View Full Version : Mornington Crescent anyone ?

04-08-2005, 04:38 AM
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04-08-2005, 04:38 AM
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04-08-2005, 04:57 AM

no switchbacks in april

04-08-2005, 05:34 AM
Tottenham Court Road

04-08-2005, 05:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Tottenham Court Road <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whow whow whow there trooper if we are playing lets stick to the rules and I quote

"when bus service are in force the player must take the first northerly or southernly line at the preceeding station"

As even an amatuer would know (your not are you?) bus service are in force between Oxford circus and Tottenham Court Road, that means you must take the Bakerloo line.

So Baker street or Piccadilly circus you choose

04-08-2005, 06:50 AM
It's a fair cop!

I should have known better than to have tried such an open breach of the "buses directive" amongst such seasoned players.

A valuable lesson in not underestimating your opponents.

S! and mind the gap.


04-08-2005, 06:51 AM
It' April, so - no switchbacks, and thus no preceeding station, unless you're south of the river (no taxies, remember)

So, Tottenham Court Road was good, indeed very subtle.
Central Line from here? I know it's defensive, but try - Liverpool Street.

04-08-2005, 06:56 AM

04-08-2005, 07:20 AM
Liverpool street is an inspired move and don`t be worried about it being defensive, remember it was a favourite for some of the past masters ( although it has fallen out of favour recently)

and being on three lines opens the way for a bonus.

but here`s my gambit

Tower Hill

04-08-2005, 11:51 AM
Ohhh! A master stroke.

Against a new player, I'd try White Chappel, and see if you could avoid Shoreditch.

No, it may be better to move west. Ladbroke Grove or Sheppard's Bush would be too easy, so ...

... Westbourne Park

04-08-2005, 11:57 AM
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04-08-2005, 12:28 PM
Tooting Broadway

04-08-2005, 12:43 PM
St Pauls...

04-08-2005, 02:50 PM
Looks like you lot haven't had your 5 o'clock yet!

04-08-2005, 03:43 PM
You have no idea. Be sure.

04-08-2005, 04:01 PM

this thread makes me laugh, although I am not completely sure of the rules of the game (there are several sets i believe - is there one standard competition set of rules somewhere?) and I only caught the show on R4 about once

04-08-2005, 04:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>St Pauls <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Got blind sided by that one...

Of course you know if you had gone one further to Chancery Lane it would have been a void move... Chancery Lane is closed on Sundays.

But still St Pauls makes this a whole new ball game, didn`t think people in this forum would be playing to this level.

You must have spent time playing Manhattan rules my friend, because St Pauls is just something our New world colonial cousins, brash but bold at the same time, would try.

Well now I`m home in my smoking jacket and comfy slippers and have had time to ponder....

The Victoria line and onto Pimlico.

(and may I point out before anyone has any wise ideas, in my book any one trying the Jubilee line extension is a cheat and not fit to play with!)

04-09-2005, 11:02 AM
Hold it, not so fast. Are you aware that under the 1959 ruling, the move to Pimlico puts you in Spoon?

04-09-2005, 03:12 PM
I'll be bold......Plaistow?

04-09-2005, 06:39 PM
There's only one way out of that, really: Maida Vale (playing the diagonals).
Hate to be obvious but what else can you do?