Games I Love but Cannot Seem to Win
Martin Gallo
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This is an un-sorted list of games that I really like to play but will likely never win because for some reason I am really bad at them. I got the idea for this list because I got to play Titan the other night and had a blast but will lose (well, a distant second in a three-player game).

Am I alone?
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1. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:790]
Martin Gallo
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O'Fallon
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I always seem to forget which units are in which legions or, more importantly, cannot roll the right number to recruit what I need to roll to recruit "properly". I generally only forget to split a stack once a game but often split a stack a turn before I get "ambushed" because I cannot track the movement arrows.
 
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2. Board Game: Britannia [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:540]
Martin Gallo
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I just cannot seem to win enough battles to take enough territory to get VPs. Stoopid dice, messing up my careful and well-hought out strategy. ;-)
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3. Board Game: Sword of Rome [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:845]
Martin Gallo
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O'Fallon
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Doesn't seem to matter which nation I get to play, I lose. I still love this game, best CDG of them all.
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4. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:165]
Martin Gallo
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O'Fallon
Missouri
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Great game, second best CDG I know of (right behind Sword of Rome). Best with six, so I can be assured of finishing 6th or better.
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5. Board Game: Gunslinger [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1526]
Martin Gallo
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I always seem to get outdrawn by some punk who gets that lucky result card,getting killed with only one or two Aim Points on me.
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6. Family: Leader Series
Martin Gallo
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O'Fallon
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Keep getting my inbound planes shot down - Makes it tough to complete the mission! Still fun to play, but a little discouraging. My last foray was with Phantom Leader Deluxe and I took to actually using "karma points" to keep my pilots airborne. I seem to do okay (meaning average) with my pilots attack rolls, but goodness gracious the various bandits and AA units seem to have exceptional knowledge of my flight plans!
 
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Martin Gallo
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If a scenario comes down to Close Assault, forget it. I cannot win Close Combats unless I have OVERWHELMING odds (better than 6:1). Frustrating, but that is the life of a wargamer.

I also do not do well with armor - mine seem to poop like corn while my opponents get scratches in paint. I cannot seem to get favorable penetration vs armor comparisons, always hitting the thick spot on the armor.

Fortunately for me, I still greatly enjoy this game series and my failure to Close Assault or have ANY armor left at scenarios end has not diminished my enjoyment.
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8. Board Game: Witch of Salem [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1546]
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superhard game to beat. I play it for a while then put it away in disgust. it's just so pretty I can't part with it.
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9. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
Robert Seater
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Ashland
Massachusetts
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I love to lose this game, which is good since I lose it a lot.
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10. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:903]
Andy Andersen
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Michigan
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I thought I was winning this game until I checked our scorecard.

Not winning
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11. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:170]
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I like to think I'm quite good at picking up strategies in games quickly, but not so in Samurai, for some reason. I'm so bad at it that I get genuinely happy every time I don't have the lowest score. Excellent game which I intend to master some day.
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12. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
Dan Edelen
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Mount Orab
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I keep playing Tzolk'in and keep coming in dead last. This one pwns me like no other. Usually, I'm at the head of the scoring track, but not with this. That said, I was the first in my game group to own it, and I'm always up for a play.

If a counter to the heavier play of Tzolk'in is needed, I stink at Ticket to Ride also.

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13. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:257] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
Erik Miller
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My wife loves to play the keeper so I always play the investigators. This almost always ends up in our team dying helplessly during the game, whether it be with 2,3, or 4 investigator teams. Sigh... This game truly wants to drive me to madness!

Though, on the flip side, I've won all but 2 of the 140ish games of catan we've played with our playgroup...
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14. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:60] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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Windsor Hills
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I absolutely love this game, but I have a terrible win percentage. Oh well, I will continue to play and make "pew" "pew" sounds to myself loving every minute of it.
 
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15. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
Stephen Sanders
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I won the last one I played, but honestly can't remember if I had won any of the previous seven games before it.
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16. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:191]
Mike DiLisio
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Love me some Ghost Stories. What a great game. I literally. Never. Win. Like, ever. I usually don't even get to the Wu Feng incantation. Doesn't matter though, I still love it.
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17. Board Game: Homesteaders [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:490]
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I really enjoy this game, because it plays fairly quick, has an auction, and has numerous choices, but overall is relatively simple to teach. But for some reason, I just can't get a handle on it. My scores have gotten worse with each play as I alter my game plan. Not enough trade chits, then too many trade chits, too much debt... , sigh.
One day I hope to not be last at least.
 
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18. Board Game: Manhattan [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:992]
Juan Medina
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One of my favorite light games. For whatever reason, I never do well when playing this!
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19. Board Game: Legend of the Five Rings [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1024] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
Luke Jaconetti
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My friend Joe got me into this one, and he's a good teacher, but try as I might, I have never been able to win a single match with my Crab Clan deck... ninja
 
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