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I have no idea what this game is about, but on seeing it on a GeekList I thought: "what's with the (DBA) in the title?"

So: what's with the '(DBA)' in the title? Is Ticket to Ride gonna be "Ticket to Ride (TtR)" soon?
 
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Kai Peters
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Admitted, the (DBA) should not be in the title. But of the players of the DBx series, noone says 'De Bellis [Antiquitatis|Multitudinis|Renationis]' but 'DBA|DBM|DBR'. At least I don't know a single player of these games who uses the full name. As opposed to Ticket to Ride, where I know only one single player (who for a long time mostly played games on BSW) who would use TtR in spoken language.
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Paul Brooks
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Indeed, in fact I'd go as far as to suggest that there are plenty of wargamers out there who have never heard of the full names of De Bellis Antiquitatis or De Bellis Multitudinis. Many folk will be aware of the games only as DBA or DBM. I think it makes sence to have the abbreviation in the title for the purposes of searches.
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Weird. People say "Let's play some DBA"?

Still: a lot of titles get abbreviated in spoken or written language; none of those have that as the BGG title. And DBM & DBR don't have the weird abbreviation in the title.
 
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Glenn Pruitt
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BaSL wrote:
Weird. People say "Let's play some DBA"?


Yes they do...

And if you are wise your response will be gulpyuk
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Derek H
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gpruitt wrote:
BaSL wrote:
Weird. People say "Let's play some DBA"?


Yes they do...

And if you are wise your response will be gulpyuk


You mean, if you are 'witless'?!
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