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A recent discussion thread on BGG wandered into the subject of wargames with literary titles. Often based on the names of books or famous quotations, these wargame titles might not provide a potential customer with much information about the conflict being simulated.

This could make a fun contest.

Select a wargame with a literary title, preferably something a bit vague. Then create a multiple choice quiz question based on that product.

Here are two examples:


Embrace An Angry Wind is the title of...

a) a famous play about the Scopes Monkey Trial

b) a romance novel set during Hurricane Sandy

c) a game about Hood's 1864 campaign in Tennessee


Shifting Sands is the title of...

a) a book about a Las Vegas casino built by Bugsy Siegal in 1953

b) a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino as "The Sheik"

c) a game about WWII in North Africa


All qualified contributions will be awarded GG using an arbitrary and capricious system.
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Where There is Discord is the title of:

a) a practical guide on how to maximise your divorce settlement

b) a movie about a tone deaf guitarist

c) a solitaire game of the Falklands War

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Bitter End is the title of

a. A fetish

b. Is about the nastiness of Robusto Coffee Beans

c. A game about the battle for Hungary in 1945.
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It Never Snows

a) A haunting tale of life in the Sahara

b) The true life story of Frosty the snowman

c) A game dipecting Operation Market Garden
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'Grand Illusion'

a.The autobiography of a Las Vegas prestidigitator

b.A tragedy in three acts about a man who foolishly convinced himself that it would be easy to give up drinking Scotch

c.A game about the first few weeks of The Great War in the west
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Paths of Glory is...

a) An anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick set in WWI.

b) An anti-war book written by Humphrey Cobb also set in WWI.

c) A part of a verse in the ninth stanza of the famous Thomas Gray poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"

d) A war-game simulating World War I.


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We Must Tell the Emperor. Is it:

a) A heartwarming family comedy about two house slaves in ancient Rome tasked with taking care of Emperor Trajan's rambunctious, troublemaking son.

b) A solitaire board game about Japan in the Pacific War.

c) A tragic novel of immense scope focusing on the last days of the Aztec empire, with advisors struggling to get Montezuma to see the Spanish invaders for what they really are.
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Ottoman Sunset is:

a) a movie about the tragic ending of a love affair on the shores of the Bosphorus

b) a book about moustache grooming in Eastern Europe

c) a solitaire boardgame depicting the fall of the Ottoman empire
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Downtown is:

a) A song recorded by Petula Clark in 1964.

b) A primarily North America English term referring to a city's core business district.

c) A wargame about US air operations over North Vietnam in 1965-1972
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Band of Brothers is

a) a card-driven game about the battle of Agincourt

b) a role-playing game specifically about Company E of the 101st Airborne during World War II

c) an entire game series of squad-based tactical combat in World War II

d) a solo recreation of German fighters intercepting Glenn Miller's last flight

e) all of the above
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Tokyo Express is

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Roise and decloine of the Turd Roich is...

A) A biography about an obnoxious guy ruling an empire

B) A documentary about excrement issues in the forthies

C) The Australian pronounciation of the famous WWII game: Rise & decline of the Third Reich.
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Europe Engulfed is

a) the ambitious sequel to the 1972 film Deep Throat.

b) the autobiography of Rory McIlroy.

c) a strategic-level block wargame published by GMT games in 2003.
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Across 5 Aprils is...

a) The end life story of an aging botanist as he attempts to determine whether certain showers, do indeed, bring on May flowers.

b) An erotic tale of a traveling salesman's encounter with five strange sisters with a paddle.

c) Reminiscences of a jailed prankster, and the string of April Fools jokes that escalated toward disaster.

d) A game covering 5 battles of the American Civil War.
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Fire in the Sky

a) A true life account of a UFO abduction

b) One possible name to a early sci fi movie about colliding planets

c) A romantic story about a southern belle during the burning of Atlanta

d) A documentary about various firefly migrations

e) A game depicting WW2 in the Pacific, noted for having one of the most artistic box covers

Edit: for spelling errors.
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A Few Acres of Snow is...

a.) Voltaire's valuation of Canada,

b.) A failed tourism campaign for Iceland,

c.) A game about vigorous Halifax debates,

d.) About how well my Agricola farm typically scores.
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The Dark Valley refers to

a) A documentary about night-time air defense measures in Burbank and Glendale after a panic caused by Japanese balloon attacks along the West Coast in 1944

b) the period in one's life between graduating from school and retirement, when gaming activities are necessarily curtailed

c) An upcoming GMT game about the Eastern Front in WWII
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Proud Monster refers to

a) a scientific study written by a urologist about actor John Holmes' prodigious member

b)




c) a Command Magazine game about Operation Barbarossa
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Dogs of War refers to:

a. a heart-warming children's book about Hanzie, the little dachshund, who wanted to grow up and fight in World War II.

b. a recipe book of trench-friendly meals made with tinned sausages

c: a self-help book on how to win "Friends, Romans, countrymen" and influence people

d. an out-of-print table miniatures game depicting modern warfare.
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All is Lost Save Honor is a:

a) Title of a song by the musical band Bury Your Dead on the their Mosh 'N' Roll album.

b) Title of an essay written by Kurt Vonnegut delivered orally in New York in 1982 and subsequently published under the title, "Fates Worst Than Death."

c) Verbatim utterance of Francis I after losing the Battle of Pavia in 1525.

d) A wargame published by Europa Simulazioni on the Italian Wars campaigns of 1494-1530.

(There is only ONE correct answer)
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War & Peace is

a) a sociological comparison of two states of national intercourse

b) a lot of counters to clip

c) a running joke in Peanuts
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Blue and Gray

a. Colors designed by the Property Brothers for an aging old couple living in a 65+ gated community

b. Hair color dyes considered by an aging old woman living in a 65+ gated community

c. Porn flick of an aging old couple living in a 65+ gated community

d. Aging old SPI game covering 4 battles of an aging old couple in a 65+ gate community the American Civil War

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Fields of Fire is

a) A historical novel about the plight of Zoroastrian farmers in the wake of Mazda-driving Macedonians.

b) A real life cautionary tale of what could happen to a drunken couple naked in a chili pepper field.

c) A solitaire game of commanding a rifle company for those who are fortunate enough to have the discipline of medieval monks and the intelligence of slow Vulcan child.
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Since no one else has done it...

Case Blue is:

a) the customized guitar case of B.B. King's guitar, Lucille.

b) a John Grisham crime and justice novel about a musician, in the decline of his career, accused of murdering his manager.

c) a board game on the military campaigns of Germany's Army Group South in 1941-43.
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Dawn Patrol is:

a) an exotic dancer at the local gentlemen's club
b) a literary work about the lives of people who get up early
c) a board game about World War I aerial combat
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