Awesome and/or inspiring game titles
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I don't care if the game is good or not: if it's got a title that stopped you dead in your tracks and made you look closer, then it belongs on this list.

(I also don't care if the title is a quote from something or other, or if it's completely original. Just add it to the list!)
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1. Board Game: Saints in Armor [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:2790]
Francis K. Lalumiere
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The inspiration for this list.
I mean, how awesome is this for a wargame title set in that period? Man.
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2. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:605]
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I think this one has a very evocative title... that unfortunately got mangled in the French translation: L'Aube d'acier (which means The Dawn of Steel -- WTF?).
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3. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:178]
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I've never played the game (although I've seen it played many times, and for MANY hours...) but I've always loved the title.
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4. Board Game: Titty Grab [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:12098]
Kent Reuber
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Quote:
...if it's got a title that stopped you dead in your tracks and made you look closer
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5. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:229]
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Just read the title and you know you're in for something fun.
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6. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:431]
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While seizing an individual's private property through bureaucratic means is anything but cool, I still think this is one of the cooler-sounding board game names.

The meaning is cool too; from the Latin dominium eminens which means "supreme lordship."
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7. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:910]
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The game features CASH, as well as GUNS...and presumably involves people fighting over the CASH with said GUNS. What's not to like?
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8. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:426]
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The title features the words "Escape", "Curse" and "Temple". This, by nature, equals awesome.
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9. Board Game: GIPF [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:743] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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All right, I'll cave in and add those -- they are some of my favorite abstract games, and they sure have mesmerizing titles.

GIPF
TAMSK
ZÈRTZ
DVONN
YINSH
PÜNCT
TZAAR

I hung out with designer Kris Burm on a few occasions, and he confirmed that the titles don't mean anything. For the first one, he took a trunkated version of the German word "Gipfel" (peak), because he thought it looked neat. But the rest are complete gibberish that happened to appeal to him when it came time to name each creation.
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10. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:233]
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As Escape above except with "Survive", "Escape" and "Atlantis" instead...and it features an "!".
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11. Board Game: Get Bit! [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1929]
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Ouch! What's that all about?
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12. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:913]
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Before I even knew what the game was about, a game simply called "Giants" captured my attention. Here I am, thinking it's probably just some terrible Monopoly re-theme and then I find out it's about Easter Island and the Moai...

surprise...
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13. Board Game: Goblins, Inc. [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2393]
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Oh, this is gonna be good...most likely in a "how many of them will die or be horribly mangled in their business ventures" way!
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14. Board Game: Mage Wars Arena [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:147] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
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They're apparently mages and they have wars. Awesome! I've been waiting for this since: http://video.disney.com/watch/wizards-duel-4be36b86f6d55e5bc...
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15. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:343]
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Yep.
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16. Board Game: TSCHAK! [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2894]
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Huh?
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17. Board Game: Mister X [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:3963]
Jerry Wilkinson
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Scotland Yard has been a favorite game of mine since the mid 1980's. So 2 years ago when I saw this title and read the game page I just had to get a copy.
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18. Board Game: Eat Poop You Cat [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:708]
Craig Groff-Folsom
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I had played this before it found its way to The Hotness a few years back. However, every time I logged in, I still wanted to click on the title and read some more about a fairly simple party game.
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19. Board Game: HellRail (Second Perdition) [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:9049]
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A couple of train games with amazing titles spring to mind. First, this one...
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20. Board Game: Iron Dragon [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1325]
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...and this one.
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21. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:465]
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I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, but not as big a fan of Lovecraftian board games. However, I think the titles often have a fantastic ring! Elder Sign, Arkham Horror, Cthulhu Rising, Mansions of Madness, Witch of Salem, When Darkness Comes: The Nameless Mist... Dark poetry that awakens my curiosity.
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22. Board Game: Exalted: Legacy of the Unconquered Sun [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:11374]
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Woaah, Legacies and unconquered suns. Hot stuff!
Who has ever heard of anyone conquering a sun anyway.
And boy, what cool box artwork!
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23. Board Game: Bunny Bunny Moose Moose [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3317]
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Step right up folks, if you buy this game now, we will throw in 1 bunny and 1 moose absolutely free!!
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