Forget the Children, Save the Boardgame
Eric Evans
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Port Angeles
Washington
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As I look around my home, I occasionally make a mental game out of imagining what I would do if the house caught on fire. What route would I take to exit? How would I check to make sure everyone got out? Would I be able to reach for a jacket? Is my fire extinguisher charged?



Then my thoughts turn to more selfish images: Which game would I save first?

This is a list dedicated to all of the games that will make it out alive. Which game would you reach for if the house was on fire?

The rules are simple: You may only rescue 1 game
All of the games left behind are burned to a crisp
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1. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:682]
Eric Evans
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Port Angeles
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"Stop, drop and roll Louie, your coming with me. Tally Ho and the chickens can come too."

I pick this game because it would be hard to replace, it would smell bad as it melted and the battery burned, and we'll need something light to play at the Red Cross Shelter.
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2. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:905]
Mike Bourgeois
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Victoria
British Columbia
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Honestly, not cause it's my favourite but Kim really enjoys it. I could replace it but seeing the happiness in her eyes when I draw it and the baby out from beneath my coat would be well worth the harrowing risk of my life. laugh
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3. Board Game: We the People [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1031]
Justin Hoffman
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Ashburn
Virginia
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I have a tie; I just hope the cat is somewhere near either this game box...


EDIT: I didn't notice the "1 game only" rule when posting earlier [this is also why I'm usually not the guy tasked with rules explanations in my group ]. So, uhm, please pretend the 2 games I have listed here are sharing 1 box [though in the case of ASL stuff, that's not far from the truth]....
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4. Board Game: Beyond Valor: ASL Module 1 [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
Justin Hoffman
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or this one [mine is the 2nd edition with Red Barricades incorporated], or she'll have to find her own way out...
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5. Board Game: Burn in Hell [Average Rating:4.46 Overall Rank:15255]
Frank Strauss
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Berlin
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I can´t decide wich of my babys I should leave behind so I guess like a captain sinks with his ship, I have to burn with my collection and then play some games in devilHELLdevil
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6. Board Game: Blue Max [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1643]
Gregory Amstutz
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Chula Vista
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Hopefully, this is all very tongue-in-cheek. It being the case, I choose Blue Max. It's OOP, one of the first "game" games I played, and still one of my favorite.


Of course, I feel compelled to say that, were this to ever become a reality for me, the games would be low on my list of what to save. Does this make me less of a Geek?
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7. Board Game: Fearless Fireman [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Pete Belli
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I would save my own game prototypes, which cannot be replaced on eBay.

I do not have any children but if I did:

Each child would be assigned to rescue a designated game during a fire. This would be part of our family safety drills. The older children would be required to carry two or more titles through the flames. The family dog would be trained to drag out one of the more slobber-proof games. The cat... is useless.
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8. Board Game: Orchard [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3159]
Nicolas Guay
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Memramcook
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The first game I played with my son, very sentimental value for me
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9. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1754]
Greg Silva
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San Ramon
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This one would be my choice. All expansions and set of painted minis.
 
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10. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
Jerry Wilkinson
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This one, because it would cost the most to replace.
 
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11. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:801]
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I'm going to cheat and include expansions, especially as my beloved Eon set is all w/in one box. Even w/ insurance covering the loss, and State Farm (shameless plug, since over the years, I have *never* had an issue whether for car or property damage) cutting the check immediately, CE + all 9 expansions + all 8 token color sets is not something I could replace at the snap of a finger or willingness to throw money at it. And yeah, it's a the front of the closet when I can grab n dash.
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