Great disappointments in your board game history
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Call it buyer's remorse. Call it WTF. Call it clever promotion. Heck, call your fellow BGGers insane.

If you've been in this hobby long enough and have a habit of buying games, you have likely found yourself let down at some point. Usually they are games that are purchased unseen, impulsively, on faith, or under the influence. Perhaps the game was from a designer or publisher you trust or sat at the top the hotness for six months.

Whatever the rationale, you paid your money, tore the shrink, opened the box and then it all went so very, very wrong.

I've started a Geeklist to capture those stories. This is not meant to insult any game designer. Heck, I expect for many people their biggest disappointment will have come from games at the very top of the rankings that simply didn't meet their expectations. This is purely based on personal opinion.

So let's hear your tale of regret--what game has let you down the most and why?
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1. Board Game: Dungeon Run added by esirof on 2013-09-09 11:38:32
2. Board Game: Pax Romana added by calandale on 2013-09-09 11:51:16
3. Family: Battles from the Age of Reason (BAR) added by calandale on 2013-09-09 11:53:58
4. Board Game: Dominant Species added by cbazler on 2013-09-09 11:54:11
5. Board Game: Flying Colors added by calandale on 2013-09-09 11:56:20
6. Board Game: Leonardo da Vinci added by joe_salamone on 2013-09-09 11:57:33
7. Board Game: Dominant Species added by calandale on 2013-09-09 11:58:28
8. Board Game: Wealth of Nations added by calandale on 2013-09-09 12:01:05
9. Board Game: Die Macher added by calandale on 2013-09-09 12:02:56
10. Board Game: Origins: How We Became Human added by calandale on 2013-09-09 12:05:19
11. Board Game: Warriors & Traders added by EmperorZeb on 2013-09-09 12:07:27
12. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game added by Carthage on 2013-09-09 12:07:58
13. Board Game: DungeonQuest (third edition) added by ncc2003 on 2013-09-09 12:11:00
14. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium added by EmperorZeb on 2013-09-09 12:15:10
15. Board Game: Zombicide added by boltspedman on 2013-09-09 12:18:58
16. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) added by Zacrulo on 2013-09-09 12:27:28
17. Board Game: Notre Dame added by eapeas on 2013-09-09 12:31:03
18. Board Game: Quarantine added by AnEvenWeirderMove on 2013-09-09 12:41:37
19. Board Game: Innovation added by HighVolumeLP on 2013-09-09 12:45:08
20. Board Game: Forbidden Desert added by asobu on 2013-09-09 12:52:31
21. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game added by sunkencheerio on 2013-09-09 13:03:08
22. Board Game: FlowerFall added by royboy_9 on 2013-09-09 13:14:44
23. Board Game: War of the Ring added by calandale on 2013-09-09 13:27:14
24. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) added by calandale on 2013-09-09 13:29:22
25. Board Game: Dominion added by HamsterOfFury on 2013-09-09 13:49:54
26. Board Game: Tannhäuser added by atraangelis on 2013-09-09 14:22:36
27. Board Game: Agricola added by evarina on 2013-09-09 14:27:46
28. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill added by EmperorZeb on 2013-09-09 14:30:00
29. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game added by greekramos on 2013-09-09 14:34:42
30. Board Game: Advanced Tobruk System Basic Game 1a: Screaming Eagles added by RaffertyA on 2013-09-09 14:46:21
31. Board Game: Advanced Third Reich added by wifwendell on 2013-09-09 14:48:03
32. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy added by wifwendell on 2013-09-09 14:49:00
33. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: The East Front added by RaffertyA on 2013-09-09 14:49:01
34. Board Game: Ra added by JohnnyD on 2013-09-09 15:23:07
35. Board Game: Vinhos added by eastwoodk on 2013-09-09 15:24:02
36. Board Game: Bausack added by DrumPhil on 2013-09-09 16:05:20
37. Board Game: Android: Netrunner added by m0neypulati0n on 2013-09-09 16:31:10
38. Board Game: Divided Republic added by Tuttle757 on 2013-09-09 16:44:34
39. Board Game: Cadwallon: City of Thieves added by sixthecat on 2013-09-09 16:48:25
40. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by EllenCaroline on 2013-09-09 16:55:00
41. Board Game: Lost: The Game added by ChiGuy on 2013-09-09 17:08:47
42. Board Game: Friday added by Mwroskam on 2013-09-09 17:33:22
43. Board Game: Sixth Fleet added by tms2 on 2013-09-09 17:37:30
44. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) added by Carmilla on 2013-09-09 17:43:29
45. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse added by Vacabck on 2013-09-09 18:38:31
46. Board Game: Star Trek: The Game added by El Supremo on 2013-09-09 18:46:22
47. Board Game: Vanuatu added by Shampoo4you on 2013-09-09 18:47:42
48. Board Game: Core Worlds added by cagriggs on 2013-09-09 18:48:28
49. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul added by Santiago on 2013-09-09 19:23:52
50. Board Game: Wasabi! added by beigemore on 2013-09-09 19:35:56
51. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter added by Havox on 2013-09-09 19:47:12
52. Board Game: Heroes of Graxia added by chibigouazou on 2013-09-09 19:56:11
53. Board Game: Edo added by mrblueesq on 2013-09-09 20:03:13
54. Board Game: Seven Card Samurai added by Bobobob598 on 2013-09-09 20:15:04
55. Board Game: Ave Caesar added by Jrtolf on 2013-09-09 20:15:53
56. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse added by neevan on 2013-09-09 20:34:55
57. Board Game: Thunderstone added by MerricB on 2013-09-09 20:35:59
58. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica added by Brave Sir Robin on 2013-09-09 20:44:00
59. Board Game: Level 7 [Escape] added by magicman6173 on 2013-09-09 20:49:34
60. Board Game: Battle Beyond Space added by Tarc on 2013-09-09 20:57:55
61. Board Game: Arkham Horror added by krechevskoy on 2013-09-09 21:42:43
62. Board Game: Miskatonic School for Girls added by callow on 2013-09-09 21:48:40
63. Board Game: Le Havre added by sgosaric on 2013-09-09 23:22:22
64. Board Game: Love Letter added by Babbler on 2013-09-10 01:29:27
65. Board Game: King of Tokyo added by Babbler on 2013-09-10 01:43:51
66. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game added by magicoctopus on 2013-09-10 02:08:48
67. Board Game: Mansions of Madness added by anubis_cuk on 2013-09-10 04:52:19
68. Board Game: Ghost Stories added by cymric on 2013-09-10 05:43:02
69. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game added by Mosch on 2013-09-10 06:01:52
70. Board Game: Empires: Builder Expansion added by mgreen02 on 2013-09-10 06:30:42
71. Board Game: Nightfall added by wice on 2013-09-10 06:49:46
72. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark added by GilgaTex on 2013-09-10 07:21:30
73. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights added by edelen on 2013-09-10 07:23:21
74. Board Game: Tomb added by FunkyBlue on 2013-09-10 07:29:27
75. Board Game: La Foi et le Glaive added by calandale on 2013-09-10 09:05:17
76. Board Game: Rune Age added by GeekJock on 2013-09-10 09:07:08
77. Board Game: Jaipur added by toucana on 2013-09-10 09:19:12
78. Board Game: String Railway added by rockinghorsedreams on 2013-09-10 09:21:42
79. Board Game: Dungeon Fighter added by GibbRS on 2013-09-10 09:27:06
80. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm added by QueenOfAll on 2013-09-10 09:31:51
81. Board Game: Dork Tower added by Flyboy Connor on 2013-09-10 09:38:54
82. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow added by mcjohnsons on 2013-09-10 09:46:10
83. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game added by univac528 on 2013-09-10 09:48:19
84. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac added by nvarela on 2013-09-10 09:58:35
85. Board Game: Archipelago added by Mat628 on 2013-09-10 10:04:44
86. Board Game: 2019: The ARCTIC added by DarkTori on 2013-09-10 10:26:39
87. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X added by murksofus on 2013-09-10 10:28:33
88. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame added by Ostadan on 2013-09-10 10:31:49
89. Board Game: BattleLore added by Hibou77 on 2013-09-10 10:44:41
90. Board Game: Carcassonne added by McLaren on 2013-09-10 10:51:34
91. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization added by Smoothsmith on 2013-09-10 10:54:11
92. Board Game: Cults Across America added by ebolazaire on 2013-09-10 11:12:49
93. Board Game: Field Commander: Napoleon added by ShallowThought on 2013-09-10 11:36:01
94. Board Game: Olympus added by Born-of-Ashes on 2013-09-10 11:43:41
95. Board Game: Monopoly added by ND3G on 2013-09-10 11:58:34
96. Board Game: Small World added by Putts on 2013-09-10 12:18:46
97. Board Game: Raid on Richmond added by sherron on 2013-09-10 12:34:03
98. Board Game: Red Star Rising: The War in Russia, 1941-1944 added by sherron on 2013-09-10 12:43:58
99. Board Game: Battle-Cry added by sherron on 2013-09-10 12:56:34
100. Board Game: Men At Arms added by rtaylor on 2013-09-10 12:57:35
101. Board Game: Genoa added by ousgg on 2013-09-10 13:04:20
102. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game added by Kaermo on 2013-09-10 13:12:11
103. Board Game: 1812: The Invasion of Canada added by alexdrazen on 2013-09-10 13:27:06
104. Board Game: Catan added by DropDeadCriminal on 2013-09-10 13:29:26
105. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe added by cubbymoore on 2013-09-10 14:19:35
106. Board Game: Crossfire added by jurney85 on 2013-09-10 14:31:14
107. Board Game: Back to the Future: The Card Game added by PinkyMan on 2013-09-10 15:11:53
108. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game added by Antigonos on 2013-09-10 15:47:56
109. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients added by zaphod b on 2013-09-10 16:12:02
110. Board Game: Magic Realm added by Gothnak on 2013-09-10 16:45:49
111. Board Game: Niagara added by zjm23 on 2013-09-10 19:06:21
112. Board Game: All Things Zombie: The Boardgame added by davidmorneau on 2013-09-10 21:07:17
113. Board Game: Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game added by Daybreak on 2013-09-10 22:07:14
114. Board Game: Clash of Cultures added by Logoth on 2013-09-10 22:26:09
115. Board Game: British Rails added by Erniepaul on 2013-09-10 23:59:57
116. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore added by Fallenangelol on 2013-09-11 00:28:34
117. Board Game: Android: Netrunner added by thesleeper7 on 2013-09-11 02:51:16
118. Board Game: Eaten by Zombies! added by puggeroni on 2013-09-11 03:58:38
119. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin added by exparrot on 2013-09-11 04:37:23
120. Board Game: Seasons added by marvac on 2013-09-11 04:47:24
121. Board Game: Trajan added by veemonroe on 2013-09-11 06:00:29
122. Board Game: Merkator added by emassot on 2013-09-11 06:25:31
123. Board Game: Onirim added by Bahimiron on 2013-09-11 08:42:29
124. Board Game: Warmachine: High Command added by cenfinger on 2013-09-11 09:08:36
125. Board Game: Trains added by Saltone on 2013-09-11 09:35:49
126. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker added by Flabbergasted on 2013-09-11 09:58:58
127. Board Game: Container: The Second Shipment added by Jythier on 2013-09-11 10:55:40
128. Board Game: Panic Station added by nukesniper on 2013-09-11 11:14:06
129. Board Game: Winds of Plunder added by thoia on 2013-09-11 11:25:52
130. Board Game: Mice and Mystics added by Scuzball on 2013-09-11 11:55:44
131. Board Game: Jambo added by StephenM on 2013-09-11 12:33:09
132. Board Game: Atlantis Rising added by dacomfort on 2013-09-11 13:36:31
133. Board Game: Exodus: Proxima Centauri added by templarjr on 2013-09-11 14:47:11
134. Board Game: Stronghold added by eurobusker on 2013-09-11 15:55:41
135. Board Game: Blackbeard added by Dave Davies on 2013-09-11 16:03:21
136. Board Game: Lost Cities added by Andr0ss on 2013-09-11 16:37:13
137. Board Game: Dungeon! added by Andr0ss on 2013-09-11 16:56:24
138. Board Game: Elder Sign added by MerricB on 2013-09-11 17:15:04
139. Board Game: The Game of Life added by crazedyeti on 2013-09-11 19:26:27
140. Board Game: Fields of Fire added by bulldozers on 2013-09-11 19:33:13
141. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 added by AngryStarAnarchy on 2013-09-11 20:36:52
142. Board Game: Thebes added by sgosaric on 2013-09-11 22:48:28
143. Board Game: Fairy Tale added by sgosaric on 2013-09-11 22:52:23
144. Board Game: Aquaretto added by sgosaric on 2013-09-11 22:59:38
145. Board Game: Middle-Earth Quest added by sgosaric on 2013-09-11 23:08:46
146. Board Game: Lost Valley added by sgosaric on 2013-09-11 23:13:11
147. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Second Edition) added by red_gamster on 2013-09-12 02:32:50
148. Board Game: Justice League of America: The Flash Game added by Eldard on 2013-09-12 10:33:20
149. Board Game: Zogar's Gaze added by rccoll on 2013-09-12 14:01:22
150. Board Game: Grave Robbers From Outer Space added by Eldard on 2013-09-12 15:07:00
151. Board Game: Innovation: Echoes of the Past added by ChrisBinSEA on 2013-09-12 17:53:24
152. Board Game: Chess added by David Ells on 2013-09-12 18:20:10
153. Board Game: Battleship Galaxies added by soberman on 2013-09-12 22:32:52
154. Board Game: Hedgehog's Revenge added by solufane on 2013-09-13 02:01:50
155. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan added by Michail Potemkin on 2013-09-13 04:06:46
156. Board Game: Marvel Heroes added by ralpher on 2013-09-13 10:40:00
157. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics added by drdranetz on 2013-09-13 11:46:44
158. Board Game: Columbo Detective Game added by joe_salamone on 2013-09-13 11:56:18
159. Board Game: The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC added by Patrick Carroll on 2013-09-13 12:03:58
160. Board Game: Busen Memo added by yeancientone on 2013-09-13 14:29:14
161. Board Game: Mwahahaha! added by K26dp on 2013-09-13 15:39:06
162. Board Game: Washington's War added by sysyphus on 2013-09-13 21:22:42
163. Board Game: 011 added by Unhalfbricking on 2013-09-14 10:04:31
164. Board Game: Kingsburg added by Sortrose on 2013-09-14 12:25:01
165. Board Game: Startup Fever added by pilotbob on 2013-09-14 12:32:53
166. Board Game: Dread Pirate added by drdranetz on 2013-09-24 14:14:39
167. Board Game: Candy Land the Train Game added by drdranetz on 2013-09-24 14:17:35
168. Board Game: Pretty Pretty Princess added by drdranetz on 2013-09-24 14:19:38
169. Board Game: Revolution! added by SamNzed on 2013-10-29 14:41:05
170. Board Game: Kingdom Builder added by repairmanjack on 2013-10-30 04:24:07
171. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep added by gentlegiant303 on 2013-10-30 12:01:25
172. Board Game: Terra Mystica added by ath3ist on 2013-10-30 13:18:11
173. Board Game: Road to Enlightenment added by morrigambist on 2013-10-30 15:45:49
174. Board Game: Diplomacy added by jcurtis55 on 2013-11-11 20:43:06
175. Board Game: Rune Age added by Anarchosyn on 2014-09-23 16:30:29
176. Board Game: Myrmes added by Anarchosyn on 2014-09-23 23:47:36
177. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island added by SirWashington on 2014-09-24 10:05:08
178. Board Game: Terror in Meeple City added by esirof on 2016-01-09 09:01:17
179. Board Game: Secrets of the Lost Tomb added by kevinruns262 on 2016-01-26 19:20:41
180. Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy added by copcopps on 2018-05-28 21:50:12
181. Board Game: Android added by copcopps on 2018-05-28 21:58:41
182. Board Game: La Isla added by copcopps on 2018-05-28 22:11:23
183. Board Game: Histrio added by copcopps on 2018-05-28 22:16:43
184. Board Game: Milestones added by copcopps on 2018-06-15 05:56:07
185. Board Game: Mice and Mystics added by copcopps on 2018-06-22 00:51:42
186. Board Game: Smash Up added by copcopps on 2018-07-21 11:38:33
187. Board Game: Scythe added by copcopps on 2018-08-27 01:28:49
188. Board Game Designer: Guglielmo Duccoli added by copcopps on 2018-08-30 20:15:25
189. Board Game: Wingspan added by Tsaar on 2019-04-14 01:37:35
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