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
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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This is my chance to convey something meaningful! Darn. Wasted it.
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for helping a guy out as to how.
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178. Board Game: Mü & Lots More [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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A game for many players.
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Game based on the R-rated version of the movie Antz.

(Or is it the X-rated version of Auntie Mame?)
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181. Board Game: Rail Baron [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1497]
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Tennessee
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Sickly aristocrats amble about the country in search of medication.
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182. Board Game: Swashbuckler [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:2629]
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Tennessee
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Players earn points based on how well they clean a series of small shields.
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183. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:197]
Archibald Zimonyi
Sweden
Gothenburg
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The FFG re-print.


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184. Board Game: JAB: Realtime Boxing [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1747]
Lawcomic
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Tennessee
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Boxing game in which only blows to the abdomen are allowed.
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185. Board Game: The Manhattan Project [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:143]
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Tennessee
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Players must complete a series of tasks to help their boss, Ann Hattan, make a vital Powerpoint presentation.
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186. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:962]
Chris Dugas
Canada
Toronto
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Knowing the Dutch king's love of seafood, vie for his favour working in the kitchen preparing the most imaginative dish. Only score points if you use his favorite ingredient along with something else.

Alternatively, a game of slightly skittish large ungulates warily trying to get close to a waterhole for a drink while avoiding any lions.
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187. Board Game: Caveman Curling [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2363]
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The river beside the abbey has frozen and all the monks dash outside for an impromptu bonspiel.
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188. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:85]
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Tennessee
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Players assume the roles of various famous people named Alex in a coast to coast contest to haul a truckload of Coors.

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189. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:498]
Chris Dugas
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Organize an office floor plan, but make sure each row has six cubicles of different colours or has six cubicles of the same colour but different shapes.
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190. Board Game: Star Trek: The Final Frontier [Average Rating:3.55 Unranked]
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"To boldly pave where no man has paved before".
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191. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.18 Overall Rank:11181]
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Tennessee
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Players must escape the disturbed world of Andy Dick.
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192. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:84]
Matt N

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Gross out other players to get the last spot on the train; fun for the whole family!
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193. Board Game: Space Dealer [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1136]
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Be the first to cross the finish line in the fast-PACED real-time running game! Play running cards to make your runner go faster, but make sure he doesn't run out of energy! Soundtrack not included.
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194. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
Matt N

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Send your workers out to collect the finest notes, then combine them into beautiful symphonies in this musical adventure.
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195. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:146]
Matt N

Pennsylvania
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No idea what it would be, but I bet it would be fun...
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196. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:47]
Barry
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Reiner Knizia mails it in and tries to cash in with a sequel.
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197. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:736]
Barry
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Cockney wolf wrangling at it's finest!
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198. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:163]
Charles M. Hannum
United States
Winthrop
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Okay, this one is really silly.

The Mexican lightbulb changing game! Just Juan player is needed.
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199. Board Game: Groo: The Game [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:2425]
Tucker Taylor
Canada
New Westminster
British Columbia
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A woman needs a man like a fish needs a saxophone.
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Finally, Kanga's child from the Winnie-the-Pooh books gets his own game!
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200. Board Game: 1812: The Invasion of Canada [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:426]
Barry
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Sail your Viking ships to the New World.
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