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It is a quiet evening, a beautiful oak gaming table sits in the middle of the room with two chairs surrounding. The tension in the air is almost palpable as you glance across the board game in front of you and stare into the face of your opponent, President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy seems strained since your influence in West Germany has become increasingly worrisome. Kennedy thinks to himself, "Should I play that European Scoring card or wait and try to swing the dominance of Europe back into the U.S. player's grasp..." Kennedy decides on playing the European Scoring card now, in hopes he can make up the lost victory points in South East Asia.

Can you imagine that game night? What a memorable experience it would be to be able to play a select board game with a select player or players.

Therefore, the objective for this GeekList is to make a list of games, which I will begin. Name the game. Name the player or players. The players can be historical, fictional, someone you knew, but never got the chance, anyone...

So who is at your table???
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1. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:4]
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Well obviously this was my first thought, and I think a game of TS with either John F. Kennedy or Nikita Khrushchev would have been a game for the ages.
 
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2. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:412]
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Understandably this is a dodgy subject, but a great game. So I say the following statements knowing full well these men are cold blooded murderers who single handily tore loved ones from families, but this is meant to be a "what if" and I don't mean any disrespect...

Now my initial thought was to play Jack the Ripper, but that seemed too easy. So I thought a little longer and with the help of my wife, we came up with the scenario of playing Mr. Jack with maybe Gary Ridgway, The Green River Killer, who is rightfully in prison, so he should have quite a bit of time on his hands, or maybe the Zodiac Killer who terrorized the San Francisco area in the seventies.. These men were very successful in avoiding authorities and would maybe be pretty adept at playing Mr. Jack's role in the game.
 
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3. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:28]
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I would love to play Power Grid with Al Gore... Can you imagine his face when he had to forgo the environmentally friendly power plant because he was out bid, and thus had to settle for that inefficient coal plant.. Priceless... laugh
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4. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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When I thought of this GeekList idea, one of my first thoughts was playing Acquire with Warren Buffet the billionaire investor. "Lets see what you got old man!"

I believe a bit of trash talking might spice up the stuffy atmosphere when Warren Buffet is in the room.. devil
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5. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
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Now the theme of a Game of Thrones comes directly from George R.R. Martin's phenomenal best selling fantasy series "A Song of Fire & Ice". If you have not read it, I whole heartedly recommend it, but getting to my reason for this list.

I would love to play GoT with:

Eddard Stark- Lord of House Stark
Balon Greyjoy- Lord of House Greyjoy
Tywin Lannister- Lord of House Lannister
Stannis Baratheon- Lord of House Baratheon
Mace Tyrell- Lord of House Tyrell
Me- I guess I would play House Martell

What a "backstabbing kind" of game day that would be! surprise
 
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6. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:534] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Now, I'm a big zombie fan, and playing LNoE with the man who practically invented the genre, George Romero, would be a zombierific type of night! Now where did I place my over sized black framed eye glasses..? laugh

uuuurrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhh! zombie
 
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7. Board Game: Pink Godzilla Dev Kit [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:7573]
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I would play this with Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier and Masahiro Sakurai.

Mostly because I'd like to meet those people. It's not so much about the game.
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8. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:500]
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Okay, I'm just gonna go wild! devil

My ultimate game of Diplomacy would be:

1. Otto von Bismarck: 'nuff said.
2. Henry Kissinger: I'd like to see how he'd stack up against the others.
3. Cardinal Richelieu: Who could resist seeing him go toe to toe with Bismarck?
4. Nikita Khrushchev: Between the bluster and the shoe he'd be a riot!
5. Richard Nixon: Between his skills at foreign policy and his thinking everyone is out to get him, he'd be a natural for this game! Plus, I'd love to have a front row seat to see him poke Khrushchev in the chest again.
6. My best friend Lance: he could sell ice to the Eskimos!
7. Me: What can I say? I love a challenge. Plus, I'd like to see Lance in action with the others. His ability got us out of many a sticky situation in college!
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9. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:399]
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It would be interesting to play this one with the count playing himself, although I'd be tempted to let him win in case he was a bad loser.
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10. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2241]
 
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One option: watching Grant and Lee playtest my Civil War game.
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11. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:423]
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I'd enjoy playing Betrayal with one writer and three actors:

1) Stephen King
2) Sarah Michell Gellar
3) David Duchovny
4) Gillian Anderson

The reasons should be obvious to the most casual observer. I'd love to see what Stephen King would do with all the errata in the game!!
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12. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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I bet Jared Diamond would provide some interesting commentary during a game of Through the Ages.
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13. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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who wouldn't want to pit the forces of Shadow against the actual mastermind of the Free People of the Third Age, Gandalf The White himself... Make him see how it COULD have gone down, if he hadn't been so damn crafty.
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14. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1018]
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Game played by

John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Val Kilmer
Henry Fonda
Gary Cooper
Myself

and any one of the people that I regularly game with

I just want to see the look on everyone elses faces when Val says, "I'll be your Huckleberry"
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15. Board Game: Advanced Third Reich [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2361]
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General George Patton, versus General Erich Von Manstein.

I would gladly pay for a seat at ringside.

Then, I'd love to see Hitler play the same game against Stalin.
(Waiting for the inevitable emotional meltdown - This would be the 1944 version of Hitler)

Regards

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16. Board Game: Bootleggers [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1122]
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Originally, I thought I'd like to play with the likes of Al Capone, Bugsy Malone, and the sort, but as I pondered longer I realized that only one of us might walk out alive.... so instead my play group would be

Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
Joe Pesci
James Gandolfini
myself

and any one of the people I regularly game with (just so I have someone to reminisce with about this session)
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17. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:578]
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Formula De with:

1. Mario Andretti (F1, Indy)
2. Sir Sterling Moss (GT, F1)
3. Sir Jackie Stewart (GT Cars)
4. Emerson Fittipaldi (Indy)
5. Alex Zanardi (F1)
6. Michael Schumacher (F1)
7. Boris Said (Anything with wheels)
8. Bill Elliott (My favorite NASCAR driver, what can I say?)
9. Stig Blumqvist (Rally)
10. Me!

The best part, they're even all still alive!
 
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18. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1001]
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I'd set up a three-player match between myself, Marie Antoinette, Robspierre, Louis XIV... just to watch the hilarity ensue.
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