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I used to look through all of my dad's old album covers as a kid and find wonderful and strange images. Searching through the music store as a kid, album covers would draw me in to try new things. Now I just download music without looking at any art. I miss album covers.

I make many board game purchases based on covers just as I did with music as a kid.

I was bored tonight, so I mashed the two together in a trip down memory lane. And as a result I think I'll have some nightmares.

I thought I'd share.
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1. Board Game: Hold Everything! [Average Rating:4.89 Unranked]
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I'll give 200 to the first person to correctly identify all of the board game covers these people (and 2 objects) came from Just send me a GeekMail. If no one gets them all, I'll give the 200 to the person who gets the most right by April 31st. Most of the answers can be found in the top 300-400 games, but a few are from recently announced games or games that are too new to be in the top 300ish yet.)

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2. Board Game: Dark Moon [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:749]
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Ok this isn't for Dark Moon.

Still, iconic Pink Floyd cover, I've always admired it.



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The album for Phil Collin's No Jacket Required was immediately what I thought of when I first saw abyss.







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Edgar Winter always freaked me out as a kid. This cover was the worst.

Have some nightmare fodder



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As a 10 year old boy, Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" fueled many a dream....errr....

This won't. At least not the good kind.




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Traveller is well known for the simple presentation of its iconic black covers. Here's a reworking in the style of Metallica's 1991 "Black Album":



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Someone ought to be able to make a good version of Queen's The Miracle with boardgame faces:





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Phil Fleischmann wrote:

Velvet Underground: the one with the banana

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Led Zeppelin -- Presence



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The Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers

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The Beatles: The White Album

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Sparks -- Introducing Sparks

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Rush Moving Games.

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It's what the cool kids play.

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The Mothers of Invention -- We're Only in It for the Money

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