War Games by MichaelT

Champion(s):

SorensonG


Runner(s)-Up:

Dynomutt
Dude, it's cold here.


Quiz Description

All about conflict simulations in fact and fiction.

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1 SorensonG 469 99 17
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Questions:

What ONE WORD completes this line from the 1983 film WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and an actor to be named later: "A strange game. The only winning move is not to ____."

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Play

In the original board game RISK, players received cards each turn they conquered at least one country. The cards showed a picture of a country and one of three symbols. A meld of one of each symbol, or three of the same symbol, could be exchanged for extra armies. Two of the symbols were an infantry soldier and a cannon. What was the THIRD SYMBOL?

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Cavalry

During the height of tabletop board wargames in the 1970's, there were two major manufacturers and a lot of little ones. SPI was one of the majors. What was the OTHER MAJOR, a company started in 1954: now a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast, and sometimes referred to by the "AH" in its logo? Games they created included Midway, Third Reich, and Blitzkrieg.

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Avalon Hill

This unusual game has only two types of units - fleets and armies - and no dice or randomizing elements are used. Played on a map of World War I-era Europe by up to seven players, a negotiation phase where alliances are formed precedes a simultaneous movement phase where written orders are read and backstabbing is often revealed. What is the ONE WORD TITLE of this game? Historically, this word has been preceded by "gunboat," "shuttle" and, in 1971, "ping-pong."

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Diplomacy

A World War II war game exercise in which a special ops unit seizes an ambulance and uses it as a cover to capture a command post is an important plot point in WHAT 1967 FILM that begins with the hanging of a condemned man and ends with the three survivors of the main mission in a hospital ward?

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The Dirty Dozen

One type of tabletop board wargame uses a map upon which is imposed a hexagonal grid. An important rule principle common to many of these games is commonly abbreviated "ZOC," and refers to the effect a game piece has on the six hexes adjacent to the hex it occupies; e.g. a game piece might have to end its movement when it moves into the ZOC of an enemy piece. WHAT THREE WORDS are often abbreviated as "ZOC"?

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Zone of Control

Larry Bond, designer of the naval miniatures and computer wargame Harpoon, used that game to test out various Soviet-NATO warfare scenarios. What TOM CLANCY NOVEL, co-written with Bond, about a war between NATO and the Soviet Union, was the result? This is one of the very few Clancy novels not in the "Jack Ryan universe," and part of the title of the novel was used to name Clancy's game development company.

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Red Storm Rising

With their Battle of the Bulge game, the answer to Question #3 advertised heavily that General Anthony McAuliffe was part of their advisory panel. As acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division at the siege of Bastogne, he gave what FOUR LETTER RESPONSE to the German demand that he surrender his surrounded troops?

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"Nuts"

Running through March and April, 2016, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle are the latest in an annual series of military exercises involving 17,000 U.S. troops and 300,000 allied troops. The 2016 war games specifically have targeted the nuclear capabilities of WHAT NATION? (edited at 10:34 am, March 9, 2016 (PST))

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North Korea

Starting with issue #18, this magazine included a complete war game with every issue. Published by SPI from that point until they went bankrupt, it passed through other owners until acquired in 1991 by Decision Games, who publishes it today. WHAT MAGAZINE, whose title is two words separated by an ampersand; the two words respectively referring to the "macro" and the "micro" of military theory?

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Strategy & Tactics

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Peak Performance," a war game the Enterprise crew is conducting to prepare for the Borg is disrupted by a Ferengi vessel (commanded by Armin Shimmerman, but not as Quark). The episode is bookended by Data playing a game of Strategema with war game referee, and Strategema Grandmaster, Sirma Kolrami. Data's loss to Kolrami at the start of the episode causes Data to believe he is malfunctioning. WHAT FABIAN STRATEGY does Data use to "defeat" Kolrami at the end of the episode?

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Playing for a draw or Delay or Stall

As General Beringer in the 1983 film WarGames, THIS ACTOR ad-libbed the line. "God damn it, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it would do any good." Other notable roles include astronaut Maurice Minnifield on Northern Exposure, and Ed on the Anger Management TV series. What actor, whose six-letter last name is also his NTN/Buzztime Trivia player handle? (The smith will personally attest he is an excellent player.)

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Barry Corbin