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After somebody told me that playing Starcraft gave him anxiety, I thought it would be a good idea of listing games that could make you sick physically or mentally. It can occur before, during or after playing the game.

This list is open for everybody, so feel free to submit any games you can think of. First list the syndromes and then explains why such syndromes will occur.

The syndrome must be strong enough to make you partially sick. For example, many games have a traitor mechanic which creates paranoia. But even if "Shadow over Camelot" and "Cash and Guns" has such mechanics, it's never enough to make me sick.
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1. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:370]
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Anxiety

There is so much things to think about, so much opportunity to forget something and make an error and so much pressure in trying to know what your opponent is going to do with this hidden order that it creates anxiety.

Headache

The amount of information to manage and details gives you a strong pain in the head near the end of the game. It's generally a good sign to take a break or end the game quickly.
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2. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:204]
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Paranoia

My girlfriend still thinks that my boss from work is untrustworthy ever since he turned out to be a spy twice in a row...
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This game's clue-on-bad-LSD nightmare of a grid of hinted info quite honestly made my head hurt during the game and for a few mins. after.
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4. Board Game: Ergo [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:15077]
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Disorientation


This small tin box contains the most brainburning game I've played to date. I appreciate Ergo as a good and original game, but it literally gives me a headache and a sense of disorientation.
 
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5. Board Game: Pastiche [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1296]
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Headache

For whatever reason, the repeating patterns of colors on the tiles cause me mild headaches!

I have learned to take rests away from the tiles from time to tome to avoid it.

Bazaar has a milder similar effect.
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6. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:78]
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Pain

Apparently, there is a way to flick to make sure you do not hurt yourself, but most of the time, you end up with pain in the finger after a lot of flicking.
 
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7. Board Game: Space Cadets: Dice Duel [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1071]
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Stress

It depends how many players you how and how the distribution of the station is done, but if you have more than 1 job, stress is innevitable.
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