Your challenge:

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  • Take the title of a board game.
  • Remove any one letter.
  • Replace it with a different letter to form a new title.
  • Write a description and pitch your game in the comments below!
For example…
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Ring of Tokyo

A proposal of monster proportions! Female counterparts of legendary destructive beasts attempt to woo and win the affection of their tyrant beaus. Will the beast drop a knee? Or just drop a skyscraper? Which pair will establish a reign of fear until death do they part? Find out in Ring of Tokyo!

Smellworld

Unique micro-kingdoms of odors collide in a struggle for control over the human nose! Which class/race combination will be the dominant odor? Lingering Coffee? Pungent Musk? Stifling New Car? Deluxe Edition includes scratch-and-sniff race tokens!

Love Litter

The princess received your love note, but she accidentally threw it away before she could read it! Employ various ranks of waste management engineers to search the landfill and retrieve the letter.

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Wiz Bar

(by the League of GameFakers‘ own Tim Jolly)
After a long day of sorcery and treasure hunting, all a wizard wants is a nice cold brewski to end the day. As the barkeep at the Arcane Pub, it’s your job to conjure enough drinks to fulfill the orders of the mystic patrons.

Picket to Ride

When headlines tell of developing events that oppose your political and social views, send a team of picketers by rail to de-rail the progress of the evil organization. When more picket-able events arise, will you send your team in force to one city at a time, or will you divide and conquer? “What do we want? This game! When do we want it? NOW!”

Lice and Mystics

An evil sorceress’ curse has turned the king’s faithful servants into lice, now doomed to fight for survival on the king’s own scalp. Battle side-by-side through an epic campaign as you encounter Mites, Shampoo, and the dreaded Fine-Toothed-Comb! Escape the Follicle Forest, reverse the curse, and save the kingdom!

Vitaculture

In Vitaculture, players take the role of health-nut entrepreneurs who have grand aspirations of becoming the nation’s leading manufacturer of vitamins. Determine the most effective placements of your workers – Research & Development, Granulation, Encapsulation, and Quality Control. As your energy depletes, will you sample some of your own product? Or push through the year on fast food and coffee like a normal American? Order now and receive one free dose of Folic Acid.

Have fun! And let’s see what we come up with!

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  1. Norv Brooks on December 8, 2014

    In Monapoly you are a famed art detective – be the first to collect all the counterfeit Mona Lisa paintings – network with known art thieves – but watch out that you don’t find the original hidden below a counterfeit layer!

    • Christina Major on December 8, 2014

      Haha, there’s actually a victory condition in Chrononauts about going through time collecting real/fake Mona Lisas!

  2. Brian Frahm on December 8, 2014

    “Grass” – 3 to 4 players seek to become lords of the cannabis industry over two eras. In the first era, players cultivate their hemp in order to convert it into rope. In the second era, a new variant of the plant is introduced in which players can enter into a more lucrative, yet more dangerous trade of cannabis sativa. The players who garners the most “relaxation points” wins the game.

    • Christina Major on December 8, 2014

      As long as I get to keep my era one hemp factory, I’ll be okay!

  3. George Louie on December 8, 2014

    COOP – One Rooster to Rule them All!! Raise Chickens to lay eggs and sell them at the market. Use cash earned to enhance your rooster to fight it out in the underground cockfighting dens. Can you beat the odds and win a a championship with an all-natural Free Range Rooster, or will you use the cash to buy steroids to buff your Rooster for battle. Win tournaments, and earn stud fees for mating your championship rooster!

  4. shoe on December 8, 2014

    Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Gizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre

    Magical Cock Fighting at its finest, bet on who will win in the ring as the world’s most magical boosters duke it out atop mount Skullzfyre

    • George on December 8, 2014

      Gizzard is spelled with 2 Z’s!

      • Aaron on December 9, 2014

        It was… before a warlock successfully cast “Alter Spelling” on it.

  5. BoardGameBen on December 8, 2014

    Berle of the Ball – Each player each hosts a party and fills it with various actors, comedians and celebrities in order to entice mid-20th century funny man Milton Berle to attend.

    • Michael Domeny Author on December 8, 2014

      This one made me laugh out loud 🙂

      • BoardGameBen on December 8, 2014

        Mission accomplished.

        • Norv Brooks on December 8, 2014

          If Mission Accomplished is the actual game that you’re basing your new title Berle of the Ball, I think you missed the basic challenge to change just 1 letter in the actual title. Berle of the Ball is funny though.

          • BoardGameBen on December 8, 2014

            Haha, no the game is called Belle of the Ball.
            I was just replying to the fact that I got Michael to laugh out loud.

          • Norv Brooks on December 8, 2014

            Cool!

  6. Mike Nelson on December 8, 2014

    Dove Letter – Players take on the role of doves who aspire to become carrier pigeons. Peck, claw, and fly your way around the city and your opponents. Remember to watch out for cats, brooms, and the impish “real” carrier pigeons who will try to keep you from your destiny!

    • Michael Domeny Author on December 9, 2014

      This theme actually has some design merit 🙂 I’d play.

  7. Pat Marino on December 8, 2014

    Love Litter – players compete to win the affection of a new litter of adorable puppies
    Carcass-one – Players are road kill collectors competing to the find the first animal carcass
    Belfart – Less about building a city, and more about passing gas with a bell like ring
    Bards Against Humanity – The world’s worst bard’s travel the globe in an attempt to put on the worst, most offensive and deplorable performance.
    Breadfleet – Less deadly pirates – more bread delivery – players compete to keep their fresh baked bread well stocked in local stores to get it into the hands of hungry customers.
    Lards of Waterdeep – Waterdeeps heftiest citizens compete in the annual mutton eating contest, to win the grand prize the winning player must best an OwlBear in an eating contest.
    Ground Flour – Still a game about big business, but the business is wheat processing

    • Michael Domeny Author on December 9, 2014

      Bards Against Humanity, lol 🙂 I’ve seen some games of Quelf that can be described as such…

  8. Bearman Cartoons on December 8, 2014

    BONOpoly. Travel around the board trying to gain fame and fortune as a rock star while trying to maintain your humanity and not fall down.

  9. Norv Brooks on December 8, 2014

    There’s been some really good responses. For me, I think I’d enjoy some responses a bit more if I recognized the original game title in which one letter was changed. Great fun though!

    • George on December 8, 2014

      Figuring out the original name is part of the fun. :). I got them every one except for 2 so far.

  10. Pat Marino on December 8, 2014

    Great point Norv, for the good of the order mine were:
    Love Letter
    Carcassonne
    Cards Against Humanity
    DreadFleet
    Lords of Waterdeep
    Ground Floor

  11. Royce Banuelos on December 8, 2014

    Drains – Deck building game with a board where each player has a starting toilet and will place wooden drain pieces to connect their toilet to a septic tank. Drains can become clogged as well, a bit of a dexterity element added.

    Night Call: Another deck builder but there is a twist. Each player may play a Booty call card but other players may hook up to that card as well. Last one to hook up gets the best…service while every player after that will get sloppy seconds. Probably not the best game for families.

    • Norv Brooks on December 8, 2014

      I don’t if you know this old game Royce, “Waterworks” – maybe 30 or 40 years old. It was a card game and each player had a Turn On Valve with Handle card and a Outlet card. They also would have a hand of cards of different configurations of pipes that you used to connect your start and end. Other players could play leaks on your pipes. A simple family game of yesterday.

      • Michael Domeny Author on December 9, 2014

        I definitely played some Waterworks with my grandfather. I mostly liked the little wrenches.

  12. Christina Major on December 8, 2014

    Sporium: Set in a Victorian Gnomepunk universe, a new type of magical fungus has been discovered! Can you get the most valuable patents for your mushroom-powered technology?

    • Michael Domeny Author on December 9, 2014

      That sounds like a world you and Mark would create.

  13. Pat Marino on December 8, 2014

    Fixit (Dixit): Players tell stories using image cards as inspiration, but each story has a portion that is incongruent. The other players must determine what was inconsistent and correct the story element.

  14. Manuel Correia on December 8, 2014

    Petrunner: Raise your pet to be the fastest of them all! Ends in an exciting race where each player sends one pet to compete against the other player’s top picks.

    Face for the Galaxy: Astronauts are the embassadors of mankind, so you need to persuade them to dress up nicely, wear makeup and have plastic surgery so they give a smashing first impression to the aliens they meet.

  15. Brad Brooks on December 8, 2014

    The Game of Lice – Twirl the spinner, get a degree and a job, get married and have kids! Then your kids get lice and you spend all your money to get rid of them (the lice….not the kids….)

  16. Antonio Guadagno on December 9, 2014

    Louse Trap – The fools are at it again in this manic rush to escape the cops. Players build out the city one tile at a time in this escape from the police. Rush through the city, setting up traps to slow the police down… and your fellow louses. It’s a matter of lasting until the next shift without being thrown in jail. Can you escape from the police? Or will it prove to be too much as you fall into a Louse Trap? (6 players, 1 vs 2-5, 13 and up)

  17. Gamer Dave on December 9, 2014

    Catidels- build a cat empire through role selection. Pick from grumpy kitty, happy kitty, sleepy kitty etc.

  18. Peter Vaughan on December 10, 2014

    First, I just want to say I love this post. Thanks for a fun challenge Mike!

  19. Peter Vaughan on December 10, 2014

    What the Fool?! – a party game where each player attempts something more absurd than the last person, earning humiliation points. When someone reaches enough humiliation that they cannot continue to top the last one, the game is over and the winner is the person… who did not participate.

  20. Peter Vaughan on December 10, 2014

    For Chris Strain, maker of Evil Intent – it’s EVIL INDENT!

    You play one of many evil geniuses trying to increase the margins of a page! Your goal is to send your henchmen out into the world to steal and kidnap every English professor you need to accomplish your scheme — all while thwarting your opponents! The grammar police will also be about, trying to stop you. The first player to complete his scheme and indent a truly evil amount wins!

  21. Pat Marino on December 10, 2014

    Scribble: Players select brand new crayons fresh from the box and must scribble frantically until they have used every bit of their crayon. First one to do so wins!

  22. John Parker on December 21, 2014

    Bending the rules a bit, I have replaced both occurrences of one letter to make:
    Scrapple: A Battle of Words.
    Your mother always said, “You have to be good at something.” Well, in Scrapple you better be good with your mental dictionary, your manual dexterity, or both. Each player has a rack of 7 letter tiles. The first player forms a word on the table in front of him with the tiles about an inch apart and scores for the letters used and the length of the word. The next player can flick up to 2 tiles he doesn’t want across the table at the word. All tiles that collide are knocked out of the game. That player must then form a completely new word with the remaining tiles and any from his hand. He takes the tiles that were not used in the word into his rack, also taking a penalty for each, then draws back up to 7 tiles.

  23. Dave Armstrong on December 24, 2014

    Le Favre – Take fish from Green Bay to feed the ‘players’ while making trades.

    Twilight Snuggle – As the evening progresses, you try to snuggle your partner as they squirm their way out of your arms. The player with the most blankets in the end wins.

    Tropes – Players use worker placement to act out every literary trope they can think of.

    Lord of the Bings – Players take turns crooning to old songs. The best crooner wins.

    Dora Dora – Turn your play room into a resort and make bead jewelry

    Fixit – Each player is a middle aged man who compete to have the best way to fix everything

    Five Bribes – Players take turns bribing each other for goods.

    Hamurai – Deli workers compete to make the best ham sandwiches.

  24. Luke Laurie on December 25, 2014

    @Dave Armstrong – those are absolutely hilarious!!!

  25. Luke Laurie on January 11, 2015

    “Read of Winter”
    Players becoming the backstabbing members of a deadly book club – reading books such as Game of Thrones and Cold Mountain.

  26. Flynn Ezra Beckman on August 13, 2015

    Rattlestar Galactica – YOU HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFRAKKING SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFRAKKING BATTLESTAR

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