Tom Vasel´s Negative Game Reviews
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Perhaps the most funny reviews of Tom Vasel are about boardgames that he did not like at all. I will start the list with the ones that I remember, but feel free to post others.

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1. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:56]
Richard Preston
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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I'm genuinely amazed that this hasn't been included yet - only a few weeks ago, I found somebody who thought Tom was a huge hypocrite for not giving this a thumbs up.

Yes, somebody thought it was hypocritical of a Baptist pastor to not like a game where you're playing a demonic god trying to destroy humanity.

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2. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:75]
Mark Raciborski
United States
Newport News
Virginia
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Seems to be nothing more than pushing cubes around, from the video review.
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3. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97]
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Pittsburgh
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Not that he completely savaged it, because he didn't, but he also was fairly dismissive. He just didn't seem too into the review during this one. Which is cool, everyone has an off day. I've just always thought that for such a well-received game by 90% of gamers that Tom's semi-blowoff of it was kinda... odd.

If he ever comes back around to reviewing games a second time, I say he should revisit this one.


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4. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:228]
Edko Fuzz
Spain
Barcelona
Catalunya
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Tom Vasel doesn't like my favorite game
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5. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:266]
Fabio Binder
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Two videos, the apology is even better than the review:
- Review
- Apology
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6. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:313]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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7. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:329]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
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Too restrictive and didn't live up to the hype.
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8. Board Game: Hawaii [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:334]
Matt Brown
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Okemos
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9. Board Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:380]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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10. Board Game: Show Manager [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:622]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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11. Board Game: Urban Sprawl [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:782]
Chris Whitpan
United States
Schwenksville
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After I played this I watched his review and I saw it was spot on. Build something only to demolish it, the downtime is dreadful. We played this late and I was literally falling asleep.
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12. Board Game: New Amsterdam [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:814]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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13. Board Game: DungeonQuest (third edition) [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:852]
Scott Coggins
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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Even though I enjoy this game, it's fun to watch Tom bash it. Darn those Empty Rooms!!

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14. Board Game: Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1018] [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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15. Board Game: Witch of Salem [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1074]
Mark Raciborski
United States
Newport News
Virginia
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Oddest review from Dice Tower.

He disliked this one, theme too dark, hidden info in this cooperative game shouldn't be there, it is cooperative after all? Is the theme anymore darker than Ghost Stories or Elder Sign. Hidden info? What about Shadows over Camelot?

Left me totally confused.
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16. Board Game: Expedition: Northwest Passage [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1087]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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17. Board Game: Harbour [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1225]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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18. Board Game: Atlantis [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1254]
Gabriel Kuriata
Poland
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Low rating is well explained in this one. [geekurl=http://boardgamegeek.com/video/738/atlantis/video-review-atlantis]The review.[/geekurl]
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19. Board Game: Canterbury [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1362]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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20. Board Game: Bombay [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1405]
Bernhard W
Australia
Townsville
Queensland
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bombay

...it makes my mind numb

Your options are so limited...which city should I go to? Dah, the one that wants the cube.
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21. Board Game: Lagoon: Land of Druids [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1466]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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22. Board Game: Munchkin Booty [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1667]
Jay Reigns
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Not that he isn't echoing the community at large anyway.
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23. Board Game: Western Town [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1684]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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24. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1700]
Chad Taylor
United States
Darien
Connecticut
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A game so bad it made him scare his own daughter.

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25. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1700]
Nigel McNaughton
New Zealand
Wellington
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Dictator of the Seas!
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