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One of my favorite comic strips was always Calvin & Hobbes, and one of my favorite individual strips of Calvin & Hobbes was this one:



It always made me laugh and, to this day, whenever I verb a word intentionally or unintentionally I think of this hilarious comic. But now I wondered what would happen if you verbed game titles. What would they mean? Would they be defined by a particular mechanic, or just a general feel that you get during the game?

So here's some that I thought of, feel free to add more (or correct the definitions I gave.)
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1. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:41]
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Definition: To shuffle the discard pile and place it back on top of the draw pile.

Example: "Are you sure you did that right? You're not supposed to pandemic the cards in this game, they go to the bottom."
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2. Board Game: Ubongo [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:591]
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Definition: To solve a puzzle quickly.

Example: "You must be a genius to ubongo the New York Times Crossword."
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3. Board Game: Jenga [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:9585]
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Definition: To stack things in a precarious fashion.

Example: "Don't jenga the dirty dishes like that, you're just asking for them to crash to the floor."
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4. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:360]
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Definition: To stab a friend in the back, or to not follow through on a promise.

Example: "I haven't been friends with Alex since he diplomacied me by sleeping with my girlfriend."
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5. Board Game: Cluzzle [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:2132]
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Definition: To sculpt something that is unrecognizable.

Example: "I really don't see why people are willing to pay a guy to cluzzle this stuff he calls art."
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6. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.52 Overall Rank:11047]
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Definition: To make multiple random guesses, trying to zero in on an answer.

Example: "Stop making me battleship, who said that about me."
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7. Board Game: Quelf [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:9000]
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Definition: To act in a manner that is nonsensical or chaotic.

Example: "Those folks in Chit Chat sure do quelf a lot."
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8. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:186]
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We actually use this one in our game group. It came about after a number of close Taj Mahal games were won by various people by one point.

Definition: To lose a game by one, lousy point.

Example: Man, you got Taj'd; that sucks.
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9. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:97]
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Definition: To twist or torque to the point of causing injury or pain

Example: I reached up to the top shelf to grab that game and nearly yinshed by back.
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10. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:313]
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Definition: Triggering a curiously strong reaction to a stimulus. Commonly used for food or drink.

Example: Wow! That citrus blast gum just keeps zertzing my mouth.
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11. Board Game: Polarity [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1411]
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Definition: To 'accidently' jog the table and/or game board when in an unavoidable losing position.

Example: "I don't play Power Grid with the wife since I caught her trying to polarity a house onto Memphis while I was drinking my tea."
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12. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
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Agricolate

Definition: To play a game of Agricola

Example: Not now, I'm Agricolating.
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13. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:60]
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Definition: To ruin any chance of success in the early going of any enterprise, usually by choosing one sensible action that causes failure in another.

Usage: Charles age of steamed himself out of going to the concert tonight when he used the last of his cash to fill his gas tank.

John spent the whole four hours studying for his Calc III exam and ended up age of steaming his Modern Literature exam.
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14. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:28]
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Battlestar

Definition: To whine, complain, and accuse others of sabotaging any effort.

Usage: John battlestarred his way through the quarterly meeting. He accused IT of holding up his work for months and almost cried when the boss told him to get it finished anyway.

Jason battlestars his way through most games of Puerto Rico. He accuses everyone of making their role selections just to screw him and tries to get everyone to team up with him to get the guy that keeps picking the Captain.
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15. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:223]
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Definition: To provide advice in good faith that, nevertheless, leads someone to fail miserably.

Usage: I tried to talk John through adding a partition to his hard drive over the phone, but I roborallied him into formatting his hard drive.

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16. Board Game: Blackbeard [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1793]
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Definition: To mess with the rules in a reprint, resulting in the new version being vastly inferior to the original.

Usage: "Boy, I sure am glad that Comsic Encounter didn't get blackbearded by FFG"
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17. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:107] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Definition: To accost somebody in a pub/coffee shop/park and enquire in an interfering but strangely flattering way about the 'odd' game that they were playing.

(most often used passively, as in...)

Example Four different people carcassonned us during our game of Bohnanza in the pub last night.
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18. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:53]
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Definition: To try to talk to someone from a large distance.

Example: She railroaded John that he forgot his breakfast, but he was already in the bus.
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19. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.83 Overall Rank:10831]
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Definition: To add silly and unimportant item to a geeklist.

Example: This list is clearly going to be busen memed.
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20. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
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Definition: To shuffle cards frequently.

Example: Man, how those cards are worn! I guess they have been dominioned!
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21. Board Game: Razzia! [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:813]
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To copy something but leave off key details that make the copy inferior.

Some people liked the remake of Psycho, but I thought Gus Van Zant (the director) razziaed the movie.

(By the way, while Razzia is no Ra, its still pretty good, so I dont think knizia, in this case razziaed his game.)
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22. Board Game: Ein Arsch kommt selten allein [Average Rating:4.95 Overall Rank:10092]
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To submit an silly and unimportant item to a geeklist after your first example was taken, but which continues the joke from the first entry in a less funny manner.

I may not have busen memoed but at least I was still able to Arsch Kommt.
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23. Board Game: Wiz-War [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:852]
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Wiz-war: To promise to deliver something that will never be delivered, i.e. vaporware.

The Wheel Of Time started out being a great series, though after seven books with no ending in sight many fans began to come to the conclusion that Jordan was wiz-warring them.
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24. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1234]
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Definition: to make up a word and hope no one else notices it

Example: "I always get the worst letters in Scrabble, but usually I can bananagram them into something and get away with it until it's too late for anyone to challenge it.
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25. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
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Definition: To overanalyze or overplay something to such extent that it ceases to be enjoyable

Example: "I find it's better to rotate between a number of different games you really like rather than to keep repeatedly playing one you love over and over again. If you don't, you may start to puerto rico the game and all of a sudden you'll be so sick of it you'll never want to play it again."
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