What Game Would Make the Best Weapon?
Todd Walden
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Over in the MSP regional thread we're having a heated discussion about who would win in a fight, the Ameritrashers or the Euro gamers.

This got me to to thinking, if you needed to defend your life with a game, which one would give you the best odds? There are a lot of things to consider... sharp bits, big & heavy bits, the ability to keep foes at a distance with a coffin box, or even the distraction of tossing a grail game out and letting the horror of the scattered pieces draw attention.

So what's your weapon of choice?
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I'm going to have to go with this one. Big, chunky bits, but with lots of appendages that can be used to maintain a good grip when swinging or throwing.
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Throw the marbles under their feet, and when they've tripped and fallen onto the floor? Sticks in the eyes
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That Errtu figure alone should be classified as a bludgeoning weapon and prevent this game from being shipped to some states. It's hard heavy plastic, slightly bigger than a man's fist and with lots of pointy bits. Tie a rope to it and (I'm being serious) you'd have an improvised flail capable of doing actual damage to someone.

The box is also pretty big and heavy, roughly the same size as a "standard" square game box but twice as deep.
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The heavy wooden box wouldn't be easy to swing, but if you could drop it from above. ninja
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This would literally bury your enemy!
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Never underestimate the power of psychological warfare...
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A big box that makes an excellent thrown weapon with pointy sides. Also pthe cubes in the game are so big you could use them as sling bullets (not kidding).
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More sling bullets. these bad boys are heavy metal.
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the stretchy rope piece would make a decent Garrote, and the blocks are big enough to hurt people.
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I'll see your Cthulhu wars and raise you an ogre. shield and offensive weapon all in one.
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It's amazing how much those wrapped poker chips look like a roll of quarters...
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One word... Caltrops!
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Perhaps the most dangerous weapon of all. It causes obsessions, delusions, compulsive tic like behaviors in its player. it squeezes out other games and can drain your bank account in nothing flat. It maybe slow, but when it's done, they'll find your 3 week old corpse in an empty apartment with nothing but arcane piles of cards surrounding you.
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While its tactical usefulness is limited to due the very specific conditions where it needs to deployed, tossing a copy of each edition of D&D into a crowded game con and shouting "So, which of these is the best?" is generally classified as unleashing a weapon of mass destruction.
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15. Board Game: BANG! The Bullet! [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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It's a BULLET for crying out loud!! Or, could be thrown as a football.

Not a soccer ball - an American football. Apologies in advance for confusion.
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Or really ANY Lego game. Have you ever stepped on a Lego?? Barefoot? cry

Caltrops - pure plastic pieces of pain.

Actually, if you've owned Lego, you've stepped on Lego.

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Throw the cards down and *BAM!*

Instant distraction...and possibly some drooling...along with a few "ooh"s.

*NOTE: This will only work against one gender though. It will only further infuriate the other.
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Takenoko: Collector's Edition box.

Pros:

1) More compact and manageable than War of the Ring: CE.

2) Sharp and pointy corners.

3) Gives the impression that it would survive the bludgeoning thus you just wipe it off, sit down and play a game to relax after a job well done.


Therefore, I would posit that this is the leader (or at least strong contender) in the "blunt objects" category.


Cons:

1) It is a blunt and heavy object, you need some strength to wield effectively.

2) It's more compact than WOTR:CE. You need to get up close and personal to use and thus might have to clean off some evidence from yourself as well as the box after use.


Not that I've ever thought about this particular use or anything... whistle

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19. Board Game: Split-Level Aggravation [Average Rating:4.36 Unranked]
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Split-Level Aggravation.

Because these



could be used like this



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Kind of like a shuriken, but not quite as sharp.
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Ninjato comes with little shurikens.
 
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The game has lasers built in to it!
 
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http://senseis.xmp.net/?NuclearTesuji
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