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Your hands are cramped. You've seen more counter-sheet scans and box fronts in the last few hours than previously during your entire stay on the geek.

You've been geekmodding!

Well there is nothing like reviewing and categorizing every image on the Geek to make you say "gee, digital photography has progressed a lot in 8 years, yeah?"

Among the seemingly endless stream of images of old Milton Bradley games and photos that can be best described as "flash tests" there are some interesting and overlooked games and eye-catching photos.

Here are some that caught my attention or somehow seem germane to everyone's current favorite geek-pastime - generating a mountain of geek gold, one geek cent at a time.

While I'm not ready to call my broker and inquire if any former Eastern Blok countries are still for sale...

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If they'll take 16,000 bag for it, we have a deal. They'll never get a better offer. Well, at least until Aldie subdivides the image categories...


...I am certainly having fun rummaging through the old Geek photo closet.

What games or photos have you found that really caught your attention?
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1. Board Game: Chrononauts [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1946] [Average Rating:6.22 Unranked]
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... and Aldie said. "Let there be three categories of images on the geek." And it was good.

Well, good until the site seemed to crawl (much like a session of chrononoughts...)
 
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2. Board Game: The Bucket King [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2160]
 
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After Aldie modified the image gallery mod process the Geek's space-time signature returned to normal and full-on, turbo-charged modding could take place.


How many buckets have you gone through today? Don't be shy....
 
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3. Board Game: F*ck This! [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:13740]
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This was the first game that just leapt off the mod screen at me...

I'd like to try this game with Mr. Skeletor. The smart money is probably on him, but I had enough summer jobs in the construction industry to give him a run for his money.
 
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4. Board Game: Napoleon in Europe [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2911]
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Bits! Lots of lovely plastic bits! Eagle Games made some beautiful looking games. But, was this game any good? Is it worth pursuing?
 
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5. Board Game: The Grand Alchemist [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:13930]
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This gorgeous photo caught my eye.

Are we just another game with a pretty map and lovely, lovely wood cylinders.

Is this an ugly duckling waiting to find the right home ( and the right geek ) where it can blossom into a swan? Or is it a pile of goose poop?

With only 23 ratings, most of them hovering around 5, I'll probably skip this game.
 
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6. Board Game: Piraten, Planken & Peseten [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:12342]
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This may be the closest I come to Broadsides and Boarding Parties... given enough rum and some willing suspension of disbelief.
 
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7. Board Game: Between The Sheets [Average Rating:2.25 Unranked]
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Given the thumb-magetism that booby-happy images have, I'm surprised this image only has 10 thumbsup
 
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8. Board Game: The World's Educator [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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I haven't done much of this newfangled modding. It's too depressing, knowing that when it's done, we still will need to take the 95% of images labeled "game" and sub-subdivide them into proper sub-categories.

But I did stumble upon this and the game sounds fascinating. I think someone who owns it should post the questions and answers so we can play it.
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