The Oneiric Gamer (Do Geeks dream of electric Meeples?)
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I would like to hear about dreams you had where existing games made an appearance.

-Were you simply playing the game? Maybe against unusual opponents?
-Did the games have different rules/components in the dream?
-Was it a nightmare? Did the kids use your precious board as a raft in the bath tub? Did the dog chew on your meeples?

Let's have your dream stories, the weirder the better!
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1. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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I'll get this started.

Last night I dreamt of walking in some sort of Charity shop, and finding in a large basket what looked like a 1960s version of Through the Desert (!!!).
It had a badly printed photographic cover depicting some pyramids (it looked like a faded 1960s touristic brochure). It was open, and the components were scattered everywhere in the shop (the horror!). In the dream I started rummaging everywhere and checking the back of the box for the components list.
For some reason, this was purely a tile laying game (no camels!), although it also had a lot of plastic objects which shape reminded me of the little baby hats of my daughter's Playmobil figure sets! In the dream, I puzzled at what their possible use could be in the game... The tiles looked very abstract, with no illustrations on them, like the buildings in Puerto Rico...

Also in the same oneiric shop was a battered box of this game:
although much smaller than the real box--about the size of a Goldsieber 'big box' game like Mississippi Queen. Two or three Axis and Allies map boards were up on the wall, like posters !!!


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2. Board Game: PanzerBlitz [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2006]
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True story: When I was a teenager, I had a very vivid dream about being a Panzerblitz infantry unit in a woods hex. I knew that I had to move, but I couldn't.

"Not yet. Not yet. I can't go yet." The visual of the board and that poor infantry unit was incredibly vivid.

I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that my bladder was about to burst.
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3. Board Game: Shogi [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1082]
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I had a dream about Shogi once, but it was so long ago I remember very little of the dream. I used to play Shogi in college with my roommate, but this dream must have been at least fifteen years later, because I couldn't remember anything about the game, nor name any of the pieces - I could only barely recognize what game it was.

Basically, some people were playing a game I could name but not remember any rules to, and were speaking in a language I didn't know, but it wasn't Japanese.
 
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4. Board Game: Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2046]
 
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I had a dream about this game after watching a video review of it - I hadn't, and still haven't, played it. I was introduced to it by several veteran BGGers (I didn't catch their usernames, I'm afraid). The game seemed to work the way it did in the video I'd watched, although for some reason the pawns all had weird, conical wooden bit balanced on top of them. I asked about the strange bits, and was told that they were just decorative.
 
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