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Corey Willis
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I'm looking for something totally strange, but it needs to be something that's still fun and easy to purchase (eg. not out of print). I'm already familiar with the Munchin games which are definitely weird. :-)
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Cave Evil may still be available good luck...
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Corey Willis
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Looks cool! I don't see it anywhere online to buy though. :-(
 
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Flux
Agricola
Lifeboat
SmileyFace
Chaos in the Old World
Dungeon Petz
Dungeon Lords
Galaxy Trucker
Duel of Ages II

Some of these games are quite mainstream and popular, at least on BGG.
 
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If you are into "roll and move and laugh" as a mechanic then there's The Game of Real Life. I own it and it's a decent game for parties.
 
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The Mushroom Eaters
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The eerie war chant emanating from the morning fog set chills down every spine. "Lah, lah, la lah, lah, lah."
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We Didn't Playtest This At All for faster Fluxx action. Many people would consider Gloom to be weird. Having trouble thinking of a game that isn't a card game and still easy to buy. Weird card games are just so much easier to do I guess.

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Jordan Fraser
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Coreydwillis wrote:
Looks cool! I don't see it anywhere online to buy though. :-(

I think you have to order it directly from the designer/publisher:

http://www.cave-evil.com/
 
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Of Montreal's Songun

"A game that defies explanation, the ultimate goal being whatever you make it to be. Teams of 2-players take part in this party-style game by moving across a board and performing one of four actions from a specified deck of cards:

Mime Medium: help your partner guess the clues on the card by miming it to them

North Korean Trivia: guess the correct answer to a collection of erroneous and admittedly falsified questions


Illustrative Efforts
: using drawing only, get your partner to guess the clues

Thespian Affronts
: using any means necessary, except for saying the exact clues themselves, help your partner guess the clues on the card

Each team also has a collection of dominoes, which can be played after each card action is performed. The game being played with these dominoes should be agreed upon before the game starts (the rules recommend playing "double sixes"), and the scores should be kept track of on a piece of paper.

Whether the result of each card was successful or not, a word from the bottom of the card is written down, and at the end of the game the group tries to come up with a poem using these words.

The end of the game should be agreed upon by all players before starting, or by setting up a house rule to that effect."
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Jordan Fraser
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Some more suggestions:

Safranito
River Dragons
Shear Panic
Horse Fever

All are strange, fun, and should be available online.

A big +1 for Mushroom Eaters, but good luck getting a copy right now. There is potentially a reprint coming down the pipeline though.
 
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Corey Willis
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Cool! $90 though! Pretty pricey!
 
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Jeremy Fridy
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Check out just about anything made by Cheapass Games.
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Shadows in the Forest (Lights in the Forest) makes use of light & shadows and is probably the quirkiest game in my collection. You'll probably have to import it from Germany but its quirkiness is actually built into the mechanics. Kids love it.
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Corey Willis
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Wow that looks awesome, but it's super expensive...
http://www.amazon.com/Kraul-071102-Waldschattenspiel/dp/B000...
 
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Schweinerei

Munchkin

Gay Monopoly

Monopoly: United States Navy (also available: Army, Marines, Airforce and Coast Guard)

There are still plenty more "very unique snowflakes" in the Monopoly family.

chuckdunn wrote:
Cave Evil may still be available good luck...
What the...?
Somehow reminds me of the Centaur pinball table, which is also weird in my opinion.
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Whelp, there goes my faith in humanity.
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Corey Willis
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I played that pig game a long time ago! lol Gay Monopoly? Hahaha. So weird.
 
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Felicity: The Cat in the Sack - Everyone secretly sticks a cat, dog, or bunny into a sack and the sack of animals is auctioned off.

Primordial Soup - Control a colony of amoebas that poop cubes of one color and then must eat one cube/poop of every color in order to survive.

Igloo Pop - Shake plastic igloos and try to guess how many Eskimo children are inside. Oh yeah, you are a giant that should be grocery shopping instead.

Wicked Witches Way - A real time/memory game of completing potion formulas in order to win a broomstick race.
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Just looked at my small games shelf and realised I completely forgot about Vlaada Chvátil's Bunny Bunny Moose Moose. Good party game. Nothing like Mage Knight or Galaxy Trucker. (drinks required)
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Corey Willis
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Looks like stupid fun, but it's not on Amazon! Haha.
 
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check the price of http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1070/waldschattenspiel at http://www.timewellspentgames.com/content/home.php - there are 2 versions, just get the cheaper one. The only difference is the board and the folding one works fine.

I would LOVE to have a copy of Feuerberg von Sabine Erdmann someday.....
 
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