Fall 2003 Dorm Room Psych List
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I've narrowed down the 10 games to be profiled in the Fall 2003 semester. The prof suggested I do just twelve, and use the same thing in three semesters of classes, in seeing the same thing each semester, with 12 new games.

The thesis is on "Why People Play", especially in a college environment. What games bring men and women, keep men and women, and mix men and women.
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1. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
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Unknown Game #1. A game that has apparently been around a long time, but no-one I know has played it.
 
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2. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3152] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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Unknown Game #2, but it looks like it is popular.
 
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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Unknown Game #3. Had to choose this one, with the reviews found here.
 
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4. Board Game: Warlords [Average Rating:4.60 Overall Rank:14517]
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Unknown Game #4. I think Magic was a bad choice for the process last semester, because it is too well entrenched. This one is cheap to buy, and comes recommended by some. We'll give it a shot.
 
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5. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1737]
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Unknown Game #5, although some have played it from last year.
 
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6. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1914]
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Not sure I want to do this one again, but I have access to it.
 
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7. Board Game: Mage Knight [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:3713]
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And I have plenty of persons willing to bring their Mage Knight. I've only played it once, but this one is here from peer pressure.
 
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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The light game of choice.
 
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9. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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The German-Style Known Game #1.
 
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10. Board Game: Cranium [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6048]
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Known Game #2.
 
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11. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15339]
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Known Game #3.
 
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12. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:864]
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Known Game #4. It was this or chess.
 
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