Games bought in 2005 but never played.........and why?
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I bought a ton of games in 2005 based on reviews and comments on the Geek. Many were played but a few never made it to the table. Why....many reasons as detailed in the list. What games did you purchase in 2005 that never got played?
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1. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:975]
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Bought this on E-bay based on Geek info. Have wanted to play it but never got the chance for the main reason the rules seem a tad complicated to teach. I've seen some info on PBEM games that seem to be run very well - hopefully this one can be played via PBEM in 2006.
 
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2. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:108]
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Bought in early 2005 and had hoped to get a game in during the year. My FTF gaming buddies aren't into the WW1 theme so I need to search elsewhere for a game. The ACTS is the logical place to get in a game but Sword of Rome stole POGs thunder in this arena. I'm on my 2nd game of SOR using ACTS and it is the perfect way to play games that aren't of interest to my FTF gaming friends.
 
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3. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1079]
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Bought a few block games in 2005. Europe Engulfed has eclipsed my desire to play Rommel. I was hoping since this is a 2-player game on a smaller scale then EE that I would've been able to play it but it hasn't gotten its chance yet. Hope to get at least 1 play in 2006
 
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4. Board Game: Wooden Ships & Iron Men [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1093]
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Got this during a sale of other non-played wargames and this one is sitting the shelf. Have played the computer version on Youplay.it (great website) but my desire to play this one is very low. This one may be up on E-Bay soon.
 
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5. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:395]
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Another E-Bay purchase in 2005. Since it seems that a reprint wasn't on the immediate horizon, I snagged a copy for a reasonable price. Another game hampered from play with my FTF friends due to complexity and having to teach all the rules. If I knew how to play, I could probably teach it easier. Seems to be a robust PBEM community for this game. It's on my maybe list for 2006.
 
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6. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:352]
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Had to get a copy after all the hype here on the Geek. This was a fall 2005 purchase that got eclipsed by late year purchases that are more geared to my gaming group. Looking for alternate means of playing (i.e PBEM or online) and this one will get played in 2006. Otherwise.....?
 
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7. Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:768]
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A mid year purchase in 2005. Complexity of the game system has kept it shelved. The completion of the ACTS module will hopefully mean that this one sees play in 2006. I'm a big fan of Cyberboard for playing boardgames via PBEM so with this and ACTS it should get played. It's a toss-up between Path of Glory though on which one goes first in 2006.
 
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8. Board Game: Battlestations [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1571]
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This was sleeper pick in 2005. It has received pretty favorable reviews. Main problem -- it is basically a full-up space RPG. Cool tiles and missions. However, it's got a full rulebook and alot of preparation required to get a game going. 2 negatives for FTF play for me. I hope to be able to play a mission in 2006 but chances are not high.
 
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9. Board Game: Starship Troopers Miniatures Game [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:6241]
 
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I got on a Starship Troopers kick for about a month and picked up a copy of this miniature game. What was I thinking? I can't put miniatures together well enough to make it worth my while, let alone paint them. This one is going up on E-Bay in 2006. Shame too as it looks to be a good game.
 
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10. Board Game: Sword of Rome [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:894]
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Got in 2005, punched and clipped counters, briefly read rules, but have not played. This one WILL get played in 2006 though--one of my resolutions.
 
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11. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
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Had this for almost a year now.. just never quite manage to get it to the table. I will definitely get this played this year.
 
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12. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1318]
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Picked up a damaged copy of this just before New Year. 80% off was just too good to resist.
 
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13. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:71]
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I bought this knowing I'd never play it, it's too heavy for the people I game with. So why buy it? Because I play this on BGG, though, and like it, and I feel like I'm ripping off poor Mr. Knizia if I keep playing online and don't buy it...another excuse for buying it is that I hope that somebody my kids will be old enough to play it. But that's a long way off.
 
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14. Board Game: Star Trek: The Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3590]
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I got smokin' deal on this one but still haven't been able to play it. I got it mainly because it's also a solitaire game but after reading the rules it seems sol much better as a 2 player game. I just haven't been able to find anybody else geeky-enough to play a Star Trek game with me.
 
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15. Board Game: Star Trek: The Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3590]
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I got smokin' deal on this one but still haven't been able to play it. I got it mainly because it's also a solitaire game but after reading the rules it seems sol much better as a 2 player game. I just haven't been able to find anybody else geeky-enough to play a Star Trek game with me.
 
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16. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:83]
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This game has so many rules to learn. No one I know will play it with me. And I'm reluctant to even break open the bags until I find a regular opponent. I know that if I don't play it often I will forget the rules.
 
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17. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: Battle of the Bulge [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:4348]
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Bought as a quicker and simpler alternative to Squad Leader. Counters have been punched, but I haven't had a chance to play it yet.
 
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18. Board Game: This Accursed Civil War [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:2833]
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Another wargame that I bougth with the best of intentions. I should start keeping a log of what games I buy and what percentage get played. Lately, Euros are getting a much higher percentage that wargames.
 
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19. Board Game: Löwenherz [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:845]
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Bought this one used. Looks great, but haven't found the right crowd for it.
 
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20. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:655]
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This was on thedicetower.com's "Best 3 player game list". At the time, our game group was averaging about 2-3, but lighter games like Gilloutine and Mag-Blast were prefered over something more meaty. I did get to talk about history with some of my Chinese co-workers.
 
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21. Board Game: Three-Dragon Ante [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2131]
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I got Three-Dragon Ante and For Sale on the day after Thanksgiving. For Sale will no doubt make it to the table some time in 2006, but I'm not sure Three-Dragon Ante will ever get played. The theme and the game play seem to suit different audiences and it just seems to be lacking something. But, Oooh, dragons. Maybe I'll sic it on my D&D players someday to see how the tie-in works. If not, it didn't cost much, so no big loss. Did I mention, Oooh, dragons.
 
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22. Board Game: Tri-Tactics [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:9946]
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Got this from ebay in the autumn. Mainly for collector purposes (now I am just missing the air combat one). The guy I thought I might play this with has moved to Devon. Its really unlikely that I will opt for this given I have LOTR:The Confrontation available. Oh well.
 
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23. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:563]
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Acquired on New Year's Eve. Hope to see it played soonish. Probably when I return to University.
 
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