What is the strangest thing that you have found in a board game?
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Over the last month or two, I have been picking up board games from charity shop. I have picked up a variety of games, some better than others.

the following list contains some of the stranger things that I have found in the board games that I have found; please add items that you have in your board games that you think are peculiar or bizarre.
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1. Board Game: Mid-Life Crisis [Average Rating:3.97 Overall Rank:15356]
Allen OConnor
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Mid life crisis is an odd game, undeserving of its low score on BGG. I have played the game twice and have enjoyed it both times. In the game you encounter a crisis and must draw a crisis card. I drew a card and had to choose whether to have an abortion.

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2. Board Game: Tabula [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:12059]
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Tabula is very similar to backgammon, other than the fact that no pieces start on the board, and both players move the same way. the game contains roman numeral dice, which look cool at first, but can be quite confusing.

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3. Board Game: Twenty Fives [Average Rating:5.18 Unranked]
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Twenty-fives is based on an old Indian game called Parcheesi, basically Ludo. Only Twenty-fives uses shells rather than dice to move around the board. This makes certain rolls a rarity in the game.



2 cowries with mouth up: 2
3 cowries with mouth up: 3
4 cowries with mouth up: 4
5 cowries with mouth up: 5
6 cowries with mouth up: 6 and another throw
1 cowries with mouth up: 10 and another throw
0 cowries with mouth up: 25 and another throw
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4. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1215]
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Hoity Toity sees you collecting antiques and showing them off. One of the collections is made up entirely of chamber pots.

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5. Board Game: SuperGang [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:3982]
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This game from Ludodelire comes with a dart gun:



It is used to shoot the other player's gangsters meeple
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6. Board Game: Inkognito [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1420]
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Rather than dice or cards, or a spinner or an allocation of actions movement in this fantastic 25 year old thematic deduction game, movement is determined by this; the Mene Tekel.

Each turn you might move up to 3 moves.
A blue ball means one move on a canal, red on land, yellow either canal or land, black move the ambassador, white move nothing.
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7. Board Game: Lascaux [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2565]
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Lascaux has the most beautiful pieces (stones) I've ever seen in a game.
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8. Board Game: Junta [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:965]
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Every edition has this cynical card

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9. Board Game: The Mad Magazine Game [Average Rating:4.88 Overall Rank:15606]
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I've found another one!

This game comes with the usual set of play money, except for one bank note:



ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE THOUSAND SIXTY THREE DOLLARS.
Great for buying your next Ferrari! meeple
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10. Board Game: Das Wasser des Lebens [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:5359]
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This Settlers of Catan variant included a small bottle of Whiskey!



The bottle in my copy is already empty - I couldn't resist ... soblue
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11. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15658]
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This game comes with a little metal racecar, thimble, horse, doggy, and an iron! Where is the theme here?
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12. Board Game: Roaches! [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Not the linked game, but the indy RPG The Shab al-Hiri Roach usually comes with a plastic cockroach. No real game function, but a neat prop considering it's a game about a super-intelligent ancient cockroach tking over people's brains.
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13. Board Game: Falsche FuFFziger [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:6400]
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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This wonderfully bizarre game by Friedemann Friese contains cardboard money, like many games. Most games, however, do not have a coin worth $213.

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14. Board Game: Junta: Viva el Presidente! [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2293]
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Each game comes with Presidential sunglasses. And they're worth 1 Victory point at the end of the game
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15. Board Game: War on Terror [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3480]
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16. Board Game: VivaJava: The Coffee Game [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1585]
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Early copies had real coffee beans... Then customs and biosecurity agencies got involved.
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17. Board Game: Ugg-Tect [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2170]
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The inflatable club! It might also run for a contest of the largest game pieces - in inflated, of course.

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18. Board Game: Helvetia [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:984]
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I traded with a GCL buddy for a copy of this last year. Inside the rulebook I found a receipt from a restaurant. Dinner for two.

I don't have a photo of it or anything, but I think little things like that are neat. A personal little footprint on the game. I know I traded it on to another fellow GCL member, not sure if I left the receipt in the box or not. I think it may have become a bookmark instead.
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19. Board Game: Dancing Eggs [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1801]
Noah Kopp
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Contents: Two dice, 9 rubber eggs, 1 wooden egg, and a rule book. I still haven't decided if this is a kids game, a party game, or a drinking game.
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20. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.82 Overall Rank:15440]
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Brownsburg
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An instruction manual, not written by Jocelyn Elders.
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21. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:454]
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Not all that strange but it comes with large plastic bags that are just a couple millimeters too small to store the boards but far too large for anything else. Bizarre.
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22. Board Game: Totem [Average Rating:5.48 Overall Rank:13209]
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The game comes with a tube of glue to make up the parts of the totem pole!
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23. Board Game: Symbioz [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:6062]
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Each copy of Symbioz contained two seeds and the rules featured instructions on how to grow them and a contest on guessing what plant they where from.
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24. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6686]
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I got this home, and it contained Fluxx. Very strange...
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25. Board Game: Touristen-Nepp [Average Rating:2.75 Unranked]
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This game came with a condom.
Wasnt used in the game though. At least not, if you play according to the rules
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