The top 10 signs that you’re a board game geek.
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The top 10 signs that you’re a board game geek.
By Gabrial Kitterman

10) You tried to pay your rent with two sheep and a piece of ore.

9) You think farming in congested metropolitan areas is a good idea.

8) During breakfast you discover that you can put the saltshaker in mate in two moves.

7) You keep hoping the world will give up currency and go back to barter.

6) You’re sure that with the right rule variant, even paying taxes could be fun.

5) As a kid, you thought tic-tac-toe was such a good idea; you’re still waiting for the expansion.

4) You paid your buddies admission to Lord of the Rings, because you thought it might "strengthen your fellowship."

3) Your son’s name is Reiner and your Dog’s name is Bohnanza.

2) It doesn’t matter who asked for the butter, you always pass to the left.

1) You like German people


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I keep a lump of ore in my pocket. It has great value.
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Not the best farming tutorial.
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If you start yelling "RA!" at a Sotheby's auction...
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You call all the auto parts stores trying to find fuzzy 10 sided dice to hand from your rear view rear.
 
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6) You’re sure that with the right rule variant, even paying taxes could be fun.

This game actually contains a Form 1040 and a Schedule D. And, I hate to say it, I have fun filling them out. Of course if the Feds could keep their forms to half a page like these are...
 
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"Hi my name is Gabrial and I play Magic..."

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"Hi Gabrial"
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You think a hot pepper is a bean.
 
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How about:

#11 When you register for wedding presents at a game store!
 
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"Meeple"

9 points.
 
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Re: The #3 sign.

I swear this is true: my son's name is Ludo (actually Ludovic, but we call him Ludo). My wife and I were having trouble agreeing on a name (I wanted "Homer", she wanted "Carrington"). Well, being laid up with twins, my wife was doing a lot of reading. While reading a Harry Potter book, she came across a character named Ludo (the sports instructor?). She sez to me, "What about Ludo for a name?" I first pretend to hate it, then pretend to think about it, then pretend to discuss it with her and then finally agree to it. Only about a month later, after she's fallen in love with the name, do I explain that it is the name of a game and that it means "I play" in Latin. She is somehow amazed and unsurprised at the same time, but she goes with it.

P.S. To all the Europeans (especially Brits) in the audience: 99.9% of Americans have never heard of Ludo, so to them, the name is only strange because it's foreign (which can be bad enough), not because it's inspired by an incredibly geeky hobby.

P.P.S Ludo's middle name is Carabande (just kidding, it's Bruce)

P.P.P.S. Ludo's twin sister's name is Cleo (my grandmother's name). Not SO strange...but when I refer to the two kids as a unit (a big no-no in "Raising Twins" manuals, but I've done worse), I call them "Cluedo".
 
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Another addition...when you dream of finding a rare game at a thrift store. Last night, I had a dream I found Carabande Action Set for $15 bucks, used but in excellent condition. Even tho I own Pitchcar, and had no use for it, I bought it to sell. I brought it home and it was way weird, with much skinnier tracks and such.

I think my dreams are telling me I need to go buy more games. lol
 
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I keep an unpunched copy of the game at work JUST IN CASE.
 
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