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Shades of Gray
2009-07-16, 02:05 PM
Hey everyone. I need a good list of classic Boardgame Icons. All I can think of so far are the 6 Clue characters (Mr. Green, Mr. White, Col. Mustard, Prof. Plum, Ms. Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock) and the Monopoly man.

Any others that anyone can think of? Preferably humanoid.

BarroomBard
2009-07-16, 04:37 PM
Well, there's all the characters from Candy Land.

Berserk Monk
2009-07-16, 09:22 PM
Hey everyone. I need a good list of classic Boardgame Icons. All I can think of so far are the 6 Clue characters (Mr. Green, Mr. White, Col. Mustard, Prof. Plum, Ms. Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock) and the Monopoly man.

Any others that anyone can think of? Preferably humanoid.

Well, I was going to suggest the monopoly guy, but you got him.

Hippos (Hungry Hungry Hippos)
Different chess pieces

Jimor
2009-07-17, 02:04 AM
Dastardly Dan from The Magnificent Race (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2256).

skywalker
2009-07-17, 03:23 AM
The kids from chutes and ladders.

The general from Risk.

...

That's all I got.

Ravens_cry
2009-07-17, 03:56 AM
Umm. . .the ships from Battleship?
Board games aren't exactly known for their riveting characters.

Shades of Gray
2009-07-17, 04:16 AM
Ah, yes, I've realized. I thought that there would be more. This shall be fixed in the great boardgame revolution of 2011.

Maybe I can extend it to classic games. That way I can have playing card suits, dice, and whatnot.

_Zoot_
2009-07-17, 05:18 AM
I always felt that the money-bag from monopoly was iconic, but that may just be me...

BlueWizard
2009-07-17, 05:30 AM
How about all the creatures of Titan?

factotum
2009-07-17, 06:32 AM
Maybe I can extend it to classic games. That way I can have playing card suits, dice, and whatnot.

Mr. Bun the Baker from "Happy Families"? :smallsmile:

Zaphrasz
2009-07-17, 10:37 AM
The sheep from Settlers of Catan....what?

WalkingTarget
2009-07-17, 11:05 AM
That's the problem, there weren't a lot of personalities in traditional/early modern board games, they were pretty abstract.

I don't know exactly what you're going for, but there are always Cheapass Games. There's Dr. Lucky, Devil Bunny, Jacob Marley Esq, any of the defendants in Witch Trial, Mr. Bond The Totally Renamed Spy, etc.

Telonius
2009-07-17, 11:40 AM
The patient in Operation.
The man (who goes into the pan) in Mouse Trap
From Monopoly: The policeman, the kid ($150 school tax), the wife (savings and loan matures), the guy riding the horse
The boy and the girl in Chutes and Ladders. (And I swear, that kid was picking his nose in the picture).
Everybody in Guess Who

Squidmaster
2009-07-17, 01:22 PM
The sheep from Settlers of Catan....what?

I was going to say the roads

RTGoodman
2009-07-17, 01:30 PM
The Meeples from Carcassonne. From Clue, don't forget Mr. Boddy (the victim).

Totally Guy
2009-07-17, 01:53 PM
From Clue, don't forget Mr. Boddy (the victim).

Over here it's Dr. Black. I'm not sure why... Black guy dies first?

Does talisman count as a classic board game?

The VHS man from Atmosfear?

The chess men...

Mr Pop? Anyone remember this? You've got a set amount of time to build Mr Pop's face before he flings forward and his all his features fly off.

Buckaroo?

Crocodile Dentist? If Steve Irwin was a dentist.:smallfrown:

Mr Bucket? You put your balls in his top.:smalltongue:

Athaniar
2009-07-17, 04:06 PM
Ah yes, Talisman has some good characters.

And, if you don't mind my asking, why are you doing this? Planning some massive, awesome crossover?

GrandMasterMe
2009-07-17, 04:42 PM
The pink and blue people from the game of life! :smallbiggrin:

Shades of Gray
2009-07-17, 04:45 PM
Ah yes, Talisman has some good characters.

And, if you don't mind my asking, why are you doing this? Planning some massive, awesome crossover?

Actually, it was an idea for a super group in city of heroes, but sadly, it looks like it's not meant to be.

I really like the list, and I might use it for something in the future.

Reinboom
2009-07-17, 05:01 PM
The sheep from Settlers of Catan....what?

I was going to say the roads

They're the same thing though. :smallconfused:
:smalltongue:

Actually, it was an idea for a super group in city of heroes, but sadly, it looks like it's not meant to be.

I really like the list, and I might use it for something in the future.

'Sheep of Catan' sounds like a wonderful name, in my opinion.

Athaniar
2009-07-17, 05:18 PM
Superhero team? Sounds kinda interesting.

Headless_Ninja
2009-07-18, 06:15 PM
The Monopoly top hat? Maybe the dog or boot too?

Jack Squat
2009-07-18, 06:21 PM
Queen Frostine and Gramma Nutt?

The Hungry Hungry Hippos?

Lord Seth
2009-07-18, 06:38 PM
King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Pawn.

Ravens_cry
2009-07-18, 07:47 PM
Batman Beyond already had a card themed characters, but they were villians. Maybe one based on the suits instead of the top ranking cards, i.e. Heart Diamond Spade Clubs?
The Old Maid from Old Maid?

darkblade
2009-07-18, 09:59 PM
The sheep from Settlers of Catan....what?

The ones you can get wood for? I'll apologize right here for the slightly off colour pun.