Page 1 of 6
#1
Alright. Who's up for a game of Mornington Crescent? Just as a refresher, here's some guidelines:
  • Boxing out the F, J, O and W placings draws the partner into an elliptical progression north to south
  • In weak positional play, it is vital to consolidate an already strong outer square, e.g., Pentonville Road
  • In a straight rules game, it's inadmissible to transfer inversely, which is otherwise a powerful tactic
  • Opening the triangle will block any of the three possible reverse draws and is usually played early in the game (before the Central Line has been quartered) so that the risk of a diagonal move is negligible, as is the possibility of quartering
  • The lateral shift decisively breaks opponents' horizontal and vertical approaches.
  • The A40 northbound used as a counter-play offers rear access to suburban bidding



To start things off, I'm going to take a risk and travel to Hyde Park Corner.

Your move.
I didn't have a signature until now.
#2
Been raiding the British Monopoly board for the road names of that load of complete bollocks you just wrote?
<Dobzilla> because "when you were born, they thought yo' momma shit herself."
<Frehnchy> ...
<esther_mouse> ...
<Rankles> ...
<RaNdOm-FeLiX> ...
<Dobzilla>
#4
pfft mornington crescent is the location of the ministry of serendipity!
FOR SALE:

Wilkinson EZ lok Tuners - £15
Dunlop 535q Multiwah - £80

Offers/Trades anyone?
#6
Quote by BrianApocalypse
I'm going to have to go to mornington crescent.
You can't play Mornington Crescent yet! Doing that right now has violated code nine-hundred and thirty-seven of the Official Rulebooks of Mornington Crescent as issued by the IMCS. Didn't you READ it? It states clearly that if you play Mornington Crescent within the first 5 moves, you have to forfeit the move. As well you must be placed In Spoon now. Jeez. It's fair to assume you know what you're subject to In Spoon, right?
I didn't have a signature until now.
#7
Quote by Scourge
You can't play Mornington Crescent yet! Doing that right now has violated code nine-hundred and thirty-seven of the Official Rulebooks of Mornington Crescent as issued by the IMCS. Didn't you READ it? It states clearly that if you play Mornington Crescent with a question-mark after the stations that you have put down, you have to forfeit Mornington Crescent station. As well you must be placed In Spoon now. Jeez. It's fair to assume you know what you're subject to In Spoon, right?


anal sex..or a good kicking??

god i love you scourge
#8
Quote by Scourge
Doing that right now has violated code nine-hundred and thirty-seven of the Official Rulebooks of Mornington Crescent as issued by the IMCS. Didn't you READ it?


i heard it was out of print.
FOR SALE:

Wilkinson EZ lok Tuners - £15
Dunlop 535q Multiwah - £80

Offers/Trades anyone?
#9
Okay, if no one else is going to make a move, I'm going to assume it's because my Hyde Park move was too extreme.

In which case, I'll play Paddington.


Quote by Rankles
Been raiding the British Monopoly board for the road names of that load of complete bollocks you just wrote?
Actually, Mornington Cresent is a real game.

The rules are really very simple, but don't let that fool you. The strategy is quite deep.
I didn't have a signature until now.
Last edited by Scourge at Feb 21, 2007,
#11
Quote by Scourge
Okay, if no one else is going to make a move, I'm going to assume it's because my Hyde Park move was too extreme.

In which case, I'll play Paddington.


paddington? limp wristed at best.

i'll counter with a good old inverted T and move to... piccadilly circus
FOR SALE:

Wilkinson EZ lok Tuners - £15
Dunlop 535q Multiwah - £80

Offers/Trades anyone?
#13
Quote by Slinov
well then, if you're going to paddington, i do believe i am going to kings cross
Ouch, not a good move to start out with, unfortunately. Good luck getting out of that one, but I think you're pretty much screwed =\

I'm going to set camp in Kennington this time. Let's see you guys get around THAT one!


Quote by samuwel
paddington? limp wristed at best.

i'll counter with a good old inverted T and move to... piccadilly circus
EDIT: Touché, got in before me.

In which case I'm forced to change my move to Prince Regent.
I didn't have a signature until now.
#16
Quote by mulletman500
Holland Park.
Wow, quite a risk?

Any reason for Holland Park in specific? That's a dangerous move, but it seemed to have worked in this case!

Unfortunately for me that means I'll have to take Queensbury
I didn't have a signature until now.
#18
Quote by BrianApocalypse
I don't know what the hell I am doing, so I'll go to Elephant&Castle
Nice try! I'll admit, I didn't see that one coming. You almost had me, but I think Epping will counter it effectively!
I didn't have a signature until now.
#19
Scourge, we've never spoken before, but you're fantastic; Mornington Crescent rules!

Guess I'll play it safe and go to Liverpool Street .
#22
Quote by bluewilliams
Scourge, we've never spoken before, but you're fantastic; Mornington Crescent rules!

Guess I'll play it safe and go to Liverpool Street .
Oh, brilliant! Looks like we've got a bit of an experienced player now!

Quote by umop-3p!sdn
haha. i play...

Dollis Hill
Oh GOD no!!

Not the Dollis Hill loop!


Looks as though we're stuck!

Dollis Hill
I didn't have a signature until now.
#25
Quote by Scourge
Nice try! I'll admit, I didn't see that one coming. You almost had me, but I think Epping will counter it effectively!


Beginner's luck.

You've put me in a tight spot, but I feel that one particular obvious solution would be St. Pancras although it wouldn't confer a disadvantage to you.
#26
Quote by bluewilliams
Nice try Scourge. Oldest move in the book...

Baker Street

Eat that.


Wow, GREAT save! You escaped from the Dollis Hill loop!
I didn't have a signature until now.
#28
Quote by Scourge


Wow, GREAT save! You escaped from the Dollis Hill loop!


You better believe it. Which leads me nicely to Embankment
#29
Hah! That move reeks of inexperience.

Leicester Square... in your FACE!
I didn't have a signature until now.
#30
By entering this rather involving game, I have decided to move to Ravenscourt Park! Beat that
MAN CITY


De Montfort Uni
#32
Quote by Scourge
Hah! That move reeks of inexperience.

Leicester Square... in your FACE!


shit. this is NOT good....guess ill take a gamble on Lancaster Gate and work from there.
#33
Wow it's looking like a tight one, guys.

Oakwood - hopefully that will get us out of the squeeze!
I didn't have a signature until now.
#34
Quote by mulletman500
Ravenscourt Park leads nicely on to Shaftesbury Avenue.


Damn you. My plan foiled.

There is but one option, I must take the long rout and travel to destination: Morden
#36
Quote by BrianApocalypse
Damn you. My plan foiled.

There is but one option, I must take the long rout and travel to destination: Morden


Uh oh. Head him off, Scourge!
#37
Quote by bluewilliams
Uh oh. Head him off, Scourge!


Too late, I've sneaked down to Knightsbridge.

It's a long shot, but I might be in with a chance here...
#38
Quote by bluewilliams
Uh oh. Head him off, Scourge!
Hmm... it's a tricky one!

I'm thinking Richmond, does that sound appropriate?

EDIT: Ouch, cancel that one. Must take a detour to Shadwell
I didn't have a signature until now.
#39
Quote by Scourge
Hmm... it's a tricky one!

I'm thinking Richmond, does that sound appropriate?

EDIT: Ouch, cancel that one. Must take a detour to Shadwell


Thank goodness for that. Camden Town ?
#40
Quote by Scourge
Hmm... it's a tricky one!

I'm thinking Richmond, does that sound appropriate?

EDIT: Ouch, cancel that one. Must take a detour to Shadwell


aha. my diversion worked. it's a classic move, and has left me unopposed to travel to Holborn.

EDIT: Damn, it's closed. My only option is to head off to Bermondsey.