mornington crescent variations
leapfrog mornington crescent
Whenever a player scores a Huffington play leapfrogs the next player and goes
straight back to the Huffington player’s team mate. Obviously you don’t need an
explanation of how Huffingtons are scored.
Defined by David Lloyd-George at the May Fair Synod of 1922. Better
known as his New May Fair Rules. These pre-date, and must not be
confused with his Further May Fair Rules of later that year. If in
doubt, remember the handy aide-mémoire often recited by seasoned
players: Lloyd-George New May Fair - The Further New
Lloyd-George. Remember, Prince of Wales Drive can only be approached from
the South, and 3 Shepherds in a row earns a bonus point.
A modern adjunct to the Ancient and Modern Rules. In this
version play starts at Fairlop. If at any point of the game a player lands on
an underground station with operational lift service he must return immediately
to Fairlop. If he lands on an elevator however, he is quickly catapulted to
Chalk Farm Road.
escalators - childrens version
Similar to Morton’s 12
Point Variation but simplified for children.
This variation is more refined than the regular game, having been
imported from London by stokers on the great steam cargo ships of the
Industrial Revolution. When a player is Stymied by his immediate
opponent, this is known as Mating, and when a player’s route is
blocked, this is known as Docking. If a player is both Mated
and Docked, then he is in Heseltine, and forced to miss a
During this variation the players have to manoeuvre themselves
physically around a large and fully illustrated map. The game is played
according to Standard Metropolitan Rules as defined by
Norton’s 3rd Convention, therefore blocking is not allowed,
Southern approach routes are out of bounds, and the Poke Holder always plays
grosvenor’s original metropolitan rules
This version was devised during
his influential period as Minister of Tourism and the emphasis is very much on
scenic routes. National monuments score double, and players must keep to zones
1 and 2 only.
lord knaresborough’s yorkshire variation
In the words of the great man, “Positional play in’t first progression is
permitted only if a boon be diagonal and following a linking snicket, ginnel, or
owt like it.” It really is as simple as that. Players finding themselves blocked
should retire to Nidd and miss 3 goes. Rule 8 is of course void. The chairman
will be in Yorkshire mode reet way through t’game.
lord talbot’s variation of the elementary rules
Does not need explaining.