Games in which the non-english name sounds 10x cooler than that of the english name
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Add games to this geeklist in which the foreign name of the game is way better and more fun to say than the english name.

Some of these games in my group are now called for by the non-english name now because of the fact they are that much cooler to say.
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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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"Zug um Zug"
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2. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:376]
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"Jenseits von Theben"
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3. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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"Geschenkt"
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4. Board Game: The Bottle Imp [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1087]
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The Bottle Imp is an ok name, but I keep finding myself yelling "Flaschenteufel!" over and over. German sounds better when yelled. :lol:
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5. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1202]
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When did this overtext thing happen? Am I supposed to think of something clever to put here?
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"Adel Verpflicht" is much cooler than "Hoity Toity"
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6. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1070]
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"Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck"
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7. Board Game: Pick Picknic [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1433]
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"Hick Hack in Gackelwack"
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8. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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Durch die Wüste sounds much better than "Through the Desert".
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9. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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Funkenschlag sounds so much more exciting!
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10. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:575]
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Traumfabrik--much cooler name and design than the english version!
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11. Board Game: Sluff Off! [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1027]
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This game is much better when referred to by its proper German name...Die Steven Seagal!
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12. Board Game: Die Fugger [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2728]
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Strange that they never translated it
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13. Board Game: Schotten Totten [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:370]
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Ever tried to pronounce the German name of the game?:
Schotten Totten. Even for German it sounds great. Should be even more for for english-speaking gamers.
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14. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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No contest.
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15. Board Game: That's Life! [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1496]
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My family thinks I'm crazy but I insist on calling it Verflixxt!
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16. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:612]
 
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Incan Gold is an okay name, but when something bad happens, I like to yell Diamant!
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17. Board Game: Dawn Under [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2788]
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Dawn Under ?

This the game that really does it. Even a direct translation from German to English would have been better -- Thick Mist in the Grave.

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18. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
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I don't even know what Einfach Genial means, but I like it more. When I make a mistake I especially like to say, "Einfached up just now."
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19. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Die Fürsten von Florenz is only slightly better.
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20. Board Game: Wicked Witches Way [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2045]
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Du Balai! (which I believe means, "You dance! )
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21. Board Game: In the Shadow of the Emperor [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:838]
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Im Schatten des Kaisers sounds much cooler
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22. Board Game: Return of the Heroes [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1676] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Ruckher der Helden is only marginally better than Return of the Heroes. Where German shines, though, is on all of the components. The genericness of the characters and quests becomes exotic if you don't know the language. "Begleite diesen Moench zum Kloster" is much better than "Bring this monk to the church." The witch's broom is a Hexenbesen. To say nothing of the Sechsarmige Goettin which you must occasionally defeat.
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23. Board Game: Times Square [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2519]
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The game's characters are from a German movie of the 1950's. The Reeperbahn (the double-E is pronounced like the A in Ape) is Hamburg's red light district, famous because red lights (among other things) are legal there. It's a rough district where sailors go for entertainment. "Reep" is an old word for rope, and "Bahn" is a word for street; it's the street where, if we accept the picturesque view, sailors would get their ropes spliced (surely this is some kind of bizarre euphemism) in preparation for their next voyage.

Which player's disreputable saloon will Champagne Charlie or the fickle Brilli-Lilli stumble into? The board is a long, narrow pathway between these two establishments, and the players deploy cards in a battle of wits to lure the characters toward their end of the board.

New Year's Eve is not celebrated in the game. There are no huge billboards. The characters from the movie have never been to New York City. The board is not a square. Aside from that, I suppose there's nothing wrong with the American title of the game.

It's 10 times cooler to call it Auf der Reeperbahn.
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24. Board Game: Riesenflugzeugabteilungen [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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This just sounds so much better in German than the English ... oh, wait. That is the title of the US edition. Never mind.
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25. Board Game: Domaine [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:647]
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"Lionheart" is much better than "Domaine", but unfortunately already used by Hasborg.

Of course, the original game is better than the repr..... (ducking)
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