mornington crescent variations
This means the Nash Convention allows superseding after
parallel moves, and all Terraces and Crescents are wild, unless of course you
are in Spoon.
Play starts at Mornington Crescent and continues backwards until
someone reaches the starting position.
royal & ancient
There are several hazards worth mentioning. Anyone forced Out of
Bounds is required to take the nearest playable station, usually Charing
Cross. Water hazards are a danger and will incur a dropped turn, so look out
when you’re passing water, and remember that you can still
Stymie an opponent by blocking his passage.
This version was made fashionable by Charles II on his visit to
Oxford. The game can be confusing for those unused to the intricacies of
etiquette and basic good manners, but here are some useful pointers. Play is
strictly in order of social superiority, so in one instance play starts with
Tim and ends with Barry. It’s considered a breach of etiquette for
players at the lower end of the social order to block, box,
reverse, or win the game.
royal windsor version
In this version progression will be stately, waving is optional, subordinate stops will be
deemed inappropriate, and all moves will be made in accordance with the rules
laid by Gold Stick Marshall of the Monarch’s Indulgence. Destinations with royal
connections score double, river stations are not permitted unless the Queen’s
Barge Master is in attendance.