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David B
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Can you think of any games that you believe suffer from obscurity partly because a good name wasn't chosen for it? One that comes to mind for me is For The Win. I need more experience with the game, but so far it seems like a well done abstract for 2 with a lot of replay potential for those who enjoy 2 player abstracts. In fact, it looks like it could rival the great Hive. But I think the name chosen for the game could have been better. How about "Flip My Monkey"? (for those that don't know, flipping your monkey tile is one thing that frequently occurs in the game).

Of course there is the other end of the extreme where hte game play is a disappointment when compared to the title. I was disappointed a bit when I didn't get to explore any Lost Cities.

But, can you think of some games that could have used a better title?
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First, I really like For the Win. Too bad it doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

Spontaneously, I come to think of Blue Moon City; I think it's a nondescript name, not to say pale. I can't help but thinking that it would have received more attention with a better name.

Another example is Gonzaga. To use an obscure name doesn't have to be detrimental, but then it has to have a ring to it, like Carcassonne.
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I though of another one:

Ys

Us American folk can't even figure out how to pronounce it. Great game though. Recent print runs were also affected by the moldy pieces issue which can hurt sales just as much as a weird name. But I wish the game got more good attention. It deserves it.
 
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This really should be a Geeklist. It would be a fun read.

My suggestion: CONFLICT. A wargame from 1940, re-released in 1960 and 1964. It is hard to imagine any game without conflict.
 
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Yeah...I started a geeklist. I guess it takes a bt for it to show up.
 
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No, they show up pretty much immediately. You need to make sure you actually published it, and the "shows up on the front page" box is checked as well.

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Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster. Ponderous title, or artists fight for sculpting material?
Copycat. Jay doesn't give a flying flip about Friedemann Friesse's naming conventions.
Stone Age: The Expansion. Literal translation is the goal.
 
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