Pieces that broke or got lost and boy does it tick you off!!
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We all have had the experience of losing of breaking a piece and how completely heartbreaking the experience can be. This list is to document these tragic stories. Please add yours....
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1. Board Game: Starfarers of Catan [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:877]
Ryan Sturm
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I think many of us went through this agony. I think I still get goosebumps when someone says, "I'll buy a booster." Talk about the heebie jeebies. Thank heaven for the reinforcement rings, I've never been so happy to recieve plastic rings in the mail, ok well maybe one other time....
 
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2. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:56]
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If I was a blue 6 card where would I be.... I try to imagine it sitting a dusty corner of my old apartment forgotten. I think about that and I am sad. I thought placing an order for a blue 6 card but I didn't think they would send me an individual card. This worst part about the whole situation is its MY color. I don't know how all of you feel about colors but everybody knows I'm blue, the blue pieces are always mine. If a brown card was missing well, thats brown, but blue missing piece = complete and utter tragedy. I put that brown 6 card in my hand but it just doesn't seem right with all those beautiful blue cards.
 
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3. Board Game: Sale of the Century Quizzard [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:11322]
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I have always had a game show fixation. When I grew up I wanted to be Bob Barker. So when I recieved this game for christmas one year in fourth grade, complete with a working electronic buzzer I nearly wet myself. First game out of the box my sister gets so excited to answer the question she slams her hand down on the buzzer and the buzzer splits in two, working buzzer no longer. I could not be consoled, I was beyond consoling, you might say I was inconsolable, if that were a word.
 
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4. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:556]
Jesse Acosta
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I got this in 89, when I was 7.. I loved the miniatures so much I played with them a lot, and took them to school! So basically I lost or broke almost every piece.
This actually scarred my gaming life since. Now I bag or store pieces in multiple-compartment boxes to ensure safety and organization. I vowed never to lose anything since...
 
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5. Board Game: Mare Nostrum: Mythology Expansion [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Philip Thomas
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Yeah, I have somehow lost 2 Cities and a Caravan. Actually 1 city seems never to have been their at all- the other two showed up for a couple of games and then left. Really tiny pieces do that.

Not difficult to supply replacements though.
 
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6. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:185]
Mark Gray
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The middle school game group that I teach lost the Red 3 card. arggggg! What to do? I'm beginning to think that I prefer Schotten-Totten anyway, so maybe I'll just turn the Red 10 into the Red 3.

Or...Maybe my son can whip up something like the homemade version pictured.
 
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7. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:237]
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I was watching an auction for Atlantis on ebay. Then, with a day or two left I bid on it and won. THEN, I scroll down and notice the seller had added a comment between the time I started watching and when I finally bid on it. This comment said the game is missing a dolphin, a boat and a mountain; but there's an extra kraken so it's all OK! I was doubly mad for having bought a game missing parts AND for not having noticed the auction comment before I bid on it. Argggh!
 
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8. Board Game: HeroClix [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1836] [Average Rating:6.51 Unranked]
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Your little superdude has a sword? Not anymore. She's got a staff? Think again. I won't even comment on how broken the clicking mechanism can be....
 
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9. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3716]
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OK, so my wife buys me this game even though I already have a copy of Risk that I never play. She procedes to open it before giving it to me, so that she can play with the Ring. So, now, it's not returnable. She then loses said Ring. Now, it's not tradeable. Moreover, play now requires that the Ring be placeheld by a penny or some such.

*sigh*
 
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10. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
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When I put my monuments together, one of them split in half. A little wood glue fixed it without any visible problem but I had to sand the sides of the bottom part to get it to fit into the 'M'.
 
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11. Board Game: Queen's Necklace [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1807]
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While driving to a weekend of gaming with my game group, I was looking at the new game that the driver had received just that day and was bringing it down for the weekend. I was having trouble getting the box open and when I finally did it 'popped' open and I lost my grip on the box spilling it into my lap. One of the rings slipped down into a crack where the seat mounting post goes through the carpet. It settled into the area where only your child's stale cheerios can go never to be retrieved again.
 
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12. Board Game: Supremacy [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:14073]
Jim Pulles
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At the first local Convention I went to after buying this game we played well into the night. Because I lived quite close to the venue I decided to walk home, game tucked safely under my arm.

On the way home I slipped on some ice and the big flat box left my arms, flipped into the air, scattering cards, paper money and plastic pieces everywhere. I tried to pick them up but, in the dark, I never managed to find them all.

I ended up buying a second edition set and, from that day, I have always made sure that box lids are secured for transport!

I did manage to gain a lot of spare parts for my 'bits box' though... and some great components for all of my Cheapass games.
 
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13. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:335]
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I lost the summary card for the yellow knight (Sir Galahad) and it is killing me! I know I can just download and print a new copy, but the way we randomize the knights is to choose from the pile of face down dossiers. I emailed Days of Wonder but they dont have any in stock! If anyone has the yellow knight (Sir Galahad) card I would gladly buy it from them.

I would also like to buy a Sir Bedivere knight and card if anyone is willing!
 
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14. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:663]
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One blue house is chopped in half. No I didn't do it otherwise why would it be nicely painted. I can live with it though.
 
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15. Board Game: Paydirt [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:3062]
Bob O'Halloran
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Appleton
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In moving out after a divorce, I had all my Paydirt boxes, all the editions I bought, and AHHHHH...the only dice I had were ONE black and ONE white offensive die. What happened? I wanted to blame my ex, but she's not vindictive...I think. I didn't own a computer at the time, so I didn't know how replaceable those dice can be. Since then, I've even made my own.
 
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16. Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2190]
David Culp
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I run an after school game club at the middle school I teach at. All of the games belong to me, Ive spent hundreds or more buying games for the club. This was one of the first and it came with a couple of missing pieces which AH replaced for me free of charge. The very first play after I got the missing pieces a few kids lost 2 British infantry and somehow the head of one British infantry is missing and the board has some gouges in it.

Those kids wont be invited back.
 
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17. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1650]
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A couple of my paddleboats have broken smokestacks.
 
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