Competition: The Mid-Life Crisis Edition (20GG for winner)
Gavin Wynford-Jones
France
Prévessin-Möens
Just across the border from Geneva, Switzerland
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Well, the Mayfair list is sinking like a stone and I really want a successful competition list, with witty entries showing off the best that the Geek has to offer. So, I'm opening a new one!

I, and most of my gaming friends, are... how shall I put this... not as young as we'd like to be. In fact, we ought to be going into that phase of life known to all as the "Mid-Life Crisis". So, help us out, guys: what best exemplifies the Mid-Life Crisis in Geek terms? What, in fact, wil help us stave off the realisation that we don't own the Porsche and probably never will...?

The usual rules apply. There's 20GG up for grabs. And the closing date is November 15th (midnight, French time).

Make us proud!

Gavin
PS Anyone submitting Busen Memo has to add 10GG to the pot.
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1. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
Davido
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Forget the Porsche, how about a War Sun or two. And who needs hookers and blow when you and your buds can lock yourself in the gaming room and fight the epic battle for control of a galaxy near you?

Nothing says "mid-life crisis" like "I'm gonna take this humongous box of plastic goodness and PLAY the heck out of this, irregardless of any other obligations" like Twilight Imperium.
 
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2. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:577]
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Inevitably, you buy a fancy car and/or go off skydiving (or something similarly stupid). F1 may not be done as much, but it mixes both ideas.
 
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3. Board Game: Monogamy [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:11043]
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Leave the wife and kids, you have laid the groundwork, they can make it on their own. Every midlife crisis needs a Hot Affair. OHHH YAA
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4. Board Game: Mid-Life Crisis [Average Rating:3.90 Overall Rank:15039]
Martin Stever
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Edited because I completely misread Gavin's intent. I was under the impression he was referring to Mayfair Games, not Mayfair, London, a district I've stayed in many times. My apologies to Gavin.

This game clearly shows the future dementia of geeks locked into 35% off. "I got this great game and I'm fully and completely satisfied with my discount level. I gamed the system. I am THE MAN! Bow down to me you full-retail-price-paying dumbasses!


...uh...no...never played it
."

61 geeks own Mid-Life Crisis (including me), but there is only 1 recorded play.
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5. Board Game: Billionaire [Average Rating:5.17 Overall Rank:14858]
Michael Barlow
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Lurking around the eBay pages, looking for the games of your mispent youth, where making a fortune was your life's contented goal every Saturday afternoon? And what have you got now?
Does the musty smell of old cardboard help you recapture your past?
Dare you set up and play again? Ha ha ha, it's only pretend.
 
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