Strange rituals we have while playing games
Sean Franco
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There are certain games with certain groups that always evoke certain reactions.

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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:15]
Sean Franco
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My buddy Danny had a habit of saying "I'm Blind!" or "I'm a Faget!" whenever he crafted, traded, or captained some corn. These were lyrics from the first Korn album. Please don't judge.
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2. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:234]
Sean Franco
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On the other hand, my buddies Dustin and Chris would sing, "Prospec-tah! Prospec-tah!" whenever anyone took the Prospector card. There was a tune and dance involved. Every time.
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3. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
Sean Franco
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Missouri
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I've never played a game where the Soviet player didn't get into character a little.
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4. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:280]
Sean Franco
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Missouri
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The above buddy Chris played Trenloe the Strong in his first game of Descent. His dialogue dropped into a barbarian rhetoric, which he has since used during most other board games as well as in the workplace. We work for a college English department.
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5. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Sean Franco
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My buddy Patrick and I knocked out two-player games constantly while we were neighbors. Ænima would often be in the stereo, and Patrick would mention that it reminded him of playing Magic booster draft tournaments in high school.
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6. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:34]
Sean Franco
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Maplewood
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I don't know how many times we had to ask people not to keep their (hidden value) money stacks in their pockets.
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
Sean Franco
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I frequently buy silver my first turn. "He's mana-ramping," Dustin will say.
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8. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Sean Franco
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I have played games where players provided their own sound effects.
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9. Board Game: DungeonQuest (third edition) [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1314]
Sean Franco
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I die. Every time. Ridiculously.
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10. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:50]
 
Martin Larouche
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Longueuil
Quebec
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Melting souls with cuteness since 2007
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At any point during a game, someone WILL take the two war suns he has in his reserve and starts to "bang the coconuts" together while making references to african and european swallows.
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11. Board Game: Bombay [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2184]
Djali
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When this gets played, EVERYBODY talks like Apu from the Simpsons...
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12. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:1558]
Andrew Hodkinson
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Owen Sound
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Shaking the letter bag

As though that will even out the consonants and vowels.
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13. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:615]
Jordi Ros
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Cerdanyola del Valles
Barcelona
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When i have to decimate a base i always leave the eliminated minis in the hex. Other wargames you just take the counter to the box in my ToI games you can withness the carnage of a battle, it gives you something to think about...
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14. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:277] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Ronster Zero
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California
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Whenever I use dice, I lay them down so that what I want the result to be is facing up.



This is for Heroscape, but I do this for almost any games, especially if they use special dice.
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15. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:158]
Tim Thorp
United States
Granite Falls
Washington
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"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
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I will always do a Nixon and a Kennedy impression at least once during this game.
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16. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Josh
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Pueblo
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Since starting MTG back in 94, all games since then have shared the same terminology. Library, graveyard, mill, I'll even use spindown d20s
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17. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:554]
Brian Hoyt
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Our group tries to ascribe a defining lascivious action to each game, and then use the phrase in appropriate context during the game. For Santiago it is 'Plowing Fields.' I considered making such a geeklist for about 5 seconds once, but I don't want to be known as the author of such a list.
 
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18. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
J Chav
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We always have a frozen yogurt break during the sleeper phase.

Allows you to strategize if your the new cylon.
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19. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:15651]
Francisco Alcala
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Leon
Guanajuato
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I can say that every single person I have played dominoes with, always spin their last tile on the table.

Greetings.
 
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