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Inspired by twelbes' acrostic Geeklist, I decided to make a list of cryptic clues for games. If you know what cryptic crosswords are, you should know what's up. If not, maybe I'll suggest a Google search for "cryptic crossword".

The first game listed below has no relevance. But each of the clues after it refers to a game that is listed on the Geek. If you solve one of the clues, add that game to this list, and post your own clue for others to follow up on. If these go a day or so with no solution, I'll add some additional clues (like number of letters in the answer, designer of the game, etc.)

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1. Board Game: Cryptic Mandala [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Each clue refers to a different game. Good luck!

1. Headless, tailless fowl blended with pureed fat herring: an epic duel.

2. Bad pro fencer has poor lens foci: a popular German game
 
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2. Board Game: War of the Ring (first edition) [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:34]
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Great idea, very geeky
Here is a new clue (I hope it's OK, I've never written a cryptic clue before).

3) We take trade with the morn: up to date craft.
 
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3. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:61]
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OK - If we want to build the list with answers, here is the second.

And my new clue (copied from my comment below).

An endless body of water, it's reversed to reveal ancient splendour.
 
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4. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:153]
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I think the answer to Clue 4 is "Tikal". Lak(e)it, reversed.

This is probably an easy one:

Clue 5: Place a PC? I hear a fortress.
 
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5. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:180]
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Clue 3: modern art.

Clue 6: Confusing, not cooked. Midnight.
 
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6. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:215]
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The answer to #5 is Citadels

Clue 7: Haven without any changes follows love (5)
 
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7. Board Game: Oasis [Average Rating:5.24 Unranked]
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The answer to #7 is OASIS (O + AS IS)

#8: A dead meeple in one direction? Plenty more here...! (11)
 
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:107] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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I believe the answer to #8 is Carcassonne. "Carcass" and "one" with a direction (N for North) in it. Reference to meeples and to the many expansions.

#9: A simple ornament for my part of the woods foresaw the violent mimic of an anxious imaginer. (15)
 
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9. Board Game: Nuclear War [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:1776]
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Patrick answered #6: Nuclear War.

Patrick, post a clue if you want, please do a better job than I did.
 
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10. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:261]
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I'm pretty sure the answer to #11 is Lost Cities, so I'll go ahead an post it here.
 
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11. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
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#12 is Puerto Rico, an anagram of cur root pie.

Clue #14: Lower extremity following automotive storage: Breaking regs to avoid 18
 
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12. Board Game: Bootleggers [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:820]
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#14 was BOOT + LEG + GERS

Clue #15: Captive work to be free in US or Germany
 
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13. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:11]
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Answer #15 is Power Grid.

POW - ERG - RID. Nice.

Clue #16: Collection: clear, soft, merrily bronzed, an original! (15)
 
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14. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:222]
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Since I'm pretty sure this is the answer to Clue 10 robot (ROB OR ALLY), I'll go ahead an add another clue, and maybe a better one than my last (Although not necessarily harder):

Clue 17: Oinker after Ten Commandments precedes prostitute's scream. (12)
 
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15. Board Game: Paris Paris [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2060]
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Clue #13 is Paris Paris (Paris is an anagram of "Pairs"). Believe me, this one wracked me pretty hard (although Joshua's still stumped me good). Maybe this one's stretching it?

[b]Clue 18:[b/] Flinging the cake, they say, is good for cam elves.
 
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16. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:161]
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Clue 16 is Settlers of Catan.
 
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17. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:318]
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#18: Through the Desert.

Mmmmm, cam elves.
 
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18. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:705]
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#18 is TransAmerica.

#19: Frozen, beheaded by Julie's tonic mnemonic.
 
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19. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:494]
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I could be wrong blush but I believe #20 is Zendo

And as soon as I can come up with a new one, I'll post it.
 
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20. Board Game: Chainsaw Warrior [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:5083]
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The answer to #9 is Chainsaw Warrior.

I still do not understand the second half of the clue.
Hopefully someone can help.

The first part is my "neck" of the woods.
Ornament for neck= chain.

the slice, fuel and buzz clues helped too.
 
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21. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:145]
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The answer to #23 is Acquire, I think. A-Choir (no singers), meaning "Get it".

#24: Pig eye moves back: he (soft, mixed beds) brings blocks (16)
 
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22. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:175]
 
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#24 is Hammer of the Scots;

Pig = ham
mer = r.e.m (eye moves) backwards
of the S = "he soft" mixed
cots = beds

nice!
 
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23. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:2091]
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#25 is Stratego.

"demonstrate goat" has the word stratego captured in it.

I might be missing some of the subtlety, though.
 
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24. Board Game: Show Manager [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:654]
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#26: Showmanager

demonstrate = Show
my title = Mr.
Mr. contains 'an age'

Showmanager was the reprint of Premiere, and reprinted as Atlantic Star... very clever!
 
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25. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:136] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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#17 is Arkham Horror

OK, this one isn't very hard, but I found it interesting:

#27: An evolving rubric sees a bug double-crossed!
 
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