Games with "bad" cards. What were they thinking?
Dwayne Wood
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Cabool
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This list is for games with "bad" cards.

Poorly made...

Weird size...

What WERE they thinking!!??

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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
Dwayne Wood
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Cabool
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The one that comes to mind is the original Ticket to Ride.

They have corrected the issue, but anyone who has played with those tiny cards know what I am talking about.

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2. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:427]
Kelly Bass
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An early edition of Alhambra had two of the currencies similar colors, brown and burnt orange, which looked fairly similar in less than optimal light. Glad they changed that.
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3. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:319]
Erik D
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Pasadena
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Played this after years of Scripts and Scribes. My friend and I had the hardest time telling the gold cards apart from the rest. The players who never played S&S before, however, had no problems at all.

(So, technically, the cards aren't bad, but they're rough for those of us conditioned on the earlier version!)
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4. Board Game: Uchronia [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2321]
Scott Carvalho
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I am one of those people that has the compulsion to put sleeves on everything. One of those things that gets my goat is odd card shapes. This game has 2 different card sizes, something which is relatively normal. Okay, here is the kicker.. Why make cards that no one makes sleeves for? The small card fit into mini euro sleeves but the large cards have such stupid dimensions that nothing fits on them like a glove. I understand iello doesn't have a horse in the sleeve race, but at least think of the consumers that do want to protect (and store) their games.
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5. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:472]
Mike K
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I could never distinguish between the '3' and the '5'. Also hated how you couldn't tell from a glance at the board which color went where. (I took to memorization: Red, Green, Brown, Blue, Purple.)

Consider this: I browsed the pictures, and the image I used is the only one that has those cards. Far more prevalent are the multitude of player-created versions.
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6. Board Game: The Great Space Race [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:4545]
Darren Witt
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This is a game that my 9yo son LOVES. and we love it too, to be clear. robo-rally-esque (so i am told, having never tried RR, i am not certain) - program your ship; try not to crash.

so, you go through a LOT of cards in this game. small, flimsy, sharp-cornered cards that are IMPOSSIBLE TO SHUFFLE. now i am shuffle-impaired, but my very skilled wife cannot shuffle them.

had to buy sleeves for them for the "mash shuffle". it works great, but man, these cards were pretty much just shiny paper!

still love the game, though. you get great stories from it, particularly if you play haphazardly/foolishly as i do - and as i think the theme DEMANDS.

dw
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