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Title: find the game of the map in the big band theory
Post by: jatar on July 04, 2021, 12:21:24 PM
Hello,

I saw a video game map on a restaurant wall in episode 10 of season 4 of The Big Bang Theory and I would like to know which game the map is from?

thank you
Jatar T

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Title: Re: find the game of the map in the big band theory
Post by: JonLeung on July 04, 2021, 07:33:35 PM
Interesting question!  I did solve it, but here was my process...

I cropped out your close-up insert and uploaded it to tineye.com.  That is my go-to reverse image search, but this time it didn't come up with anything.  Then I tried duplichecker.com which links to six reverse image search sites.  The two on the right, which are yandex.com and graph.baidu.com, both seem to think it's a video game map, with the latter pulling up many images of Super Mario Bros., Milon's Secret Castle, and other games with bricks and sky.

I looked again and I doubted that it's a game map.  The colored rectangles didn't look like game tiles.  For a second I thought they were flags.  But flags don't really look more vertical than horizontal.  Banners maybe?  Then I thought they might have been coats of arms, like European families have.  I Googled "maps with coats of arms" and this came up:

(https://theirishgifthouse.com/contents/media/l_irish-names-map-mullins--.jpg)

So it turns out, it's a map of Ireland.  The Heraldic Scroll & Map of Family Names & Origins of Ireland, to be precise.  If you like it, you can buy a puzzle version of it (https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/made-ireland-heraldic-scroll-family-1498147719).

Well, that was a fun search.  Good to have solved it, I hate it when mysteries don't get solved...
Title: Re: find the game of the map in the big band theory
Post by: Electromax on July 08, 2021, 12:39:00 PM
Nice one Jon.
Title: Re: find the game of the map in the big band theory
Post by: Grizzly on July 14, 2021, 11:03:57 AM
This reminds me of a cross stitch picture that hung on the wall of my grandmother's apartment. It looked so much like a videogame to me - but it wasn't one, just a coincidence because of the pixelation and theme.