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Mehmet Fatih Bas
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Hello,

I am looking for wargamers from Turkey. I am tired of playing my wargames solitaire and teaching rules to other guys who finds them too complex to play.

Also, any suggestions from the wargamers all around the world for setting up a wargaming community would be much appreciated.

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Frank McNally
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I believe the winner of this years Successors tournament at WBC lives in Turkey.
 
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I think BGG has a "player finder" function where you can find other gamers in your geographical area.
 
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Hermann Huth
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Richard Irving
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FrankM wrote:
I believe the winner of this years Successors tournament at WBC lives in Turkey.


Probably Ahmet Ilpars. Prety good guy!
 
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Alexius Exfalso
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Istanbul'dayım - nasılsın?

As you know, the cafe scene is full of traditional board gamers, and role playing is big. Wargaming? I really don't know, I'm afraid - it should be big given the nation's rich military heritage and passion for dice, but I haven't heard of a club or group in these parts.

If there really is no club in existence, there needs to be, if only to fulfil my ambition to pioneer 'LevantineTrash'.
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Skip Franklin
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I was in Turkey about the same time the US Marines were in Beirut. Me and about 100 wargames were in Eskisehir. Turkey was released from marshall law (as we call it) and tensions were a bit high. However, I learned that my Turkish allies are good people. I enjoyed my short time in Turkey, shopped in Bursa, ate some pistachios and have two mershaum pipes at home.
 
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Mehmet Fatih Bas
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Thank you all for your kind replies. In fact, as Alexius mentioned, people play boardgames a lot here in Turkey. Especially family games like Monopoly and some Turkish variants similar to Monopoly. Risk is also a very popular game here. There are many FRP gamers also. I know they have a community in Istanbul and some major cities in Turkey. But the king of boardgames in Turkey, is definitely Backgammon. There is a backgammon set in almost every house.
As Alexius also mentioned, despite such a great military background, there is no interest in wargaming here. In fact I am intended to introduce Perry Moore's games on Turkish wars to Turkish gamers.

Merhaba Alexius! I live in Istanbul. I see that you own Lock and Load: Band of Heroes. Maybe we should arrange a meeting and play a few rounds. Eh?

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Alexius Exfalso
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Turkey is a ripe potential market for every kind of boardgame you can mention - it is a question of getting the things out there into the shops and into the cafes. That the scene is so conventional is just down to a lack of awareness.

Fatih - definitely, let's arrange something sometime.

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In fact I am intended to introduce Perry Moore's games on Turkish wars to Turkish gamers.


Battlelore could make an enormous splash - an Ottoman variant would be easy to knock together.

Likewise, there are some good games on the crusades coming onto the market - not that Turks are obsessively patriotic, but there is an undoubted appeal to playing the Seljuks or Danishmends.

 
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Julien Lehnardt
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Re: Any gamers from Turkey?
Hi,

For business reasons I will be in Istanbul between the 20st and the 23rd.....why not having a small game together... I mean a card driven game.....
 
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