Gaming practices that you could live your entire life comfortably without ever seeing again
Matt Connellan
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Designing a game is hard, no question. But these things just don't ever need to happen.

Feel free to add your own. I'll be starting off with one (and my inspiration for starting this list) but I'm sure I'll think of something else that boggles my mind later on.
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1. Board Game: London (first edition) [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:264]
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Naming any game just the name of some mundane place. Bora Bora. London. Puerto Rico. These do not inspire anything in the reader and are just lazy as hell. I mean, I can forgive places that are particularly evocative (Atlantis, Andromeda, K2, Andean Abyss), But naming a game San Juan? Who could possibly care?
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2. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:15692]
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Having a way to skip a person's turn. This is just incredibly lame. I realize that even the #1 game on BGG has this (Quagmire/Bear Trap), but even when your turn is skipped in that you have SOMETHING to do (although they are still kind of lame) but I play a game because I want to play it and skipping turns just robs people of their ability to play.
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3. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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Excellent games marred by paper money. AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!






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4. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1101]
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ENFORCED FUN.

In this game it comes in the shape of a round card that comes up that forces all players to chant like monks for the entire round or miss their turn. Other games do it too but usually don't have actual in-game consequences if you don't, like how you're supposed to yell "It's ALIVE!" when you complete a monster in Igor.

If your game is thematic and fun I'll want to do this myself. When I play Downfall of Pompeii I make horrific sounds as my men are chucked into the volcano because it's fun. Giving me social stipulations during your game because you need ways to quantitatively show people are enjoying themselves can take a walk as far as I'm concerned.
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