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Project by vipond33 posted 04-08-2012 07:51 PM 3010 views 43 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If your kith and kin, the younger portion thereof, hath groweth up and fain would be tired of simple blockes,

or

If you as a builder and real lover of simple forms and devious play never really grew up and tired of them at all!!

Then have I, (and Gigamic), got a game for you.

This is Skybridge, which has you and your opponents adding apartment blocks to the righteous city, right to the Blade Runner end.
Each player receives 4 tall apartment blocks, four small ones, 2 roofs and two bridges (or double this for a two player game).

Build the city by alternately placing blocks at the lowest possible level but not on your own colour. Each block scores points to a finished tower that you have captured with your roof, with connecting bridges extending your domain. But be careful, for the building you so carefully construct may be taken over by your sleazy landlord opponent at any time! And you to them too, so there! Kids get this one real quick. Adults will be challenged.

Game pieces are teak, walnut, mahogany and some sort of red tropical wood, all hollowed out as it became enormously heavy. Even so it weighs in at 16 lbs. If you build it, it could be scaled down somewhat and not lose much, or use pine and paint/stain the pieces.

The storage box / platform is maple veneer with mahogany trim. The tower board is white oak with mahogany elements and leather lined pockets to locate the first row.

Compared to the original, there are also 640 hand drawn windows, and I really, really don’t know why I do these things.

15” x 15” x 4 1/4” (box)
3” & 2” & 1” (blocks)
Minwax Tung Oil
About 32 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.
gene

A great instructional review
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/478161/skybridge-a-detailed-review

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/305749/rule-clarifications-scoring-and-bridges
The original game

Rules

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.





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chopnhack

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 07:59 PM

Wow, I am impressed! It amazes me how fast you can produce these masterpieces.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 08:06 PM

Beats the heck out of Lincoln logs (and I love Lincoln logs). 16 pounds? That IS ‘righteous’. What a skill set you have !!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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peteg

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 09:00 PM

That creative mind of yours never ceases to amase me Gene, what a fabulous game, quite an advance on Loggo.
very, very well done Mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 09:04 PM

Great project and will stimulate imagination

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 09:42 PM

Now THATS a game!

Great job on this. I love it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 04-08-2012 09:57 PM

This looks great Gene! I bet you get more use out of your version than the mass produced one.

Talk about a creative mind – sweet!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Tag84

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#7 posted 04-08-2012 10:29 PM

Hi Gene, your version looks much more appealing then the original i think.
it speaks to the imagination, realy beautiful work!

-- -Thomas -

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SPalm

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#8 posted 04-08-2012 10:55 PM

Dang Gene, that is just awesome.

The windows are over the top. I can only imagine how long that took to do. Nice woods and stand too.

Tis fun to see what your mind will come up with next.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Clint Searl

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#9 posted 04-08-2012 11:33 PM

Your daughter is a very lucky young lady to have a dad who makes all these fabulous toys.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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pastorglen

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#10 posted 04-08-2012 11:40 PM

I will be looking at this one again. I’m on vacation this week, and this will be fun! Thanks!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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TedM

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#11 posted 04-08-2012 11:58 PM

Very, very cool!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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rance

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#12 posted 04-09-2012 12:13 AM

Gene, you build the coolest games. Always well designed and built too. Thanks for sharing all of these. Too bad you can’t put Projects into a series. You could have the “Gene’s toys” series.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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bigkev

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#13 posted 04-09-2012 12:45 AM

Nicely done.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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shipwright

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#14 posted 04-09-2012 12:57 AM

Geez, some people never grow up!
What a wonderful thing it is to achieve the skills of a man and retain the imagination of a child.
This is another great piece (pieces?)Gene, Bravo!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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LeroyTheLips

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#15 posted 04-09-2012 06:27 AM

That is a beautiful game. Right up my alley.

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