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Some play so many games that it's hard to remember the proper name of a game they played once a long while ago. Others might be unfamiliar with the types of games we play and might refer to a game by its central theme or component, or the impression it left. Still others might bestow a new name on a game based upon an incident that occurred while playing it.

What nicknames do you regularly use to refer to a particular game?
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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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"The Train Game"

For the next printing, Alan should stop swimming upstream and just rename the game. That's all anyone ever calls it. Ever.
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2. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:519]
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"The Tetris Game"

It's not Tetris, people!
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3. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:369]
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"The Bean Game"

My extended family is nothing if not consistent.
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4. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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My wife calls this:

"That card game I always win."

Soon to be renamed:

"That card game I can't find in the gaming closet no matter how long I look, sorry, honey we'll have to play something else - game".
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5. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:672]
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We call this, "Dude! You F&%$#ed my Penguin!"
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6. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:423]
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"The Haunted House Game"

The full name is just too long to say in a hurry.
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7. Board Game: Alibi [Average Rating:5.43 Overall Rank:14275]
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"Card Clue"
 
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8. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1078]
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"Monk Clue"
 
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9. Board Game: Dirge: Carnage in Crimson [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:8496]
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"Monster Chess"

Also, "That game that reminds me of 'Archon'".
 
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10. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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"Camel Mints"
 
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11. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:854] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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"The dwarves game"
 
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12. Board Game: Bacchus' Banquet [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:4423]
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"Food Bang!"

This ancient-Rome themed cardgame of gluttony and decadence plays much like Bang!, but instead of shooting, players give each other huge meals until they burst.
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13. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
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We call this, "Bid Low to Win".

It came from a wargamer who christened this out of malice, played it eventually, bid low, won, then liked it.
 
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14. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1255]
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Kindly dubbed "Dutch, Dutch Revolution"

The name has stuck to the point where I have difficulty recalling the real title.
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15. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:320]
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Most call it "Shadows" but the less gamerly call it "That Traitor Game" But the really funny thing is one particular friend who always says "You have to do your axis of evil first" whenever someone messes up their turn order.
 
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16. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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We call this Puerto Rico.

We're wacky. I know.
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17. Board Game: Sluff Off! [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1027]
 
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I wish I could claim credit for inventing this nickname I read on BGG (attribution unknown, sorry): Die, Steven Seagal!

It hasn't exactly stuck, however. "Let's play Die, ...um ...Charles Bronson?"
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18. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:119]
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I know several poeple who call this game, "crack." They're addicted.
 
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19. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:607] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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courtesy of jjacjackson, I can't get "Stinkin' Pandas" out of my brain whenever I see/play this
 
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20. Board Game: Legend of the Burning Sands [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:4241]
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"Hunka Hunka Burnin' Sands" [cue Elvis]
 
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21. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:845]
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Pirate Candyland
 
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22. Board Game: Empires in Arms [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:955]
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My wife calls this "Up in Arms"
 
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23. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:943] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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... and my wife calls this "Up in Smoke"!
 
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24. Board Game: Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:5928]
 
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I spent 200 GG and all I got was this lousy overtext!
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"Dino Valley" (Sw. "Dinodalen")
 
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25. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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We played this last night and Travis dubbed it "Aids Rummy". I suspect this is going to stick.
 
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