Games I own and haven't played yet, some I will never play?
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Between kickstarter, lots of shiny new games and general self indulgent apathy, I have lots of games that I have purchased and have never played. Many of these are still in shrink wrap. I have many good reasons:
1) I get easily distracted by shiny new... wait, what is that over there?
2) Laziness to learn new rules and then have to teach them. Correctly. The first time.
3) Some games have lost their appeal for various reasons. Typically this is due to poor reviews or sometimes hidden on my shelf by newer ones.
4) No-one is forcing me to.

I'm hoping this list and any comments generated may help me focus my attentions on putting more effort into specific games. Narrowing the list down *may* help my motivation. Maybe. There is a chance, anyway.

This list is by no means, all the games I own that I haven't yet played. Just the ones that make me feel more guilty. Occasionally. I'm not including any new expansions for games I have already played.

Feel free to post your own games that fit this model as well.

So, without further preamble, in no particular order, here is my growing list of games that sit on my shelf and gather dust...
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1. Board Game: D-Day Dice [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:974]
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I kickstarted this for $75. I was caught up in the excitement of all the extras. I have yet to take the shrink wrap off it. I just don't think this is my kind of game. I do use the canvas tote bag though!
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2. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:752]
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I got this on Tanga a few years back. Still in shrink. It has good reviews and I think it will be my type of game. I found the expansion for dirt cheap in Canada recently ('cause, if you've never played the game, why not get the expansion as well?). Actually, I have a real problem with owning a game and resisting getting all expansions and promo's for it. I think this is step 2 of a recovery program - I recognize the problem.
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3. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:408]
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I'm really quite interested in this game. I've even pimped out my copy with fan made tracking boards and components to allow a 6th player. I sleeved the cards and altered the box to accommodate all the stuff. I've watched a really excellent video play through once (so far). I've never played any other games by this designer but understand this is his most accessible one. I'm pretty sure this one will happen. Soon. Probably.
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4. Board Game: Samarkand: Routes to Riches [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1387]
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I love pick up and delivery games. I picked up this one used a few months back and bought the expansion for it from the Geek Store. I'm still quite interested but it's slipped back on my priority list, probably because a guy in my gaming group had played it and wasn't that excited. Still, my tastes in games and his do not match up perfectly, so, I should still try this one. Eventually.
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5. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:566]
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I saw great reviews for this one and it was slipping into that nebulous OOP status (which often has an unfair advantage over purchase hesitation). I just ordered the expansion for it because reviews say that it improves the game. And it's an expansion.
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6. Board Game: Lancaster [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:275]
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I got a used copy pretty cheap back in the Spring. Of course, I now have all the expansions for it. I've even read the rules. This looks like a fun game for sure. Still sitting on that shelf though.
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7. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1192]
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Picked this up in a trade last Winter. It sounds like my kind of game but I also read that it's improved with the expansion. Sigh. Got the expansion from Germany for a surprisingly fair cost even if shipping was decidedly not very fair. At least it's the English version of the expansion. I really do want to try this one. Really.
 
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8. Board Game: Locomotive Werks [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2920]
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I love train games. I got this for a bit of a discount last year. Reviews are mixed on this one. I think I can probably get people to try it once if I push a bit.
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9. Board Game: Dark Horse [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:4125]
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I got this in the Kickstarter. It has an interesting theme to me and has decent reviews. I actually read through the rules last week and was prepared to teach it. Then someone brought Bruges. Shiny and new Bruges. Which I wanted to play and ended up really enjoying. Maybe next time.
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10. Board Game: Kings of Air and Steam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1518]
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I got the Kickstarter of this. Since it's pick up and deliver, I think I might like it.
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11. Board Game: Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:2679]
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I have several Wallace games. I really enjoyed the other ones in this 'trilogy' - Steam and Automobiles. This one should have been a no-brainer. Except reviews haven't been that kind.
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12. Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1000]
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Another Wallace game and I usually like Civilization games (Advanced Civ is a favorite of mine as well as the much shorter Olympos). I got this in a math trade in the Winter. Now another guy in my group just picked it up (looking at you Rob), so, he can learn the rules and teach.
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13. Board Game: Serenissima (second edition) [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1951]
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Just picked this up a few months ago in a CSI daily deal for really cheap. It looks like fun and the video of play I watched also looked like fun.
 
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14. Board Game: Cavum [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1779]
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I got this one extremely cheaply awhile back. It looks interesting and there are some positive reviews of it. Still in its shrink though.
 
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15. Board Game: Express 01 [Average Rating:5.07 Overall Rank:16359]
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It's a train game using cards! I was excited about this and got it used last year. Reviews have not been kind though.
 
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16. Board Game: Catan Histories: Settlers of America – Trails to Rails [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1294]
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I won this at a convention a year ago (maybe even 2 years ago?). It's right up my ally since it has trains. Reviews are good and local players recommend it. No excuse for not playing this one yet.
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17. Board Game: Rails of New England [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:5025]
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I was excited about this when it was released. I bought it before any reviews were released. Reviews have been mixed and the board is supposed to be hard to read.
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18. Board Game: Days of Steam [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:4730]
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I've had this one for years (along with the expansion). I believe its a lighter train game.
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19. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1076]
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This is one that has been in my collection for decades. Never played yet though. I think reviews are pretty good on it too.
 
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20. Board Game: Railways Express [Average Rating:4.85 Overall Rank:16432]
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Just got this one from the Kickstarter. I like and play Steam and Railways of the World often enough. Early reviews are not great though.
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21. Board Game: Railways of North America [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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Another Kickstarter that just came in. I will definitely be playing this one. I like the system and I was born in Canada (it's basically a map of Canada).
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22. Board Game: Blockade Runner [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4731]
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This game looks so interesting. I even printed out the expansion cards and sleeved all the cards so the backs would be the same. Cool little ships and replica money.
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23. Board Game: Pack & Stack [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1739]
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Got this in a discount sale at the local FLGS. It looks like fun.
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24. Board Game: Canal Mania [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1553]
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I picked this up because I thought it would scratch the same itch as some of the train games. I even read the rules once a year ago.
 
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25. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:454] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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I've had this one sitting around since it came out. I almost picked up the expansion but common sense prevailed. I'm not sure I want to play a 4 hour player elimination game.
 
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