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Inspired by this 5 second film:

http://5secondfilms.com/watch/chad-riddersons-first-day-at-w...

There are a lot of things that I enjoyed in college that I am sure that the people I know today would enjoy, if they were together 24/7, didn't want to leave campus, and had a ton of free time on their hands.

This is a list of the things that I used to love and be pretty decent at that, now, due to life conflicts and living further than 100 feet from most of my friends, I can never truly enjoy.

The items I've added are just some of the things that I miss playing today that were played often while I was in school. I'm sure there are games that I play now that would have seen the table a lot more in college, had I known about them then (Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, The Resistance, Telestrations, to name a few).
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1. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1236]
Board Game: BANG!
Amanda Daly
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A game that worked best when I had a large group of friends to pull from. And, since we didn't have any real obligations, playing until 2 or 3 in the morning happened pretty frequently, and once we even stayed up all night. Masterful plays such as the deputy shooting the sheriff to draw out outlaws (he was killed by the sheriff), or shooting people due to outside-of-game grudges were the norm.

Now, my friends all enjoy more serious games. I, too, enjoy a thoughtful game of Agricola, but there is a time for Bang! too, right?
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2. Video Game: Rock Band [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:264]
Video Game: Rock Band
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The video game saw a lot of love back when I lived in a dorm. Almost nightly you could get at least three friends together to come try to master all the songs and complete the world tour. And then more people would join, there would be a lot of singing along, and we all mastered the instruments.

Now: I've seen people be impressed by mediocre play on hard. And, I only get to play with a group of people only once every few months.
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3. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:512]
Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill
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So much drama! Can we somehow trigger the haunt on the first roll? Will that cat please stop batting the little plane out of the air? This game was such a crowd pleaser, we pretty much always played 6 player games. Not sure whether 6 players is best, but we sure enjoyed it.

Now: Yeah, people like this game, but it always seems like one people are reluctant to play.
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4. Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:4310]
Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution
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This game is more fun with an audience, and its nice to be able to take a break once in a while and watch other people play.

Now: I play with my fiance occasionally, but I don't get a chance to play around anyone else.
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5. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:383] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Catan
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Back in the day, I didn't really play that many board games. And the friends I had also had limited board game collections. So, this one was always a bunch of fun when it hit the table. It occasionally ended with some grudges, and there was a lot of frustration on my end when people traded with the person who was obviously winning (he has been holding 2 development cards pretty much the whole game! And he has the longest road!), but man, those were good times.

Now: There are plenty of other fun games to play, and many of my friends frown on time spent playing this one.
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6. Video Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:232]
Video Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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Many an evening was spent KOing favorite Nintendo character. I never really got very good at this game, but there was a lot of skill in the dorm, and it was always fun to watch everyone.

Now: I don't remember the last time I played it.
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7. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:18755]
Board Game: Risk
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While not played too often, it was always started way too late, and turned into a lot of arguing about who should be attacked, why you shouldn't be attacked, and how the person is an idiot for letting these horrible things happen. It doesn't sound that fun when I write it down, but somehow it worked.

Now: Like the rest of these games, I don't see it played ever. A combo of it taking too much time and there being better games is probably keeping it off my radar.
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8. Board Game: Scum: The Food Chain Game [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:13433]
Board Game: Scum: The Food Chain Game
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I didn't even realize this has been repackaged and sold as an actual game. This entry is more of a stand in for all drinking games. Drinking games were a common source of entertainment for a period of time in school. What better way is there to imbibe more alcohol in a given time than you should reasonably consider doing? Games where you get to make up rules as you go also were guaranteed to be a good time.

Now: Maturity ruins everything. Hangovers aren't fun.
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We played this for a month straight. We had a wierd schedule - There were the two regular semesters (Sept-Dec. and Feb.--May) but dropped right in the middle was a "short-term" - 1 month, 1 class - super concentrated. Many of us had class from 9am until dinner (some until only 3, some later). Every day of the week - but no homework or outside of class work. We did "Expedition to the Barrier Peaks." A good DM, and a large party (and a large PARTY!).

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