mornington crescent variations
In a bid to speed things up each player is provided with the latest
satellite navigation technology. They are then requested to program in to the
SatNav boxes a route from Liverpool St. to Mornington Crescent which takes
account of Montecute’s Secondary Station Ruling.
As you would expect flushes count double, plus straights have preference, and
queen's are wild. The Chairman is dealer.
Stovold’s Defence is still allowable during
Forward Triangulation, but Back Doubling may only be
attempted after a Northern Approach.
snakes and ladders version
Certain destinations are assigned a snake or a ladder, and any player landing on
them will proceed at once back or forward to a designated destination. Stovold’s Looping Protocol will be enforced.
An open variation, but remember if pairing occurs during positional
play after a neutral move when all the diagonals are quartered then the
overboard player must sacrifice Fairlop in order to progress or risk passing at
a secondary tangent.
children’s junior version
To make things extra easy
Waterloo Mainline is irreversible if approached on the diagonal during a
Players must complete their moves within a strict time limit. Each
player is provided with a special clock which he must activate when it is his
turn to make a move, and deactivate when when he has made his move. In the
unlikely event that the time elapses before a move is made that player is
eliminated. Stations are high in this game.
Pioneered by Rev. William Archibald Spoooner, the Oxford don famous for getting his
turds in a wangle.
Initial translocation is mandatory. Loops will be doubled, but huffing on
the out-pass will incur two backings. Players in knipp will forfeit parallel
house points in the usual way.
The protocols state that obliques are permissible but only with the prior
agreement of the Chair. And players found to be outside the lateral may be
placed in Knipp, but again at the discretion of the Chair.
As a concession to
Rob Brydon, who was still a relative
novice, things were kept as simple as possible by suspending Rule 2 and
Prime Move Triangulations could be made only within a lateral orbit.
All locations with connections to Greece or Athens score double. One other
thing, Greek Street is out of bounds, and so is Olympia.
stick or twist version
In stick or twist each player may choose to twist and move on to another
location, or may stick and remain at the station they are already on. Play may
get fast and furious so please pay careful attention to the way the round
develops. Bear in mind that laterals are excluded and no trumps.
amendment to the standard convention (1972)
This, of course, predates the
Jubilee Line extensions in both directions.
Popular after the reopening of Mornington Crescent when the
Faulty Elevators are Wild rule was revoked.