Games you REDiscovered through the Geek
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Many of us have probably had a game that we discovered or saw as a kid, but due to our age, lack of funds, etc, didn't really get a chance to get it. Maybe played it once or twice, but not so much that we really "knew" the game. During life, obscurity clouded our memory, and we forgot about the game, or remembered parts but forgot the name, etc. Then, through the wonder of BoardGameGeek, we were able to RE-discover the game, bringing back the interest we had as a kid, and refreshing our limited memories.

This list is devoted to such games. Games that, because of this site, we re-found, and possibly purchased. Games that we may never have had a chance to re-discover were it not for the DB here. Or games that as an adult, we may have passed by, were it not for the vague, obscure memories of being intrigued by it as a child.

This isn't really so much geared towards games we owned, played a lot, but forgot the name of; but rather, for games we only saw/knew in passing, because we weren't in a position to get to know it better, then lost it through time. Then re-learned about it here, to finally get a chance to enjoy.
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1. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:796]
 
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For me, Titan is one such game. When I was about 7 or 8 years old, there was a kid down the street that my brother and I would go play with a lot. He was a year older than me, and he and his sister (and, well, his whole family) were rather smart people. Not necessarily prodigies, but they were all good with Chess (the dad, I believe, used to play in tournaments).

I remember Titan being set up in their basement. Apparently they would play a few turns each week/day/whenever, and leave the board set up for the next opportunity to play. It was expressly forbidden to touch the game, for obvious reasons. Although I didn't understand it (although my friend tried to explain, I'm sure), I thought it looked cool. However, throughout the years, I only had vague memories of the game, the "weird board", and some of the characters. I didn't even remember what it was called!

Later, when browsing the Geek, I saw the game in various lists and posts. But for me, the thing that really brought back the memories was seeing the Angel and Archangel pieces. For some reason, of all the characters in the game, those two were really what stuck in my mind, so when my brain put those two characters together with the "weird board", the memories started coming back.

I've since purchased (recently) the Valley Games version, and although I've only played it a few times, I've really enjoyed it so far! Had I not seen it as a kid, though, I'm not sure if I would have tried it as an adult - it's just how much it intrigued me when I was young that somehow stuck with me.
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2. Board Game: The Sorcerer's Cave [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:4296]
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Sorcerer's Cave was the first non-mainstream boardgame (ie not Monopoly, Scrabble, etc) I ever played. On the afternoon of October 12th, 1979. Why so precise? It was Fresher's Fayre at Strathclyde University, and I'd just joined the Wargames Club (later more accurately renamed the Roleplaying Club).

I probably never played it again for 20-odd years, but always remembered it. After joining BGG, I realised people actually still bought and sold these old games, and hunted myself down a copy (with The Sorcerer's Cave Extension Kit ). I still haven't played it, but at least I now own my own copy
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