Using Games to make Games about Games: A pictorial gallery of BGG creativity
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Whaddyamean, using games to make games about games? No, I'm not having a mental breakdown, hear me out! Recently at a yard sale my wife stumbled across Last Word, which is a Scattergories kind of game. It's not the world's greatest game, but I had fun finding categories that apply to games, and rearranging the letters to make my own words in a rather different manner intended by the rules (see the first entries on the list below for the result).

Which got me thinking: no doubt there are more games out there, that we BGG-folk enjoy playing games with to make fun of games. (If you don't get it, try reading that last sentence 10x!) And no doubt there's more pictorial evidence here on BGG that I'm not the only person who enjoys having fun using my camera and my games to play games about games, or to play games with games that aren't really games. You know what I mean.

What are some more games that let you have fun talking about games, or about BGG? Please post images that show that we can be creative, and that we know how to use games to make our own games about games or other things! I've included a few images that show that users are having fun using games to make games about BGG, but since there's already a good list about that, I'm especially interested in seeing images that show games being used for things other than to spell out BGG.

Please add more pictures! Oh, and don't miss the fiery photos further down the list!
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1. Board Game: Last Word [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:14567]
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Games: a word that fits all these categories!



Things you sit on, things that are fried? Don't even think about it!

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2. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Playing games with game cards





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3. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Playing games with game miniatures



Never mind the official rules, kids are good at making their own games with games!



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4. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:14953]
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Playing games with game dominoes





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5. Board Game: Upwords [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:5797]
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Playing games with game letters





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6. Board Game: Last Word [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:14567]
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GeekGold: a valid word for the category "On The Internet"?



How many games can you think of beginning with T? (you have 30 seconds!)


 
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7. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Playing games with game stones

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8. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
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Playing games with game bits



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9. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Playing games with game meeples and cubes





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10. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:895]
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Playing games with plastic game tiles



Here's a puzzle challenge to get all the plastic tiles on the board, using the smallest possible space:

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11. Board Game: Spiel [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:6246]
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Playing games with game dice

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12. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Playing games with cardboard game tiles



Here's what happens when a tile game turns into a puzzle game: a challenge to get all the tiles (including the River expansion) into a single image of a completely contained picture:

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13. Board Game: On the Underground [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:954]
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Playing games with game colours

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14. Board Game: The Ungame [Average Rating:2.85 Overall Rank:15302]
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Playing games with combustible game components



How to warm up the Ungame for BBQ parties! Someone here had fun playing with matches as well as games!
Pictured below is the similar fate for a game of Jenga:

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Pictures honoring BoardGameGeek



There are many more images where letters or game-bits are used to spell BGG or BoardGameGeek - please don't include any more of these on the list, but only other creative uses of games. I'm sure there must be many more!
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16. Board Game: Java [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:719]
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Playing games with towers

 
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17. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Making Magical Polyhedra with game cards...





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18. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Playing games and making cube houses with cards

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Creative work by Keng Leong Yeo:







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20. Board Game: Homesteaders [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:490]
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Using Homesteader components (wood and steel) to make fences for our Rodeo rider

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