceptable.

That makes my move Camden Town

Yes yes, there are other moves I could have taken, but then we'd end up back in Creel for eternity if I was to move (which, I stress I am not doing) to Baker Street

We'd need a Southside station first to negate Creel.
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 19:10
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Too late!

One did warn of the presence of a Farkle but it appears to have gone unheeded.

Dollis Hill it is

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