Geeky Bandz (My Silly Band Wish List)
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As a father of two elementary school girls, I’ve recently been introduced to the wonderful new fashion fad, Silly Bandz (with a Z).

For those of you who don’t know, Silly Bandz are rubber bands shaped like things. There are a lot of different themes. Here are a few examples:



When I asked the guy at Walgreens for the Board Game edition, he looked at me like I was crazy. (My daughter looked at me the same way, but that’s nothing new.)

But then it struck me. That’s a Billion Million Hundred Ten Dollar idea. We should make Geeky Bandz. Here are a few ideas of the shapes we'll need.

If you’ve got any ideas, (or perhaps a silicon extruder) your additions to the list would be appreciated.
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The Meeple shaped Geeky band is a must for any Eurogamer.
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This might be a controversial Geeky Band, (and it might also just be a plain brown rubber band) but I think the Colonist from Puerto Rico deserve a Geeky Band of his own.
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The Hexagon (or Hex as we gamers call it) is a staple of so many board games that it definitely needs its own Geeky Band.

We can tell those ASL Geeks that it’s their Geeky Band.
Then we can tell the 18XXers that it's their's (those groups never talk to each other).
But we'll know it's really about the original Hex game: Settlers of Catan.




Yes, I know Settlers is pre-dated by both those other games. mb
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El Grande is the king of the Pawns. I know some would prefer we use the Robber from Settlers, but El Grande is the obvious choice for me.
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Perhaps no other innovation did more to remove boardgaming from the mainstream than the D20. This amazing piece of geometric goodness deserves to be immortalized with a Geeky Band.
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For the abstract lovers you could repurpose the slav um, I mean, colonist band above. It would also serve the dexterity crowd of PitchCar and Crokinole lovers.
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Is it a crappy game? Yes. Did you play it as a kid? Admit it. And the tokens are downright iconic.
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Everything I said for Monopoly goes for Risk as well. Give me a cavalry and a cannon crazy band! (we can pass on one shaped like Kamchatka).
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Tanks!
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Skippy the super virus geeky bandz anyone?
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And of course, a Cthulhu band seems a must.
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Don't tell me you wouldn't recognize the shape...right down to the chainsaw...
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