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Games with resources or other terms for which the official names are rarely used, often because they are not memorable, are confusing or don't match the pictures in the game, or maybe the name is just more fun!

Would like to hear of other peoples alternative names for game terms.
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1. Board Game: Ad Astra [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:906]
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Energy, Water and Food are fine but the metals are totally made up names that no one remembers.

We just call them Red Stuff, Pebbles and Gold.

Pretty much the game that make me think of this list.
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2. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:282] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Sheep/Wool.
Bricks/Clay.
Iron/Ore/Iron Ore/Rocks
Wheat/Grain
Wood/"Wood"/Logs
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Culture = Pots!
Salary = Coins = Celery (apparantly I sound like I am saying Celery when I say Salary so I just call them Celery now)
Politics = Shields

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Food = Pork. It is pink and sounds more amusing.

You must build in the castle with one pork!
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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Vegetables = Pumpkins

Simply because of the Vegemeeples. I forget they are just meant to represent Vegetables.

Boards = Pigs. sort of the same thing...
 
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Prestige Points = PP = when spoken equals childish giggles

So we usually called them VP. This applies to any game with clever idea of having Prestige Points.
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Talents = Points.

"Person with the most talents wins.."
"I can juggle and tight rope walk"
"haha........ sooo, person with the most points wins"
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At least this game is relatively honest about the cube/color naming:
Bluium
Greenium
Brownium
Yellium

No made up names needed!
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Gold = lemons.
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Is that gold you see on those discs? No. It is popcorn. So when we play this game we call it that.

Whoever gets to 60 popcorn first wins!
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11. Board Game: Starfarers of Catan [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:850]
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Cards...
Carbon = Blue
Fuel = Yellow
(I can't remember) = Red
(something else I can't recall) = Green.
Trade Goods = Boxes, Gold.
 
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In my game groups no one really calls black (capital), white (ore), red (labour) cubes their real names. It's almost always the colour of the cubes. Blue (energy) and yellow (food) always gets called their proper names.
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We just call the tiles their colours. Red (temple), green (market), blue (farm), black (Settlement).
 
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Elektro? Pounds.
 
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Cosmic Credits = Space Bucks
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We always call the Fruit wares, 'Carmens', after the the 40's film star, Carmen Miranda and her trademark fruit-based headgear.
 
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