If Games Were Cars...
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While stuck in traffic the other day, I started thinking... if games were cars, what would I have?

Which got me thinking... what's in my collection at home? Unfortunately, not everything on this list - cars, or games.

Which got me thinking... hey, there's no geeklist for this.

What's in your collection?
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1. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:328]
Matt Mickelson
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Virginia
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BMW M3

Incredibly balanced, impeccably engineered mechanics, fast, and accomodates up to 4.
 
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2. Board Game: Ingenious: Travel Edition [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:861]
Matt Mickelson
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Virginia
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Porsche 911 Turbo

Incredibly balanced, impeccably engineered, even faster, but only accomodates 2
 
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3. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
Matt Mickelson
United States
Virginia
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Limousine (any)

Oversized, heavy, slow, and impractical for everyday use, but accomodates 6 comfortably.
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4. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:120]
Matt Mickelson
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Virginia
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Alfa Romeo Spyder

A beautiful classic on all accounts... and always in the shop.
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5. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1351]
Matt Mickelson
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Virginia
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The Original Mini

Another light and fast classic.
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
Matt Mickelson
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Virginia
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Mazda Miata

Compact, light, and quick, with efficient mechanics, but only accomodates 2.
 
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7. Board Game: Card Games Around the World [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:8315]
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Virginia
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Honda Civic

Compact, versatile, and always reliable, but everyone's got one and everyone wants to upgrade to something else.
 
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8. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:670]
Matt Mickelson
United States
Virginia
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Classic VW Beetle

Cute and fun, but takes longer to start than it does to use.
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9. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:185]
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Virginia
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Bentley Continental

Large, heavy, and a real car's car, but you just never seem to see folks using one.
 
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10. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:576]
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United States
Virginia
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Jaguar (any)

Elegantly thought out, but you constantly roll the dice every time you step in.
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11. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Porsche 911 (Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4S, Targa 4, Targa 4S, Turbo, Turbo, GT2, GT3, and GT3-RS, well... then there are all the cabriolet versions)

A solid benchmark... seemingly endless expansions... 'nuff said.
 
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12. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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BMW 7-Series

Large, heavy, and the flagship model of a line that rides on rails.
 
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13. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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BMW 5-Series

Heavy, though a bit lighter than the flagship model... still rides on rails.
 
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14. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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BMW 3-Series

A lighter, more compact, and more accessible model to ride the rails.
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15. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
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Virginia
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BMW 1-Series

The smallest, lightest, shortest, and most accessible way to ride on rails.
 
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16. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
William Hostman
United States
Alsea
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a mid 1990's Olds Cutlass Cierra Wagon
Seats 8 in a pinch, comfy with 4 or 5, not pretty to look at, but a comfy ride and decent milage, and fun to spend 12 hours in.

Really a crying shame neither the game nor the car are made any more.
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17. Board Game: Battlestations [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1466]
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A Laborghini LM002

Big. Plush. Heavy. Blockish. Surprisingly spartan at the same time. It gets where it wants quickly, and terrain is no obstacle, but the price is high, and the features are of uneven quality, ranging from bare metal cabin walls (paper minis) to plush leather seats and a thufa-ungawa sound system (map-boards & ship minis), and more power than it knows what to do with (flexible and efficient rules).

But Ouch! THe price tag, and the wait.
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18. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15319]
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'72 Pinto - Seats four uncomfortably. Leads to "blow ups" and smells like old Doritos. Sure it was kinda fun when you were younger, but now you wish it was never made.
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19. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:660]
Bruce Padget
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Claremont
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Scion xB. Comfortably accommodates four. Great for someone just starting out. Blocky.
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20. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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VW Microbus. Room for up to 7, versatile. Brilliant German engineering in the silliest package imaginable.
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21. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
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Any modern day wargame, My Land Rover...



Okay, maybe not Tide of Iron, that pre-dates Land Rovers. But I don't play wargames so don't really know any modern day ones, but you get the idea.
 
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