Failed game designs or improvements I have contemplated or tried.
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I've always wanted to design a game or at least improve on one, but have always found my ideas to fall short on gamers. Here's a few that turned out to be failures for one reason or another. Feel free to add you own. I post this in the spirit of humor and also as a tribute to those who develop and produce the games I love so much! laugh
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1. Board Game: Case Blue [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:2235] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
Pone McPoneface
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Dublin
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Case Blue Travel Edition!

Concerned that your Case Blue may go untouched due to the amount of space it requires? Well Case Blue Travel Edition is here to create a portable version you can play in a car or while camping! Small enough to fit in your pocket or book bag. Now you can finally enjoy Case Blue anytime or anywhere. Warning! Components are small and may be hard to handle.
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2. Board Game: The Generic Game [Average Rating:3.58 Unranked]
Pone McPoneface
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Dance Dance Revolution: The Board Game!

For those that enjoyed the computer game sensation comes the board game that will take the revolution to a whole new level. Pick your song and get ready to dance! Some assembly required.
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Arkham Horror-Here Comes the Clown Expansion!

The sleepy town of Arkham faces a new terror. It started as a mime walking against the wind on a random corner, but now small cars are spawning multiple clowns, bears ride bicycles, and everyone honks horns. It up to a small group of investigators to stop the newest menace to Arkham! Prepare to test your sanity to the limit!
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4. Board Game: Red Star Rising: The War in Russia, 1941-1944 [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:3124]
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Red Star Rising: Pacifist Edition.

Now you can relive the war on the eastern front and not fire a single shot! Outwait your opponent or develop strategies that will make your opponent want to leave. First player to complete a turn loses the game so plan carefully!
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5. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:268]
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Descent: Spelunkers Adventure!

This expansion lets you explore the magic of the underground world without the silliness of monsters. Discover feldspar or go on a quest for a blind albino crayfish! Each cavernous room you explore is full of geological formations, but no monsters to interferee with your enjoyment of karst topography! Hours of family fun, but don't get lost.
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6. Board Game: Twister [Average Rating:4.56 Overall Rank:15305]
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Twister: Fight Club Edition!

Do you love twister? Are you a fan of the movie Fight Club? Now you can enjoy both in this fun family romp. Just don't forget the first rule of Twister: Fight Club Edition. I won't tell and you shouldn't either! Wink, wink!
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7. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
Pone McPoneface
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There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Agricola: Antarctic Edition

Ready for a challenge! Pick your crops and plant on the continent that will challenge every agricultural bone in your body. But beware, winter comes fast and don't get caught in a frost!
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8. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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Power Grid: Amish expansion.

Allows your to monitor and regulate the grid for an Amish community.
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9. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition): Shattered Empire [Average Rating:8.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.62 Unranked]
Ian Madsen
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Trains!
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Houseplant?
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Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition: Surface War Expansion

In this expansion, every time planetary battle is initiated, you set up an individual map of the planet being invaded, place thousands of chits representing both players forces, and begin combat.
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10. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:943] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Wendell
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Yellow Springs
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Si non potes reperire Berolini in tabula, ludens essetis non WIF.
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Now under development: a World in Flames game that can be played on your cellphone.

(Not my idea - somebody posted to the WIF mail list on April 1)
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11. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.17 Overall Rank:15325]
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Candy Land- Sprectral Analysis Color Movement System Expansion

This new edition of Candy Land is exactly the same as the original, but now you can spend each turn debating whether the color cards really match the movement tiles. Did you draw two red squares for movement or two burnt umber squares and can you find a perfect match on the board? If your color doesn't match exactly based on spectral analysis you won't be able to move. A great way to teach you children the difference between cyan and green. Average playing time 25+ hours.
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