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Who says the man can't give a bad review?

The odd thing is, I found myself actually defending some of these games to an extent. Tom has had a reputation for giving positive reviews. Here's what I found in general:

1) Tom doesn't care for roll and move games.

2) Tom hates many kid's games, mostly for lack of decision making/original thought IMO.

3) Social "loud, hand slapping" games tend to annoy him

These are generalizations, but I gathered these conclusions from his lowest rated games to date.

I inserted Tom's comments as I found them.
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1. Board Game: Bahcheck [Average Rating:2.25 Unranked]
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"No game to see here. Move along."

A 2005 roll and move game.
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2. Board Game: Bibleopoly [Average Rating:3.74 Overall Rank:10893]
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"A classic example of how to take a so-so secular game and, using the Christian label, turn it into a stinking pile of manure. When will they get it right?"

Was it coincidence the first 3 digits of this game's ID were 666?
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3. Board Game: The Busytown Board Game [Average Rating:3.73 Unranked]
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"Let's keep Richard Scarry in the books, please."

I don't mind using books to introduce children to games. I also don't mind using roll and move games to help kids learn to count.
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4. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.17 Overall Rank:11179]
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"Horrible, horrible game. But, you gotta play it with your 2 year old."

Color matching, too old past 4, maybe 5?
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5. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:11102]
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"Boring, boring, boring. I hate when all the pieces clog up in the middle, and it seems an eternity before things get moving again. My wife likes the game, however."

Really a one? I haven't played this for forever. How many games have been created with a similar mechanic?
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6. Board Game: Crocodile Pool Party [Average Rating:4.43 Overall Rank:11088]
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"I'd rather be stuck in a universe where all they did is play Monopoly rather than be forced to play this travesty again. See my review for more details."

Never played. A theme is supposed to ATTRACT, not keep players away.
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7. Board Game: Ligretto [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:1787]
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"I hate this game. It rewards loud, obnoxious, quick-moving fingered people. I hate this game."

Apparently this is Ligretto. I am typically bad at speed dexterity/coordination games. I don't know if I'd rate this a one.
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8. Board Game: Fact or Crap [Average Rating:3.81 Overall Rank:11149]
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Is balderdash the same rating, or is it a one because of the game's name?
 
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9. Board Game: Monopoly: United States Air Force [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
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"Please make the bad game go away, Mommy."

Don't mind Monopoly, the attack of the clones can get annoying.
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10. Board Game: Old Maid [Average Rating:3.53 Overall Rank:11172]
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"This game is fairly broken. I hate it."

A game is broken or it isn't. I wouldn't be surprised if Old Maid is broken; haven't played in ages.
 
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11. Board Game: Phase 10 [Average Rating:5.14 Overall Rank:11112]
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"There is no game I hate more than this one, except maybe Dutch Blitz."

What about Pit? Or SlapJack? Or Jungle Speed?
 
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12. Board Game: Pròxima Obertura [Average Rating:6.23 Unranked]
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"A game broken by luck. See my review for more details..."

I will read his review; my interest is piqued...
 
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13. Board Game: Rack-O [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:6379]
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"It was a little fun the first time. I won't give it another chance, though, because I saw the repeating boring patterns."

If a game has some initial fun, would that give it a tiny bit of a ratings boost?
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14. Board Game: Rate Your Mate [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
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"I'm not quite proud of the fact that I own this game."

DIVORCE, THE GAME.

Just a Newlywed Game clone.
 
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15. Board Game: Snakes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.77 Overall Rank:11182]
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"Run away, run away! No decision making here...."

Another roll and move for kids.
 
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16. Board Game: Word Blind [Average Rating:4.53 Unranked]
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"B-O-R-I-N-G See my review for more details."
 
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17. Board Game: Word Mastermind [Average Rating:5.01 Overall Rank:10207]
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"Until there is a better way to store the letters, this is ther rating that the game will get."

A functionality problem has to be pretty bad to rate it a 1.
 
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