It's not THAT Bad - Saying nice things about the bottom 50 ranked games.
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Candyland, Bingo, Monopoly, Battleship. They are all on the bottom of the list. And for the most part, they are all "classics." There must be some reason that they have stood the test of time, right?

Let's hear some nice things about the 50 "worst" ranked games on the Geek.

I started off each one with three nice comments of my own.
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1. Board Game: Tic-Tac-Toe [Average Rating:2.61 Overall Rank:15327]
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If you have a pencil, you can play.

You can let your kids win and make it look like they are the brilliant ones.

Prepares you for a future as a professional Toss Across player.
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2. Board Game: Bingo [Average Rating:2.73 Overall Rank:15324]
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As a child, I got to gamble.

This game has kept my 94 year old grandmother active, social, and happy.

No other game lets you use an ink dauber.
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3. Board Game: War [Average Rating:2.20 Overall Rank:15323]
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There is nothing more satisfying that taking an opponent's Ace as a result of a "dual 3" battle.

This game has kept my kids occupied for hours.

You can stack a deck, lose to your kids in one round, and get treated to the wonderful sound of overjoyed giggling.
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4. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.79 Overall Rank:15326]
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It's the first time you ever added your own sound effects to a game.

Introduces the concept of a track that goes left-to-right AND right-to-left.

This game's ID on the Geek is 5...4...3...2..., which is like going down a slide.
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5. Board Game: LCR [Average Rating:3.19 Overall Rank:15322]
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Helps you learn your left and right.

Can be turned into an absolutely phenomenal drinking game.

Hardcore Liberals and Conservatives can make witty remarks.
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6. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.17 Overall Rank:15325]
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In the early days, you could imagine you were in a land made of candy.

Teaches you to be a good loser.

Queen Frostine is kinda hot.
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7. Board Game: The Game of Life [Average Rating:4.19 Overall Rank:15321]
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The best spinner in gaming.

The little cars are cool.

Teaches you that college is the path to $$$.
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8. Board Game: Cootie [Average Rating:3.35 Overall Rank:15313]
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Building the bugs is fun.

One of the first games that teaches you that rolling dice does not always equate to moving a piece on a board.

Once you discover that the opposite sex has cooties, it lessens the impact.
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9. Board Game: Trouble [Average Rating:3.74 Overall Rank:15320]
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The Pop-O-Matic is one of the finest inventions ever made.

You will never lose your dice.

Teaches you that the only way to win in life is to screw over the other players.
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10. Board Game: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Game [Average Rating:3.27 Overall Rank:15303]
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Perfect if yellow is your favorite color.

Teaches you that staying home and watching TV is entirely logical.

If you ever get attacked by a shark, you will know what to do.
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11. Board Game: The Ungame [Average Rating:2.85 Overall Rank:15292]
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There is no competition.

Everyone wins.

The perfect thing to play while drinking 7-Up.
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12. Board Game: Old Maid [Average Rating:3.58 Overall Rank:15315]
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Teaches you how to arrange your cards in strategic ways.

Helps you understand what your Mom is talking about when she complains about your aunt who spends too much time hanging around your house.

Teaches you that your future losses can stare you right in the face.
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13. Board Game: Go Fish [Average Rating:3.59 Overall Rank:15316]
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You can pretend your are Jacque Cousteau.

Provides an excellent morality challenge about lying to get ahead.

Fish are friends, not food.
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14. Board Game: Operation [Average Rating:4.07 Overall Rank:15318]
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Teaches you that you have something called a Bread Basket.

Shows you that doctors make HUNDREDS of dollars by pulling things out of people.

It's got a buzzing red light, and that is every kind of awesome.
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15. Board Game: Battle of the Sexes [Average Rating:3.46 Overall Rank:15314]
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Stereotypes are fun.

Allows men and women to communicate openly.

You can sit across from your hot neighbor and stare at her/him while pretending to concentrate.
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16. Board Game: Hi Ho! Cherry-O [Average Rating:3.58 Overall Rank:15309]
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Teaches you that birds and dogs are a pain in the ass.

Teaches you excellent coordination skills as you try to keep those f'ing cherries in their little holes.

Provides an excellent catch phrase if you ever get to "Third Base."
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17. Board Game: Global Survival [Average Rating:1.92 Overall Rank:15260]
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You can buy entire countries. That rules.

Makes you appreciate Monopoly.

You don't have to go to war to learn the names of Middle-Eastern countries.
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18. Board Game: Mouse Trap [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:15317]
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Teaches the importance of building things right the first time.

If you build it, they WILL come.

Gives credence to your whole "Rock + Teeter-Totter + Swimming Pool = AWESOME!" idea.
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19. Board Game: Barrel of Monkeys [Average Rating:3.65 Overall Rank:15302]
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Monkey arms can hold up anything.

Will come in handy if your shower curtain falls down.

Helps you complete your list of things that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
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20. Board Game: Assassin [Average Rating:3.47 Overall Rank:15269]
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Makes you appreciate real assassins who manage to find and kill their target in one try.

Has the word "ass" in it...twice!

Dude, those are some sweet sunglasses!
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21. Board Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos [Average Rating:4.11 Overall Rank:15312]
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Lets you flail away like a freaking madman and no one will care.

It's probably the first game where you invented variants: how many marbles to put into play, how to add your marbles into play, hippo lever-pressing techniques, and a host of others.

Teaches you that patiently waiting for targets of opportunity is the key to victory.
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22. Board Game: Game of Goose [Average Rating:3.35 Overall Rank:15304]
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It's the ultimate roll and move, and "ultimate" things rock.

It's European, and therefore classy.

The perfect game if you don't have time to play both Candy Land AND Snakes and Ladders in one evening.
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23. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15319]
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Everyone has a copy. Yes, everyone.

It's the first time you got to use play money and actually buy things.

You can win second prize in a beauty contest.
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24. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:15310]
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Every game, at least one player will announce in a loud voice, "You sank my battleship!" This is always funny.

Teaches you that if you are ever in the Navy during wartime, your best bet is to serve on the smallest ship you can find.

Provides you a valuable life lesson that you should never cluster your resources.
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25. Board Game: Roulette [Average Rating:3.41 Overall Rank:15306]
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You can get dizzy watching the wheel and ball. In a fun way.

You can pretend you are James Bond until you lose.

Teaches you that the Law of Averages has absolutely nothing to do with "right now."
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