Every Man Needs A Shed

Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Dad, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer, Agricola fanboy and jealous admirer of Carl Chudyk.
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Anthony Boydell
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Next up - having fallen out of a Jiffy and on to my lap via the medium of 'the eBays' - is LOBO.

While I can't find any reference as to the origin of the name - perhaps a concatenation of LOndon BO...erm no, I have nothing) - it's thrown around the rulebook like it was a 'thing' in the 1930s. Seeing as it's a rummy variant, with the 'sets' dictated by Junction cards (the ones with the circular name of a station), they needed something to call out at the climax.

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The pic is a bit faded, but this is a sturdy little box with a silk 'lifter' ribbon too: luxury!

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I should thing the Ross-on-Wye gamers would prefer it if I kept my LOBO 'unexposed'.


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https://www.davros.org/rail/lobo/ has a little more info.


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Obligatory, artistic close-up.


The best bit about it are the references to stations that no longer exist on the Tube; lost, but not entirely forgotten.
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