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16 Jul 2018 9:16 p.m. PST
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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

Do you every use food or snacks as part of a wargame? Objectives, point counters, terrain, figures, randomizers, etc.?

We are gearing up for the annual "Gingerbread Houses Are On Sale After Christmas Eat What You Smash Kaiju Battle Royale Extravaganza", and have a few other games where we use candies and snacks.

whitphoto15 Dec 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Played a pulp game (Hanghi with Mike Paine) where you got chocolate gold coins for treasure. I think he had them a couple years later, I didn't eat any that time around…

Garand15 Dec 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

Sometimes, but the dice keep getting stuck in the mashed potatoes…


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

I used to play Teddy Bear Wars with my daughter. The objective would be to scoop up M&Ms located at various places around the tabletop. She always defeated me, of course.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

Candies for Re-Roll Counters with BloodBowl!

Eclectic Wave Inactive Member15 Dec 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

Did a game in which the bad guys were Gingerbread men and used real gingerbread men, was a little weird when the people started eating their "kills".

jefritrout Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

For Wooden Wars (80mm wooden flats from Skull and Crown ) I have used food as objectives. Redoubts were made from cheese cracker packets and the center objective is normally made out of Oreo packs stacked like bricks. Whoever last holds the objectives wins that food. Casualties are caused by throwing a ball underhand and knocking down figures.

When I run it for kids, the fight over the Oreos gets hot and heavy and is normally down to the last figure. One game featured an artillery battery charging some cavalry to try to drive it off of the Oreos on the last turn of the game.

When I ran the game for adults, nobody maneuvered rather than just sit back and shoot. I had one unit in the game and took 4 turns to march to the center and occupy the Oreo fortress. That is when I had about 5 units shoot at my guys and the Oreos deflected every shot. That was when everyone realized that the Oreos and crackers were actually a good defensive line. All of a sudden maneuvering started to happen. I held the Oreos until the end of the game.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

I did one time. A dungeon type game, treasure was paid in hersey kisses. The guys ate them, then @ the end the winner had to show his winnings to win the big prize, not many kisses were left!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

I have used M & M s as objective markers. It lead to some surprisingly bloody fights.

Roderick Robertson Fezian15 Dec 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

I helped with a Candyland 40K game, where candy was rewarded for kills.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 12:15 p.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Do dried tea-leaves and coffee-grinds for flocking count?

Zephyr115 Dec 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

I used a pack of graham crackers as a proxy for a Space Marine Rhino once… ;-)

khanscom15 Dec 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

No, but I gamed with a guy who built a unit of Gummi Bears.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

In some really boring meetings I have lined up the M&Ms into armies and had a go. Did have someone ask once why I separated the colors- I said it was OCD. (easier than trying to explain the battle of Candyloo)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

I said it was OCD.

Everyone knows you have to eat two M&Ms of the same color at one time on the opposite sides of your mouth. There is no other way to eat them. Why else would they put an even number of each color in every bag?

Wulfgar22 Dec 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

I once played poker with several middle-schoolers using M&M's as chips. In the end, after having been through so many hands, no one wanted to eat them.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

They really put an even number of each color in every bag?


Wulfgar24 Dec 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

I'm not sure, Dan. I wonder if people have put statistics for that online. It wouldn't surprise me, though.

I shouldn't have been surprised at how grimy and melty they got, but I was. Silly of me.

The fun part was teaching my church's youth group how to gamble. I'm so wicked.

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