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Thank goodness for BoardGameGeek. Often-times, the boxes of board games aren't very helpful. Playtimes that are either extremely high ball or low ball figures, fun factors that were never measurable to begin with, and describing a game's theme that tells you nothing of its mechanics. BGG actually covers much of the useful info one would like to know about a game.


But then, there are those game descriptions that get out through word of mouth. These may or may not be useful, but have been known to be quite hilarious as well.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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Multiplayer Chess
 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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Multiplayer Solitaire
 
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3. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:900]
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"A tool to teach children about straight lines"
 
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4. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3204] [Average Rating:5.89 Unranked]
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"An over-the-counter item used to cure insomnia. Apples To Apples works by lowering one's pulse by increments of 5 until the person goes into a coma. Side effects include literally dying of boredom"
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5. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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"Calculus in board game format"
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6. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:333]
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It's a cross between Scrabble and Candy Land.
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7. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:417]
Chris Ferejohn
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Pitying fools as hard as I can...
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2-player Clue for grown-ups.
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8. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Benjamin Parker
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Magic with a different theme
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9. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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Risk on a different board
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10. Board Game: CATAN 3D Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
Kai Bettzieche
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Got wood for sheep?
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11. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:317]
Bret Clifton
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Stave it off, 1 2 3, now you can count to three!
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The "Choose Your Own adventure" game: Arabian Edition
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12. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
Randall Bart
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Enron
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13. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
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"One big, visual spreadsheet + flow chart"
 
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14. Board Game: FITS [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1274]
Erik van der Weide
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Tetris: The Boardgame
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15. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:202]
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Half the time of Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, but also fun.
 
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16. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Pick the second most powerful race and win.
 
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