Games I own, played and have never won!
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I own many games. Yet there are those games that I have played that for whatever reasons: I have never managed to pull off a victory. Here is a list of those that, well, I own but have never won. Feel free to add to this list your best, "losers."
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1. Board Game: First to Fight [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:6686]
Paul Denhup
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"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything."

Ok, I admit, I never won as the Polish player but enjoy trying to win as the Poles.

 
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2. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:789]
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"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

Embarrassingly enough, never had acquired four connected provinces.
 
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3. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127]
Paul Denhup
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"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory."

Ya, but full effort feels kind of hollow at times. Best place: 2nd.
 
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4. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
Paul Denhup
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"The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered."

Almost thankful I never won.
 
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5. Board Game: Supremacy [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:13130]
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"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."

Ah, the mushroom clouds were glorious.
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6. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:3350] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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"Victory; a matter of staying power."

Never won. But then again surviving an entire game of this may have its own rewards?
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7. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:446]
Paul Denhup
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"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You have got to set your self on fire for it."

Lava, lava everywhere! Still haven't won!
 
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8. Board Game: Masons [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1463]
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"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."

Or, at laying thick castle walls better than your opponent. Of which I have yet to do.
 
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9. Board Game: The Habit of Victory [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:5020]
Paul Denhup
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"The most dangerous moment comes with victory."

Things are feeling pretty safe right now...
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10. Board Game: Mare Nostrum: Mythology Expansion [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
 
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"The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides."

That one hand managed to wipe out my entire civilization!
 
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11. Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2095]
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"A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses."

Sprachen ze Deutsch?
 
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12. Board Game: Die Säulen von Venedig [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2654]
Steve Oliver
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Alameda
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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

so I suppose I am making a lot of progress!!

This is a very fun game, it's got the role selection of Citadels and the tile-laying of any number of, well, tile games. I've come very close to winning, only to watch in horror as the gondoliere has paddled past me. I even picked this as my favorite game of 2007 cry
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13. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
Mark Casiglio
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Six plays. This game smacks me down, roughs me up and crushes my self-esteem ... yet I keep coming back thinking "this time it'll be different."

It never is.
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14. Board Game: Federation & Empire [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:4405]
Paul Denhup
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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."

I'm still at the fighting part of it.
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15. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:338]
Mark Ernst
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I've never won at this... but then again, none of my opponents has either... If I can't rule the empire then no one will...
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16. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:257]
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I'm sure this just means that I suck, but I just cannot seem to win this stupid game. When and if I ever do, I will immediately sell it off, but I just can't until I win at least once.
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17. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
Jim Patterson
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Only 3 plays, but a bad pattern is forming: 0-3. I've lost close, and I've lost fairly badly. Perhaps I need to experience a total blowout loss before I can climb up victory's mountain?
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18. Board Game: Valley of the Mammoths [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2427]
Shane Yeager
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--->Not only have I not won this disaster-fest, but I think only one or two of the dozen or so games played had a human victor. (Sometimes, nature wins.) Perhaps the local group is a little too bellicose.
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19. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1719]
Steve Herron
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Yet to go into the win column after near a dozen games.
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20. Board Game: Warrior Knights [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:837]
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Granted, I've only played the 2-player version. Granted I've only ever played against the same guy for the half-dozen times I've played this. Granted, we kept getting the sieging rules mixed up. But I can't win at this game. I've tried a couple different tactics, but I can't seem to get my head around it.

I've now developed a deep loathing for this game. The last time we played, we made it all of 2 turns before my armies were decimated, I was losing influence by about 3-0, and I just conceded.

Anyone looking for a copy of this game?
 
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21. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:4]
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Let's just say that if I had been responsible for NATO's Cold War effort, we'd all be speaking Russian by now. On the other hand, If I had been the Soviet Premier, the Iron Curtain would have fallen that much quicker! shake
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22. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:526]
Peter Stein
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Forget that I lose every game. I think there's only been one or two games where I didn't finish last! If I play for chits, I come up short on events (cards). If I play for events, I lose on chits. Grrr!
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23. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
Tim Gilberg
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I don't play this one that often, but do bring it out once or twice a year, and generally with new players.

Which makes it all the more embarrassing that I just cannot win.
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24. Board Game: Martian Coasters [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6044]
Len Robinson
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Today, I challenged my son to a couple of games because he needed cheering up. Both games I came within one turn of winning, stretching my record to an amazing 0 for 17. Now, who's going to cheer me up?cry
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25. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14523]
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Seems I'm the only loser in family games, so this one's a transition.

OK, I can blame it on the dice. Yes, I'll do that and never be wise.
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