Games Where Some Guy Just Totally Flipped Out
Robert Martin
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Atlanta
Georgia
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Have you ever been involved in a game where somebody at the table just totally flipped out? I'm talking throwing a temper tantrum, threatening people, crying, flipping the table over, whatever. Drama. If so, add it to this list. I've got a couple of semi-lame anecdotes of my own to add but I'm counting on others to add their own stories.

There will be a nice reward for the most entertaining episode. No made up stories though. I will be checking references...

WINNERS

1st Place - #23: Alex nearly drops Brad off a second story balcony over a game of Trivial Pursuit.

2nd Place - #20 (comment): Drunk bully and sober guy assault each other with night sticks and smash car windows over a game of Diplomacy.

3rd Place - #26: Mel turns into a living Frankenstein and tries to choke Steve over a game of Warhammer 40K.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
#22 - An acoustic guitar is smashed over a game of Supremacy.
#35 - A D6 draws blood over a game of Supremacy.
#65 - Corey bursts into tears after his pet bear is shrunken and punted across a river in a game of D&D.
#61 - Greg Jackson slams a door into his brother Simon's face over a game of Warhammer.
#31 - Ron interrupts worship at a Hindu temple with a blood curdling scream over a game of Puerto Rico.
#47 - Erik's college aged friend breaks down in tears after a bad move in Fortress America.

SPECIAL PRIZE
#40,#41 - Dennis entertains us with a pair of fantastic stories about an old guy who plays the whole table in Poker and a snot nosed kid who learns a life lesson in humility in Blood Bowl.

Thanks to everyone for the great stories!
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26. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2038]
Jeff Yeackle
United States
San Luis Obispo
California
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Chris,

You remind me of when we were playing 40K in the backyard at my pals place about 14 years ago. One guy, we'll call him "Mell", always managed to lose (and not just at 40K). The bad part was, instead of learning from his mistakes, he'd turn into the most bitter and mean person. We'd always try to give him pointers and army building tips, but he'd just respond with negative speeches of how life was out to get him (along with us) and how the game was stupid, etc etc.

Well, this time, one of the guys ("Steve") got tired of the usual rant and said something sarcastic (can't remember what). Whatever it was though, it triggered Mell. Now picture a 5'9" pale skinny bookish fella suddenly spinning around and raising his arms out in front of him, and slowly marching like Frankenstein towards Steve who was about the same height but almost twice Mell's body mass. At first we didn't know what was going on until Mell tried to strangle Steve. When we all started laughing and Steve asked Mell if he was really trying to strangle him, that just infuriated Mell more and his face turned red and locked into a nasty grimace and he shouted "die!" several times and put all his effort into trying to strangle Steve who thankfully was able to keep him at bay between laughs.

After a bit Steve got him to the ground and sat on him while my other bud and I picked up the game and Mell cooled down. We still gamed with him on occasion after that since we were good friends with his dad, but ultimately his other anti-social aspects drove each of us in turn to drop contact with him. He is the type of cold person you meet and hope you never read about in the news someday.

It's too bad, he was a pretty good horror RPG GM.
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27. Board Game: Warhammer Quest [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:432]
Philip Thomas
United Kingdom
London
London
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Back in high school I was 'DM' for a group of WHQ fellow-pupils. WHQ in no way needs a DM, but anyway. Some people used the heroes that come with the game, and some of them used their own figures, which you could buy in a box with a rules booklet. One guy had a "Priest of Sigmar". Model of bald priest with large hammer, which he had lovingly painted. Anyway, during one session I reached over and touched his model. He got mad at that and left the game-group for good. As far as I know, he never played Warhammer Quest again, which was a smart move.
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28. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:717]
Joe J.
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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This is a recent one. Just a couple of weeks ago my group was surprised by a visit from our cheater (his story posted here http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/896395#896395). He hadn't been around in weeks, and we were leery of playing anything with him. Still, we're a forgiving bunch, so were willing to give him another chance. He sees three of us setting up this game and is intrigued, so he decides to join. I was chosen to be Chancellor (basically the banker), and stupidly set the box between us on the table.

Throughout the game he made his own change from the bank despite being told several times that only one player was allowed to do it. He also played with his pieces when it wasn't his turn, saying that he was using the time to figure out his next moves. My friend Chris (a gaming purist if there ever was one), finally had enough and told him to knock it off.

There was a heated argument. Chris explained what we were all thinking. If it's not your turn or your not being attacked, don't touch the pieces! Keep your fingers out of the box if you're not the Chancellor, etc. Words got nasty, and Chris at last said, "We're all sick of your cheating at everything we play, so knock it off, will'ya?"

Dead silence. This guy puts his fingers under the board intending to flip it (a potential nightmare considering the number of pieces in play after 6 rounds - see pic), to which I quietly say, "Flip my game and I'll tear your head off. No joke, buddy." He actually managed to look offended.

He stormed out of the house, cussing us all the way to his car (which we heard, and was kind of impressive, since we were in the basement), and threatening everyone that hadn't defended him with payback. No one has seen or heard from him since.

No big loss.
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29. Board Game: Mall of Horror [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:793]
Raul Catalano
Italy
Pordenone
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I recently bought Mall of Horror because when I am not obsessed by my loved abstract games I like a lot simple but very competitive games with a lot of interaction.

So I proudly took it to my local game club to try it with my fellow gamers; strangely, that evening there were almost none of my friends and usual players, and a lot of new faces.

I really wanted to try that game, so we begun to play: me, one good friend and two complete (and rather bully) strangers. I tryed to explain the rules but at first I made a lot of mistakes (remember that I had never played it, and that rulebook is really confusing!): well, one of the bully begun to mock me continuously, and with the help of his buddy played not to win but with the only aim to put me out. After my quick elimination, they lost almost completely interest in the game that ended miserably.

I totally flipped out inside my brain, and I was VERY near losing control: during all the game I thought of every type of abuse and curses, but I just silently played to make the game end as soon as possible and then leaved the club to steam down ... angry



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30. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:152]
Joel Armstrong
United States
Longview
Texas
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My wife and I were playing this game with another couple. They are both competitive players, but she always plays with the assumption that when her husband has to make a tough choice of whom to screw over, he'll never choose her. During this game, he built a new settlement that blocked her from getting a particular resource. Upset with his placement, she blurted, "You're out!!!"

We all sat there for a couple of seconds trying to figure out what he was now "out" of. I'm not sure we actually figured it out.

To this day we will tell him he's out when he makes a move none of us like.
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31. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
Ron Gamble
United States
Hilliard
Ohio
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I'm a little shocked I'm the first one to add a Puerto Rico story, but here goes...

I was playing at my local game group, in a (mostly) abandoned mall. I'm getting crushed, because every round, the newbie following me would pick craftsman, followed immediately by the next player shipping. When it came time for me to ship, boats were either filled, or shipping stuff I'm not growing. Also, because I can't keep stuff, I can't get any money from the trader, so I have no warehouse.

After about four rounds of this (why the newb never learned, I'll never know), I excused myself, and walked out of the storefront into the lobby. I took a deep breath, and let out the loudest, longest, most primal scream I could muster, then walked calmly back to the board.

Not only had I interrupted every game in the room, but I also apparently disturbed the Hindu temple a few doors down.

Yes, I angered Vishnu because I couldn't ship some stupid sugar and indigo. I'm so embarrassed...
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32. Board Game: Warrior Knights [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:2008]
Joey Konyha
United States
Terrytown
Louisiana
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This game enjoyed a brief period of popularity in my FLGS a few years ago. The last time we played, the session was ended when one of the players, for reasons that are unfathomable to us, attacked one of the more powerful cities directly, rather than besieging it. When the die stopped, the result was AE-Attacker Eliminated. The army the noble was leading scattered, and since there was no real answer to this exact circumstance in the rules, we judged that the noble was killed. The guy flipped out, stating that he was irrevocably behind and was easy pickings for the other players. He was teetering on the verge of going from really irate to furious when it was pointed out that since he was stupid enough to do that, he got what he deserved and should just shut up and take it like a man. That turned him positivly volcanic, and the game ended right there, as the enjoyment was sucked from the game. We haven't played since.shake
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33. Board Game: Warhammer Epic 40,000 [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2059]
John Di Ponio
United States
Warren
Michigan
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Ah...the grand world of gaming with people who can't handle it! This was way back in my earlier days of EPIC. I loved the game back in the day (still do but not to the crazed point) and it was played weekly. Well...I was running a game at the local hobby shop (before it's demise) and had a bunch of people for this great session! 4 of th 6 people in the group I knew and were very very familiar with the Epic system. The 2 newbies seemed so eager to play and learn the system! They both caught on quick and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Well......one did enjoy himself and one seemed like he did. We split the newbies up with 2 veterans and I kind of GM'd the game...answering rules questions and solving player discrepancies. Well....I began to notice that the one newbie was cheating! He was moving units more than they should...or twice or tied to change his die rolls! The rest of the group picked up on it and one of his own teamates brought it up. Man...you would have thought that someone was threatening him physically. HE threw a fit and proceeded to throw his frozen coke on my friend that brought it up! He yelled a few other things which no one really heard because we were all stunned....and stormed out! Then...we all laughed like crazy at the childish actions!!!! The hobby shop took pics at the event and they blew up a pic of the guy and posted 'BANNED' on it! It was the talk for many years!
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34. Board Game: Oxford Dilemma [Average Rating:5.05 Overall Rank:9301]
Jim Ruddy
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
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syzygy

syzygy syzygy syzygy syzygy!!!!

If you don't know, this game is a game of A: spelling B:Luck.

My wife, being the Teacher and Honours English/History graduate has a natural advantage of me, the tech guy.

Regardless, the game/fate/devil decided to throw her all the softballs and give me words from hell to spell.

Frustration was mounting as I was punished time after time with words like Proteorhodopsin and Xaquixahuana while my wife kept getting stuff like Proton and Asteroid.

As my blood pressure approached super human levels my Irish started trying to find a way out. Then my lovely wife speaks my next word.

'sigh zigh jigh'
'What?'
'sigh zigh jigh'
'Are you using the pronunciation key?'
'There's no key'
'Ya it's on the $%^^&*& card!'
'Um ya it's sigh zee jigh'
I don't know siezieghy?
'Wrong - it's syzygy'
'&^%$ Let me see that card! $%^$^ You weren't %&$&% pronouncing it right! Use the ^%&&* key!'
'That isn't a proper key!'

Then there were a lot of profanities followed by silence then by a big apology and a suggestion that we never play this game again. Though we did play teams against her friends once. (and won)

Thus my comment for this game: "This game almost killed my marriage."

In hindsight I was taking it more than a bit too seriously but regardless, I'll staple my ear to a Rhino's arse before I play this game against her again.
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35. Board Game: Supremacy [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:9799]
Michael D. Kelley
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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So this happened a good 8-10 years ago, while I was in high school. We were at my friend Ben's house, playing with my other friends Nick and Chris. We usually played Junta, and I always provided all the games, but Nick decided he really wanted to try Supremacy, and brought it over.
None of us but Nick gave the game a chance, and we showed no interest in learning the rules. As the game progressed, I made terrible choices and got myself in a bad position.
Finally, in a fit of boredom, I declared that I was going to continually buy and launch nukes until I had shot enough to make the world explode (completely ending the game). I also managed to recruit Ben in this plan, and together we succeeded in nuking the world (and I think also nuking Nick's forces pretty much out of existance).
Nick protested loudly the entire time that we were "ruining the game" and "playing it wrong", which in retrospect I agree with. When we finally had blown up the planet, he sat there smoldering with rage, a 6-sided die in hand.
He suddenly blew up, screamed at me, and hurled the die at my head. It hit me in the forehead, leaving a small mark that actually BLED for a few minutes. That's the only time I've seen a die draw literal blood .
When Nick saw the blood, he was horrified at what he'd done, and apologized profusely for the next several months.
To this day, I can still remind Nick about "the die" to make him instantly abashed, and more likely to ally with me in whatever game we're playing
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36. Board Game: Probe [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:5630]
Frank Cunliffe
United States
Lansdowne
Pennsylvania
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First, I apologize for this off-topic entry. But how can I resist my own SYZYGY story?

We were playing Probe, where players secretly choose a word and their opponent tries to guess its letters, ala Wheel of Fortune. Since players usually start by guessing the five standard vowels until they discover at least one, I figured with SYZYGY they'd miss their first five guesses, which they did. I figured that when the Ys started showing up they'd guess the word, but they didn't. I gave them the hint that there had even been one in the news that very day a hundred miles south of us. (It's not like solar eclipses are commonplace.) But it turned out that neither of them had heard of the word. Both of my opponents had good vocabularies, and one of them would subsequently earn two PhDs. But when the dictionary showed that there really was such a word, they refused to continue the game and vowed never to play a word game with me again.

Again I apologize that my story has nobody flipping out. No voices were raised. No parts of the game were destroyed. No police had to intervene. The three of us just got out a different game and remained friends.

But thereafter they never played another word game with me. And it's been over twenty years.
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37. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:321]
sally banner
United States
Missouri
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I had a boyfriend once who asked me to play chess with him one weekend. I knew how the pieces moved but didn't know much about the game beyond that; however I didn't figure it would be a big deal because GAMES ARE FUN.

He, of course, beat me. Like I said, no big deal, until he got up from the table and did this DANCE while singing "I AM THE KING OF CHESS." Needless to say, I was MAD. My solution was to borrow my dad's electronic chess board to practice for a couple of weeks. The next time my ex asked me to play chess with him, I still didn't really know what I was doing but I was considerably more aggressive. I had eliminated most of his pieces, he was down to a rook and maybe a few pawns, but I didn't know how to end it and probably would have spent several moves chasing his king around the board. He didn't know that, however, and decided to concede by FLICKING his king; which sent it donking into the other pieces on the board.

He claimed that he was confused by me moving all my pieces out into the center of the board; he just didn't know what to do about that! He never wanted to play chess with me again. I of course did not tell him that I probably wouldn't be able to beat him again; I only cared that he was no longer THE KING OF CHESS.
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38. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:953]
John R
United States
harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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A friend whom I’ve known since the late 80’s told me this one.

My friend, (his name is Skip) went to a gaming convention in Philadelphia (which is about a 2 hour drive away) with one of his friends (Brad). This was right after Axis & Allies came out. They were playing it a lot. All during the drive out to Philadelphia, Brad kept bragging about how well he was going to do at the convention. Brad expected win Axis & Allies easily.

When they arrived at the convention, they found an Axis & Allies game. Brad was the Japanese and Skip took the Americans. Skip ended up beating Brad. Brad was so upset at losing, that he drove home at left Skip there. Skip had to find a ride home. That pretty much ending their friendship.
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39. Board Game: Junta [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:613]
Dennis Ugolini
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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I'm flabbergasted that I'm the first to mention this one.

Not much of a story, though. I was playing in a store in Binghamton, NY, with the manager and a bunch of teenagers that I didn't know well (I was a grad student at Cornell -- yes, I use to drive nearly an hour each way to game back then). One guy didn't say much throughout the game. So on the theory of "keep your enemies closer", each successive Presidente gave choice jobs to rivals to keep them in line, and continually gave the quiet guy the Admiralty.

Around the 6th time this happened, he jumped up, threw down his cards, and yelled, "WHAT THE *@&#$??? I'M SICK OF THIS BULL@#(*&!! @(*&$ YOU ALL!!" At first he was very chest-puffy about it, like he was looking for a fight, but then he went out to his car and drove off. We just packed up the game after that.
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40. Board Game: Blood Bowl: DeathZone [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Dennis Ugolini
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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My second-best story happened at the same store, in a summer-long Blood Bowl league.

Around mid-season I was matched with one of the younger kids, who was undefeated at the time. He was quite the braggart, and was going on for nearly an hour about how his star player (Hthark the Unstoppable or something like that), a goofy-looking Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaur, was going to add my puny Dwarfs to his double-digit-and-growing list of casualties caused.

So finally we set up for the game, and I'm receiving. With bravado, he plants Hthark right in the center of the line of scrimmage. With no one flanking him.

Hmmmm.

He kicks off. I completely ignore the ball, throw a five-man block on Hthark to put him down, and then bring up my Dirty Player for the mother of all fouls. The Dice Gods bless me, and I get an injury. But they overbless me just a bit...and Hthark passes from this world.

The kid is devastated. He's nearly in tears; the only thing holding him back is how ticked off he is that I would do something so "cheesy". He's unable to function for five full minutes. Finally I take some pity on him and say "Don't forget your apothecary roll."

Do I get a "Thank you"? Hell no! The abuse is redoubled as he talks about how he's going to make me pay for trying to "cheat" him like that once Hthark is back up again. But of course everything in a Games Workshop game requires a die roll, even fixing up your broken player, which can only fail on a 1. So he grabs the die and rolls...the most beautiful 1 ever seen.

To his credit, he finished the game, though you could've rung him like a bell, so hollow was he inside.
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41. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:673]
Dennis Ugolini
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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But my favorite story of all revolves around a $1-4 Seven-Card Stud game at Excalibur Las Vegas on my 21st birthday.

There's a shoeshine guy at the table who, upon hearing it was my 21st, has taken me under his wing and is telling me all of the secrets of the casino. As we're chatting, a guy who is 90 if he's a day, with a HUGE cowboy hat, sits down opposite me.

"Texas Bob! How's it going?", the shoeshine guy (I never did get his name) elaborately greets the newcomer. Then he turns to me and says, "That's Texas Bob. He's not here for the money. He's here for the action."

Now there are no antes in this particular game; the lowest up card starts the action by making a $1-minimum blind bet. On the very first hand Texas Bob gets the low card and opens for the maximum ($4). Everyone else folds. Texas Bob takes back his $4 and tips the dealer $10. Yup, that's how Texas Bob rolls.

Within an hour Texas Bob's profligacy has riled up the other rocks at the table pretty well; one guy with emphyzema plugs in his nose looks like he's raring for a fight. There's some arguing going on when Texas Bob again gets the low up card, a 3. He looks at his hole cards and says, "Whoa! I've got three 3's!" And again opens for the maximum.

Shoeshine guy folds, turns to me, and gives me the slightest head shake, as if to say, "Don't do it, boy." I fold my junk and lean in to hear him whisper, "When Texas Bob says he has three 3's, Texas Bob has three 3's."

But the others at the table are *certain* he's full of it, and the pot is quickly capped 5-ways. Texas Bob's next card is a 4. "A 4 to go with my three 3's!", he says, and the action again maxes out with 5 players. His third card...is another 4. "WHOA! I've got a full house with my three 3's!" Now people are yelling threats at him, and can't get their raises in fast enough, while shoeshine guy and I are having laughing seizures.

Finally Texas Bob notices me for the first time all night. He picks up his hole cards, leans across the table, and shows them to me. Pocket threes. Now I'm positively screeching, but none of the other idiots seem to notice.

In the end, Texas Bob took down something like a $210 pot at a $1-4 table. Emphyzema guy stood up and demanded the dealer call security, saying Texas Bob was a cheat who had the 3's all along. The dealer (who had just made a handsome tip), was loathe to do anything, at which point emphyzema guy through a chip rack at Texas Bob and asked him to step outside, despite their combined age nearly exceeding the pot. Security came and the game broke up, and I didn't stick around to see how it all ended.
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42. Board Game: The End of the Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:827]
Scott Alden
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Dallas
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Well it's a 3 player game with Randy, me and a nameless gamer - let's call him "Dirk".

The first round...
Dirk attacked Randy
Randy attacked Dirk
I attacked............Dirk!

I was immediately accused of playing like a complete idiot, dumbass, bonehead and just handed the entire game to Randy on the first turn.

Well about an hour later of incessant whining and complaining about how Randy was walking away with the game.... Dirk won.

After I called him on it, he stormed out of the house and nearly broke my window from the impact of the slamming door.

Funny thing is, had I remembered the alternate winning condition - I'm sure I could have pulled off the win several turns earlier.
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43. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:533]
Ken King
United States
Simpsonville
South Carolina
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We used to play this game all the time through high school and college (20+ yrs ago). In one particular session in college we were playing 4-5 players. One of the players had a tendency to have a night-long grudge against other players that had destroyed him in previous games. On this particular night I had crushed him in the previous game so he makes an announcement that he plans to crush me the rest of the night. We always played 2 powers hidden until used. In the very next game he has Worm and, I believe, Virus while I had Void/Anti-Matter. First turn, gleefully he attacks me with a vengence (not knowing my powers) by Worming all but 5 tokens (1 per home planet)onto the cone only to lose them all to the Void. He spent the next couple hours in quiet anger/frustration.
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44. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:198]
Dan Freedman
United States
Apex
North Carolina
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In a PBEM game of Republic of Rome a few years ago, all of us received this sweet morsel from an upset faction.

The setup: (apologies for those not familar w/the rules)
We'd been playing for about 10 months and, needless to say, we all had a lot invested in the game after playing for so long. Faction Remus was dominating us. Anyone who has played, knows how important money is in this game. Rich players can lean on poorer players and steal their senators. This is what Remus had been doing for 3 turns straight gaining both influence, votes, and more money. So the rest of us enter into a public (binding) agreement to spend/waste the State's money to raise 12 fleets solely for the purpose of splitting the fleet-building concession money evenly between the non-Remus factions. This upset him quite a bit. I guess his emotion boiled over when we turned around and disbanded our original 10 fleets (proposal #1)...so we could repeat the shananigans next turn. I couldn't see him face-to-face, but I think it is safe to say he flipped out.

My Proposal:
Docket Proposal

The Dictator, Acilius of Plebeian, proposes the following as a docket (2 seperate proposals)

Proposal 1. Disband 10 fleets
Proposal 2. snip

The Dictator, Acilius of Plebeian rises to speak: Recent spies have reported that our fears of a revived Carthaginian navy are unfounded. Their navy is still in disarray from the destruction we laid upon it in the 1st Punic War. We have just raised 12 fleets and their crews are anxious to prove their worth. To this affect, it is time to send home the crews of our original 10 fleets so they can spend time with their families. This will save the State unnecessary maintenance costs.


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I'm so f*cken livid at proposal number 1 that someone is gonna die this turn. It might be one of my Senators for being caught, but one of the other factions will have their chance as well.

We deplete the republic's treasury by 130 Talents thus unable to properly defend against a rebelling Senator should one show his face and now we are disbanding those fleets (I don't give a sh*t about the symantics if they are the new or the old fleets). Did all of you need the 9 Talents apiece that f*cken badly that you voted for it? Or is one faction running the proposals up the flagpole while others just blindly follow?

Losing 2 influential Senators did not piss me off as badly as this has.
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45. Board Game: Joan of Arc [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2902]
Joey Konyha
United States
Terrytown
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We were playing a five player game of this one day at the FLGS.We were doing alright, with plenty of give-and-take as far as conquering territories went. Two of the players, however, were soon to degenerate into their own little private war. The tension began to build when one of the players acused the other of cheating by commiting their influence to a battle at the wrong time. Soon there were physical threats, which was more funny than anything, since Player 1 was like the fat guy from Auston Powers and Player 2 was like Mini-Me. Eventually the game was finished, but once again, Player 1 (who was the star of the Warrior Knights episode) ruined another game that has yet to be played again. Player 2 was not much better, since in this game he had, in a fit of rage at being attacked, declared that another player was attacking him only because he (player 2) was winning.

Neither of these two come in much anymore since Katrina.
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46. Board Game: Wooden Ships & Iron Men [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:746]
george jaycock
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Nottingham
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Hopefully an old friend will not mind me recalling a game years ago now, but always memorable, when the stresses of poor luck lead him to EAT HHS Victory.

Never daunted, shortly after he recalls how he felt he had his best luck ever with the game. He claimed to be semi-concussed after car boot/ trunk lid came down accidentally on his head!
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47. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:896]
Erik Gibbons
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Puyallup
Washington
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So there we were in college, in my friend's dorm room playing Fortress America. I was playing the Asian Communists in the West.

We are about halfway into the game, when the American player moves almost everything to block a particularly nasty threat from the Eastern Communist force. In doing so he didn't reinforce the Southern or Western part of the country.

The Southern player and I look at each other, then look at the Eastern player who can barely hold his laughter in. So we go to town on our turns. By the time it got back to the American player he is literally crying, bawling cry about his mistake.

We finish up shortly thereafter. I think that was the last time I played Fortress America. As a side note, I still play games regularly with the teary-eyed American player 20 years down the road, but I have lost track of the other two.
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48. Board Game: Wabbit Wampage [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:5483]
Erik Gibbons
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Puyallup
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After looking at Wabbit Wampage in the FLGS for a couple of months, I crack and buy it. That Saturday night three of us break out the game and in our zeal to play it we only did a cursory read of the rules.

Armed with this imperfect knowledge, we start the game and it goes badly because we are unsure of how the mechanics and special stuff works. One guy (who is 5'8", approx 160 pounds) gets increasingly mad about it and takes a swing the other guy (who is 6'4" and approx 230) after getting screwed by the rules.

It was only a glancing blow (he was laying on his stomach and had to reach for the bigger guy who was sitting up), but we all stopped for a minute for the realization to sink in that we had all just witnessed the only person-to-person physical violence that our group has ever had and it was frustration over not knowing the rules of a game. After taking that second to calm down we stop playing and pack-up the game and go watch SNL. The game never saw the light of day again and we never talk about the "incident".
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49. Board Game: Legend of the Five Rings [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:727]
Brian Bankler
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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I've told this story before. Live with it.

Our group in NC was one of the largest groups in the world (equal to NY, LA, London, etc). Sometimes, for fun, we'd play huge games. Ten players. As you can imagine, these take a while.

In any large crowd, there are annoying people. For gamers in a store, a large crowd is typically defined as "Two." We had an annoyance present. I consider myself fairly easy going, and I've spent plenty of time in game stores, but this guy ... well, he rubbed me the wrong way. May be the time he invited himself to dinner with us. Despite our best efforts to lose him, he actually found us and sat down. And proceeded to hit on my wife, my friends wife, and another woman.

I kept calm by noting that those doomed to celibacy get desperate.

Anyway, some time later we're in a 10 player game of L5R. To keep things going, I'm attacking every turn. Second turn, I attack the player to my right. Third turn, I attack the player to his right. Etc. Etc. I'm aiming to kill one province (out of four) and it's mainly to keep things moving. As usual, several people ally with any attacker and nobody allies with the defender.


When it's Mr. Loser's turn, I attack him, same as everyone else. But he starts whining. "You are just attacking me for spite! Nobody likes me!" (Etc etc).

And somewhere, a camel collapsed, spine snapped like a twig. I heard my inner Popeye and tore into him. "Of course you are a loser, everying single person at this table could tell mythic tales of your loser-dom. Other losers look at you and think 'There but by the grace of God.' However, you'll note that I attacked you because you were next in line." I'm not sure of my exact words, but rest assured that they were witty and biting.

He packs up and storms off. He goes to the other room to loudly inform everyone that he has been insulted and will never be frequenting this shop again. And the reply comes back "Good." Our table dissolves in laughter.

Sadly, he didn't keep his promise, although he stayed away for a blessed year or two.
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50. Board Game: Super Giant Monster Showdown [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:6402]
Chris
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Chicago
Illinois
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So I was playing what I am pretty sure was this game in which you build monsters and then use them to destroy stuff with a college 'casual' gaming group when this one guy builds this pretty nasty looking monster. The person who owned the game claims that making that monster in whatever way is against the rules, so the builder is all like, no way, look, this is how you explained it. So the first guy tells him that he explained it wrong and that he can't do that and tries to make him take it back. But guy number two is just not going to stand for it, he says that even though it may be the rules, he can't change his explanation in the middle of the game (since none of us were allowed to read the rules, we just had to take his word for it) and at the very least, he should let him keep the monster but not do that again in the future. Then the owner jumps up, shouts NO! and just starts picking up the game, all the while saying "It's my game and if you won't play right you can't play at all" like some sort of whiny child 5-year old person, and acts like he is going to hit the other person, and just leaves.

This was probably the saddest day ever.
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