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One of the odd things about being from a small, out of the way country is how often you get left off world maps. You often see maps on TV, movies, etc, which leave out New Zealand. And of course, some games leave us out as well!

Feel free to add game maps where your particular neck of the woods is left out. Boy, I sure hope other countries get missed as well. I'd hate to think we were the only place. Surely there are games out there without Luxemburg on their maps?
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1. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9468]
Adam Knight
New Zealand
Titirangi
Auckland
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I remember playing Risk in my early teenage years, and being very puzzled by the lack of New Zealand. Australia was there, after all, and they even drew in Tasmania! We're much bigger than that. Including NZ would probably have prevented the whole "Turtling in Australia" gambit as well - we Kiwis would have improved the Risk gameplay no end.
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2. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
Adam Knight
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Titirangi
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New Zealand is even left out of this Cold War game. Very surprising, as our anti-nuclear stance was thought to have been a Soviet plot, and we actually sunk more Soviet ships than the US Navy did during the cold war. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Lermontov_(ship) - but I'm not sure cruise liners count. The missing crewmember was never found, some people think he actually made it to shore and defected.
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3. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:1242]
Adam Knight
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Look, right there. Under that carrier status area. Is that New Zealand? No, no it isn't. We are left out again. Surely there was space for that somewhere else? Do you really need to show Australia?
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4. Board Game: War on Terror [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2218]
Adam Knight
New Zealand
Titirangi
Auckland
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OK, I confess that it's not always bad to be left off the map. There's no way Osama's going to find us, now that we're not on the official War on Terror map.
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5. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:41]
Adam Knight
New Zealand
Titirangi
Auckland
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We do have air travel to NZ, you know - we get diseases as well. Honest. Apparently not major outbreaks though - since we're not in the path of this Pandemic's spread!
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6. Board Game: 10 Days in Asia [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1286]
 
Adam Knight
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Titirangi
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This game gave me the idea for this list. The description used to say something about including Australia and New Zealand, before I edited it - we are nowhere to be seen. Australia is there, but I'm not sure you can actually make a trip to it. It looks kinda greyed out.
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7. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:612]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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Mate, I feel your pain. And yes, Luxembourg is omitted from quite a few maps. World in Flames, for one, has no Luxembourg to stomp on. Neither does it have Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Vatican City...
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8. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:494]
mike
United States
Boulder
Colorado
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New Zealand: Just like Lord of the Rings!

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9. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1252]
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United States
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Maryland
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They only have half of New Zealand in this game, because the Southern Island was unusable for Polynesian agriculture, but at least it's there! And if you play with optional rules, the southern island might show up.

Of course... there's a very, very good chance it won't be remotely near where the islans is actually located. But at least somebody's trying
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10. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:483]
Herman Roozen
Netherlands
Assen
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In the Netherlands we have several "Hanzesteden" (Hansa Cities). And in school they always told me that the Netherlands played a very important role in the time of the Hansa. So naturally I assumed that the Netherlands would be on the map when I bought Hansa.

But they are not. The map ends at Germany. Very disappointing.

Probably historically correct.
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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:81]
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Although Denmark is technically included on the board, I, and I´m sure, a lot of other danes still feel shafted by being depicted as a "One horse town" or rather "Three city nation" !
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12. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:860]
Lindsay Thomas
United Kingdom
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Victory in the Pacific. Or at least the bits of the Pacific that don't include New Zealand.
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13. Board Game: Machiavelli [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1008]
Magister Ludi
Australia
Fremantle
Western Australia
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Did they bother to incude the mighty Republic of San Marino? At least the beer is cheap there....
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14. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:11]
Justin Morse
United States
Falmouth
Maine
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While certainly not a whole country, the State of Maine is left off the Power Grid map of the U.S.
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15. Board Game: Tongiaki [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:1653]
Greg Jones
United States
Washington
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Another Polynesian game that leaves out Aotearoa. Since it was the last settled by Polynesians, I guess you could assume the game is set in an earlier time period.
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16. Board Game: Fury of Dracula [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:250]
Krzysztof Zięba
Poland
Kraków
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Ok, so we have Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna... Where's Poland? Oh, right. It's the compass/game turn indicator in my country's place!
And it's usually like that - either a card/discard place or some marker...
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17. Board Game: 7 Ages [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:988]
Jonas Jacobsson
Sweden
Upplands Vasby
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Not completely gone, but New Zealand is ALMOST out of this game also. It's there, but it only counts as a "simple" island with only one region and the map only shows a small part of the country.

 
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18. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:11]
Trent Hamilton
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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Looks like the United States just got a hair-cut.

As a nation, we should feel snubbed.
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19. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion #3: Scandinavia and Korea [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
Per Trygve Myhrer
Norway
Trondheim
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This is supposed to be a map of Scandinavia, it has a very very small part of Norway but most is missing
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20. Board Game: Railways of Europe [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked]
Per Trygve Myhrer
Norway
Trondheim
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This is one where parts of my country would fit if they did not have the name at the same place
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21. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:62]
Per Trygve Myhrer
Norway
Trondheim
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Another one that is missing Norway
 
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22. Board Game: Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1532]
Sven Hendrickx
Belgium
Antwerp
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Unlike New Zealand, Belgium is always prominently featured in games, especially war games. Lucky us that people as Caesar, Napoleon and Hitler saw our nation as the ideal pick nick place.
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23. Board Game: Trans Europa [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:858]
Per Trygve Myhrer
Norway
Trondheim
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Okay so they have got the southern tip with Oslo, but the rest is missing as in a few other games. It is very often that game maps do not go far enough north for Norway
 
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24. Board Game: Le Grand Empire [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:5264]
Yves Rettel
Luxembourg
Dudelange
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As some of you guys were talking about Luxembourg, I am from Luxembourg and the latest game that's missing my home-country is the game "Le Grand Empire" from Pratzen Editions.
Although technically the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg was independent (again, after 400 years of foreign rule) only from 1815 on (Vienna Congress), the city of Luxembourg and its fortress were physically there. But alas not on the map of the game.
Don't panic, I'm not going to swamp this list with games where Luxembourg is missing on the map
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25. Board Game: Escape from Atlantis [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1430]
Greg Todd
United Kingdom
Manchester
England
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Well I'm a super-intelligent fish person from Atlantis and we never get included on maps.
It's an outrage.

Who do you think controls the Bermuda Triangle anyway?
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