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1. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:231]
Shawn Bowers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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First book in the series
 
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2. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings Expansion [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
Shawn Bowers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Expansion to the first game
Second book in the series
 
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3. Board Game: Dante's Inferno [Average Rating:4.73 Overall Rank:12429]
Shawn Bowers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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4. Board Game: The Shining [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Based on Stephen King's "The Shining"
 
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5. Board Game: Thud [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:4073]
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Montreal
Quebec
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Based on the battle of Koom Valley in Tery Pratchett's Discworld series. Also the title of the next book in the series, which I am assuming will also deal with the battle.
 
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6. Board Game: Dragonriders of Pern: The Book Game [Average Rating:5.13 Overall Rank:10875]
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Montreal
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Based on Anne MacAffrey's series.
 
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7. Board Game: Sanctuary [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:9546]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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8. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1258]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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Based on a classic!
 
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9. Board Game: The Game of Tom Sawyer [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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"We talked a little more of Milesians and Firbolgs; but I do not write what he told me here, as it is at variance with things I have written already, as is often the case with legend, whence comes a pleasing variety." -Lord Dunsany
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10. Board Game: Musketeers [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:10438]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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"We talked a little more of Milesians and Firbolgs; but I do not write what he told me here, as it is at variance with things I have written already, as is often the case with legend, whence comes a pleasing variety." -Lord Dunsany
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There have been numerous games based on The Three Musketeers. None of them match the book, though ...
 
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11. Board Game: Romance of the Three Kingdoms Card Game [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:11467]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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Based on a Chinese classic novel.
 
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12. Board Game: Gulliver's Travel [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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"We talked a little more of Milesians and Firbolgs; but I do not write what he told me here, as it is at variance with things I have written already, as is often the case with legend, whence comes a pleasing variety." -Lord Dunsany
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13. Board Game: Sophie's World [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:11855]
Larry Tuxbury
United States
Albany
New York
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Saw this one at a local game shop but couldn't figure out how they'd made a game out of a philosophical novel.
 
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14. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:152]
Bob Carstensen
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Dune and its myriad serials...
 
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15. Board Game: Bible Mad Gab [Average Rating:5.58 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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I'll bet there are dozens of games based on the Bible.
 
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16. Board Game: Odyssey [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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And probably over a dozen based on Homer's books. I think I'll stop now - there are WAY too many games based on books ...
 
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17. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1930]
Jin Hayashi
United States
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Unspecified
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Before the movie version
 
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18. Board Game: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone The Game [Average Rating:3.78 Overall Rank:12056]
Hector Irizarry
United States
Unspecified
Alabama
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One of the Harry Potter Books, and a movie too.
 
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19. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Murders in the Rue Morgue [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1697]
Jesse Acosta
United States
Spokane
Washington
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Edgar Allen Poe's story
 
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20. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1474]
Jesse Acosta
United States
Spokane
Washington
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Robert Louis Stevenson's classic
 
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21. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1094]
 
Hector Irizarry
United States
Unspecified
Alabama
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One of Jules Verne's books, and also a movie.
 
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22. Board Game: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Game [Average Rating:5.19 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: Elric [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:9487]
Thomas Eastside, Esq.
United States
Richmond Hts.
Ohio
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Based on Michael Moorcock's Elric series.
 
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24. Board Game: The Bottle Imp [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:915]
Chris Bailey
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson
 
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25. Board Game: Hammer's Slammers [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:9548]
Leo Zappa
United States
Aliquippa
Pennsylvania
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Based on the excellent "Hammer's Slammers" series by David Drake, my favorite author of realistic military sci-fi!
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