Games Twisted By Removing The First Letter
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Some of my improv comedy circle are gamers, and some of my gaming circle are improv comedians. (You got chocolate in my peanut butter!)

Somehow, the concept of deleting the first letter of a game title to create a new game came up... and a bunch of us sat around brainstorming what kind of games would result.

Some examples below.

I'm not rich with GG, but if other people add results that make me LOL, I'll award some of my stash to the best of them.

(P.S. my first geek list EVAR. Be gentle.)

***DOUBLE EDIT*** I tried alphabetizing this because people requested it but I have to admit I can't *stand* it like that... no way to go check all the new items at once. Sorry!

***EDIT*** Now Alphabetized by popular demand. Thank you fine Australian ladies
Mercedes (Mandy)
Japan
Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
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Tokyo Game Market here I come!
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Sorry if I'm slow in reading mails. I'm currently working hard on some Alley Thieves
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Mrs Smith
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Canberra
ACT
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This is my chance to convey something meaningful! Darn. Wasted it.
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126. Board Game: Blockers! [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:964]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Lockers! The exciting high school game. Sold in boy and girl editions.
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127. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
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For when you're too lazy to play the original. Player to your right plays on your behalf and scores VPs for you.
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128. Board Game: 51st State [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:611] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
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A speed game! Who can be the first to sign the U.S. Constitution?
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129. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:458]
David
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Um... this could go all sorts of wrong...

Plsyers take turns to toss a coin. Winner is the first to get 'tails'. Box seems a bit big for the content.
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130. Board Game: Lie, Cheat & Steal [Average Rating:5.27 Overall Rank:10431]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
Massachusetts
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In this variant, politicians admit to their own foibles. It's a renaissance of personal accountability in the legislature! (Okay, I think this counts as a fantasy game…)

The Enron board game.
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131. Board Game: 60 Minutes to Save the Earth [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
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Yet another space race game; this one (like Galaxy Trucker) also features a sand timer.
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132. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:149]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
Massachusetts
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Compete with other churches in this cutthroat game to score the best choir singers!
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133. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:219]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Rent out your appartment. If noone is interested, selling it is also an option.
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134. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:1693]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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No need for a murder weapon. Just take away his medicine.
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135. Board Game: Facts in Five [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3035]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
Massachusetts
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Isn't this pretty much by definition the improv comedy game? (See OP.)
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136. Board Game: Malefiz [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:10679]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
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Try to save the British beer industry by adding more bubbles.
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137. Board Game: Grow A Million [Average Rating:3.89 Unranked]
patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
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Race around the world in a regatta of rowboats.
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138. Board Game: Mus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:1180]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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The mother of all cooperative games.
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139. Board Game: Oskar [Average Rating:5.10 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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Slash each other up - knives and suture included.
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140. Board Game: Core Worlds [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:323]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
Massachusetts
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The exact opposite of the original game—players start in the “core worlds” and seek to tame and plunder the outer “ore worlds” for critical resources, before they run out and society collapses. (Why do I feel like this is a metaphor for the oil industry?)
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141. Board Game: Pharao [Average Rating:6.41 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
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Rabbit kings of ancient Egypt.
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142. Board Game: Garden Competition [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2800]
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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The forest-growing game. You can cultivate your forest as you like it, but will it be enough to win?
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143. Board Game: Play Gauss [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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Hold on - wasn't Gauß married?
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144. Board Game: Twins [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:6933]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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No need to play this, victory conditions are already met.
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145. Board Game: Valley of the Mammoths [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:1763]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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Try to manoeuvre your mammoth through the narrow alleys of prehistoric settlements. The first player who gets stuck loses the game.
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146. Board Game: Farm Families [Average Rating:4.86 Unranked]
p55carroll
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Minnesota
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"Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade." (Marcel Proust)
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Sell shootin' irons to the Hatfields and McCoys in this rootin'-tootin' feud game.

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147. Board Game: MBT [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2682]
Duncan Flint
England
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A simulation of UK telecommunications.
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148. Board Game: Fairy Tale [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:528]
Chris F
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Suwanee
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A game of flatulence.
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149. Board Game: Crows [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2151]
Paul Harmon
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Rochester
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The ultimate in Co-op Gaming.
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Now much easier since you only have to line them up
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150. Board Game: Freebooter's Fate [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked]
Duncan Flint
England
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The family game of IT Tech Support...
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