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mornington crescent variations

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satnav assisted
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.

shropshire hold’em
As you would expect flushes count double, plus straights have preference, and queen's are wild. The Chairman is dealer.

simplified version
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.

southwark method
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.

special children’s junior version
To make things extra easy Waterloo Mainline is irreversible if approached on the diagonal during a lateral pass.

speed mornington crescent
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.

spooner's crornington mescent
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.

standard essex protocols
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.

standard metropolitan variation
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.

standard olympic rules
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.

stovold’s 2nd amendment to the standard convention (1972)
This, of course, predates the Jubilee Line extensions in both directions.

street level rules
Popular after the reopening of Mornington Crescent when the Faulty Elevators are Wild rule was revoked.

surrey rules
This is basic Surrey Rules modified by the Poultry Farm Variation as laid out by Giles and Mallard. This means that players will receive 1 extra point for a location related to farming, 2 for a location related to birds, and 3 points for a location related to poultry. In all other respects play is as normal but with no penalty on gridding the diagonal. However teams should be aware of obtuse contact.

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