Games that you think are very good but hate to play because they give you headache and creates anguish in your soul
gustaf montelius
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You have to acknowledge the greatness and the elegant design of some games. But still you hate to play them. You can see that the game itself is very good, but in spite of this fact the game makes you feel bad. I think every casual gamer has made this unpleasant experience. Please feel free to share your angst with your fellow geeks and post a contribution on this list.
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1. Board Game: Dungeon Twister 2: Prison [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1119]
gustaf montelius
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For me, this game created nightmares...the unforgiving decisions...the antihero characters that appear in the dungeon...the analysis paralysis...the brainburning pain...The Mekanork, the Naga and the Banshee hijacked my dreams weeks after i played this game, laughing at my incapability to succeed in gameplay.
 
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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Yeah, it´s a neat design...but so boring and meaningless in the lack of flavour and theme it makes you want to kill yourself. This game is so popular and frequent it makes you believe there´s something wrong with yourself. The torture never stops.
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3. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:89]
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This game is so well designed. Still, every gaming session has been an awful event. Last time i played this game the group of players ended up screaming hateful words at each other and the owner of the game offered to give it away to anyone who would care to take it. No one aspired to be the owner of this Pandoras box.
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4. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
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Such a fantastic game. And such an overwhelming, tiring experience to play you have to spend 6 months recovering between the plays.
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5. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:165]
Dan Wells
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We loved this game dearly, especially the real time puzzle solving, but it burned our brains so much we could barely think for days. My group played two or three sessions (four or five games each) and then begged for mercy and told me to trade it away.
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6. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:20]
Craig Blumer
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Oshkosh
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This game tortures me. My wife loves it. She sees multiple paths, attempts to chose the best and moves through the game with delight. I just feel inept and stupid. I see too many options, don't seem to weigh them well and choose sub-optimal. Then, comes the next round and I see the errors of my ways. I feel like every round shows my failures. Some how it hooks me inside so that I find it difficult to remain pleasantly in the game. Part of it is the feeding thing; pressure to keep my farmers alive, but it is more than that. If for no other reason, for my wife's sake I wish I could play this game; but alas it is too hard on me.
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7. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:49]
Adam Brocker
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I've enjoyed my plays of DS, but each one has resulted in minor to a major headache. Just too many things to focus/analyze on at any given time.

I think I'll stick with Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery. A good number of similar mechanics and I don't need a Tylenol when I'm done.
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