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Triskaidekaphobia - Happy Friday the 13th!
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As a nod to the 13th day of the month falling on a Friday (and dictionary.com sending me triskaidekaphobia as the word of the day - A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th), here are some very thirteenish games. Unlucky for me, I couldn't come up with 13 games with 13 in them and fear as their theme. Feel free to add to the list.
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1. Board Game: Freddy Vs Jason Killer Trivia Game [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Nothing more appropriate than this game to kick off the list.
 
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2. Board Game: An Evening of Murder: Flight 013 [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I knew I should have taken the train.
 
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3. Board Game: 13 Dead End Drive [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:5530]
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A horrifying address.
 
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4. Board Game: 1313 Dead End Drive [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:6038]
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A doubly horrifying address.
 
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5. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:334]
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A game you should play on Friday the 13th.
 
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6. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:136] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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The second game you should play on Friday the 13th.
 
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7. Board Game: Lucky 13 [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked]
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I never knew what was so unlucky about 13. I always found it to be a lucky number. I think it comes from having a last name starting with "M" in elementary school. They always passed out numbered text books and seated us alphabetically. Having a name in the middle of the alphabet, I frequently was placed in the 13th spot and given the books marked 13.
 
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8. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:161]
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It's fun, it's healthy, it's good exercise. The kids will just love it. And we put a little sand inside to make the experience more pleasant.
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Hmm.... Game ID# = 13....

Maybe another game to play...

-DK
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9. Board Game: Der dreizehnte Holzwurm [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:6624]
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The 13th Woodworm (or something like that)
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10. Board Game: War of the Ring (first edition) [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:34]
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Ranked 13th overall.
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11. Board Game: Danger 13 [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:4644]
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In other words... Danger 13....


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12. Board Game: File 13 [Average Rating:5.16 Overall Rank:10086]
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added it just because it had 13 in the title...

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13. Board Game: Minus 13 [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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For the 13th entry to this list, I tried to find the biggest 13 on a game box... hopefully I succeeded...


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14. Board Game: Groo: The Game [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:2392]
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Ooo... today is the 194th day of the year...

Game ID # 194...

...I think I'm haveing too much fun with this...

-DK
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15. Board Game: Mythos [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1658]
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Start each turn with 13 cards in hand, and it actually has a card called Triskaidekaphobia!
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16. Board Game: The Templars Castle [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked]
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No one has mentioned the purported reason why Friday the 13th is unlucky, namely the plot against the Knights Templar. However, this has been debunked.

Here's a whole raftload of stuff regarding Friday the 13th, from the Urban Legends Home Page: http://www.snopes.com/luck/friday13.asp

My favourite part: apparently Friday itself has long been considered unlucky! What does that mean for the whole TGIF industry?
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17. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:436]
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Mah Jong's fabled "13 Orphans" hand. (Plus 1 for a pair of eyes)
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18. Board Game: Colorado County [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4492]
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Image 131313 soblue

Ack!
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19. Board Game: Würfel Bohnanza [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1355]
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The first player to earn 13 talers wins the game!
 
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