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(Mr.) Kim Beattie
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Been playing and collecting games since the '60s. Over time most titles have ended up in storage. Since recently becoming active here on BGG, I've become curious about all those games packed away in boxes. Decided to dig them out and transfer them to plastic storage containers for better protection. Surprised to find the following titles. I didn't know I had these games! I must have forgotten about them. (Or maybe this is just a sign of an addict - not paying attention to what is being bought!)
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1. Board Game: Invasion: Earth [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:9435]
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Invasion Earth - Always been a fan of GDWs "future history" of the Solomani Empire and the war with Earth (Imperium gave me many hours of fun). This game has been punched out, but I don't remember ever playing it.
 
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2. Board Game: Imperium Romanum: The Clash of Legions [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:11446]
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Imperium Romanum - Don't know anything about this game. Certainly don't remember buying it...
 
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3. Board Game: Napoleon at Leipzig [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:3141]
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Napoleon at Leipzig - OSG Edition (1st?). The counters have been punched out, but I'm sure I never played this one.
 
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4. Board Game: Attack in the Ardennes [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:11595]
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Attack in the Ardennes - A "point-to-point" system. Maybe GDW was trying to leverage the popularity of the "A House Divided" system? That would explain why I bought this game (on a topic that does not particularly interest me.) Don't remember ever playing this game, but the point-to-point system looks intriguing.
 
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5. Board Game: Source of the Nile [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3016]
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Source of the Nile - Discovery Games edition. Wow! My first real surprise! I thought this game lost in the mists of time. I remember buying this game at an Origins Convention ('78? Ann Arbor, MI). The design and concept always interested me. I remember it as being a pretty fun game. PROBLEM! I must not have cleaned the board off the last time I played this game (25 years ago?) and the cryon marks won't wipe off now. Any suggestions for how to clean the board off without damaging it?
 
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6. Board Game: Chill: Black Morn Manor [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:5297]
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Chill: Blackmorn Manor - I remember owning and playing this game at one time but I thought I had sold off or given it away. Happy to discover it is still part of my collection.
 
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7. Board Game: Guerilla [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:4175]
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Guerilla - Did not know I owned this game. Published in 1994, I must have bought it for it's multi-player potential. I don't remember ever playing it. Any good?
 
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8. Board Game: Kasserine Pass [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:7468]
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Kasserine Pass - John Hill hooked me with Verdun and Bar-Lev. I've always enjoyed his designs. So it should be no surprise that this game is part of my collection. But I don't remember it. I must have an different (earlier?) edition as the cover art is different (more "cartoonish") than what is shown in the BGG database.
 
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9. Board Game: Overlord [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:7121]
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Overlord - Another John Hill game. Not surprising I have it as I like John Hill designs (Anyone heard of Squad Leader?) But I didn't know I had this title.
 
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10. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:792]
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Titan - the happiest and most surprising find of all! I thought I'd sold my copy of this game on eBay a couple of years ago. Could I have had two copies of this classic title? Very happy to see this game still in my collection.
 
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