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.

Edit: geeklist name change for clarity.
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1. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:279]
Fabio Binder
Brazil
Curitiba
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Two videos, the apology is even better than the review:
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- Apology
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2. Board Game: Kill Shot [Average Rating:4.35 Overall Rank:10239]
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Curitiba
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No components drop for this.
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3. Board Game: Redneckopoly [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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Curitiba
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Great components drop.
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4. Board Game: Crocodile Pool Party [Average Rating:4.43 Overall Rank:11090]
Tim Synge
United Kingdom
Westbury-on-Trym
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I was really surprised not to find this one on the list!

"Not only do I dislike it, I hate it – and never plan to play the game again."



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5. Board Game: Jump the Shark: A Storytelling Gambling Game [Average Rating:3.40 Unranked]
Scott Coggins
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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"This is basically a ripoff...."
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6. Board Game: Seven! [Average Rating:5.38 Unranked]
Scott Coggins
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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"Go Fish on steroids!!!"
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7. Board Game: GoHoops Basketball Dice Game [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
Scott Coggins
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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Tom slam dunks this game to the floor

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8. Board Game: Hawaii [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:354]
Matt Brown
United States
Okemos
Michigan
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9. Board Game: Ricochet Rock Jockeys [Average Rating:4.60 Overall Rank:10266]
Scott Coggins
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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When a disclaimer has to be given before the review starts, you now it's going to be a fun one.

Review
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Weaving Geek
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Muncie
Indiana
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Just watched this one today... Tom pretty much rips this game to pieces. Makes the VdG review look nice!
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11. Board Game: Monster Quest [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Scott Everts
United States
Foothill Ranch
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I'm surprised no one put this up yet. I was shocked when I read this review since it was back during the period Tom was known for only good reviews.

Shortly after the review, the game's website disappeared. Not sure if this review had anything to do with it!

Link- [Review] Monster Quest
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12. Board Game: DungeonQuest (third edition) [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:896]
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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13. Board Game: Word Blind [Average Rating:4.53 Unranked]
Josh Davison
United States
Hartland
WI
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"I’m sorry, but I cannot recommend this game for anything, except perhaps as an expensive bookend. (But who would want such an ugly bookend?)"

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14. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:98]
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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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15. Board Game: The Looney Bin [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:6825]
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Salem
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16. Board Game: Munchkin Booty [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1735]
Jay Reigns
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Baltimore
Maryland
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Not that he isn't echoing the community at large anyway.
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17. Board Game: Raiding Parties [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:8042]
Bernhard W
Australia
Townsville
Queensland
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"Let's say I think I got the rules right."
“And I think you win when... I’m not really quite sure.” arrrh

Link added.
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18. Board Game: Letter of Marque [Average Rating:4.96 Overall Rank:11053]
Jonathan Schindler
United States
Lombard
Illinois
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Couldn't we just do this...? Clearly, the decision is yours.
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19. Board Game: Chaos [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:5279]
Jonathan C
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Iowa
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Tom was not really enthusiastic about this small-box game from Z-Man, and it showed.
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20. Board Game: Atlantis [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1300]
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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21. Board Game: Witch of Salem [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1134]
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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22. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:76]
Mark Raciborski
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Seems to be nothing more than pushing cubes around, from the video review.
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A geeklist I did 5 years ago on Tom's written reviews of his 1 rating games.
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24. Board Game: Food Chain [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:8641]
Meelis Looveer
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He said it´s boring... it hurts me...
At least he mentioned the mistakes in the rulebook.

The game may be played peacefully or aggressivly and definately is better with 3/4 players, I think he played 2-player game!?

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25. Board Game: Warriors & Traders [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3223]
Georg D.
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Didn't watch it it again. But as far as I remember this one wasn't very positive...

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/18898/warriors-traders/miami-...
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