Game Spotting 107 - Letters - The Answers
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These are the answers to the quiz/test set in this list (Game Spotting 107 - Letters). The images are single letters from the box titles of the game - but not necessarily the English/American edition.

There were a dozen people who got perfect marks (25 out of 25) and the winner of the Grand Prize (chosen at random) is Oskari.

The average number of correct guesses was 18 - a high total.

This List has all the tests/quizes and their answers, so you can test your game knowledge and check the answers without taking part in the competitions. The List also has a link to the latest test/competition.

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1. Board Game: 1835 [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1955]
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There's not much on the cover of this game, but using steel rails for the number make it a striking cover that many spotted.
 
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2. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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A cast iron effect is used for the title of this game. As a popular game it was guessed by many.
 
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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The title of this game doesn't evoke Gothic Horror, but everything else on the cover does. The green outline to the letter probably gave the game away to many.
 
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4. Board Game: Babel [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1041]
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As a representation of the Tower of Babel, this letter lacks a little stature, but it's quite a good rendition of the tower piece that comes with the game.
 
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5. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:34]
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Another train game (sort of, as you create rail links during the second era of the game) but this time the metal is Brass instead of iron/steel.
 
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6. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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I did cheat slightly with this one so that I could isolate the "d" from the "n" and "e". It didn't really fool anyone though.
 
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7. Board Game: Evo [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:756]
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The "O" in the title is a breaking egg. If you've ever seen the cover of this game then your unlikely to forget it. (Again, I removed the red surround to isolate just the egg.)
 
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8. Board Game: Factory Fun [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:868]
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The title is made up of outlined pipe segments.
 
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9. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:672]
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The ice effect for the letters and a popular game made this one of the easiest games to guess. Few missed this one in their answers.
 
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10. Board Game: Indus [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:11225]
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This is one the the few that caused people to stumble. It's not well-known and doesn't have that many ratings, although I quite like it.
 
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11. Board Game: Kremlin [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:853]
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A classic game that more people guessed than I expected. The backward "R" obviously stuck in many minds considering this is a long out of print game.
 
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12. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1073]
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Unless you've seen the game box, you'd easily miss the "shield" as the letter "O". I could have used one of the more "normal" letters, but thought the shield deserved some exposure.
 
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13. Board Game: Maya [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:3241]
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Another relatively obscure game - it just never seemed to grab the limelight - but the title artwork evokes the Mayan style beautifully. (If you were trying to look up an Aztec game, then you were close, but no cigar).
 
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14. Board Game: Mü & More [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:824]
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Although my version has a grey title, it's still the distinctive umlaut from the game title.
 
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15. Board Game: Friday the 13th [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1432]
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A Reiner Knizia card game that's quite good, if somewhat simple, but it's good for children. The artwork is good as well.
 
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16. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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The number 1 game, and I thought that I'd include an easy game to spot. Although there weren't many wrong guesses made by people, over 90% of all the wrong guesses was for this entry, with most wrong guesses giving Carcassonne as the answer.

(I had thought of using the "a" from San Juan instead, but decided to go for the easy option.)
 
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17. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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There are only two letters in the game name, and the "R" was just too easy, although the "A" isn't that much harder to spot.
 
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18. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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I wasn't sure if this font was distinctive enough, but I needn't have worried as most people got this game.
 
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19. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:487]
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A game with superb artwork, although a bit of a monster to learn by all accounts. I really like the fish-head look of this letter.
 
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20. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:522]
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You really need to see this in colour, otherwise you couldn't tell which game it came from (real UberGeeks know what I'm talking about). Although it's quite abstract, it's a great game for 5.
 
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21. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1583]
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This game has several different covers, but this is from the front of my copy. The shears forming the "a" is a nice touch. (Roger the Ram is a neat twist on "wood for sheep" as well.)
 
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22. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127]
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A re-printing/re-issue/re-theming of Wallenstein that's gone Top 20. Being a popular game makes it relatively easy to spot.
 
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23. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:401]
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Another game with many covers. However, the crenelated "E" is a clue towards castles and towers. (And how often do you get to use the word crenelated these days?)
 
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24. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
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This letter seemed quite hard to spot to me - how wrong I was. It seems that this font is burned into most people's minds, screaming Twilight Imperium forever.
 
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25. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:680]
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Primordial Soup or Ursuppe, they both have an "s" and either answer was acceptable (of course). This game was in the top 3 for the most correct answers.
 
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