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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Challenge Golf at Pebble Beach (1973)

Challenge Golf at Pebble Beach (1973)

Ratings

5.39796 out of 10 with 49 ratings
Board Game Rank: 11779

Description

A simple boardgame version of golf in the 3M Bookshelf Series. Players mark their ball position on the laminated map of the 18 holes at Pebble Beach. They choose a club and then roll dice to determine if the hit is long or short and whether or not it hooked or sliced. There is a special putting chart for when you are on the green.

There are four different golfers that a player can be: 'Old Smoothy' ignores extreme die rolls, 'Ironsides' is more accurate with Irons, 'Boomer' gets more distance with Woods and 'The Blade' is better at putting.

Similar to Thinking Man's Golf

  • Designer: Frederick A. Herschler
  • Publisher: 3M, The Avalon Hill Game Co
  • Year Published: 1973
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
  • Suggested Number of Players: 3
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Suggested Ages: 12
  • Language Dependence: Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
  • Category: Sports
  • Mechanic: Dice Rolling
  • Family: 3M Bookshelf Series, Sports: Golf
  • Alternate Names: Challenge Golf at Pebble Beach

Reviews

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2/11/12: Box 9

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Box is en relatively good shape. Lid is very slightly dished and edges and corners show some minor shelf wear. Box contents are original and complete. The score pad shows a ghost of the previous scoring from the grease pencil. Grease pencil and two dice are present, as is the score pad, the playchart (which has a strange printing crease in it), the distance finder (which shows a bit of wear), and the rule set. The three double sided playing boards are also in good shape. It looks as if the game has been played sparingly. Maybe an addition to your Avalon Hill collection? Traded away with three other games for Stuggle of Empires and a Dungeoneer deck.

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Not yet played.

6 out of 10
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Not bad, but wish there was more to it.

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thrifted

6 out of 10
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A fun game for solitaire, good for one or two additional opponents, a little small for a group (lots of downtime). Nice art on the maps, simple rules, and lots of dice rolling. I enjoyed the heck out of it when I was a kid, and would like to dust it off again just to see how it has held up.

5 out of 10
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More fun than I expected. You are constantly referring to the distance and wind tables for each roll, but still pretty good.

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Missing original pencil

6 out of 10
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A mapping mechanic, press your luck dice roller from the days of 3M yore. The wind modifier adds a key variable that your dice roll may negate or accentuate. The player powers are a bit unbalanced in favor of the good putter, but this is true to theme... Picked up a thrift copy and am enjoying it as an interesting and at times thrilling, solo game. May try at 2p.

5.5 out of 10
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no comment LOCATION: E1

6 out of 10
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Fun, for what it is...

5 out of 10
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Silly light golfing fun, very light. No skill involved, just roll and see what happens, but surprising works and the scores that the game return are quite realistic. Occasionally break this out to kill time.

9 out of 10
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Because of this game's shot chart, you play like a Pro in this game and that is why I like it so much. If the game boards were larger I would give the game another 1/2 point. I think the game boards are too small and this causes the artwork to suffer as far as the rough and trees are concerned. The distance and direction gizmo is simple and very obvious in its use. I recommend using this game's shot chart when playing "Thinking Man's Golf. That way you can play like a Pro and have the better golf course boards.

5 out of 10
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Detailed but not simple enough. Mapping out all the shots is cumbersome.

5 out of 10
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Just dice luck game...

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Thrift list: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/72910/item/1858629#item1858629

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Thrift store find

6 out of 10
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Amusing little game. I played it once and had fun. Oddly, I think it's more fun than an actual game of golf. Mark Twain once said 'golf is a good walk, ruined.' (I paraphrase)

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Great condition, markings on outside of box.

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Thrifted

4 out of 10
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Not one of AH better games. Good quality parts, but game play is simple and kind of boring. Donated to Goodwill

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VA

4 out of 10
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A watered-down version of 3M Thinking Man's golf with smaller, uglier boards and even fewer choices to make.

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Thrift store find, complete, except for the rule book and the grease pencil. Seems like it might be fun to shoot a quick nine holes one day.

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One of the 3M Bookshelf series. Which I am collecting, but still, this one doesn't really fit in as far as I'm concerned.

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A good solitaire for its time. gave to Greg.

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new

5.5 out of 10
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Cool golf game that teaches basics about clubs and ranges.

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Wall 1, mounted: 5-8

6 out of 10
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A nice challenge with good graphics, although on player is noticeably better than the rest.

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Part of my 3M Collection.

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3M Bookshelf game

5 out of 10
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A placid golf sim that is showing its age. Not hard at all, and can be good for either the young golf fans, or for those who just want to while away a half an hour. It's not that the game is bad, it's just that it's not really good either. It simulates golf in a manner very similar to the computer golf sims, and I would say it has been supplanted completely by them. Small amount of strategy, but mostly it's just play for the heck of it and see if the dice let you beat par.
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