Gaming Lyrics >> Great Game-Related Songs by Famous Groups
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You all know I'm a big fan of boardgames, but I also have eclectic musical tastes. I'm a fan of a wide range of musical styles and stylings, considering among my favorites such diverse sounds as Neil Diamond, Depeche Mode, Carcass, Megadeth, Chris Isaak, Overkill, Delirium, Billy Joel, They Might Be Giants, Opeth, Voivod, Antonin Dvorak and the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Just to name a few.

Imagine my surprise when I slowly began to realize that just as my tastes cut across a wide range of music, there was common undercurrent -- many of my favorite bands had recorded some great gaming inspired songs!

Perhaps you've heard some of them. If you know any more great gaming songs by other popular groups, please share 'em!
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26. Board Game: Fury of Dracula [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:244]
Ronster Zero
United States
California
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Living after Midnight - Judas Priest

Living after midnight, rockin' till the dawn
Bitting 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

I took the city 'bout one A.M, Hidden, Hidden
I'm all geared up to score again, Hidden, Hidden
I come alive in the dark of night
That's when I make my moves right

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Bitting 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

Got a Vampire home, easy points to steal, Hidden, Hidden
From the bottom of the deck you'll deal, Hidden, Hidden
My pulse is racing, I'm hot to take
His motor's revved up, Van Helsing with a Steak

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Bitting 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone

I'm aiming for ya
I'm gonna fool ya
My minion's coming
My trail is long

The nights electric, sparkin' power, Hidden, Hidden
the sun is approacing by the hour, Hidden, Hidden
I set my sights and then home in
The Bats starts flying when I sin

Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn
Bitting 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone
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27. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:46]
Michelle Zentis
United States
Prague
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I Grieve - Peter Gabriel

it was only one hour ago
it was all so different then
there’s nothing yet has really sunk in
looks like it always did
this cardboard game
it’s just the way that you would crush me
now it’s not the same

i grieve for you
you leave me
so hard to move on
with all my troops gone
they say life carries on
carries on and on and on and on

the news that truly shocks is the empty empty square
while the final battle mocks its empty empty rage
and i can’t handle this

i grieve for you
you leave me
let it out and move on
missing what’s gone
they say life carries on
they say life carries on and on and on

life carries on
in the cards that I draw
while clutching faintly at straws
in all the reduced strength corps
in all the horrors
in the failure of plans
in the pile of soda cans
life carries on and on and on and on
life carries on and on and on

it’s just the game that we ride in
a home we reside in
the face that we hide in
the way we are tied in
and life carries on and on and on and on
life carries on and on and on

did I dream this belief?
or did i believe this dream?
now i can find relief
i grieve
 
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28. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:153]
Charley Eastman
United States
Franklin
Massachusetts
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This little engine
always tries
leaves Berlin Station
barely alive
Hits Leipzig junction
with no cards to spare
Draw me two more
and see how I fare

Drivin’ that train
these cards are a pain
Orange pink and black ones
are what I need
Trouble ahead
trouble behind,
someone else just lapped me
on the scoring line

Trouble ahead
the player with Red
Take my advice,
you be better off dead
My path is creepin’
So what can I do
you’re messing up my ticket and
I’m headed for you

Drivin’ that train
these cards are a pain
Orange pink and black ones
are what I need
Trouble ahead
trouble behind,
someone else just lapped me
on the scoring line

Trouble with you is
the trouble with me
Got no good cards
to try to compete
Come round the bend
You know it’s the end
You’re not making Bremen
in this game my friend

Drivin’ that train
these cards are a pain
Mr. Moon your train games
are just like speed
Trouble ahead
trouble behind,
Someone else's passenger
just cleaned up the line.
 
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29. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:10]
Charley Eastman
United States
Franklin
Massachusetts
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Of course, for my fellow Husker Du fans out there (yes, the 1000s here on BGG alone), the only game we need: Power Grid set to "Powerlines" from the Husker's New Day Rising...

What’s this humming in my head
I can’t afford the rods of red
Time is short, it isn’t pretty
I can’t power my seventeen cities

It aggravates, and it pacifies
Hear the Power Gridders whine

Strung high on every pole
How can this power be bought and sold?
Last to choose, I lost my pants
Buying a nuclear power plant

It captivates, and it hypnotizes
Hear the Power Gridders whine
Power Grid!
 
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30. Board Game: Star Fleet Battles [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1164]
John Laprise
United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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There was an old SFB scenario "Holding out for a hero" which was in playtest notes was inspired by Pat Benatar who (rumor has it) actually played the game.

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31. Board Game: The Battle of Balaclava [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
Charley Eastman
United States
Franklin
Massachusetts
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Steve Harris says the song's about the Crimean war, and this battle in particular. That means that's the trooper right on the bloody cover! Come on you irons!

"The Trooper"--Iron Maiden

You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The Bugle sounds and the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As I plunge on into certain death.

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall.

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day.

We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan.
 
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32. Board Game: Origins [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:9977]
Needle
Australia
NSW
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RAMONES-The KKK took my baby away

She went away to play some games,
Said she's goin to Origins
She never got there, she never got there, she never got there
They're saying

She went away to play some games,
Said she's goin to Origins
She never got there, she never got there, she never got there
They're saying

The FFG took my meeple away.
They took her away, away from me
The FFG took my baby away.
They took her away, away from me.

I dunno where my meeple can be.
They took her from me, they took her from me.
I dunno where my meeple can be.
They took her from me, they took her from me.

Ring me, ring me, ring me.
Up the Petersen
And find out where my meeple went.
Ring me, ring me
Up the DIG
And find out if my meeple's alive.

Yeah yeah yeah
Oh oh oh oh-- oh oh
Oh oh oh oh-- oh oh

She went away to play some games,
Said she's going to Origins
She never got there, she never got there, she never got there
They're saying

The FFG took my meeple away.
They took her away, away from me
The FFG took my baby away.
They took her away, away from me.

The FFG took my meeple away
They took my girl,
They took my meeple away
 
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33. Board Game: Caribbean [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1888]
Preston Fuller
United States
Ashland
New Hampshire
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Rating Caracssonne an eight
Sure made the last post irate
But all those expansions are just way to darn cool
Checking my geekmail
Trying to find "For Sale"
My wife isn't happy and called me a fool

Wasting away again on Boardgamegeek
Searching for some variants to Ra
Some people claim that you can't get women to play
But I know
They all dig Alhambra

I don't know the reason
Been on since Christmas Season
Nothing to show but this brand new Avatar
But it's a real beauty
From an obscure movie
Got the geek gold just by trading my car

Wasting away again on Boardgamegeek
While I really should be just doing my work
Some people claim that there's Aldie to blame
Now I think
Hell, I should just blame Derk

I posted a Geek-list
Made DW Tripp Pissed
Made a great Trade for Glory To Rome
But there's Kreta on the Table
And soon I will be able
To play according to all the English rules.

Wasting away again on Boardgamegeek
Searching for a lost copy of Dune
Some people claim that dude Derk's to blame
But I know
Ain't gettin' off anytime soon.

Some peopel say both Derk and Aldie are to blame
But I know, I should be ashamed.
 
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34. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit: 1960's Edition [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:9523]
Kevin Wood
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Sung to American Pie

A while--three years ago
I can still remember
How those ‘puters used to make me smile
‘Cause I knew when I had the chance
That I would kick Darth Vader’s ass
And, maybe, find some treasure that’s worthwhile

But my good friend, she made me shiver
Magic, to me, she did deliver
Cards appeared in my life
I loved them, but they caused strife

Cosmic Encounter, I then tried
Had to buy it, saw the price--I cried
Then Carcassonne, I let inside
These games, they are my pride

So I sigh, kiss my money goodbye
I see some games that have new names
On the shelf and I cry
I take my wallet from my pocket and spy
Empty wallet, ‘til the day that I die
Broke until the day that I die.

Did you read the Game of Thrones?
Are taking this here space I own?
If the cards you play say so...
Eh, do you believe in dice that roll
Should luck come save your sorry soul
Or should you ponder game play real slow?

Well, I know for you it’s just a whim
‘cause I saw you playin’ Risk with them
bad games, you always choose
Sheesh, you love Triv-ial Pursuit!

No longer lonely I had found the ‘Geek
With a Vasel review on a game I seek
Then I saw all these games were sleek
These games, they’re now my pride

I keep ‘a thinkin’
I sigh, kiss my money goodbye
I see some games that have new names
On the shelf and I cry
I take my wallet from my pocket and spy
Empty wallet, ‘til the day that I die
Broke until the day that I die.

I heard Rick Thornquist had the blues
So I asked him for some boardgame news.
But he just smiled and turned away
I logged on to my favorite store,
Where I’d bought Caylus years before
But Tom Powers said that Tempus wouldn’t play.

And on the ‘geek, the gamers screamed
The shills, they tried, and the busters schemed
GROGnads was outspoken;
Until the Geek was broken
Then the two men I admire most
Called Derk and Aldie, they were toast
The server’d given up the ghost
That day, I thought I’d die.

And I keep ‘a thinkin’
I sigh, kiss my money goodbye
I see some games that have new names
On the shelf and I cry
I take my wallet from my pocket and spy
Empty wallet, ‘til the day that I die
Broke until the day that I die.
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35. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:7315]
Robert Wesley
Nepal
Aberdeen
Washington
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Lords of the Ring[i]-Styx

All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the music in their story
All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the lands of ancient glory

In the year of the Lords
The message came from above
The heavens opened with their mighty sound
that shook the people in the town

And so we came from everywhere
The young and old, the rich and poor
To hear the legend of the "Magic Ring"
and of the powers it could bring, they sing

All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the music in their story
All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To the magic and mystery it brings
May we someday wear its glory

And now the message is clear
As I became a Lord this year
And though the legend was pure fantasy
We still need the hope it brings, so let's sing

All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To believe is a wonderous thing
May we always sing their glory
All hail to the "Lords of the Ring"
To the magic and mystery they bring
To the promise in their story
 
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36. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:173]
Brian Bankler
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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"Ma! They done killed Rando!"
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"I will survive", Gloria Gaynor

First I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without my island, wide
But I spent so many nights
thinking how to get along
I've grown strong
I learned how to carry on
and so you're sunk,
my favorite place,
I just walked in to find that you
have disappeared without a trace
I should have changed vacation plans
I should have made you leave your boat
If I had known for just one second
that I'd be learning how to float

Go on now go swim out off the shore
just turn around now
sharks aren't welcome anymore
weren't you the whale who tried to hurt me with the tide
you think I'd crumble
you think I'd lay down and died
Oh no, not I
I will survive
I'm worth more than you
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my points to give
and I'll survive
I will survive [Yeah! Yeah!]
 
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37. Board Game: Hi Ho! Cherry-O [Average Rating:3.50 Overall Rank:10781]
Robert Wesley
Nepal
Aberdeen
Washington
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Cherry Cherry[i]-Neil Diamond

Baby loves me
Yes, yes she does
Ah, the girl's outta sight, yeah
Says she loves me
Yes, yes she does
Gonna show me tonight, yeah

She got the way to move me, Cherry
She got the way to groove me
She got the way to move me
She got the way to groove me

Tell your mama, girl, I can't stay long
We got things we gotta catch up on
Mmm, you know
You know what I'm sayin'
Can't stand Still while the music is playin'

Y'ain't got no right
No, no you don't
Ah, to be so exciting
Won't need bright lights
No, no we won't
Gonna make our own lightning

She got the way to move me, Cherry
She got the way to groove me
She got the way to move me
She got the way to groove me

No, we won't tell a soul where we gone to
Girl, we do whatever we want to
Ah, I love the way that you do me
Cherry, babe, you really get to me

She got the way to move me, Cherry
She got the way to groove me
She got the way to move me
She got the way to groove me

 
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38. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:395]
Julien Van Reeth
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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The only thing this great list was lacking was... Village People!

Young man, there's no need to slow down.
I said, young man, race your car off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you just got the pole
There's no need to drive carefully.

Young man, there's a race you can go.
I said, young man, forget about driving slow.
You can shift gears, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to get that good time.

It's fun to play a game of Formula De
It's fun to play a game of Formula De.

They have everything that racing fans enjoy,
You can burn out with all the boys ...

It's fun to play a game of Formula De
It's fun to play a game of Formula De.

You can get your car killed, you can slide on oil spills,
You can do whatever you feel ...
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39. Board Game: 7 Ages [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:952]
Ken Waters
United States
Aloha
Oregon
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Black Counters
(based on White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane)

Some empires start out larger
And some empires start out small
And without the right age among your cards
You can't start any empire at all

Time to pick Destiny
And redraw them all

And if your empire's getting beat up
And you know it's going to fall
Hold off on Discard Empire
Do everything to stall

Wait for the black counters
They're the strongest of all

When your friend at the chessboard
Looks up and tells you to play Go
'cause you're yelling about the rules
7 Ages can be confusing, sooooo

Go ask Harry
I think he'll know

When logically Expanded Glory
Is just for numbered icons you said
And your opponent was talking nonsense
That he should score double Wheat instead
Remember how your face turned red
So bright red
So bright red
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40. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Patrick Dillon
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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To the tune My Michelle - The Beatles

Meeples, on farms
Cause confusion when you try to play
Carcassonne

Farmers score three
Per each city bordering your farm
In Carcassonne

You score three
Per city
By that farm
That's how we used to play
Until that fateful day
We played again, with some new friends that
Played another way

Cities score four
For the one whose farmers most supply
That city

Score cities
Score cities
Score cities
Not the Farms they say
It changes how you play
I'll play some more, to max my score with
Either rule in play

The farm rules

Your Farmers
Your Farmers
Your Farmers
I think you know by now
They'll help you win somehow
Until you do, Oh Sacré bleu! you
Won't understand

Meeples, on farms
How they score can change your strategy
In Carcassone

And when you win, its not a whim. Then
You'll understand, Carcassonne
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41. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:150]
Phil Kilcrease
United States
SLC
Utah
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One Week--Barenaked Ladies

It’s been…one week since I got to see Tikal on the table in front of me
Five days since I played Tichu, still can’t believe that I beat you
Three days since I won Catan , building the Colossus; I am the man.
Yesterday, played just one game
But it’ll still be two days till I can get my game on

Hold it now as you make the kingdoms link
And you make me stop, think
Getting owned in Tigris and Euphrates.
I’m rolling three for the sheep, which I never get to keep
Rolling sevens
Playing Settlers everybody hates me.
Draw two, play one that’s what the rules say
With the cards in play
Fluxx is all about wasting time.
Carcassone got me playing meeples
On farms and steeples, soon that city will be mine.
Gonna make no mistakes with what I take
Calling Ra as the newbie draws
I like floods to go along with my rivers
Need to roll and go, collect my dough
Monopoly is gonna grow
Cause it’s so dangerous
You should have to sign a waiver

If I just had the WarSuns in Twilight Imperium
I could roll in and take your home system
Just drew the Sheriff in an eight player game of Bang!
Think I need some extra beer?
I do in this game.
I have a tendency to never draw what I need
I have a history of winning anyway

It’s been one week since Diplomacy
Everyone from that game still won’t talk to me
Five days since you’ve beaten me
At Puerto Rico, which I still can’t believe
It’s been three days since that game of Go
I realized I could have won if it weren’t for that ko.
Yesterday you’d beaten me
And now I sit back and wait til you offer a replay

Ticket to Ride you say, well which edition?
For really good routes is what I’ll be wishin’.
Dropping more gold while playing Caylus
Wish I could pay less
To place workers when I’m the last to pass.
Looking for carrots with Killer Bunnies,
Hey, now that’s funny!
My bunny just got killed by a giant eye.

Like Knizia I make great games
Okay, I don’t make games
But if I did they’d be great like Samurai
I’m gonna get another author
I don’t know why I even bother
I never get the upgrade cards that I need
I’d be a loon not to play Blue Moon
‘Cause I swoon over the boom of getting the
Control of the dragons to take the lead.

Just got an extra turn in Attika with my final ship
Having to connect my temples was really quite a trip
In Werewolf, I really like to moderate
Watching people get lynched?
It’s just great.
I have a tendency to always roll the very worst
I have a history of beating the best

It’s been one week since we got to play
Struggle of Empires, man that was quite a day.
Five days since Category Five,
Playing all those cards, I’ve never felt more alive
Three days since Guillotine
I got all five Palace Guards
Marie Antoinette, too.
Yesterday we played Memoir ’44
Yet even with all these great games, I still want more
Even with all these great games, I still want more
Even with all these great games, I still want more
Just gonna have to go down to the game store.
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42. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1088]
Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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Scoring blank is zero plus
Premium letters conspicuous
A light blue square is trebled when
A player completes his turn and then...

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Farm - horn - bit - paste - bit - farm - horn
Two blank tiles complete the word
Requiring hyphens the play consists

When two or more words are formed in the same play
(See examples, Turn 3 and Turn 4 below)
At the end of the game each players score
Is reduced by the sum of his...

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(See examples, Turn 3 and Turn 4 below)
At the end of the game each players score
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43. Board Game: Tempus [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:995]
Robert Wesley
Nepal
Aberdeen
Washington
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Sweet Tempus'O'mine-Neil Diamond

Where waiting began
I can't begin to knowin'
But then I know it's growin' strong

Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd EVAR come along

Hands...touchin' heads
Rippin' hair out
Tormentin' me
Tormentin' YOU!

Sweet...Tempus'O'mine!
Good times never could seem so good
I've...been inclined
To move ON and get some 'sheep for my wood'

But now I
Look within night
And it don't seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two
And when I "game"
"Jambo" runs off my shoulders
How can I "game" when I'm without you?

'Smarm'...touchin' 'smarm'
Seeping out
Infestin' me
Infestin' YOU!

Sweet...Tempus'O'mine
Good times will never seem so good
I've...been inclined
To keep on getting them 'sheep for my wood'
Oh...no...no

Sweet...Tempus'O'mine
Good times may never seem so good
I've...got to "remind"
Them folks to make it as it should
[s]Sweet...Tempus'O'mine...
 
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44. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
Huzonfirst
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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I wrote this soon after Puerto Rico burst upon the scene. I don't know if anyone knows the song this is written to, but since it also starts with the words "Puerto Rico" (and includes references to "Manhattan" and "San Juan"), it seemed like a natural.

To the tune of "America", from West Side Story:

Puerto Rico, my heart’s devotion;
It fills my soul with emotion.
Always the phases are changing
And colonists we’re rearranging!
For the wharf you’re saving,
While we play and plunder
Mr. Seyfarth’s wonder.
I liked his old game Manhattan,
But this new gem has us clappin’!

(clap-clap-clap, clap-clap-clap, clap, clap, clap)

Puerto Ri-CO is the game for me.
Always great, never the same for me.
Never a contest that’s lame for me.
Postitive-LY Hall of Fame for me!

Trading tobacco is so nice;
I’ll build an Office and trade twice!
Hospices man your plantations—
But where’s the money to come from?

Captain brings points in Puer-TO Rico;
Builder builds joints in Puer-TO Rico;
Mayor brings “slaves” to Puer-TO Rico;
Everyone raves for Puer-TO Rico!

Got lots of tokens on San Juan;
I’ll pick the Mayor and they’re gone!
Manning the quarries to save dough,
Manning the Fact’ry for cash flow!

Now Puerto Rico’s online—hooray!
I can play eight or nine times a day,
With folks in Paris or Paraguay.
I get no sleep, but hey, that’s okay!

I’ll pick the Craftsman and grow crops,
‘Cause I’ve a Warehouse to stow crops.
Into the Corn Ship will flow crops.
Then in the ocean we’ll throw crops!

Though you may think we’re a big freak show,
While you play Backgammon or Teeko.
All I know, every place that we go,
We will be LOVING Puer-TO Rico!!!

Olé!!
 
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45. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:152]
Eric Buhr
Canada
Gladstone
Manitoba
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"Highwayman" by Willie Nelson:

I was a highwayman,
Along the hexes I did ride.
Gamers would cry when I arrived.
Many a settler lost his brick when I got played.
Many a soldier pushed me off from where I stayed.
I had to move when someone rolled a "2" and "5",
But I helped the noob survive.
Stealing ore kept him alive.

Actually, I think the whole song is a metaphor for the Settlers games:
verse 1: The Highwayman (Settlers)
verse 2: The Sailor (Seafarers)
verse 3: The Dambuilder (Cities & Knights)
verse 4: The Starship Pilot (Starfarers)
Coincidence? I think not.
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46. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:484]
Robert Wesley
Nepal
Aberdeen
Washington
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Time Loves a HERO-Little Feat

Well they say
TIME loves a 'Hero'
BUT, only TIME will tell
If he's REAL
he's a legend from 'Heaven'
If he ain't he was sent here from HELL
Hear me well...
Seein' ain't always believin'
Just make sure it's the truth that you're seein'
Eyes...sometimes LIE, eyes sometimes lie
They can be REAL deceivin'
I got an Uncle in Puerto Rico
Spends his days in the sun
His nights in the casinos...

He left the States many years ago
Took a fishin' boat to Puerto Rico
Now my aunt, she is sad and lonely
She'll never know that she drove him away
As a coward I admire his courageous ways

Well they say
TIME loves a 'Hero'
BUT, only TIME will tell
If he's REAL
he's a legend from 'Heaven'
If he ain't he's a 'mouthpiece' from HELL

Some say my Uncle, that he's a 'Zero'
His life's as a shell, he left it back at Stateside
I'd say he's doin' WELL, without his 'shell'
Bumming 'round the beaches of Puerto Rico

The beauty of the sunrise and sunset
To his friends he WISH he could tell
They're at home still runnin' for bells
Better San Juan than 'this' "blue collar hell"
Well they say
TIME loves a hero
BUT, only TIME will tell
If he's REAL
he's a legend from 'Heaven'
If he ain't he was sent here from HELL

TIME...loves a 'Hero'

well, they SAY...

TIME...loves a 'Hero'
 
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47. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:150]
Gabe Alvaro
United States
Berkeley
California
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Tikal Wizard - The Who

Ever since I was a young boy
I've dreamed of old Tikal
From Treasures to the Temples
I must explore them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In my local game shop hall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean Tikal

He scans over the hexes
Becomes part of the board
Pumping all the numbers
Swiping treasure hoard
He plays by intuition
The temple counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean Tikal

He's a Tikal wizard
There's got to be a twist
A Tikal wizard
has no temple missed.

How do you think he does it?
(I don't know)
What makes him so good?

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear his workers yells
Don't see volcanos flashin'
Plays by sense of smell
Always gets the treasure
Never chokes at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean Tikal

I thought I was
The jungle table king
But I just handed
My Tikal crown to him

Even at my weekly game group
He can beat my best
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest
He's an action point magician
Never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean Tikal
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48. Board Game: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1202]
Gordon Stewart
United States
Bowie
20715
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AWFUL GREEN THINGS FROM OUTER SPACE
To the tune of “It’s not easy being green”
Sung by an adult alien w/ a frog in his throat

It’s just awful being green,
Being always asked to leave.
Why can’t I be red or blue or yellow
Or some other yummy color like that.

It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other Tom Wham things,
And the crew tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy Sparks or the robot,
Or stars in the sky….

But green's the color of spring
And green can be cool and fragment-like
And green can be
Big like in Aliens,
Or important like the Green Slime,
Or small like ET.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why…
But why wonder why,, wonder…
I am green, and I’ll grow fine
And lay eggs, and I think I’ll eat Sigourney.

gulp
 
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49. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:191] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Daniel Danzer
Germany
Stuttgart
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HEROES
David Bowie

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be Heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be mean
And I, I'll drink all the time
'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact
Yes we're lovers, and that is that

Though nothing will keep us together
We could steal time, just for one day
We can be Heroes, for ever and ever
What d'you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can remember
Standing by the wall
And the guns, shot above our heads
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall

And the shame fell on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
Just for one day
We can be Heroes

We're nothing, and nothing will help us
Maybe we're lying, then you better not stay
But we could be safer, just for one day

Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh, just for one day

originally it meant the Berlin situation 1976 with the wall and so on, but, well ...
 
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50. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:219]
King of the Dead
United States
Los Angeles
California
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"Dragons on the Tower"

Harry Chapin - "Cat's in the Cradle"
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Our games arrived just the other day
They came to the house in a big brown crate
I took the games out and put most away
I opened one up and we learned to play
We were dicin' 'fore I knew it and as we learned
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you, dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"

With the dragons on the tower and the strider too
Fungoid on the mine and the man makes two
"You going to attack dad?"
"I don't know when, but well have a game on then, son
You know we'll have a game on then"

My son bought a leaper, put it into play
He said, "Now I can jump from the lava, Yay!
You could press on my flank", I said "Not today
I got to buy some more guys", he said, "That's ok"
And he looked at his cards with a mischievous grin
And said, "I'm gonna win this game, yeah
You know I'm gonna win this game"

With the dragons on the tower and the strider too
Fungoid on the mine and the man makes two
"You going to attack dad?"
"I don't know when, but well have a game on then, son
You know we'll have a game on then"

Well, he took my mine with a crystaline.
Not much like a man I began to whine,
"Son, I'm proud but can you ease up a while?"
He shook his head and he said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to white-wash you
Finish your turn and we'll get this through."

With the dragons on the tower and the strider too
Fungoid on the mine and the man makes two
"You going to attack, son?"
"I don't know when, but well have a game on then, dad
You know we'll have a game on then"

I've long since lost, my son's just way too good
Twelve points to none, man, I look like a noob
I said, "We might have got some rules wrong this time around"
He said, "Nice try but you're going down!
You see you're playin' for spaces 'stead of mission cards
But it's sure nice playin' with you, Dad
It's been sure nice playin' with you"

And as he won the game it occured to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

With the dragons on the tower and the strider too
Fungoid on the mine and the man makes two
You going to attack, son?
I don't know when, but we'll have a game on then, dad
We're gonna have a game on then...


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It's still kind of sad somehow...
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