Games you win by quitting...
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I am doing this Geeklist to see what games actually have people winning by dropping out. This isn't a case like in a press your luck game where you stop for a turn, but that a final move you make is quitting, and that can win you the game. Please feel free to add any you think may fit, minus the press your luck type game, where you quit for one turn. Please also avoid the joke entry where a game is so bad, someone wins by not playing the game, or quitting as soon as possible. Focus here is on a list of games that have quitting as a way to win, as part of the rules. Also, what is sought is a bit different than a game where you have a traitor who reveals role, and does something different. When you quit here, you are done with the game.

For games where you will shoot the moon/do a crazy ivan going opposite normal way to win (to win), as a tactic (and can be done multiple times), check out this Geeklist:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/179455/games-where-you-sho...
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1. Board Game: Red November [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1470]
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Things go bad, you leave the sub, and can win the game.
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2. Board Game: The Quitting Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This is a game I did. Players are challenged to all quit the game at the same time to win the game.
 
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3. Board Game: Massive Multiplayer Captain's Mistress [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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In this game for the computer version, you would defect to the other team. In the tabletop version, you just quit, because group dynamics live worked against players defecting. Quitting here works better.
 
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4. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:504]
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You get to keep your friends by quitting. I call that winning.
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5. Board Game: Wooly Bully [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2599]
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You can willingly quit playing when you feel confident you have enough points to win, letting the remaining players continue playing. In compensation, you get some bonus points, which you hope will be more than the remaining players might get.
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6. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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The auction track is getting ugly, time is running out in terms of the Ra track and # of tiles in the bag, so you cut your losses and win the items with your last sun tile, putting you out of the game as far as any further decision points go.
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7. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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The rulebook actually has rules laid out for what to do if somebody wants to quit midgame. In a tournament setting, as the game got started, someone quit immediately citing that it gets him the placement he wanted by doing so according to the rules of the game and tournament.
 
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8. Board Game: Android: Infiltration [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1253]
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You are infiltrating a corporate HQ to steal date and have to leave before security arrives, or you lose automatically because you get caught. The difficulty is that once you've left, you are completely out of the rest of the game, but if you don't leave at some point then you're guaranteed to lose. So not only can you win by quitting, you must quit to have a chance to win.
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