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So how old are you guys and gals?

I love to put a best-before date on the avatars I see every day.

So please answer the following poll, and then create a new entry with a game that was published on the year of your birth -- either your favorite game from that year, or the game published on that year you think you'd have the most fun playing.

(To search games according to year of publication, click "Adv. Search" and put the same year in the two search fields.)

Alternatively, if you find an entry from your year of birth and you agree with the selected game, just thumb it!

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How old are you?
Under 10
Between 11 and 20 (inclusively at both ends :) )
Between 21 and 30
Between 31 and 40
Between 41 and 50
Between 51 and 60
Between 61 and 70
Between 71 and 80
Over 80
I honestly can't remember
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1. Board Game: Perfection [Average Rating:4.19 Overall Rank:11035]
Francis K. Lalumiere
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Brossard
Quebec
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1973.

This one is still a lot of fun today.
(Ah, good noisy gaming fun...)

The others I tried from that year are Hare & Tortoise and Tally Ho, and both left me cold.

The one I would love to play is War of 1812.

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2. Board Game: Up Against The Wall, Mother****er! [Average Rating:4.40 Unranked]
 
David Debien
United States
Round Rock
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I did not find any games from 69 that I would actually want to play, but I thought this was pretty funny!
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3. Board Game: Crown the Queen [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Lutz Pietschker
Germany
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1953

...and my birth was not the only important event in that year
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4. Board Game: Buffalo [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5641]
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Buckeye
Arizona
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Lovin' some dice chucking!
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1975

I made my own version of this using Oasis pieces (in the files section). Also the other option that caught my eye was The Ungame, but we weren't supposed to put games that we loathe.

Rogue Camel
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5. Board Game: Bionic Woman [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Sweetgotham
United States
New York
New York
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1976


Clearly they were anticipating my arrival.
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6. Board Game: Go Ahead, Little Loc! [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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1953

I never heard of any of the games listed for my birth year.
However, I love dice and I love train games, so this game caught my eye.
Interesting board and components and looks to have some strategy.

Goal is to get from the departure station on the left to the destination station on the right.
Depending upon the roll of the dice, players can exchange or rotate the switch tiles. Some tiles have barrier markers, which force the player to rotate his train 180 degrees and move in the opposite direction.

The signal markers at each of the six switch sections are dice faces!

Great looking wooden trains in six colors!

A precursor to games such as Carcassonne and Metro?
I have just added this game to my wish list!
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7. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:133]
Luke Morris
England
Faversham
Kent
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I was born on 16th December 1980. That currently makes me 30 years old.

How wonderful.
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8. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:3.95 Overall Rank:10958]
Trent Hamm
United States
Huxley
Iowa
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1978

This is the real BSG board game, not that Fantasy Flight knockoff!
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9. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:10970]
Anna Banana
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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1956, it was a good year for games.

Yahtzee is the most popular game from the year although I'm not fond of it. Other games that were published were Rack-o and Perquacky which I do like. Probably the game published that year which I'd like to try is Jotto as I like most word games. As well, Earth Satellite looks cool.
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10. Board Game: The Russian Campaign [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:741]
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1976

Well... I have never played a game from my year of birth. The majority of the bunch were war games and strange family games....

I picked The Russian Campaign because it looks pretty cool. I have a decent collection of Eastern Front books in my library. It would scratch a history guy's itch playing this one.

Others that gave me pause:

Conquistador
Panzergruppe Guderian
Napoleon's Last Battles

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11. Board Game: Pay Day [Average Rating:4.67 Overall Rank:11027]
Jean-Luc Simard
Canada
Longueuil
Quebec
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1975

I'm surprised at the (bigger than I thought) amount of games released 35 years ago. A lot of American Civil War wargames, abstract games and golf (?) games.

Not many I know (Wooden Ships and Iron Men, Junta, Buffalo, Superfection, the Ungame (ugh)), and only one I owned.

While Pay Day is far from being the best game ever, it is still the source of fine memories of playing it with my young brother and sister, hoping to land on the mail space so you could get a postcard from S. Turgeon. It allowed us to pretend to be older and care about things such as bills and pay day. A more innocent time indeed.

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12. Board Game: Ligretto [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:1772]
Jon Enns
Canada
Herbert
Saskatchewan
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1960. Although, I have not played Dutch Blitz I have played similar games and liked them.
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13. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:623]
Bart de Groot
Belgium
Vosselaar
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1982 - Looks to me like the best game of 1982. Only game I could find that I have played from 1982 is Arnhem Bridge.
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14. Board Game: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots [Average Rating:4.72 Overall Rank:10910]
Shawn Kirkham
United States
Graham
North Carolina
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The year was 1967...and this (Although not a board game) was one of the coolest games that came out that year!!! I had it and played it a lot!!!!!
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15. Board Game: So Long Sucker [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:6373]
Matt Robertson
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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1964

Funny. This is on my want to play list. It is supposed to be a very clever game with free rules. Just have not had the opportunity to play it yet.
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16. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1754]
Kevin Keefe
United States
Kettering
Ohio
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Of all the games from 1976, I actually own and have played this one.
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17. Board Game: Pinky Lee and the Runaway Frankfurters [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Michael Engle
United States
Battle Creek
Michigan
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1954

I don't known if this game is worth playing but I like hot dogs
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18. Board Game: D-Day (first edition) [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:9066]
Steve
United States
Edgerton
Wisconsin
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1961

This AH classic came out the year Kennedy was sworn in as President, and we played it often in the 70's.
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19. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1325]
Eric Chu
Australia
Nedlands
Western Australia
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Woa I thought I was relatively old(ish) (in the world of bbg) being born in 1984, but apparently I am just a young duckling exploring the world.

Having said that, am glad that there is actually a game that I enjoy being published in 1984.
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20. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:131]
United States
Redford
Michigan
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1979

I haven't played this game, but all the buzz this game has on BGG, I would definitely like to give this a try. It seems to be a grail game for quite a few folks.
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21. Board Game: Tactics [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
John Longstreet
United States
Houston
Texas
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1954

How about that! AH and I were born the same year!

Never knew about this game, but I guess- DUH- played TACTIC II for years
so there must have been a I.

You learn something everyday - great idea for a list !!!!
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22. Board Game: Giro Binaca [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Dennis Frank
United States
Bradford
Pennsylvania
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1952

As it turns out, the only game I recognize from 1952 is the one I own. It's an entertaining little bicycle racing game.
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23. Board Game: Star Trek Game [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Skaboy Green
United States
livonia
Michigan
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1974
wasnt a whole lot that were really intersting
That said in a year or 2 I think i will make a to do list based off my birth year
I also find it sweet that I am as old as
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also looks like a abstract i really like to try
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24. Board Game: Schmetterlings-Spiel [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Kathrin
Austria
Wien
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1982

Don't remember ever having seen this one before, but many of my early games came in the blue-cornered Ravensburger box.
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25. Board Game: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots [Average Rating:4.72 Overall Rank:10910]
Jeffrey L.
United States
Western Burbs of Beantown
Massachusetts
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1967

Perhaps the greatest example of button mashing ever.

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