Games I love to play, but am Terrible at.
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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Everyone has lists of games they love becuase the sheer glory obtained by trouncing opponents, or that their favorite games get played so much that near Ninja abilities have been honed through countless sessions of practice. But, I think an interesting gauge for the inherent fun of a game is which ones we continue to play even though we have no hope of ever winning.
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1. Board Game: Kahuna [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:940]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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I think this is a clever little game, but my wife always smokes me at it.
 
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2. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:180]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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Those stupid boats are always messing up my plans!
 
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Chris Long
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I think that I like it becuase when I get stuck in a loop, lose my gold, and have no hope of winning, I can still play tiles to Dork over everyone else. Herin lies the appeal.
 
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4. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:136]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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The limited bidding system is just Darn Cool, but I never end up with more than 14 victory points.
 
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5. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:125]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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The parks, lakes, or forests always run out on me. On the other hand, the marriage of the Reaissance with Tetris is pretty tough to beat.
 
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:15]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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This is my second favorite game, but I generally lose. What I like is that if I know I am starting to lose, and my VP total has no hope, no one else knows. Let the empty threats and blustery smack talk begin!
 
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7. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:716]
Chris Long
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Verona
Wisconsin
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Ok, at the start of the game I never go for green monsters, skip 'em and start hacking the yellows. Then, a quarter of the game in I go for an easy nearby green for some quick levelling up, I have respectable armor and weapons, a trusty side-kick, and "that one" shows up. You know what one I am talking about. That stupid green whelp that somehow manages to slime up to Juggernaut problems, killing me, making me lose all of my stuff, and destroying any prospects for the rest of the game, becuase of the palpable green curse somehow sloughed off on me.
 
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8. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:340]
Chris Long
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I should be good at this game. I was playing against my Wife and her parents. I had all but one of my scoring tracks pegged at the maximum, and the lagging track was three away from the end. I should have had this one in the bag. My Wife had all but one of her tracks pegged also, but her last track was only one away from the end. Once again, destroyed by my Wife.
 
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9. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:530]
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I've only won once, but that's only because my wife wasn't playing that particular time.
 
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10. Board Game: Whistling Death [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:3028]
Mark Drake
United States
Slidell
Louisiana
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Like to sit down and run through it but am just awful at making my a/c move using the game mechanics.Just keep trying,though.

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11. Board Game: Funny Friends [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1681]
Peter Drake
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Portland
Oregon
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This one has the highest enjoyment-to-success ratio for me. It seems like I always get stuck with the "Become a Nun/Monk" goal and then a couple that require me to have children...
 
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12. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:120]
Jason Maxwell
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Arvada
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With the exception of a game against two newbies on the Ireland map I've never won this game in 15+ plays. In fact I have the dubious record of scoring 1 point and 7 points in games. I haven't gone bankrupt though, which is something...
 
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13. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:223]
james napoli
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Westwood
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I really like Modern Art...but I also am not very good at it...I haven't done very well at all since we started playing it. Unfortunately the bulk of my group isn't as enamored with it as I, and thus it rarely sees time.
 
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14. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:140] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Pete Martin
United States
Fond du Lac
Wisconsin
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Bought this game to help introduce my wife to the world of boardgames beyond Cribbage, Scrabble and Cranium. Now, I won't say that I'm terrible at this game, but she creams me most every time. Just last the other day, in both games we played, she lapped me. Now, though I love Carcassonne, I am hoping she wants to play cribbage. At least I have a fighting chance with that one!
 
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15. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:234]
Gary Heidenreich
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Milwaukee
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Another one I stink at. Played this about a week or so ago with my wife. She has never lost. I won once, that was against a friend of mine in his first play. It's not even losing, it's getting CRUSHED.

I do like it tho.
 
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