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Caution! Danger! Warning! Board Games That Should Have Warnings On Them
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I love warning labels!

They have saved me from more misfortunes than I can count. Without warning labels, I would have almost certainly operated my GPS while driving and put a q-tip in my ear. These important warnings allow us to survive in the modern world.

Unfortunately, board games have failed to issue proper warnings to protect us from the unavoidable negative side effects of gaming.

Here are a few games that need warning labels.
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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: Excessive shuffling could lead to carpel tunnel.
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2. Board Game: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Battlesystem [Average Rating:5.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.40 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: This game could make it difficult to meet girls.
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:157]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: this game contains both wood and sheep. They should be kept separate at all times.
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne: Catapult [Average Rating:4.91 Unranked] [Average Rating:4.91 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: You could put an eye out with that thing.
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Could also work for Busen Memo

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5. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:316]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: Playing pieces look yummy.
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Could also work for Busen Memo

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6. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:11]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: This game is kinda mathy.
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7. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:29]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: That’s exactly what a Cylon would say.
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8. Board Game: War of the Ring Collector's Edition [Average Rating:8.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.60 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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Caution: Lift with your legs, not your back.
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9. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:113]
Ben Chan
Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
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Caution: Massive humour in the rulebook.

Galaxy Trucker should have the same label.
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10. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:288]
Ben Chan
Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
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Caution: This game is not about gladiators fighting each other
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11. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:971]
kSwingrÜber
United States
Ridgefield
Washington
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Caution: This game causes headaches, nausea, and
in some cases bleeding from the eye-sockets!


note: I actually love this game, despite its hazards

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12. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:613]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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Caution - pulling the entire World In Flames series off the shelf at once can be hazardous to your health.
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13. Board Game: Catch Phrase! [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1499]
Sara Stowe
United States
Mounds View
Minnesota
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Caution: May cause panic attacks, spilled drinks, break-ups, and (from throwing) broken lamps, head bumps, and jammed fingers.
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14. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:10897]
Sara Stowe
United States
Mounds View
Minnesota
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Caution: Winning may cause superiority complex.

Similar side effects may also be caused by "Battle of the Sexes", "Monopoly", "Clue", "Chess", and "Scattergories"
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15. Board Game: IGOR: The Mad Scientist's Lament [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:8040]
Mike Young
United States
Sterling
Virginia
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Warning: This is a 100% matter product. Contact with antimatter will cause a catastrophic explosion.

It says it right on the box.
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16. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:676]
Adam Alleman
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Caution: You could lose money.
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17. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:357]
Testy Testerson
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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Caution: This time, your friend might have actually just miswrote the orders.

or

Caution: This game may result in physical injury, emotional trauma, and loss of friendship.
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18. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:10978]
Jenks
Germany
Eckernfoerde
Schleswig-Holstein
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Caution: Crap Game.
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19. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:121]
Ricatoni
United States
Chula Vista
California
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Caution: Playing this game has been known to cause CCA or Cardboard Crack Addiction.
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20. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
Blank Francis
New Zealand
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Caution: this game is not about moody vampires.
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21. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:86]
Heroic Monkey
United States
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Caution: Do not ingest batteries for medicinal, dietary, or breath-freshening reasons.
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22. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:118]
Malechi
United States
Lower Lake
California
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Warning: Enjoying this game may result in a Games Workshop lawyers' Cease and Desist Order to be issued!
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23. Board Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:10972]
Wolfgang Zelller
Germany
Schramberg
Baden-Württemberg
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24. Board Game: Snorta! [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:2317]
Let's Play Two!
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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Caution: Drink at your own risk. Participation in this game may result in beverages shooting out of players' noses.




(I'm almost convinced that this is the origin of the game's name. )
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25. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:120]
Greg Schmittgens
United States
Wichita
Kansas
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Caution: This way lies madness!!
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