Drifting Toward Wargames: 10 Warning Signs Every Normal Geek Should Know
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A typical BGG user is exposed to dozens of wargame articles during every visit to this website. The wargame hobby can be highly addictive. Are you drifting toward the wargame abyss? Take this simple test and find out now!

For each statement that seems to apply to your recent behavior, score 10 points. Your total will be evaluated at the end of the test.

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1. Board Game: Waterloo [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:6911]
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You know that the battle of Waterloo was fought in 1815...

...but you didn't mail your mother a card for her birthday.

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2. Board Game: The Campaign for North Africa [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:10119]
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You can calculate the weekly supply requirements for the entire Afrika Korps...

...but you can't do your own taxes
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3. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:7076]
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You can quote Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon...

...but you didn't remember that your spouse told you to pick up some milk at the grocery store.
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4. Board Game: For the People [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:493]
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You have memorized the initial deployment positions for all of the units in several GMT wargames...

...but you couldn't find your own car in the mall parking lot last Sunday.
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5. Board Game: Gettysburg: Badges of Courage [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:2683]
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You can list 13 Confederate generals who fought at Gettysburg...

...but you don't know the name of your next-door neighbor.
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6. Board Game: Tank! Armored Combat in the 20th Century [Average Rating:4.89 Overall Rank:10468]
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You know the horsepower-to-weight ratio of every German tank produced during WWII...

...but you won't change your own oil.
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7. Board Game: Crisis: 2000 [Average Rating:5.54 Unranked]
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You get together with your game group every Saturday...

...but the last time you saw Aunt Edna she was worried about Y2K messing up her Social Security check.
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8. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:1063]
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You know the expected release date of every wargame scheduled to be published in 2008 and 2009...

...but you neglected to pay the cable bill.
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9. Board Game: Tactics [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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You can identify a vintage wargame listed on eBay by a quick glimpse of the box cover...

...but you don't know what brand of cereal your kids eat for breakfast.
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10. Board Game: DMZ: The Battle for South Korea, late 1970s [Average Rating:6.22 Unranked]
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You know what abbreviations like SPI, ZOC, and AH stand for...

...but you're not sure about the two letter postal code for your own state.
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11. Board Game: Final Combat [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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Scoring:

0 to 20 points: Relax; you are within approved safety limits.

30 to 60 points: Several years of intense therapy might allow you to rejoin normal society.

70 or more points: Would you be interested in doing some playtesting?

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