LOVE it or HATE it (Games with a strong division of support)
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This list highlights games that seem to have a strong division for people. Most seem to love it or hate it, with little middle ground.

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1. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:44]
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This is the first one that comes to mind for me. This has a cult following, and another large group that despise it.

Personally I love it.
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:47]
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The symbols make this an obvious addition to this list. Some have played thousands of games, and others can't get past a few.
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3. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:39]
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Definitely worthy of this list. A strong cult following, and others that go out of their way to express despise of this game.
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4. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:35]
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From my research before I got this, it appeared to fall into this category. I can see why others don't enjoy this game.
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5. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:215]
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The difficulty of this list has made many groan at its mention.
 
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6. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1122]
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First that came to mind. Such a polarizing game. I'm in the love it camp. That's after re-purchasing it blush
Was in the hate it or expected a boardgame not experience camp. But it is definately not for everyone and an acquired taste.

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7. Board Game: Guildhall [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:808] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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I've seen some flame about this one lately.
Haven't played it myself though.
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8. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:3706] [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
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First game that came in mind. Wagons of hate for poor Munchkin, but also some strong supporters.
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9. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:864]
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Devoted cult following, and a large group who think it's a terrible game for its many flaws. Those who love it (myself included) feel those "bugs" are features.
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10. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:119]
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"I love how the game forces you make tough decisions with what you have and keeps throwing stuff at you! I love the story the game tells!"

"No tanks? That's dumb. Wait a minute, I can't fire just because I don't have a Fire card? Stupid!"

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11. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:148]
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I almost forgot about this one. The lack of control you have later in the game has driven some to not be very fond of this one.
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12. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:488]
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This one seems very divisive. I wouldn't say I love this one, but I do like it quite a bit. Considering it was a SDJ winner, it certainly has a lot of critics.
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13. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:202]
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I'm horrible at this game and at any other game where I have to bluff (lie). I don't do it well at all.
 
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14. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:257]
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This one is recommended on so many lists that I thought I was the only gamer who disliked it. But I just stopped to look at the comments section on its webpage. I'm not the only one! It is extremely dull, tiring, silly.
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15. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:304]
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There seem to be very diverse opinions about Innovation. I'd call it dynamic, while other gamers would call it chaotic.
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16. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.38 Overall Rank:17004]
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Non BGG gamers like it...those who've seen the light hate it.
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17. Board Game: Urban Sprawl [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1398]
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I like it
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18. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:206] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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Can't believe nobody added this yet. I LOVE the game, but boy does it have its haters...
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19. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
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The king of Love it or hate it. Some despise the feeling of never quite getting your engine running, and others love the constant pressure the game puts on you.

Not to mention a theme that some love and some despise.
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20. Board Game: Star Fleet Battles [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1820]
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I know some people that are fine playing nothing but SFB the rest of their lives. Was my favorite game for years, don't often get a chance to play anymore.

Trying to introduce the game to someone is tough, "Don't worry about the 6 inch thick binder of rules, you don't need most of them most of the time."

Trying to learn this game by reading the rulebook is nearly impossible, I tried once.
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21. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1400]
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I find it difficult to believe that many of the games on this list are real love it OR hate it type games. However, I've described this game to many people and almost everyone either loves the idea or hates it. There is very little middle ground. Either you think a story-telling game is a great idea or the stupidest thing you've ever heard.
 
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22. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:76] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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Loved by many for its deck building mechanics. Hated by many for its lack of theme and lack of interaction. I am in the hate it camp.
 
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23. Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:16777] [Average Rating:5.49 Unranked]
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I was not to much of a fan of this one. It had a silly theme to it, which I typically enjoy in games, but this just didn't do it for me. I know it has a cult following though.
 
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24. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:24]
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I would also consider this a worthy candidate.
 
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25. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:266] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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I'm really shocked this one didn't get posted sooner. I think you can find droves of people on either side of the issue. The confusing rule book and long play time seem to be major detractors, but the fans can't get enough of the theme.

As for me, I've played once and it was decent enough but I don't think I'd really care to play again.
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