Seemingly Innocent and Inadvertently Inappropriate Game Components
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Sometimes when you have a group of friends together something amusing happens while playing a game. Suddenly one of your friends notices something about the components of a game or their interaction with each other that seems, well, oddly inappropriate.

You would like to think this is unintentional, and it probably is, but at the same time you can't help but wonder if the game designer secretly stuck it in there, just waiting for the board gamer with a little imagination to bring it forth during a game.

Other times its nothing more than an accidental phrasing during talking while playing the game that brings it forth, and from there on out you never looked at that component or combination of them quite the same ever again.

I present for your reading and viewing pleasure some of those instances that have arisen during my own past board game adventures, and please add your own to the list.

Note: Sometimes these little inadvertent and inappropriate instances take on a a level of adult humor, so please be kind with your phrasing so as to hopefully avoid unneeded language or offense.
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1. Board Game: Wizard [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:532]
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Westland
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Friend: Huh, that is strange. (Looking pensively at card hand.)

Myself: What is strange?

Friend: How does the card game know I'm Jewish?



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2. Board Game: Starfarers of Catan [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:610]
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Westland
Michigan
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Friend: Really?

Myself: What do you mean "really"?

Friend: The game wants me to stick several of these phallic looking cannons into the mother ship... and they are blue. Who designs these things?

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3. Board Game: Bausack [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:570]
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Westland
Michigan
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Woman Friend: That knob would fit mine perfectly. How much do I have to pay (bid) for that?

Everybody: (Looks up while smiling.)

Woman Friend: (Blushes)



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4. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:151]
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Its the classic example, but somebody will post it eventually anyway...

[Insert some form of dialogue that leads to "Sheep" and "Wood" joke.]

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5. Board Game: Pantheon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:879]
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United States
Bourbonnais
Illinois
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Upon seeing the bits, the first thing to come to mind was not 'feet'
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6. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:80]
Jason Maxwell
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Arvada
Colorado
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In Ticket to Ride each color of card has a different train car type on it and a different symbol in the corners. We were playing the original printing right after it came out and Bobby4th pointed out that the boxcars (yellow) had Star of Davids on them....

(DoW changed the symbol to a + in future printings)
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7. Board Game: Asara [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:553]
Andy Andersen
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Ada
Michigan
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Box cover could be taken for.....
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8. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:593]
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9. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1188]
いい竹やぶだ!

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Is that a Bananagram in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? shake
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10. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:693]
いい竹やぶだ!

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I'm surprised this one hasn't shown up yet, either. There's so many ways you can take this one, and none is clean.
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11. Board Game: Snatch [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:3455]
I don't just love "Snatch", I love the whole package. (It's not just the name, it's the sleeve.)
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12. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:23]
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Really? No one's added this one yet? It's not as good as Bang! or WiF, but still pretty phallic.

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13. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:123]
Alberto Casarrubios
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I know I'm not the only one who thinks there's something strange about the shape of the policemen pawns...
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14. Board Game: Genesis [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:5309]
Julius Andrikonis
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And what about this figure, which actually depicts God. It's not me, who first noticed this, but it looks a bit like... well... you know...

Spoiler (click to reveal)
a dildo
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15. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
Julius Andrikonis
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It's strange, that nobody added this yet. But this is a very popular controversy of BGG: are these colonists (as stated in the rules) or are they slaves? The topic is actually completely exhausted, so I do not want to bring it back again. Simply adding this for the sake of completeness.
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16. Board Game: Fingers Harry [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Knob or Nobility - your pick!
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Massachusetts
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I know this is "Seemingly Innocent and Inadvertently Inappropriate Game Components", so would a BOX COVER be considered a component? devil

The cop figure looks a little suspicious too.. hm.. laugh
 
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