Scavenger Hunt Submissions

Every week on the BGA podcast, we run a contest for Patreon backers that involves a custom contest of some sort. Sometimes it’s a guessing game. Sometimes it’s a submission contest. Last week it was a scavenger hunt, and due to popular demand, we’re going to start publishing the top answers every week here. Submissions are anonymized, but we thought it might be fun to see the different creative ways people found to answer the same questions. Enjoy!


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A Component Featuring a Four-Legged Animal

  • Sheeple from Agricola
  • Stuffed Fables – Lumpy or any of the other character pieces, they are all animals and all have four legs. Yes I realize they use two of the legs as arm but in reality they are legs. If you don’t want to count that, many of the races in scythe also have animal companions with 4 legs, ie a bear and a wolf.
  • Dinosaur Island Deluxe meeples
  • Camel from Camel Up
  • Dinosaur island – dinosaur meeples
  • Monopoly dog:
  • Agricola revised edition – cows
  • Dog from Monopoly
  • Dinosaur Island dinosaur meeple
  • The Coyote from Spirits of the Wild
  • Animal Upon Animal
  • Animal Upon Animal- Sheep/ Alligator
  • Brachiosaurus from Dino Island

A Game Coin with a Hole In It

  • $1 Scythe Metal Coin from Stonemaier
  • At the Gates of Loyang
  • At the Gates of Loyang- coins
  • Coin from Scythe
  • Lords of Waterdeep
  • Original Shogun Big Box
  • Scythe $1
  • Scythe $1
  • Scythe metal coin
  • Scythe w/ Stonemaier coins
  • The coins in Tokaido and Rising Sun
  • Tokaido!

A Building Block that Isn’t a Cube

  • Pillars of the Earth building blocks!
  • Giza the Great Pyramid has you building the pyramid with noncube building blocks.
  • Nmbr 9 pieces
  • Cylinder from Junk Art
  • Puerto Rico – buildings; or Catan- city
  • Junk Art green cylinder
  • Catan – city or Puerto Rico – building tile
  • Hive Hexagon pieces
  • Teotichuacan – Rectangular Prisms for the pyramid
  • The bucket/pot from Junkart
  • Brick Party
  • Brick Party- legos
  • Black Buildings in Tiny Towns

A Component Not Made of Paper, Wood or Plastic

  • Scythe Metal Mechs!
  • Marrakech uses cloth rugs.
  • Monopoly metal meeples
  • Metal Dagger from Coup d’Etat
  • Scythe improved resources coins
  • Ivory chess pieces
  • Scythe metal resources
  • Metal coins in Century Spice Road
  • Scythe Realistic Upgrade Iron Token
  • Clay used in Cranium
  • The bags from Glux
  • The bags in Glux
  • Upgraded Metal Coins (for any game)

A Component That’s Used in at Least 3 Different Games

  • A Meeple!
  • The list of games that use little wooden cubes is endless. Agricola, scythe, brass, eclipse…
    Sandtimer: Kitchen rush, Rush MD, Word on the Street, etc
  • Standard Meeple from Carcassone
  • Dice
  • Meeple: Carcassonne, Keyflower, Rampage/Terror in Meeple City
  • Card
  • Movement pieces- Sorry, Parcheesi, and Beyond Balderdash
  • Small Colored Cube (Wingspan, Troyes, and Great Western Trail)
  • Century Spice Road Market Cards can be played across all 3 Century games
  • Dice, meeples, and cards
  • Cow meeples- Agricola, Fields of Arle, & Master Fox
  • Wooden Cubes

A Household Object Featured as a Game Component

  • Forks in Ready Spaghetti
  • Monopoly has a Thimble.
  • Escape plan keys or Monopoly metal iron
  • Thimble from Monopoly
  • Scattegories – paper for scoring pad
  • Bed in Monster Under My Bed
  • Monopoly – shoe
  • Mirror and jewelry in Pretty Pretty Princess
  • Household Change as a coin replacement in any game. I have used mini furniture sliders colored brown for barricade replacement in Dead of Winter. See Pic. Candy eggs that we can eat for
  • Wingspan.
  • Sand Timer
  • Buttons- Patchwork
  • Patchwork- buttons
  • Pencil

A Miniature Game Piece of a Pop Culture Figure from the 80’s

  • Ghostbusters: The Board Game (It’s all 80s!)
  • Villainous features Ursula from The Little Mermaid (1989).
  • Dark Crystal miniatures; Kenny G keeping it Saxy
  • Optimus Prime from Transformers Armada Battle for Cybertron
  • 1987 turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shadows of the Past
  • The thing: infection at Outpost 31 – thing piece
  • Planet of the apes board game
  • Darth Vader – Star Wars Legion
  • Big Trouble in Little China- Kurt Russel
  • Big Trouble In Little China- Kurt Russel standee
  • Any Imperial Assault figure (probably Vader) from Empire Strikes Back

A Game Board with No Writing On It

  • A Chessboard 🙂
  • The game board for Truro has no writing on it.
  • Patchwork
  • Board from Memoir 44
  • Spirit Island realistic board
  • Santorini
  • Spirit Island map
  • Blokus
  • Scythe
  • Nyctophobia. The creator developed it for their blind relative.
  • Ice Cool
  • Ice Cool- the modular board
  • Anthony lives and plays games in Philadelphia, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two-player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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