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Famous People Inadvertently Appearing On The Cover Of Boardgames
Jim Patching
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Newport
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Who's that guy? I know I know him. I've seen him somewhere before, I just can't quite place my finger on where...
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1. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:218]
Jim Patching
United Kingdom
Newport
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This box clearly shows Sir Obi Wan Kenobi (minus light sabre) on the front.
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2. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:981]
Jim Patching
United Kingdom
Newport
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Surely this is a picture of Victor Meldrew dressed in his best Third Reich costume?
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3. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:493]
Jim Patching
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Newport
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the barbarian chap Sonny Landham (aka Billy the Red Indian off Predator)? He seems to be adopting the little used squatting attack.
 
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4. Board Game: Space Marine [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2076]
Jim Patching
United Kingdom
Newport
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Mickey Rourke the Space Marine.
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5. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:2651] [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Brad Harmer
United Kingdom
Rainham
Kent
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Bruce Campbell makes an appearance on the cover of most of Twilight Creations' games.
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6. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:940]
Felix Rodriguez
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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The first thing I thought of was this cover with Saddam Hussein.
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7. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:940]
Robert Jones
United States
Germantown
Maryland
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Of course the most famous of these is Sadaam on Fortress America.
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8. Board Game: Twixt [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1135]
Martin Windischer
Austria
Innsbruck
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On the background of the Kosmos version there is Alex Randolph
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9. Board Game: Battle Cry [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:392]
Dallas Hoag
United States
Salamanca
New York
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Tim the Toolman Taylor(Allen) is on the cover of this game
 
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10. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:146]
Chad Winter
United States
Farmington
Utah
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Here's Conrad Bain from that old TV Show Different Strokes:



I hope the image works...
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11. Board Game: Assassin [Average Rating:3.42 Overall Rank:11018]
Ben Vögel
United States
Golden Valley
Minnesota
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I've been on this site for 10 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I am, to some degree, sick of learning too many new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
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If you look closely at the man reflected in the assassin's sunglasses, you will see that he is targeting Sen. John McCain.

(I wish there was a better image.)

(And I wish the geek had been around at the time so I'd have never wasted my money on a game that blows chunks as bad as this one did.)
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12. Board Game: Image [Average Rating:4.77 Overall Rank:10791]
Nick Fisk
United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
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Come on you Seagulls! Sami Hyppia's Blue & White army!
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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A few famous people on this one.

But for some reason, bottom right is Terry Gilliam wearing a football scarf.

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13. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:339]
Chris Malme
United Kingdom
Peterborough
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Cheer's Sam Malone (Ted Danson) decides it's all too much for him, and runs from the bar.
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14. Board Game: Caribbean [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1931]
Brad Peori
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Captain Morgan. (Lower Right)

Your never alone when your with the Captain.
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15. Board Game: French Foreign Legion [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:4984]
Clinton Smith
United States
Port Arthur
Texas
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On the left we have Gary Cooper from the 1939 version of Beau Geste, and on the right we have Alec Guinness from Lawrence of Arabia. But who is the central figure? I think that I know who it is. I'll give 1 geekgold to the first person who can name the actor I'm thinking of.
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16. Board Game: Apache [Average Rating:4.63 Unranked]
Tim Thorp
United States
Granite Falls
Washington
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"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
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it's that famous Native American actor, Burt Lancaster!
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17. Board Game: Executive Decision [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:3935]
W. Eric Martin
United States
Apex
North Carolina
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Appearing in the lower righthand corner of an appropriately titled game is President W.
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18. Board Game: Last Man Standing [Average Rating:4.77 Unranked]
David Spencer
United States
San Ramon
California
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On the bottom left of the box, you'll find Austin Powers. Groovy baby!
 
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19. Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:1614]
Garrett Potvin
United States
Brooklyn Park
MN
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It looks as though Lee Marvin's wounds healed quickly from his raid with "The Dirty Dozen". Check out the guy on the lower-middle part of the box.
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20. Board Game: Kablamo [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:10214]
Mark Wilder
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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Robin Williams as General Kablamo.
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21. Board Game: Federation & Empire [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3682]
Ken F
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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The photo is a small one and hard to make out, but if memory serves me correctly, the artist used George C. Scott and Clint Eastwood for this one.
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22. Board Game: Alien Autopsy [Average Rating:4.33 Overall Rank:10335]
Matthew Fisk
United States
Spanish Fork
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I could swear I saw this guy on:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
More TV shows than I can count
Abducting hundreds of people but never getting caught.
 
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23. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:818]
Luke Morris
England
Faversham
Kent
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I was gonna put Guillotine on another list, which made me remember that the beheaded noble on the box (and innocent victim card) is none other than Kenneth Williams!


All together now...

Oooooooooooooooooooooh matron!
 
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24. Board Game: Croix de Guerre: ASL Module 10 [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
Mark Drake
United States
Slidell
Louisiana
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Isnt that guy holding the light machine gun Tom Selleck as Magnum,Poilu???
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25. Board Game: G.I. Anvil of Victory [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
Mark Drake
United States
Slidell
Louisiana
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And isnt this Gregory Peck practicing for Pork Chop Hill?
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