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My brother was over at my place for games the other night, when he noticed my recent thrift purchase of Pente on the shelf. On the side of the box, it says: Pente: The Classic Game of Skill. He found the quite amusing, as he had never heard of the game before, and it became a running joke throughout the evening.

So I got around to looking at my other games, and am surprised at how many also have subtitles, from the decent to the rather ridiculous. Here are some examples from my collection, please add some of your own.

Now I know that the term subtitle may not be exactly right on all of these games, but I couldn't think of a better term. Any suggestions?
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1. Board Game: Pente [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1466]
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Here is the version of Pente that I have.

It was released in 1977.

It seems that the criteria for inclusion to the list of "classic" games has gotten rather lax, sort of like the NHL hall of fame.

Here is another version with the subtitle "The more you play, the better it gets".



Odd that you do not improve your play, but the game improves itself the more you play it.
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2. Board Game: Beyond Balderdash [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1082]
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Subtitle: The classic bluffing game.

See Pente.
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3. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1088]
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Subtitle: A compelling detective game.

This is, I think, a very good subtitle that actually tells you a bit about the game.

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4. Board Game: Mystery Express [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1492]
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Subtitle: A whodunit on rails.

Again, informative, although I am not convinced that "whodunit" is actually a word.
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5. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2445]
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Subtitle: A minute to learn... A lifetime to master.

A classic subtitle. I think a geeklist could be made just listing the games that have claimed this.
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6. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:440]
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Subtitle: A game of caravans and desert oases.

Really, and I thought it was a game of area enclosure and camel laying (giggity).

And is that really the plural of Oasis?
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7. Board Game: Sequence [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:3112]
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Subtitle: An exciting game of strategy.

Really? I think this subtitle is lying on both counts.
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8. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:16030]
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Subtitle: Combine strategy and luck in this exciting naval action game.

Strategy?
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9. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:600]
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Subtitle:Wer macht der besten film. (Who makes the best movie)

I like this one, simple and actually does give some idea about the theme of the game.
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10. Board Game: Schrille Stille [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2778]
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Subtitle: Auf dem weg zur Nr.1 (On the way to number 1)

Again, a good clue as to the games goal.
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11. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:349]
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Subtitle: A frenzied race filled with computer driven chaos.

Race. check.

Frenzied. occasionally when you don't draw all turn cards.

Computer driven?

Chaos. see frenzied.
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12. Board Game: Canyon [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:3273]
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Subtitle: Vum totempfahl zum wasswerfall!

Translated: From totem pole to waterfall.

Yup. That's pretty accurate. Although it doesn't say much about how you get there.
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13. Board Game: Conspiracy [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:3721]
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Subtitle: A spy game of bluffing and betrayal

This one is totally accurate. Quite a decent game, if played with the right people.
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14. Board Game: Operation [Average Rating:4.07 Overall Rank:16038]
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Subtitle(?): Skill game Where you're the doctor

They didn't promise that the skill involved would ever be a useful one...
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Subitle: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth!

Great artwork, great game!
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16. Board Game: Risk (Revised Edition) [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3279]
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Subtitle: 'The game of Strategic Conquest'
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17. Board Game: Iron Dragon [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1336]
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Subtitle: 'Railbuilding in a Fantasy Land'
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18. Board Game: Kremlin [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:886]
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Subtitle: The Fun Game of Intrigue, Double-Dealing and Backstabbing

Other subtitle: Game of Power Politics in its Rawest Form

Other subtitle: Game of One Hilarious Purge After Another

I won't argue with any of these.
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19. Board Game: Conquest [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:4502]
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And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
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Subtitle: Combine land and sea movement to outwit your opponent.
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20. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:246] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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Subtitle: The classic game of LOVECRAFTIAN ADVENTURE

Look at the top of the box.
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21. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:16039]
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The subtitle of the version in the image is: The World's Most Popular Board Game
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22. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1126]
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The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac, which no one seemed to notice until the sequel came out: The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
 
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23. Board Game: Breakthru [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:8451]
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Subtitle: The Double Strategy Game of Evasion or Capture
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24. Board Game: Twixt [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1589]
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Large Subtitle Under the Name: Ingenious New Strategy Game for Two!
Small Subtitle In the Bottom-Left Corner of the Cover: A Brilliant Battle of Barriers That Challenges Your Wit and Tactical Thinking!
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25. Board Game: Jumpin [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:13369]
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Subtitle: Absorbing New Game of Pawns
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