Box front Backstories: What the heck are they doing?
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1. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:294]
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I think that guy is about to score a sale. That lady is so moved by that brooch that she's kind of... feeling herself up. He's only interested in the antics of his cat, though. "Oh, Mr. Meow-meow, you kill another plague rat for me!"
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2. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:258]
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They're all getting ready to jump that mail carriage. That lady in the front just realized she's on tv.
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3. Board Game: Merchants of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:991]
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The guy in the background has just hit the winning shot of a horseshoes tournament, and is hoisted into the air by his buddies.

Unfortunately, the guy in the front left had bet his entire sack of coins on the opponent.
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4. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:11]
Michael Edwards
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Washington
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Dr. Hessentoff, always a vain man, admired his reflection in the polished metal, while absent-mindedly practicing for the afternoons exams…
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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
Chris Tannhauser
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San Diego
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After a long night of running wild in the woods—naked and slick with blood, backlit by a bonfire of nuns' habits and mummified philosophers—Angina staggers from her hut with a bucket of orphan gizzards as The Great Deceiver looks on.
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6. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:372]
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Front row from left to right:

1. "Hmm, that girl with the crystal ball over there is pretty hot."
2. "I didn't do it!"
3. "This itch has been bugging be all day."
4. "If I look sultry, will the wolf not eat me?"

Back row:

1. Nom, nom, nom, nom.
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7. Board Game: Gloria Mundi [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:2332]
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The important Roman is splashing wine all over the place and thinking there is nothing wrong with the debauchery. He is too dignified to call it an orgy.

The woman, with her knees bent, is wondering what musical instrument she is playing, and how she ended up in this position.

The woman with the wine flask is wondering if the important Roman is a senator, in which case she could be due for a real payoff.

The slave, waving the feather fan is thinking about the smoke in the distance and when the Visigoth will arrive.

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8. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:314]
Kristi Lawless
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Rosemount
Minnesota
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Do I even want to know?
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9. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
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"Sexy fun time would be so much easier had we not built the love hut at the peak of this mountain."
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10. Board Game: Thunderstone: Wrath of the Elements [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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Mid-dunk, his basketball melted into a viscous puddle of flaming goo. This game of NBA jam had gotten way, WAY out of hand.
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11. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:341]
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Sadly, Mr. Fez was implicated in funding an Egyptian terrorist cell, forcing Agent Baldie to give him a judo-backrub that caused him to drop his car keys. Thankfully, the concierge was on the scene and narrowly averted an international key-dropping incident.
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12. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:485]
Hunter Birckhead
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Okay guys! We found Margath! Now lets all fight him one at a time and whoever defeats him first without dying a horrible death will become a legendary hero...That's what we agreed right?
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13. Board Game: Strasbourg [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:482]
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"Hey, do you see that big breasted wench in the window there? No don't look...be cool be cool. I'll just hand you this package and you'll be able to see when you turn and hold up the seal to the light."

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14. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:288]
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Holmes - "My God Sgt. this hooker is dead!"

Goodley - "And there goes the culprit there Mr. Holmes!"

Holmes - "Well for God's sake man, don't just stand there! Climb into the sewer over there and see if you can cut off his escape!"

Goodley -
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15. Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:203]
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Sgt. Holkum calmy tries to explain to Pvt. Thomas that the BAR is a much more effective weapon when it is pointed towards where all the fires, explosions, and other %#@* is going on.
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16. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:78]
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Switzerland
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"Captain? Captain? I know you told us that the core reactor won't overheat anyway, despite showing all those early signs, and that all the other threats around us are much more dangerous, but are you sure it's supposed to be on fire like that?"
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17. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:94]
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Boldly going where no man had gone before and staking his claim, little did he realize that in the time it took him to walk from his rocket to the most prominent flag spot, an entire colony of an opposing company had landed behind him.
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18. Board Game: Catan: Seafarers [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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"Ahhh aa ahhhhhh Aaaa! Ahhh aa ahhhhhh Aaaa!
We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow"
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19. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
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Round Rock
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All the favors I handed out and all I get is some lousy castle?
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20. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition): Shards of the Throne [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked]
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Expecting the assembled aliens to respond to his every whim, Izganz Fililobriani, legendary conductor of the Third Intergalactic Symphonic Orchestra, did not realize that the other attendees of the symposium had brought instruments of war.
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21. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:149]
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Now that his miniature city was complete, Steven was finally able to be bigger than life.
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22. Board Game: The Fury of Dracula [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1018]
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As he prepared to bite Mina, Vlad was suddenly taken aback by a mole that might be cancerous.
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23. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:177]
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Pharaoh knew his legacy was complete: when football was invented, this would signify a scoring play.
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24. Board Game: Doctor Who: The Game of Time & Space [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:9933]
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"You know who I hate? Those lousy, lazy, good for nothing, exterminatin' Daleks! Why, they're not even worth the battle armor they live in and... what? What are you looking at? ... Oh god, there are Daleks right behind me, aren't there?"

Awkward.
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25. Board Game: Masons [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1034]
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On a particularly bad hair day, Ruprecht decided to celebrate the story behind the classic 70's concept album. He was doing pretty well right up to the point when some spoilsport told him that the Wall was metaphorical...
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