The best game I'll NEVER play...and why.
Josh Lacey
United States
Portage
Michigan
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There are so many great games out there. There are ones we have played, ones we've yet to play but at some point will, and there are those few that despite how good they look, how entertaining they appear to be, how highly they're rated, for whatever reason...you just know, unfortunately, you will NEVER play it.

This list is for those games.
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1. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:102]
Josh Lacey
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Portage
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Washington's War, played it, loved it. Twilight Struggle, played it, loved it. Everything I've read about this game makes me think I would really enjoy it...except the length. 480 minutes!#%^@!

I don't buy into the time listed the box. Occasionally you find a game that plays to length, but most of the games require several if not many plays to get down close to the time listed. I've played Eclipse 8 times, I'm still at an hour per player. We tried a timer, it wasn't worth it. When we played Twilight Imperium we stopped after 8 hours split over two days...and the leader only had 4 VP. But hey, War of the Ring, I've got that down to 4 hours or so now.

I play with a fairly good sized group of players, and overall I know we are not the fastest gaming group by any stretch. I'm okay with that, but I also know that means an 8 hour game would likely take closer to 12 hours the first time through...and that doesn't even count how much time it will take me to get through the GMT rulebook...with all of the falling asleep and whatnot.

Unfortunately I'll never get to play this one...
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2. Board Game: The Campaign for North Africa [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:13758]
Nigel Twine
United Kingdom
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1) I don`t have the room.
2) I don`t have enough friends (who might have room) that are wargamers.
3) I don`t have enough (similiarly insane) friends (who might have room) that are wargamers.
4) I don`t have enough (similiarly insane) friends (who might have room) that are wargamers (and who also possess unlimited vistas of time stretching before them).

I want the beast.

I`ll NEVER get to play it.

It`s a conspiracy.
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3. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.82 Overall Rank:15455]
Matt Brown
United States
Okemos
Michigan
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Wait, did you say best games? whistle
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4. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:5]
Bill Gallagher
United States
Torrance
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Simply put... it's a two-player game. My group does not play two-player games (except for short "fillers" such as San Juan or Saint Petersburg).

One of these days, I'll make an effort to play this...
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5. Board Game: Virgin Queen [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:461]
Matt Brown
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The proper player count, the amount of rules to be learned, the time required to play it, etc. At best would be to get it and play it via e-mail.
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