Games otherwise bought (not bought) because of online play
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What games that you were not going to buy did you end up buying after playing it on some online site? What games that you were going to buy did you end up NOT buying after playing it on some online site? Why?

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1. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
 
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I didn't want ANOTHER Puerto Rico. But after trying it, I decided it was different enough, while still maintaining the PR theme, that it was worth getting. Not to mention the incredibly short setup time.
 
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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This expansion makes the original a whole new game.
 
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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This expansion, along with the previous, adds some great new tiles and tactics.
 
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4. Board Game: Tongiaki: Journey into the Unknown [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2187]
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I always thought it looked really cool, but didn't expect it to be so fun.
 
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5. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:802]
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Very cool and underrated sleeper.
 
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6. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
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Fun light abstract. Pretty nasty with 2 players.
 
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7. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:628]
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Maine
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Played as KuK (slightly different version) online.
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8. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:731]
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Always liked the images, but was never interested enough to even read the rules...until I played it online.
 
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9. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Although I may never get a chance to play this one face to face, it's too fun a game to risk not buying it.
 
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10. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:612]
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DID NOT BUY

So many people love this game, but I find it simply not fun.
 
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11. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1094]
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DID NOT BUY

Sounded decent from the rules, but painful and chaotic. Once again rendering the Spiel des Jarhes meaningless.
 
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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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One of my absolute favorites online. The pictures don't do justice to the game.
 
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13. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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The pictures and rules do not convey how fun this game is. You have to try it to appreciate it.
 
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14. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:894]
Jim Cote
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DID NOT BUY

While not a bad game, after playing online, I decided it wasn't quite good enough to own.
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15. Board Game: That's Life! [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1497]
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DID NOT BUY

Another game I was tempted to buy as a filler after reading the rules. But after playing online, I decided it wasn't good enough.
 
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16. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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I had read the rules a couple of times in the past, but after playing online I had to have it. The game is deeper, and more pleasantly frustrating, than I had thought.
 
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17. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1485]
Lyman Hurd
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Cupertino
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I play extensively on Richard's PBEM server (www.gamerz.net) and this was the first game I bought explicitly because of how cooperative the publisher was in allowing it to be implemented online.
 
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18. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:477] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Lyman Hurd
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BOUGHT - well sort of.

I am stretching things a bit here. I actually bought this from the reviews in Games magazine, but doing a search for strategy articles led me to discover PBEM play and this is the game for which my understanding and enjoyment was most positively affected by online play.
 
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19. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:205]
Robert .
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Royal Oak
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This game got hammered on one of my own Geeklists as being overrated. That was the first time i've heard of it, then decided to try it online. I found the game to be STUNNING! A model of simplicity with advanced strategies, and all rolled into a really nice concept.
 
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20. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1137]
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I played this online for nearly a week at Matthew Marquand's website, and was blown away at how cool this game really is.. Even though I played it once in person, the rules were described to be wrong, and I saw nothing I liked in the game. Matt's website proved this to be a monster of abstracts.
 
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21. Board Game: Fist of Dragonstones [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2431]
Robert .
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DID NOT BUY

Despite being a fan of Faidutti's games, loving the look of the bits in this game, I tried it on the Days of Wonder website a few times and was horribly unimpressed.
 
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22. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:563]
Jon
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bought after playing once or twice on BSW. One of my first eurogames.
 
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23. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Bought so that I could read rules and get familiar with it so that I could play it on BSW. It gets played there a lot, and has a half way decent ranking on this site, so I figured it was worth a shot.

Not a favorite, but I'll play it once in a while.
 
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24. Board Game: Ligretto [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2311]
Ken Williams
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Was worried it wouldn't play as well as it does online, really wondered about the scoring. Turns out it works very well with the different backs.

Have got a few plays in so far and everyones loved it.

Also note that there are others already on this list that I've either bought or will be buying. Good list.
 
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25. Board Game: Vampire [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:5115]
Chris Kice
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Shorewood
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There are a bunch of games from GameTableOnline that I bought just because I played them there. Vampire is probably my favorite of that bunch, found here in the Marketplace. I've also picked up both Cosmic Wimpout and Nuclear War for the same reason.

 
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