What's your favourite game with a creepy looking guy on the cover.
John Bandettini
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That one not so much
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Ohh that tickles
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Third in an occasional series.

For some reason I have never understood there was a bit of a craze for putting really creepy looking guys on the cover of euro games a few years ago.

Seriously guys, the artwork is supposed to help sell the game, not put people off.

However in spite of their best efforts, we still bought played and even enjoyed some of the games with the creepy guys.

So what one do you like?
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1. Board Game: Merkator [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:603]
John Bandettini
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I know a lot of people think I am crazy but I do actually like this one. As long as your players are not AP prone it plays in around an hour and for me is just the right depth for that length.

I was going to say Power Grid, but I can't decide if the guy is actually creepy or not.
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2. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:19]
Nick Fisk
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Stoke on Trent
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... and probably always will be my favourite.

This isn't the exact same cover as mine (first ed. I think), but it is the same guy!



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3. Board Game: WarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:1952]
Djali
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Simply hideous!!!


Yet, I like the game...

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4. Board Game: Masons [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:992]
Charles Bone
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Columbia
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Nobody who's ok would ever style their hair this way.
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5. Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Martin G
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This guy! I'm not sure how creepy he is but he has mighty fine sideburns.
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Hobbit DM
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This would be it
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7. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:23]
Andres F. Pabon L.
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My favorite game, with or without said creepy guy.

Hey, this one's even got two of them creepy guys!
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8. Board Game: Jeopardy! [Average Rating:5.16 Overall Rank:10298]
Darrin Williams
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Allen
Texas
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I have overtext. Yes I do.
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I have overtext. How 'bout you !
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Creepy guy with a mustache? Check.

Why would they put this guy on the cover? Don't they know that he scares people?

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Enrico Viglino
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Arizona
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The guy with the little mustache gives me the willies.
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Andy Andersen
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Ada
Michigan
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Take your pick
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Luke Morris
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Faversham
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This box lid brings laughter when any Japanese friends see it.
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Jon
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The Captain: "Give 'em a broadside, Boys!"

..The crew hesitates..


Eager Midshipman: "We will sir, but can you just turn and face the poop deck in the meantime? You see sir, the men... they spook easily. There we go. Thanks. Appreciate it".

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13. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:280]
Dana R.
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Claremont
New Hampshire
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Detective creeps me out.
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14. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:70]
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Florida
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Something is wrong with this guy. Maybe the eyes? Also, he's writing without even looking at the paper!

Seriously great game, though!
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Jay Volk
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The old coot with the "Hey, you kids, get off my lawn" look and the shotgun. He doesn't look like a shepherd, and he doesn't look like a hunter (not anyone that I would go hunting with, anyway). My theory - sheep poacher.
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16. Board Game: Kreskin's ESP [Average Rating:2.86 Unranked]
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I've actually played this one—a member of our group found it in his attic. I can't say I enjoyed it, but since the creepiness factor is off the chart, I thought it belonged on the list.
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17. Board Game: Barnabas Collins Dark Shadows Game [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
Dana R.
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Claremont
New Hampshire
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Vampires in general creep me out (old school vampires that is). A Christopher Lee cover would win hands down.
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18. Board Game: Expedition [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:991]
Joshua Miller
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Holland
Michigan
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Since he wasn't allowed within 500 feet of schools or playgrounds, he figured he had to find a new hobby.
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19. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:332]
Joshua Miller
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Holland
Michigan
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It was a tragic love affair, doomed from the very start....
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This game is good, but I just love the movies more.
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Do multiple "creepys" count? Maybe a bit situational but when I find myself in the middle of the ocean surrounded by a group of "desperate" looking guys without shirts on and the one up front is "overdressed" for the occasion and brandishing a sword, well......

I'm guessing these guys don't have internet yet for those lonely voyages whistle
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Randall Bart
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California
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Would you play a game with this man?
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THIS.
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24. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:72]
George Ramos
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Somewhere between Giordi LaForge and Cyclops, this dude made me hate this game for years...until I finally played it, of course. Great game, bad cover dude.
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25. Board Game: Blackbeard [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1777]
Dale Wiegert
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Favorite game with a creepy guy. I'll go with this.
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