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mornington crescent variations

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nautical version
This version was developed in England by French sailors captured during the Napoleonic wars, which they knew as Mornington Croissant. According to the Martello Convention of 1807 the broadside term, whereby a player can repeat his opponent’s declaration and thereby reverse the order of play, though usually frowned upon by the standard game is positively encouraged here. Otherwise sudden diagonal play to starboard is referred to as Tacking, and once a player is blocked they are in Poop and should miss a turn.

new standard livingston rules
Pedestrianised squares are out of bounds, and any locations subject to a congestion charge incur a forfeit.

north circular open & general rules
All avenues are straight functioning, and as Mortimer’s Bakerloo Gambit is allowed Elephant & Castle counts treble.

north london rules
Contraflows are inverted, and to avoid Triangulation, Dollis Hill will be wild.

northern league version
A fluent form of play made popular by the monks of Kirkstall Abbey. There are several obvious variations from the standard game - Cloistering is only allowed after Kensall Rise has been played, and a slow player may be declared Trappist by the player to his left resulting in the handicap of remaining silent for two moves while writing his instructions to his partner to play.

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