Can games be the opposite of each other?
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This is a mental challenge. We hear the argument that certain games are the opposites of each other. Can this be true? What defines opposite?

Please add your thoughts to this list, these are the rules:

1) The games must be in the BGG database.
2) Use only one game entry per opposite pair. The other game can be described in the text or add a picture from the database.
3) List at least three reasons why these games are opposites of each other.


Here's a classic example, George Carlin's Baseball vs. Football


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1. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Candyland vs. Arkham Horror



1) Candyland's theme is 'sweetness' and 'light', Arkham Horror is 'forbidding' and 'dark'

2) Candyland has a Ginger Bread Plum Tree, Arkham Horror's tree may very well turn out to be a Dark Young.

3) Candyland pictures lots of good things to eat, Arkham Horror pictures you as the snack.

4) Candyland uses colors to signify movement spaces, in Arkham Horror it's spelled 'colours' and usually pinpoints a metorite landing.
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2. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Pandemic vs. Last Night on Earth




1) In Pandemic the disease is represented by cute little wooden cubes (ooh...colorful), in LNoE the disease is represented by shambling, grotesque effigies of dead people in drab red and green plastic (and can be painted up to be even worse (ooh...bloody).

2) In Pandemic you can travel the world, in LNoE you'll be lucky to make it to the next house.

3) In Pandemic, you get to work cooperatively, in LNoE only have to work cooperatively until you find the TRUCK KEYS!

4) In Pandemic you use the latest in human technology to eradicate disease, in LNoE you eradicate disease the old fashioned way - You Burn it!
 
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3. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2067]
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Kill Doctor Lucky vs. Save Doctor Lucky



1. In one game, you're trying to kill Doctor Lucky in his mansion. In the other game, you're trying to save him from a sinking cruise ship.

2. In Kill Doctor Lucky, your attempt to kill him must be out of the line of sight of any witnesses (other players). In Save Doctor Lucky, you want to save him in front of witnesses so you can take credit.

3. Kill Doctor Lucky is sort of fun, Save Doctor Lucky is sort of not.
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