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In a universe of games that involve rolling dice, playing cards, and shuffling miniatures, on boards that can be divided into garishly coloured fantasy landscapes, brown urban landscapes, and shiny monochrome sci-fi landscapes, some games can cause you to double-take when you see them being played. They can gather a crowd of non-gamers because whatever you're doing is so out of the ordinary that there's no way for them to *not* have a look at what's going on.
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1. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:910]
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Nothing like a bunch of people pointing foam guns at each other to make you look twice (especially with the older version where the guns were black, and more likely to be mistaken for the real thing by unobservant people at a distance).
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2. Board Game: Villa Paletti [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1417]
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Bright colours and the prospect of seeing things fail terribly and collapse? Gotta keep an eye on that!
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3. Board Game: Ugg-Tect [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2184]
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Speaking of bright colours and potential catastrophic collapse, Ugg-Tect adds the ever-enjoyable element of getting to watch people make silly noises and hit each other with inflatable clubs.
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4. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15574]
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I know, as a joke entry for GeekLists this was overdone long ago, but technically it's a perfectly valid addition here.
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5. Board Game: Terror in Meeple City [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:649]
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Sure, people will have a look when you're setting up your little city full of meeples and sundry. But when you start knocking everything over, that's when you'll have them.
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6. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:705]
Hanne Beate
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This was the first game I thought of.
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7. Board Game: Riff Raff [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1240]
John Drake
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Midlothian
Virginia
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Really good dexterity game that stands out. Simply fun to play.
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8. Board Game: Barbarossa [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:2708] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
John Drake
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Midlothian
Virginia
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It's a game with half-naked anime girls and strong nazi overtones.

Safe to say... you'll attract attention. Not sure it is the attention you want tho.
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9. Board Game: Sky Runner [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:12356]
Bruce Padget
United States
Claremont
California [CA]
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Just setting up the board for this gets attention.
 
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10. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2120]
Terry Gwazdosky
United States
Clinton
Maine
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I've yet to play this in a public setting where it did not draw lots of attention.
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11. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:660]
Hanne Beate
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I think this also will attract attention, because of it's colorful tiles.
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12. Board Game: Wings of Glory: WW1 Duel Pack [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:3230] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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    It's just so doggone pretty, so doggone classy.

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13. Board Game: Blasphemy [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:12839]
patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
California
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And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
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This does it.
 
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14. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:381]
Joe Pastuzyn
United States
Midland
Michigan
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Play this game in a public space and you're sure to get people to look twice, especially if you're nearing the end with certain doom looming and the players are yelling at the dice roller to get "hits" on the Blue Dragon (yeah, been there).
 
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15. Board Game: Tales & Games: Baba Yaga [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:13107]
Agent Emme
United States
Ohio
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Phelanpt Feb 11, 2:15 PM: evils have mostly stood by and watch goods fall. except for emme. she's spinning them round and round.
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The other players pick up a Baba Yaga piece and smack it around on the table during your turn. Noisy and eye-catching.
 
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16. Board Game: Broadsides and Boarding Parties [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4245]
Ethan Van Vorst
United States
Spencer
North Carolina
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When those big plastic ships get set down on a table it never fails to draw attention. cool
 
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17. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1375]
Richard Pickman
United States
New York
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"ONE! ONE! ONE!"
"TWO! TWO!"
"FOUR! FOUR! C'MON, SOMEBODY HAS TO HAVE FOUR!"
DING DING DING DING DING DING DING (knocking bell so furiously it falls on the floor)
"I GOT WHEAT! YESSSS!"

This is the noisiest, rowdiest game I have ever played. I *always* lose my voice.
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18. Board Game: Cards Against Humanity [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:2510] [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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Because if folks didn't know the game already, they probably heard you laughing about horribly offensive things that, taken out of context, make you an awful person.
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