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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Holiday Contest Part One

by | published Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Here at The Daily Worker Placement we believe the holiday season is for giving, spending time with family and friends–and wherever possible, playing board games with them.

In that spirit, we would like to give away an in-shrink copy of Welcome To… to one of our amazing and loyal readers. We thought of doing a raffle, but they’re a dime a dozen. Instead, in the spirit of Games Magazine back in the day, we’ve got a contest that we hope will appeal to the game-lover and puzzle-solver in you.

Below you will see the first of three photographs of bits from various games. Each component comes from a different game. Your first step is to identify which game each bit comes from. Then, take the first letter of the first word of each of the games and anagram them into a word.

For instance, if the games were from Endeavor: Age of Sail, the Voyages of Marco Polo, a Study in Emerald, and Arkham Horror, you would have E, V, S, and A. Note that we’ve skipped over “A” and “The” from games that begin with them. We could anagram those letters into “VASE” or “SAVE”–which one is right?

Well that’s the next step. The three answers from the three photos belong to a special board game set. The missing member of the group is the final answer to the contest. For instance, if the words were “wheat”, “wood”, “brick”, and “sheep”, the final answer would be ore (the fifth of the resources from Catan).

The other photos will be posted on December 10 and December 17. You will have until 9:00 pm  Sunday, December 23rd to email your answer to We will draw randomly from the correct answers and announce the winner on the 24th–just in time for the holidays.

Happy hunting!


  • David W.

    David is the Managing Editor of the DWP. He learned chess at the age of five and has been playing tabletop games ever since. His collection currently consists of about 600 games, which take up way too much space. His game "Odd Lots" won the inaugural TABS Game Design Contest in 2008. He is currently Managing Editor of The Daily Worker Placement. All in all he's pretty smug about his knowledge of games and game design.

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Contest Part One

  1. Ryan says:

    Great idea and super fun!! Looking forward to the next set of clues!

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