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Isn't it confusing when you're talking about a game, and the other person thinks you're talking about a completely different game that shares the same name or common abbreviation?

Much like this geeklist and this geeklist.

With so many games being released it was bound to happen. How about we make a handy spotters guide to help prevent this sort of confusion from happening?
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1. Board Game: Dead of Winter (second edition) [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:4374]
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The game that inspired this list when I told my mate I'd bought it today.

No, it's not Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game


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2. Board Game: The Resistance: Avalon [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:85]
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I frequently see the title of this shortened to Avalon, but remember, it's not an invite to play Avalon or Avalon.





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3. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:18]
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You realise your excitement at getting to play Mage Knight might have been a bit premature when you arrive to find this game on the table.


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4. Board Game: Revolution! [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1004]
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Is louder than Revolution.


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5. Board Game: Battletech Introductory Box Set [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:1174]
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I've heard this refered to as CBT; not to be confused with cognitive behavioural therapy, compulsory basic training or anything involving leather restraints.

But in my defense, there's noting in the rules prohibiting you from playing this while wearing PVC y-fronts.
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6. Board Game: Lost Patrol [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:4414]
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Or Patrol: Lost!? They are not the same game, there's nothing more to see here. Move along...

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7. Board Game: Man O' War [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1739]
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Man o' War: Napoleonic Naval Warfare Rules is not an expansion for GW's game of 'Raging Sea Battles in the Warhammer World'.


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8. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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Is not the same game as Twilight Imperium (Third Edition).

Me (excited): Oh! Do you remember you said you really wanted to try Twilight Struggle? I found a near mint second hand copy today. When do you fancy giving it a go?
Gav: Yeah, about that. I meant Twilight Imperium...



Sorry Gav, I still love you man.


 
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9. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
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...not

Samurai

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10. Board Game: 500 [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2854]
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...is not the same as Rummy 500, either.
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11. Board Game: Imperial Settlers [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:128]
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...is neither...



...nor...

(old box chosen because of its emphasis on the word Settlers more than the word Catan)
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12. Board Game: Ea$y Money [Average Rating:5.06 Overall Rank:14673]
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Is not the same as


And I've played both.
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13. Board Game: Campaign [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:14709]
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is not a reprint of Campaign, or even Campaign.





 
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14. Board Game: AEG Black Friday Black Box [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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The AEG Black Friday Black Box, which just says 'Black Box' on the side did not contain copies of either Black Box, it's deluxe expanded edition (Black Box +), Baffle Box, or even True Colors.











 
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15. Board Game: Red7 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:543]
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Red7 is a completely different game to Red Seven.

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16. Board Game: 12 Days [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2236]
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12 Days is a Christmas-themed game with a deck consisting of twelve drummers drumming cards, eleven pipers piping cards, and so on.

Despite the similar names and despite using essentially the same deck, 12 Days of Christmas and Twelve Days of Christmas are in fact separate games.



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17. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:341]
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Sushi Go! is a game about drafting sushi cards. But it's not Sushi Draft.

It's a game about choosing sushi cards. But it's not Choosy Sushi.

It's a quick game about sushi. But it is not Rapid Sushi, Sushi Express, or Sushi Panic!.

It's a game set in a sushi bar. But it is not Sushi Bar or Let's Play Sushi Bar.

It is definitely not a dice game about sushi. That would be Sushi Dice. Or maybe Sushi Roll!.

And despite being about Sushi, it's definitely not Sushi!.
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18. Board Game: Dragon Master [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:11015]
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is not a solo play version of GW's Dragon Masters,



nor is it a reprint of Dragon Master (which I'd never heard off, but actually seems quite cool).





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19. Board Game: Last Word [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:14706]
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Very different from
Last Word
Last Word Game
Last Word
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20. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:80]
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A month or two ago, I jumped on Cool Stuff Inc. to see if there was a date for when this would be available. It already was! And for only about $30!!! Wait, it only rates 3 stars despite all the buzz at Essen? Oh, they're offering to sell me
. Not the same thing at all!
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21. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:31]
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What's that? The family down the street was having a garage sale and you picked up this $90 game for only $4? Amazing! Sure, I would love to come over and try it out!

Oh, the disappointment when you arrive to find this:



or this:



or this:



Oh, the fiery rampage that will ensue if you find this:



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22. Board Game: Babel [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1055]
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is not the same as Babel among many others.
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23. Board Game: The Looney Bin [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:10181]
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Is not the same game as:
or
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24. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1648]
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Is not the same as Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game
. Despite them both coming out in the same year.

And definitely not the same as Buffy the Vampire Slayer CCG.
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25. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:5.01 Overall Rank:13897]
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Is not the same game as Battleship:
.

Or for that matter:

Battleship (first edition)
or
Battleship (second edition)
or
Battleships

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