Game Related Books in Borges' Library of Babel
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In "The Library of Babel", Jorge Luis Borges describes an infinite library containing every book which has, will, or even can be written. While he spends a lot of time discussing the "meaning" of this library, and other such metaphysical nonsense, he completely glosses over the important questions, such as what game related books might be found in this library. This geeklist is meant in small part to make up for this oversight.
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1. Board Game: Uncle Albert's Auto Stop & Gunnery Shop Catalog From Hell [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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In addition to the complete catalog of the library, there are also a large number of specialty catalogs. Including, of course, a catalog of all game related books to be found in the library. This list is but a small excerpt of that catalog.
 
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2. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:122]
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Several million volumes discussing in depth strategies for each of the possible Tichu hands you might be dealt. Most likely, these volumes are scattered throughout the library, but if you can find the true catalog, finding them should not be a problem. Beware, though, if you stumble across a single volume (or are led to one by a false catalog), because it might be a volume of strategies for losing at Tichu.

Of course, similar books exist for all other card and board games.
 
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:420] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
 
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A volume describing the solution to chess is to be found in the library, as are solutions to Go, Yinsh, and all other two player, turn based, perfect information games.
 
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4. Board Game Designer: Robert Wesley
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The complete writings of Robert "GROGnads" Wesley, with footnotes and commentary. Be careful, though, there are many volumes of meaningless gibberish, but only one containing GROGnad's complete works.
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5. Board Game: Die Siedler von Catan: Das Buch zum Spielen [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
 
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Translations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Esperanto, Zulu, you name it.
 
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6. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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A list of all the cards, including all expansions which will ever be released. (One volume describes "Dominion: The Catapult", but I have doubts as to the veracity of that one.)
 
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7. Board Game: Monkey Auto Races [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:9943]
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A list of every game which has or will grace the BGG top ten, with rules and complete descriptions.
 
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8. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:205] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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Complete, final, errata free rule sets for every wargame. (Along with all the incomplete, draft, errata filled rule sets.)
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