Songs To Play Boardgames To
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I love music of all kinds. I used to DJ a bit, back in the day - and I still love picking out tracks to listen to, building 'sets' on the fly.

I was playing a game last night and thought how appropriate a certain song would be - to set the mood. And that got me to thinking...

Here are a few "songs to play boardgames to" that I've come up with. All of them are related to the games in some way: some are thematically linked; others are simply an excuse to trot out a good (or not so good!) song that happens to have the same title as a game. And there may be a few where the link is a little more... esoteric.

I hope you enjoy the selection - and please feel free to add your own ideas (and alternatives) to the list! I look forward to finding more great songs this way!
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This was the game we were playing last night that inspired the list.

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A couple of options on this one, I'm sure. This one came to mind immediately:

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Original by Alphaville. I'm quite fond of the Guano Apes cover:

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Obvious song is obvious!

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I wonder if there is anyone out there that hasn't hummed this whilst playing Power Grid...?

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OK - cheating slightly here. But tell me this wouldn't set the mood!

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Apparently, there isn't a version for Cthulhus and giant pet carnivorous plants, so this one will have to do...

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OK - slightly cheesy, this one.

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I apologise to everyone if this is now stuck in your head for every Agricola game forever more.

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I considered 'Down With The Sickness' for this, but that just reminds me of zombies now...

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The only thing missing from this game is pool cues.

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What do you mean, "that's inappropriate"?
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(Although 'London Underground' by the Amateur Transplants is another obvious one...)
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Absolutely any excuse to play this song!

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