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1. Board Game: Elric [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:11258]
Jesse Acosta
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Elric, based on the Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock. I love this series. I've never played the game though, but it didn't sound all that thrilling. Ide love it if FFG would obtain the rights and revamp or completely start a new Elric game.
 
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2. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
Jesse Acosta
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Ive never played the game or read the book Game Of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. Sounds good though.
 
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3. Board Game: Red Storm Rising [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:5508]
Will (JR) Todd
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Clearwater
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From the Tom Clancy novel.
 
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4. Board Game: The Hunt for Red October [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:6720]
Will (JR) Todd
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Another Tom Clancy novel
 
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5. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2314]
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Never actually played it, but has to be better than the movie.
 
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6. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:215]
Brett David Spain
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Frank Herbert
 
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7. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Brett David Spain
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H.P. Lovecraft (based)
 
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8. Board Game: Alice in Wonderland [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Brett David Spain
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Lewis Carroll
 
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9. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
Brett David Spain
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J.R.R. Tolkien
 
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10. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1075]
Antonello Salvatucci
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Inspired by The Name of the Rose
 
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11. Board Game: The Ark of the Covenant [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1144]
Brett David Spain
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God
 
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12. Board Game: Dante's Inferno [Average Rating:4.69 Overall Rank:15172]
Loris GIANADDA
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The Divine Comedy, part 1: Hell by Dante Alighieri.

I love the two first parts, but the last, Paradise, bored me (even if I read it to the last page)
 
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13. Board Game: Watch Out: Discworld Board Game [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Based on the excellent books of Pratchett. there is another game but I don't remember the name.
 
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14. Board Game: Sophie's World [Average Rating:4.97 Overall Rank:14336]
Jim Pulles
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Regina
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A great book... a really mediocre game.
 
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15. Board Game: Saganami Island Tactical Simulator [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:6499]
Chris Okasaki
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Based on the Honor Harrington series.
 
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16. Board Game: Harry Potter Trading Card Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:3417]
Brian Morris
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Can't miss Harry Potter. There are around 20 games on BGG that deal with Harry Potter from what I can see with a quick search. My understanding is that the CCG is actually a fun game for those familiar with the books.
 
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17. Board Game: Killer Angels [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:12263]
Brian Morris
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The winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize. The book was the inspiration for this game and the film Gettysburg.
 
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18. Board Game: Xanth [Average Rating:4.96 Overall Rank:14796]
Damon Jansen
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Based upon the series of the same name by Piers Anthony.
 
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19. Board Game: The Perilous Parlor Game [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:12611]
Greg Michealson
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Maple Grove
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Let's not forget the Lemony Snicket series. This game is horrible by the way.
 
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20. Board Game: The Perilous Parlor Game [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:12611]
Brian Morris
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The full title of this game is "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Perilous Parlor Game". There is also a card game called "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Catastrophic Card Game". My wife loves the Lemony Snicketts books.
 
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21. Board Game: The Wizard of Oz Yellow Brick Road Game [Average Rating:3.79 Unranked]
Brian Morris
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There are a ton of Wizard of Oz related games
 
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22. Board Game: Lankhmar [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:12374]
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Based on Fritz Leiber's series of books which describe in wondrous fashion the great adventures of that memorable pair of rogues, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. If you love fantasy don't miss these stories.
 
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23. Board Game: Blade Runner [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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Game based on the film based on the story. The title of the original story was "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick.
 
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24. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:66] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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Ok, How could any of us forget this one?
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25. Board Game: Agatha Christie: Behind the Screen [Average Rating:4.05 Unranked]
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Since we're doing sleuths.
 
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