You asked for it: NYC board games

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"I'm looking for a great NYC board game to give as a gift. Ideas?"
—Will P.

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    New York Mets Scrabble
    Like baseball, Scrabble is a slow, methodical game that rewards intelligence. Play Mets-style by starting out strong before a spectacular late-in-the-game collapse; the ballpark-shaped board and special scoring system help set the sporty mood, too. Mets Clubhouse Shop, 11 W 42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-768-9534, sportsavenue.com/mets). $36.99.

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    Brooklyn in a Box
    Choose your pewter token---a hot dog, an egg cream and the Wonder Wheel are all up for grabs---and buy up the borough's most famous properties, like Flatbush Avenue and Coney Island, in Monopoly fashion. As in life, beware of double-parking fines. Brooklyn Museum Shop, 200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-501-6259, brooklynmuseum.org). $24.95.

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    The Godfather Trivia Game
    All three classic films are covered (yes, even The Godfather: Part III) in this trivia contest for fans of fictional mafioso Don Corleone. What is Kay's maiden name? Who drank out of a garden hose at Anthony's First Communion party? And just how bad is your Brando impression? Hallmark Card & Party Basket, 464 Madison Ave between 51st and 52nd Sts (212-838-0880, endlessgames.com). $20.

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    What Happened Here? New York City Knowledge Cards
    Demonstrate your Big Apple expertise and map-reading prowess with this deck of trivia flash cards; each card has a tiny map and a date on one side, with an explanation of some famous event on the reverse. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave between 103rd and 104th Sts (212-534-1672, mcny.org/shop). $9.95.

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    4D New York CityScape Time Puzzle
    Get your hands on the history of the city with this four-dimensional puzzle. You'll assemble 126 of the city's most famous skyscrapers and landmarks, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The fourth dimension? It's time, going all the way into the future: You'll need to build the city in chronological order from 1812 to 2013. NYC CityStore, Manhattan Municipal Building, 1 Centre St at Chambers St, North Plaza (212-669-7452, nyc.gov/citystore). $39.99.

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New York Mets Scrabble
Like baseball, Scrabble is a slow, methodical game that rewards intelligence. Play Mets-style by starting out strong before a spectacular late-in-the-game collapse; the ballpark-shaped board and special scoring system help set the sporty mood, too. Mets Clubhouse Shop, 11 W 42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-768-9534, sportsavenue.com/mets). $36.99.

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