How To Tell You're a Board Gamer (1)
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I considered titling this "You Might Be a Board Gamer If..." but that conjures up attempted jokes, which this is not about. Instead, it's about real things you can possibly claim (proudly or not) as indicators of your board gamer status. For good and bad, I can claim about half.

Feel free to thumb and/or comment those you should plead "guilty" to (or if you have a gaming friend that it's true of) as it would be interesting to which elements are the most common.

If interested, a second list of 50 more can be found here...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/35712

Anyway, you can tell you're a board gamer if...
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1. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1184]
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... you can, or at one time could, setup the entire Axis & Allies board from memory.
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2. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:267]
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... you've spent a bunch of money on several games just to get the free shipping.
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3. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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... from reading and trying to digest a rules book, you've actually dreamt of the game.
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4. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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... you've cancelled a date to instead play games.
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5. Board Game: Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1332]
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... you've spent countless hours, possibly over several months, tracking the course of an eagerly anticipated game.
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6. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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... you've played the same game by leaving the board setup over several days/weeks/months.
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7. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
 
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... you enjoy spouting, "Chess is solved," even though you don't have a ranking.
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8. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14511]
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... you've ever had the thought, "I'm glad Hitler didn't conquer Australia first."
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9. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15329]
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... you equate the number one selling game of all time to the level of an amoeba.
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... the only time you voluntarily clean the kitchen table with soap and water is before game time.
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... looking at your collection of games makes you smile deep down inside.
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12. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:691]
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... you smirk every time you hear a game box top lid make a farting sound.
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13. Board Game: The Dating Game [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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... on a first date, and without considering how it sounds, you asked your date with all sincerity, "Do you like to play games?"
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... you smile like a dope when a girl joins your gaming session.
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... you fail to notice when a girl joins your gaming session.
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... plastic baggies are a staple in your game boxes.
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17. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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... you pronounce "Agricola" in the proper Latin, rather than as the latest soft drink.
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18. Board Game: Pirates of the Spanish Main [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:3320] [Average Rating:6.02 Unranked]
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... you laugh at the spoofs in regard to people dressing up for games, thinking there's probably more truth to them than you care to admit... yet you continue to do it anyway and perpetuate the image.
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19. Board Game: DICEcapades [Average Rating:5.02 Overall Rank:15211]
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... you enjoy one of the following three relationships with dice: Loathe the idea of them, love the feel of them in your hand, or would bathe in a tub full of them.
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20. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:119]
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... you have at least one game in your closet that is still shrinkwrapped.
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... you take delight in punching out new game pieces in private without being disturbed.
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... whenever you hear the name "Scott" in real life, you have automatic word associations with "beard", "glasses", and "board game video reviews."
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23. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
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... you've had the thought that dressing up as a game piece for Halloween would be cool, regardless that no one would get it.
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24. Board Game: Antike [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:560]
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... most, if not all, of your Christmas list sent to family members consists of board games they've never heard of.
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... you've been so desperate to play a certain game that you dumb it down to the level of Candyland so your young children will play with the tokens and board with you.
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