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1. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1367]
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Don't play this without . . . .

The Bell!

Sure you can use the "Corner!" card, our just shout it out, but nothing ads to the fun like the call bell.
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2. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:149]
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Don't play this without . . . .

The CDs!

Sure it's tecnically playable with the Mission Log cards. But where's the fun in that!?
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3. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:580]
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Don't play this without . . . .

A few extra sets of dice!

It speeds up the game exponentially and stops you from haveing to pass dice around to 8 people.
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4. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Don't play this game without . . . .

Dedicated Restockers!

Before you start, give everyone a pile of tokens, and put them in charge of restocking that during the game. You'll easilly knock 30 mins off your play time.
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5. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
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Don't play this game without . . . .

A bigger turn marker!

All the Executive Orders and table talk make it way to easy to lose track of who is doing what. Our solution was to get a big floppy hat and pass that around. Sure it takes away a bit of the atmosphere, but at least I know who is backstabbing us when.
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6. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:140]
Gerald Rüscher
Germany
Paderborn
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Don't play this game without ...

... Poker Chips for money.

No more counting, counting again and re-counting the money in the country treasures.
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7. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:167] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Gerald Rüscher
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Don't play this game without ...

... Lemmi's excellent 18xx moderation software:
http://www.18xx.de/download.htm

Old & with a very confusing "GUI" but once you get used to it, it turns 6h+ games in smooth 3-4h sessions.
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8. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:252]
Gerald Rüscher
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Don't play this game without ...

... a good dice tower.

(Preferrably one you've built yourself)
You'll be rolling lots of dice and you sure do not want any of them messing up the units on the board.
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9. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:225]
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Don't play this game without ...

... an eBay account.

Seriously: this game is boring as hell.

But since there are enough nutjobs fanboys out there who will buy anything with loads of miniatures you'll have a good chance of selling this, maybe even with a decent profit-
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10. Board Game: Twister [Average Rating:4.56 Overall Rank:15441]
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Pants

...well, it depends on who you're playing with.
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11. Board Game: The Longest Day [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:2664]

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Don't play this game without...

An endless amount of time. Perhaps a year.
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12. Board Game: Pretty Pretty Princess [Average Rating:4.29 Overall Rank:15347]
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Don't play this game without small children, preferably a daughter, niece or grand-daughter.

Because, if someone catches you looking like this:



with no kids present . . . well, let's just say, it'd be awkward . . .

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13. Board Game: Lifeboats [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1244]
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Don't play this game without...

THE STICK RULE

The stick is given to the starter player that round and he calls the vote. Once the stick hits the table everyone must shut up and vote.

Quickens the games pace and forces people to speak quickly.

The rules was in the original German game left out in Z-Man's copy.
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14. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:219]
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Don't play this game without...

THE AUCTION VARIANT.

The order of scoring in the scoring rounds makes too big of an impact on the last to score without putting control on who scores first. Likewise the person to play the last tile has a huge advantage in the last scoring round. (which without the auction rules would depend entirely on starter player/seating)

I realize the original game didn't have this variant. I will not play without it (and it is my favorite game).
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15. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:320]
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...a 2-minute sand timer for role selection. Without it, this GREAT game can descend into agonising waiting as almost everyone succumbs to second-guessing and AP.
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16. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15455]
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Reading
Berkshire
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Don't play this game without ....

Look, just don't play this. Ever. There is no real excuse.
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17. Board Game: ...und tschüss! [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:4038]
Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro
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Leiria
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... BEER !
 
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