Games that invariably get a song stuck in your head
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There you are, innocently getting ready to play a game, and suddenly...ahhh! Its in your head! It just won't get out!
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1. Board Game: La Isla [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:730]
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It didn't USED to, but after this thread about how 'Isla' is pronounced, I'm not going to able to play without getting La Isla Bonita in my head.

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2. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:91]
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This one is the worst. I can't even see the title without getting a song stuck in my head.

But at least its not Constantinople...

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3. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:286]
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As I'm setting up Pathfinder and adding cards to locations, I'm always sort of reading the numbers in my head, which usually go '1,0,0,1,1,0'. At some point my brain inevitably sticks in 'SOS'.



Side note: are ALL music videos really, really weird? Not something I usually watch, but every time I do see one, unless it is just the band singing, it is just bizarre.
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4. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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She's got a ticket to ride.......Every. Single. Time.
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5. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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It's a world of laughter, a world of tears....
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6. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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If any player buys a Lumberjack, whenever it comes out I start singing:

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7. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:354]
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Steely Dan: Do It Again.

I'd actually like to play the song during some future game, especially near the end when the decisions get more excruciating.



"Now you swear and kick and beg us
That you're not a gamblin' man
Then you find you're back in Vegas
With a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money
So you hide them when you're able
In the land of milk and honey
You must put them on the table"
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8. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:25]
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'Nuff said.
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9. Board Game: Abyss [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:324]
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After my husband described this game to some non-gaming friends we were introducing it to as "The Little Mermaid: the Board Game" and used the fact that there is a crab race as his evidence this game reminds me of "Under the Sea" from Little Mermaid...

"Life is much better down where it's wetter, take it from me. Up on the shore they work all day. Out in the sun they slave away. While we're devoting full time to floating Under the sea!"

Luckily our friends were't put off by the anaology or the game!
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10. Board Game: Deus [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:303]
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Amadeus, Amadeus.

Amadeus.
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11. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1031]
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I shot the sheriff!
But I didn't shoot the deputy...


Originally by Bob Marley but the cover by Eric Clapton is almost as famous.
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12. Board Game: Polis: Fight for the Hegemony [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:519]
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13. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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I'm totally not into Lady Gaga, which makes this all the worse...that section of Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' where it's like "Rah rah rah-rah-rah, rah-rah rah-rah-rah..."

You know it.

I once absently sung that line as we played and two other people at the table admitted they had the same part stuck in their heads.
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14. Board Game: Jamaica [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:404]
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I might be showing my age a little.. but this can inspire Kokomo, though perhaps not 'invariably'

"Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama"







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15. Board Game: Seasons [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:161]
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16. Board Game: Black Gold [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1616]
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And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
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17. Board Game: Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1429]
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You remind me of the babe....
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18. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1281] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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The obvious choice is ABBA's Mamma Mia -

but, for me it's always :


Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.)
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
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19. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:881]
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20. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:630]
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For me:




For when my wife wants to torture me:

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21. Board Game: Tricks & Treats [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:8669]
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Insteada treated, We get tricked!

Insteada kisses, We get kicked!

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22. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
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Electric Avenue by Eddie Grant

We over do The "Oh No" when things go wrong, and substitute our own lyrics for the verse (you can sing almost anything and it fits).


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23. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
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When I first heard this game I couldn't stop hearing this song in my head from a band I used to love about 5-10 years ago.

Skip to 3:26 for the part of the song that I'm referring to.
Sounds like he's screaming: TERRAAAAAAAAAAA MYSTICAAAAAAAAAAA

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24. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:884]
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This one is quite obvious.
I really like this cheesy Platters version :-)

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