Games our wives hate
Juanito
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Hi all,

Maybe some people has the same problem as me: I don't have a regular group of players and, fortunately, I play boardgames with my wife as she likes them (but not so much as me laugh ). In the other hand, some boardgames of our collection that I love are detestable for her, and the only way I've to play is to insist one day and another, and another... 'til she says "oh, shut up your mouth and let's play shake

So, here is the list. Feel free to post the games your usual group, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend (or whoever you want) doesn't want to play but you love.

PD: edited header to show this is an open list.
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1. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:5]
Juanito
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She hates games with direct conflict; she rather prefers the paralel competition; games with a final score, for sample.

She says a player has a score and the other has done it better; not good to have a winner & a loser... except when she wins! XD
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2. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:166]
Juanito
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My wife hates hand management games and when you must arrange your situation for the next turns, even more if you must give the other player the advantage and foreseeing your comeback.
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:353]
Juanito
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She doesn't like games with a bluffing component. As we're couple from 17 years ago and we know each other, she's able to guess what I want at a moment, or when I'm angry... but - although it is said that men do not know how - I've tricks to anticipate her gambles. So she doesn't like this ones, nor 2 players nor with a larger group.
 
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4. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:827]
Juanito
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Another hand management + bluffing one she hates.
 
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5. Board Game: Tanto Cuore [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1479] [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
Juanito
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As she dislikes hand management and planning, even more a deckbuilding where you must begin from scratch and progress.

I bought this one instead of Dominion as she likes manga, so it's easier for me to persuade her for a game ^_^
 
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6. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Juanito
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Deckbuilding and competitive... no way!
 
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7. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1126]
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If the game is not one of her favourites, such as Arkham Horror, she doesn't like looooooong time games or those with Analysis Paralysis.
 
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8. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
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What!? Hand management, resource management, predicting what other players may do? Oooh, please...
 
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9. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:444]
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I don't know exactly why she dislikes this one, as she loves Letters from Whitechapel, but it's untouched since 2010.
 
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10. Board Game: Conquest of the Empire [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1269]
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When playing with a group, she doesn't want a game with usual pacts or alliances. Everybody at his own!
 
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11. Board Game: Chupacabra: Survive the Night [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:14287]
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My wife loves the whole push your luck dice game genre (Farkle (we always called it "Bones"), Zombie Dice, Martian Dice. But she absolutely HATED Chupacabra!

I must admit this game does fall a bit flat (even with my son who is the biggest fan of Zombie Dice you have ever seen!) but she steadfastly refuses to play this at any time.

It isn't all THAT bad but it is definitely not a "goto" dice game for us.
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12. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:272]
Ian Watson
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Love love love this game! My wife would willingly play from time to time, though she doesn't like too much direct conflict in our games (especially when it's just the two of us). Well that all ended after one fateful night when she was tired, very pregnant, feeling vulnerable, and her thick-skulled husband decided to try a strategy of decimating her villages with repeated raids.shake Haven't played it since.
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