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Keng Leong Yeo
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My Significant Other and I joined up with a gaming group recently. One of my discoveries whilst gaming there was that we have been mispronouncing quite a few boardgame names all this while. blush

Here is a list of them, and feel free to add yours.
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26. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:140]
Richard Morris
Scotland
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
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Given the way that Americans mangle the pronunciation of the University and football team (Note-r Dame (rhymes with same)) they presumably mispronounce this one, too. Nottrah Damn is approximately how it should be said.
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27. Board Game: Die Fugger [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1914]
Friedemann Friese
Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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This has to be on this list.
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28. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:380]
Barteus Maximus
United States
Parsons
Kansas
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I pronounce this "winky" (hard "c"s in ancient latin, "v"s are a soft w sound), although my fellow gamers usually look at me strangely until I bring out the game and then they say "oh, yeah".
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29. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Redhorn Gate [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
Thaddeus Griebel
United States
Verona
Wisconsin
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Ever since this was announced, I always assumed 'Redhorn' was pronounced like 'red horn', but after reading the appendices at the end of the Lord of the Rings novel, I found that 'dh' is pronounced like a voiced 'th', as in mother. Tolkien even gave the word 'Redhorn' as an example of this, so apparently it should sound like 'Rethorn Gate'.
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30. Board Game: Boże Igrzysko [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:1899]
Rafał Harasimowicz
Germany
Hilden
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31. Board Game: Navia Dratp [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1278]
Bwian, just
United States
Longmont
Colorado
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This one seems to get pronounced incorrectly a lot, for some strange reason. It's like people have never seen a silent 't' before or something.

(Actually, I'm not sure I'm pronouncing it correctly myself. Nah-vee-ah Drahp?)
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32. Board Game: Antike [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:361]
Daniel Berger
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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Is it pronounced like "Antique" or does it sound like "Anteeka"? Or perhaps "Anteekee"?
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33. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:115]
Kurt Metzler
South Korea
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Often pronounced (in my experience) with three syllables (To-ky-o) it is actually only two (To-kyo).

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34. Board Game: Seoul Police [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Kurt Metzler
South Korea
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This one is kind of the opposite with Tokyo in that many English speakers pronounce Seoul as 1 syllable (Soul) when it is two (Seo-ul).
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35. Board Game: The Speicherstadt [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:397]
Jens KH
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
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I had a lot of fun when I was travelling in Canada and people were trying to pronounce "The Speicherstadt". It took me a while to figure out what they meant (well, more accurately, it took them showing me the box if I remember correctly). I mean, come on, it's the English title of the game so you should know, right?
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36. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:31]
Richard Massey
Wales
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Can't stop myself calling this one Twiglet Imperium.
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37. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:167]
Georg D.
Germany
Höxter
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Somehow germans have problems with the difference of descent and decent...
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38. Board Game: Sylla [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:817]
Bill Morgal
United States
Elkridge
Maryland
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The game is about as historical as the answers on a high school student's history exam, but it's still fun. I call it 'Sulla', but I have no idea if that is correct or not.
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39. Board Game: Cyclades [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:102]
Chuck DePenti
United States
Ohio
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The number of possible pronunciations escapes me.
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40. Board Game: Outremer [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:4587]
Doug Mann
United States
Corpus Christi
Texas
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Clearly another French problem, but I confess when I first saw this one, many moons ago, I thought, "What's an OUT-ream-er?"
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41. Board Game: Kunst Stücke [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3652]
Brian Coppedge
United States
New Haven
Connecticut
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I feel like I'm adding Busen Memo.
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42. Board Game: Municipium [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1403]
Stephen McNeil
Canada
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Back to Classical vs Church Latin arguments. But consensus on classic pronunciation -- mu not myu, kip not sip or chip -- leads us to mu-ni-KIP-i-um. Native English speakers would tend toward myu-nee-SIP-i-um.
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43. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:98]
M T
United States
Texas
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A lot of people call this navigator for some reason.whistle
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44. Board Game: Ys [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:590]
Tim K
Australia
Colonel Light Gardens
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I take a crack at it here in my video review with a sort of "Ysss" but don't really know?



Same with Yspahan.
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45. Board Game: Rummikub [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:1394]
Steven Martinson
United States
Mabank
Texas
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This is "Rummy Cube" to me, but I have met families that call this "rheumy cub", like a baby bear with arthritis.
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46. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:843]
I'm Gonna Wreck It!
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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Surprised this one hasn't already been put on here yet.

Ny-a-gar-a has definitely popped up a few times in our sessions.
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47. Board Game: Alea Iacta Est [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:881]
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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My grasp of Latin is, well, dead. (Ha ha, see what I did there?).

I think I can pronounce the first and third word. It's the second that I'm never sure about.
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48. Board Game: Perikles [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:668]
Stephen Allen
Australia
Newcastle
NSW
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I don't care what anyone says, this game with always be "Pickles" to me.
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49. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:388]
Oliver Twitt
United States
Virginia
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To everyone I played this with at the FLGS: It's "ninjatoe" not "ninjatoo." And to America in general, there are no such things as numbchucks!
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50. Board Game Publisher: Ystari Games
Jens www.spielefreun.de
Germany
Heinersreuth
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Overtext is really cool. The best 100 GG I've ever spent.
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Well. I'm actually bored with overtext. Why did I give all that GG away?
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Not only boardgames, but also publishers are sometimes difficult...
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