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Reno (Williams, 1957) VP99

VP9 Williams EM Recreation Reno (Williams, 1957) VP99 v1.0 2020-01-28

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Reno (Williams 1957) VP9.9
IPD No. 1946

A new VP9.9 build of the 1957 Williams game Reno with an emphasis on game play. Reno was released in September 1957 and was designed by Harry Williams with Art by George Molentin. It is not known how many Reno games were produced.

Two things drew me to recreate this game. First, I think it is a truly beautiful example of 1950's wood rail games. Second, about a year ago I moved from Colorado (where I lived for 40 years) to Northern Nevada just south of Reno. It was difficult to pass by a game named after my new home.

Reno calls itself "The biggest little City in the World". After recreating many Harry Williams games, it is clear that he was a gambler, and in the 1950's Reno had a reputation for low rent gambling and fast divorces. Thus the theme of the game. While the match feature in Reno is advertised as NEW in the flyer, it isn't really the first Williams game with a match feature. As with all of my games, pressing the "R" key will display the game rules and feature keys.

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