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Mayday just announced the Lemonade Stand card game and the summary of the game sounds almost identical to Lemonade Stall, a print and play. This is mentioned here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/734234/lemonade-stand-fr...

The games are totally different in their mechanics and not the same game at all, but it got me thinking, what other games have this same sort of thing going on?

I'd call them Board Game Homophones, games that sound the same but are totally different. I couldn't think of any off the top of my head, but maybe you can come up with one?
 
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Barbarossa: Game of the Russo-German War 1941-45

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Condottieri: The Battle of Castagnaro
 
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Everyone keeps pointing it out about these two new releases:

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Overlooked but very smart game from Martin Wallace I ordered once. Instead, when I got to the store, I saw:

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*Never gets old. OK... maybe a little...

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TedW wrote:

And Barbarossa
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Tikal II: The Lost Temple (Kramer & Kiesling)
 
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Not homophones, but related:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/42068/why-the-confusion
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All good examples above, the names being similar I totally get, I'm also thinking about games that have the same sort of summary or flavor text but totally different mechanics too. Like say Carcassonne could be described as "A unique fantasy game where players take turns building their own kingdoms up for victory points based on the choices they make each turn." Now doesn't that sound just like Dominion too, for example?

This isn't a good example, that was what I was asking, a game that sounds just like another game in terms of flavor text or broad overview but in reality are totally different.
 
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