The Worst Revisions in Boardgame History
Mark Paul
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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I've been a nut about boardgames for years. Games have been revised and when I bought the revision I was really disapointed. You can add your own examples.
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1. Board Game: Source of the Nile [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3082]
Mark Paul
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Springfield
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Avalon Hill took the award winning game from discovery games and completely destroyed it. The rules were a mess, mistakes in the cards. You couldn't erase the crayons from the board. What a shame.
 
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2. Board Game: Priceless [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:10067]
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This was a remake of the classic "Cartel". The last turn was so unbalanced it destroyed the game. Since this failure by Winning Moves, Cartel has never been back on the market.
 
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3. Board Game: Stock Market Guru [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:11186]
Mark Paul
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Springfield
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Revision of the classic "Stocks and Bonds". Stocks and Bonds remains in my collection, I was so angry at this cheap revision that I didn't give it away I threw it away.
 
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4. Board Game: Solitaire for Two [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:6533]
Mark Paul
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Springfield
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Xanadu Leisure produced "Indochine 2000" by Joni Kansil. It is an excellent solitaire game for ONE PERSON. When I saw The Dice Tower Video on this I wanted to laugh, but knowing how they destroyed one of my favorites, I just can't.
 
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5. Board Game: Imperium: 3rd Millennium [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:14723]
Moritz Eggert
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I owned the old game in German and gave it away after I had ordered the new version from Avalanche.
This is not only a revision, it is like a new game that throws out all elements that made the old "Imperium" a classic (simplicity, speed, atmosphere) and instead adds an unnecessary (and dysfunctional) spaceship combat system that makes the game much, much longer without adding anything. Also the elegant graphic design by GDW has been replaced by Avalanche's typically busy and slightly garish computer graphics, which now look more old fashioned than the old game, even though they are only 12 years old!
A good friend took pity and bought me the old version as a birthday present - I was overcome with tears of joy!
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6. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:346]
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I've played the original Avalon Hill version of this, and seen the Fantasy Flight Games reprint... And I can only ask - why? And how? The reprint looks like my dog crapped on it.







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7. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:343]
James Burns
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The base game came with nice pewter minis and the game boards where nice solid boards with no warping.


Then they released a new copy in 2007 or so and it had thin cardboard factory tiles that warped, wouldn't stay flat and the minis were silly plastic.



But not all was lost for the Plastic flags in the newer edition were a nice touch
 
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