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My first Geeklist, thought it might be interesting to see how many others are like me.

Though I haven't been here long, I've seen several discussions along the lines of "What game made you a Gamegeek?"

I was born a Geek, how about you?

Though I'm 45, and have moved several times, I still have every game I ever owned. Sure, some are bit threadbare, the box is held together with 4 different kinds of tape, but all the pieces are there.

And most I still play from time to time.

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1. Board Game: Tiddledy Winks [Average Rating:3.87 Overall Rank:15286]
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Closest image I can find.

I'm 4 years old, in the hospital. My favorite cousin brings me flowers and a get well card. The card is a Lion, punch a few things out, stand him up, get the little bag of winks and do your best to pop them through the target.

I've never forgotten that, and I have it to this day.
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2. Board Game: Ants in the Pants [Average Rating:4.27 Overall Rank:15211]
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Still a lot of fun.

I may let this one go, and buy a new one. the Ants have no "spring" left in them any more.
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3. Board Game: Dastardly & Muttley in their Flying Machines [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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I play this with the little kids on Holidays.

They have no idea about this cartoon, but they have fun playing still.

Anyone know if this can be had on DVD?
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4. Board Game: Aggravation [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:15267]
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One of my Uncles made a wooden board, and gave me some of his marble collection so we could play.

God, how I miss him.
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5. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:15297]
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Christmas 1969.
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6. Board Game: The Game of Authors [Average Rating:4.40 Overall Rank:15146]
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Reminded by another Geek list (worst games of the decade, sigh), this is at Mom's.
 
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7. Board Game: Battling Tops [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:5105]
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Only 2 of the tops and 2 of the launchers are whole,the box is a box in name only, but it's right beside me as I type.

The same Uncle knew I wanted this. This is from Christmas 1970.
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8. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15319]
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6 years old.

I make my 4 older sisters play Monopoly with me.

I make them play by the rules. :-)
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9. Board Game: Charades [Average Rating:4.93 Overall Rank:15127]
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Never could get my family to play :-(

Sat in it's box until I had children of my own.
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10. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:15215]
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Replaced this one also.

At least 4 times...
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11. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:7554]
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Actually wore this game out.

Immediately replaced! :-D
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12. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:414] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
 
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Birthday, 1972
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13. Board Game: PanzerBlitz [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2005]
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A Brother in Law taught me this when I was 12.

I bought my copy from our small town book store, Oddessy Book shop.
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14. Board Game: Panzer Leader [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1917]
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Bought this 2 weeks later.
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15. Board Game: Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:472]
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Bought this when I was 13.

Hundreds of board games later, here I am still a Geek!
:-)
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