Gamer's Kit, Basic
Eric Raabe
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Remembering back to my D&D days, there was always an item in the big list of goods just called Thieves Kit, or something similar. Well thinking back on that, there are things almost every gamer needs to have on hand for a night of gaming. So gather up a few items and toss them into a cheap plastic toolbox, these are my suggestions for a basic Gamer's Kit.
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1. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1087]
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A big doubling cube
As big as you can find. You'd be amazed how many games you can perk up by adding a doubling cube to it.



I've got the one in the top row middle -- it's the biggest one I could find. I'd love to have one about the size of a pool cue, with some real heft.
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2. Board Game: Terakh: A Creative Strategy Game [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:9514]
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That turn-order coin from Terakh: A Creative Strategy Game
Ok, just any coin would do, but the Terakh coin exemplifies the idea. Have a game where how well you do depends on how well the player to your left is doing? Then throw in the turn-order coin after each round. Mix up the order the game plays in.

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3. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1050]
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A turn object
One of my favorite things about the Settlers of Catan is the need to pass the dice at the end of your turn. It kept the game going. What you need in general is a large, sturdy object that can be passed around to signify whose turn it is.

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Condiment cups
You invariably wind up with little piles of bits while playing a game. If you have some condiment cups on hand you can keep the pieces in nice little bowls. Easy to draw from and return pieces to.

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5. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3758] [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:71]
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Spare dice, glass bead markers, some pens, index cards
Just some of the odds and ends you might need while playing a game.
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6. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:562]
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A nice dice cup
It doesn't have to be a super expensive leather affair, a basic Aviator dice cup will do. But a nice dice cup will enhance any game.

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7. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:864]
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Poker chips
Get some nicer poker chips. Heavy poker chips and a nice dice cup will add class to any game.

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8. Board Game: Icehouse [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2636]
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An Icehouse set
Getting into the more optional categories here, an Icehouse set can also double as the extra game counters and markers. If there's still room in your Gamer's Kit, consider adding this.

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9. Board Game: Cosmic Wimpout [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4504]
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A low volume game or two
Nothing that takes up much space, something light. Fluxx, a regular deck of cards, a game playable with nothing more than a few dice, any of these to always have a light backup game in your Gamer's Kit.

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10. Board Game: The Scotch Whisky Game [Average Rating:4.25 Unranked]
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Just the basics? Okay, then you're going to want to include a 15-year old bottle of Glenfiddich.

Yum: http://shop.glenfiddich.com/shop/prod_solera_reserve_15_min....
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11. Board Game: 100 Strategic Games for Pen and Paper [Average Rating:6.46 Unranked]
Donald Cleary
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Pencil and paper. Need extra resources in a game? Tear some squares up and make them. Can't add up your score in your head? Do some long division with your paper. Trying to explain a rule to someone and they just aren't getting it? Draw them a picture.

A small spiral-bound pad works.
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