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Sometime ago I noticed that one thing wargames have in common with other games is that many of them are named after cities, so I decided to make a list in order of populaton. Little did I know how many there are. I guess non-wargames are often named after larger cities. The words "game," "city," and "the" were considered superfluous. Other very similar names were also included. I apologize for any errors.
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126. Board Game: Corona [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:6375]
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Corona, Riverside County, California, USA

Game Type: 1974 Non-wargame

Population: 124,966 as of the 2000 census.

Founded: in 1896, at the height of the Southern California citrus boom

This city is situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon, the only significant pass through the Santa Ana Mountains. It derived its name and its nickname, The Circle City, from a gridded street pattern enclosed by a circular boulevard. One of Corona's major employers is the Fender Musical Instrument Corporation. The original War of the Worlds movie was partially filmed in Corona. The city is home to one of the largest cheese factories and one of America’s largest Renaissance fairs.
 
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127. Board Game: Okinawa [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:7149]
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Okinawa City, Okinawa Honto, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Game Type: 1981 Wargame

Population: 123,649 as of 2003

Founded: In 1974 by the merger of Koza (formerly Goya and Goeku) and Misato

It is the second largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, following Naha, the capital city. The city is located in the heart of the island and links the north and south part of the island. Okinawa City is mostly plateau land. Okinawa City is known for being a music town. The U.S. controlled Okinawa Island from 1945 to 1972. The two most famous battle casualties were Ernie Pyle who was killed on Iejima and Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., the highest ranking American killed in WWII and son of the Confederate general.
 
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128. Board Game: Monza [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1801]
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Monza, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Game Type: 2000 Non-wargame

Population: 122,263 as of 2004

Founded: Dates to the Bronze Age; 3rd century BC the Romans subdued the Insubres

In 2004, Monza was made the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza, but it will not be fully into effective until 2009. It was a village until Queen Theodelinda established a monastery in 595. A castle was built there in 1325. In the frescoed Chapel of Theodelinda is the Iron Crown of Lombardy which supposedly contains one of the nails used at the Crucifixion. Umberto I was assassinated here in 1900. Monza is known internationally for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza motor racing circuit.
 
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129. Board Game: The Concorde Game [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
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Concord, Contra Costa County, California, USA

Game Type: 1976 Non-wargame

Population: 121,780 as of the 2000 census.

Founded: In 1869 under the name Todos Santos; the Spanish crossed the area in 1772.

It was part of the Land Grant of Monte Del Diablo which was named for its devilish-looking willow trees. Concord was incorporated in 1905. Until 1995, the city was the eastern terminus for the San Francisco commuter train system. The city is bordered by a mostly mothballed naval weapons site which had been the site of anti-war protests. In 1944, this naval area was the site of a huge ship explosion that damaged buildings and killed 320 soldiers. Actor Tom Hanks and jazz musician Dave Brubeck were born here.
 
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130. Board Game: Maya [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2209]
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Maia municipality, Grande Porto subregion, Norte region, Portugal

Game Type: 2003 Non-wargame

Population: 119,718 as of 2001

Founded: Unknown

In the same way that there is a Greater London and a City of London, the municipality of Maia consists of 17 different parishes. One of these parishes is the city of Maia which has a population of 9,816. Maia is located north of the Oporto (Porto) metropolitan area. Maia is Portugal’s eighth largest city while Oporto (Porto) is Portugal’s second or third largest city. There is also a Maia (Maya) with a population of about 717 located on Portugal’s Santa Maria Island in the Azores.
 
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131. Board Game: Tyre [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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Tyre, Tyre district, South Governorate, Lebanon

Game Type: 1978 Wargame

Population: 117,100 as of 2003

Founded: Name appears as early as 1300 BC; around 2700 BC according to Herodotus

Tyre originally consisted of an island and an adjacent coast area. In the time of David, a friendly alliance was entered between the Hebrews and the Tyrians. Tyre was particularly known for a rare sort of purple dye used for royalty. The city was often attacked by Egypt and later fell under the power of the Persians. In 332 BC, the city was conquered by Alexander the Great, after a siege of seven months in which he built the mainland to island causeway. It was captured in 1124 after the First Crusade.
 
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132. Board Game: Waverley [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Waverley, Surrey, England, UK

Game Type: 1982 Non-wargame

Population: 116,300 as of 2004 estimate

Founded: Human presence 400,000 years ago; the district was formed in 1974.

The borough is named for Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey in England which was founded in 1128. It is one of the most heavily wooded boroughs in England. The local Dunsfold airfield was built by the Royal Canadian Army during World War II. Famous area residents have included Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, George Bernard Shaw, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and George Eliot. The area has been the location for mining iron ore and making bricks.
 
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133. Board Game: Abilene [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:7215]
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Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA

Game Type: 1983 Non-wargame with fighting, if that makes sense

Population: 115,930 as of 2000

Founded: Established by cattlemen as a railway stock shipping point in 1881

The city was established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point for the railroad. Petroleum more recently supplemented the area economy. It is the home of Hardin-Simmons University (1891), Abilene Christian College (1906), McMurry College (1923), the Abilene Campus of Cisco Junior College, and the West Texas campus of Texas State Technical College. Dyess Air Force Base is located just west of the city. Famous People from Abilene include Jessica Simpson, Fess Parker, and Larry Gatlin.
 
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134. Board Game: Waterloo [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:6832]
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Havant (Havant and Waterloo or Waterloo), Hampshire, South East England, England, UK

Game Type: 1962 Wargame

Population: 115,300 as of 2005 estimates

Founded: The old center of the town dates from Roman times

The 12th century church was one of the few structures to survive the 1760 fire. A township called Waterlooville grew up here on land locally called Waterloo after troops returning from the battle passed through the neighborhood. There are several natural springs in the area. The local pub claims that the two main beams in the lounge bar were recovered from the Spanish Armada and that the "Bear Post" within once had the last dancing bear in England tethered to it.
 
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135. Board Game: Centurion [Average Rating:4.42 Unranked]
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Centurion (Verwoerdburg), Gauteng Province, South Africa

Game Type: 1985 Non-wargame

Population: 114,575 as of 1996

Founded: Blacks settled in 1200; others arrived in 1841 to what would be Centurion

Cave fossils indicate homonids lived in the area 2 to 3 million years ago. The natives cultivated lands, grazed their cattle, made earthenware containers, and smelted iron. The Battle for Rooihuiskraal, part of the First Boer War, took place here in 1881. Centurion developed from a township that was marked out in 1904. It was granted city council status in 1962. In 1967, it was named Verwoerdburg after the so-called "architect of apartheid". The name Centurion was presumably chosen after the end of apartheid.
 
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136. Board Game: The Ann Arbor Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

Game Type: 2005 Non-wargame

Population: 114,024 as of the 2000 census

Founded: 1824; incorporated as a village in 1833; it was chartered as a city in 1851

Supposedly named for the spouses of the city's founders and for the stands of trees in the area, Ann Arbor is best known as the location of the main campus of the University of Michigan, which moved here from Detroit in 1837. During World War II, Ford's nearby plant turned out B-24 Liberator bombers. Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy unveiled his Peace Corps proposal in 1960 at the University of Michigan, and it was here in 1964 that President Lyndon B. Johnson first called for a "Great Society."
 
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137. Board Game: Caen [Average Rating:5.12 Unranked]
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Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France

Game Type: 1977 Wargame

Population: 113,987 as of 1999

Founded: It became important under the Norman dukes in the 10 and 11th centuries.

Caen was the capital of lower Normandy and is the burial site of William the Conqueror. In 1562, his body was stolen except for a thigh bone which disappeared during the French Revolution. William’s castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Western Europe. Cean was held at times by the English until 1450. Following the Allied Normandy invasion in 1944, the Germans used Caen as the hinge of their resistance to the British-Canadian advance. About two-thirds of the city was destroyed in the battle.
 
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138. Board Game: The Peoria Game [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA

Game Type: 1975 Non-wargame

Population: 112,936 as of the 2000 census

Founded: inhabited 10,000 BC; explored 1673; fort 1680; incorporated 1835 and 1845.

Named for one of the five major tribes of the Illinois Confederacy, the city is home of the 10th oldest symphony orchestra in the nation. The question "Will it play in Peoria?" has now become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the American mainstream, and Peoria is often used as a test market for new products. People born or raised in Peoria include Philip José Farmer, Dan Fogelberg, Betty Friedan, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Thome, and comedians Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison.
 
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139. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:160]
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San Juan (San Juán de la Frontera), San Juan province, Cuyo region, Argentina

Game Type: 2004 Non-wargame

Population: 112,000 as of the 2001 census

Founded: in 1562 but destroyed in 1593 by a flood; it had been inhabited by the Huarpe

Two of the most prominent members of the 1816 Congress of Tucumán which declared Argentina's independence from Spain came from San Juán. President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was also from San Juan. In 1944, an earthquake devastated the city, killing around 10,000 people and destroying the cathedral. Afterwards the city was rebuilt with concentric boulevards. There were also earthquakes in 1776 and 1977. A fundraiser for the 1944 quake led Colonel Juan Perón to meet his future wife Eva Duarte.
 
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140. Board Game: The Gloucester Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK

Game Type: 1991 Non-wargame

Population: 110,800 as of 2004 (for the city proper)

Founded: existed as early as the Roman municipality of Colonia Nervia Glevensium

After the Battle of Deorham in 577, the Wessex controlled Gloucester. Gloucester Cathedral originated from the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 681. Gloucester was incorporated by King Richard III in 1483 with the town being made a county in itself. The cathedral is the burial place of King Edward II and was recently used in scenes for the Harry Potter films. Until the construction of the Severn Bridge in 1966, Gloucester was the lowest crossing point on the river.
 
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141. Board Game: Cambridge [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked]
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Game Type: 2006 Non-wargame

Population: 108,863 (including 22,153 students) as of the 2001 census

Founded: Occupied since around 1000 BC; it was developed by Romans around 40 AD.

After Vikings left, the Saxons built St. Bene't's church in 1025. William I built a castle here in 1068. Cambridge is best known for the University of Cambridge which was formed in 1209. Isaac Newton is its most famous graduate as the university maintained a strong emphasis in math. Today it is also the heart of a high-technology area known as Silicon Fen. Other Cambridge students have included Oliver Cromwell, Francis Bacon, C. S. Lewis, and John Cleese. Cambridge was not granted a city charter until 1951.
 
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142. Board Game: Mythos [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1655]
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Mỹ Tho, Tiền Giang Province, Vietnam

Game Type: 1996 Non-wargame

Population: 104,724 as of 1989

Founded: Unknown

Mỹ Tho (pronounced mee-toh) is the capital city of the Tiền Giang Province in southern Vietnam. The city is known for its very exotic fruits. The area economy is also based upon puffed rice, rice cakes, rice paper, fishing, candy making, coconuts, sewing, and Mekong Delta boat tourism. The Mekong River Delta is the richest and most fertile area in Vietnam. The source of the Mekong is located in Tibet. Jane Mansfield once visited Mỹ Tho for a USO event. Some estimates place the population as high as 160,000.
 
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143. Board Game: Delta [Average Rating:5.42 Unranked]
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Delta, Greater Vancouver regional district, British Columbia, Canada

Game Type: 1999 Non-wargame

Population: 102,655 as of 2005

Founded: first sighted by Europeans in 1791; it was incorporated in 1879.

Prior to European settlement, Delta's flatlands and coastal shores were inhabited by the Tsawwassen indigenous peoples. Located south of Vancouver, it is bordered to the south by Point Roberts, Washington, one of two exclaves of the contiguous United States, the other being the Northwest Angle in northern Minnesota. The completion of the George Massey Tunnel in 1959 ended Delta's isolation and resulted in a massive 400% population growth over the next 20 years.
 
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144. Board Game: JENA! [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:4562]
 
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Jena, Thuringia, Germany

Game Type: 1996 Wargame

Population: 102,442 as of 2004

Founded: first mentioned in 1236

Located on the River Saale, Jena developed as a market town up until the founding of its university in 1558. In 1806, Napoleon fought and defeated the Prussian army here in the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt which removed Prussia from the anti-French coalition until 1813. In 1926, the world's first modern planetarium was built here. In 1945, towards the end of World War II, Jena was heavily bombed by the American and British allies. Famous residents have included Friedrich Hegel, Karl Marx, and Martin Luther.
 
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145. Board Game: Pueblo [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:739]
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Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA

Game Type: 2002 Non-wargame

Population: 102,121 as of the 2000 census

Founded: In 1842, traders built a fort; it was settled after the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859

In 1854, Fort Pueblo was attacked by about 100 Utes and most of the inhabitants were killed. Pueblo was formerly one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States. It is now home to a number of electronics and aviation companies. Pueblo is home to the Colorado State Fair and Colorado State University - Pueblo. Pueblo may be best known as the home of the Federal Citizen Information Center and its Consumer Information Catalog. Its sister city Puebla has a population of 1.5 million people.
 
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146. Board Game: Westminster [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:10357]
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Westminster, Adams and Jefferson Counties, Colorado, USA

Game Type: 1983 Non-wargame

Population: 100,940 as of the 2000 census

Founded: The first permanent settler built a home in 1870; was incorporated by 1911.

Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in this area. There is evidence that Arapaho Indians lived in the area. In 1858, a gold discovery on Little Dry Creek brought attention to the area. The area was known as DeSpain Junction but was later known as Harris or Harris Park. In 1891, construction began on the Westminster Castle which was to become "The Princeton of the West." In 1950, the city had a population of only 1,686. England’s Westminister is part of Greater London.
 
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147. Board Game: Wapi [Average Rating:4.90 Overall Rank:10367]
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Wapi (Vapi), Valsad District, Gujarat State, India

Game Type: 2003 Non-wargame

Population: 97,704 as of 2004

Founded: Unknown

Wapi is an industrial town situated in the southern end of Gujarat’s “Golden Corridor,” a 250 mile belt of industrial estates. It is lies on the banks of Damanganga River and the Arabian Sea is located about 4 miles to the west. Due to the large number of industries, Wapi attracts several business travelers. Major industries in the city include chemicals, dyes, paints, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubber, textiles, woods, glass, food products, and packaging.
 
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148. Board Game: Talavera [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:4527]
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Talavera, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Luzon, Luzon island group, Philippines

Game Type: 2006 Wargame

Population: 97,329 as of the 2000 census

Founded: Unknown; Nueva Ecija Province was created in the 18th century.

It is bordered by Cabanatuan City (“the tricycle capital of the Philippines”). Nueva Ecija is the largest province in Central Luzon. Nueva Ecija Province is often referred to as the “Rice Bowl of the Philippines” and is also the leading producer of onions in Southeast Asia. Other lowland crops such as corn, vegetables, and sugarcane are also produced in great quantities. Some area farmers have replaced rice farming with gathering milk from water buffalos. Copper and manganese have been found in the area.
 
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149. Board Game: Sugoroku [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Shuangliu, Shuangliu County, Sichuan Province, China

Game Type: Non-wargame

Population: 96,187 as of 1990

Founded: pre-historical Bronze Age culture established the area over 4000 years ago.

The county of Shuangliu has the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, the fifth busiest airport in China. The airport started service in 1938 as a military airport in the second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Now it's an international civil airport with flights to more than 20 international destinations. There's an express-way connecting downtown Chengdu with the airport. The airport is located about 10 miles southwest of downtown of Chengdu, which is believed to be the fifth largest city in China as of 2005.
 
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150. Board Game: Königgratz [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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Königgratz (Hradec Králové), Hradec Králové Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Game Type: 1977 Wargame

Population: 95,195 as of 2004

Founded: The cathedral was founded in 1303 by Elizabeth, wife of Wenceslaus II.

The original name of Hradec Králové means “Castle of the Queen.” After the 1620 Battle of White Mountain, many Protestants left the area. In 1639, the town was occupied for eight months by the Swedes. Several churches were pulled down to make way for the fortifications erected under Joseph II. In 1866, the Prussians defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Königgrätz, the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War. One traditional local industry is the manufacturing of pianos and musical instruments.
 
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