Too many games in the database - let's merge some of them!
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Let's face it - with nearly 75,000 games in the database, we have come to a point where nobody can dream about even browsing them all, much less have a stab at playing them. It's scary. But there is a simple solution to the overkill - by merging two games each, we could cut the database in half and clean it up beautifully. Here are some modest suggestions about where to start. Feel free to add your own.
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1. Board Game: Camel Up [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:381]
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Camel up Front

A merger with only advantages. First of all, save human lives by sending the camels into battle. Secondly, I hear that Up Front can be a tad hard to come by nowadays. Why not merge it with the bestselling quality and more or less eternal availability of Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up?
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2. Board Game: Om Nom Nom [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3554]
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Carrom Nom Nom

A game with great nutritional value. Takes a while till you munch up the large Carrom board.
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3. Board Game: Mü & More [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:830]
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Mü & Morels

Once a true classic, Mü & More hasn't seen as many plays as it used to for most players. Why not combine it with modern favorite Morels? Who could say no to Mü with butter and cidre?
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4. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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Crushed Castles of Burgundy

Shorter than The Castles of Burgundy and more strategic than Castle Crush!. Everybody wins!
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5. Board Game: Münchhausen [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:10326]
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Munchhausenkin

Totally true story: This blend of Munchkin and Münchhausen is quick and fun!
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6. Board Game: Res Publica [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4217]
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The Resistance Publica

The Resistance might be a bit hard for beginners, what with having to hide your role convincingly. Not any more. This open role variant is great for shy and honest players.
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7. Board Game: Ristorante Italia [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:2285]
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Riskorante Itala

You never know what to expect when trying out a new Italian Restaurant, after all. If service isn't up to standard, crush the waiters with the power of your Risk armies.
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8. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:798]
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Quelfenland

Travel around the lands with all the fun rules from the party game Quelf, such as prancing around a dead toothbrush and whatnot.
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9. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:939] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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Small World in Flames

If you toss in your Small World armies and rules, the game just plays so much faster...
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10. Board Game: Word on the Street [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1457]
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Words on the Streetcar

When was the last time you saw any Streetcar without graffiti? A result of this beautiful game.
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11. Board Game: At the Beach [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Can't stop at the beach

Let's face it, this sums up many wargames. You spend hours setting up little counters on your landing craft, and you just Can't Stop when you reach the beach.
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12. Board Game: Alien Frontiers: The Mind Control Helmet [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Alien frontiers: The Mastermind Control Helmet

Who still plays Mastermind? The game that could be hard work? Well, not anymore. The helmet lets you see right through your opponent's setup.
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13. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:63] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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Star Wars Trek Realms: X Attack Fleet Captains Wing The Living Deckbuilding Card Game

Is all things to all men, and possibly now the ultimate power in the universe.
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14. Board Game: Chicken Cha Cha Cha [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1392]
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Chicken Cha Cha Chaos in the Old World

In this amazing game you have to move your chickens in the Old World while grabbing the Old Gods tail feathers. Each feather has a unique power wich you can use to "cha cha" the Old Gods minions and dominate the Old World.
Plain fun for all the family!
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15. Board Game: Upon a Salty Ocean [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2648]
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Animal Upon a Salty Ocean

There are various Animal Upon Animal games already, but I don't think there is a floating one yet. With enough salt in the water, that shouldn't be a problem, though.
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16. Board Game: Coin Age [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2740]
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Coin Age of War of the Ring of Fire in the Lake

This is the ultimate gamer's game, it has everything, from ameritrash, to eurogame, economics, wargame, almost wargame...

Lots of moving pieces, great components like minis, wood meeples, cardboard counters (half clipped, half unclipped), cards, great mechanics and also mechanisms.

I didn't played it, the rules are a mess...but recommend to all the people who likes this kind of games.
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17. Board Game: Burger Joint [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:4651]
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Kingsburger Joint

Where the nobility goes for lunch.
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18. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:450]
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Kingdom Empire Builder

This merger gives Kingdom Builder the one thing it is obviously missing, Trains.
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19. Board Game: TurfMaster [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1372]
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Turf Master Labyrinth

This merger creates much more interesting race courses.
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20. Board Game: Crazy Eights [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15409]
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Crazy Eight Minute Empire

Play Eight-Minute Empire while laughing diabolically.
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21. Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:950]
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Eight Minute Empire Builder

I love the crayon rails games, but some people complain about their length. This solves that problem!
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22. Board Game: Lust! [Average Rating:5.08 Unranked]
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Caylust!

Ain't that provost lookin' kinda hot?
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23. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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Race for the Galaxy Trucker

Because empires with more production worlds produce more goods, you want as many production worlds as possible.
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24. Board Game: Twin Tin Bots [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2978]
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Twin Tin Bots & Balls

Because what's better than barely controlled robots? Barely controlled robots playing soccer!
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25. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:55]
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El Grandean Abyss

Even deeper than the original.
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