Games You Can't Throw Over a Fence with One Hand
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1. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:731]
Jeff Wiles
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There’s a lot of wood in that box. It’s not going over the fence unless you get both hands on there and heave.
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2. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:271]
 
Jeff Wiles
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Check out that box. It’s huge! You can’t even hold it with one hand, much less chuck it over the fence.
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3. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
Jeff Wiles
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Macon
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It’s well-balanced so you should be able to get a nice spin, which will help, but it ain’t going over that fence one-handed.
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4. Board Game: Toss Across [Average Rating:4.43 Overall Rank:15123]
Jeff Wiles
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Ironically...
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5. Board Game: Poisson d'Avril [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:5721]
Jeff Wiles
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Macon
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It’s the giant plastic fish head that makes this one so unwieldy.
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6. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:219]
 
John Earles
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Toronto
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See Roads & Boats...
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7. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:17]
John Earles
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As shipped the game weighed almost 6 pounds. Now a shot-putter may get that across single-handed, but the typical Geek? I think not...
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8. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:341]
Mike B
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This box only a tiny bit smaller than Roads & Boats or Antiquity. But it's higher. And heavier thanks to all the plastic toys inside...
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9. Board Game: Sjoelen [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3826]
Mike B
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I don't think I need to explain this addition to the list...
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10. Board Game: Mutternland [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
David Molnar
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You'd have to be nuts to even think about throwing this one over the fence one-handed.
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11. Board Game: Zopp [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:3979]
Brian Bankler
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Unlike Crokinole, no good gripping edge, and too long to throw shot-put style. That sucker is staying with you, if you are unfortunate enough to be one-handed.
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12. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:15120]
JessA
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I'm pretty sure most people prefer to use two hands with this one.



I'm so ashamed of myself, please forgive me
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13. Board Game: Box of Golf: A Classic Golf Board Game [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:5996]
Steve Wagner
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Wood River
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I don't know if I can throw this game over the fence with both hands. I think it has to weigh at least 10 pounds. All solid wood with some gems and plastic pieces (the cheapest part of the game, should have made the figures wooden also.)
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14. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
Steve Wagner
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The next heaviest game in my collection, but not by much. I think Eagle and FFG games have a contest every time they make a game to see how much they can cram into the box.
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15. Board Game: CATAN 3D Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
Jeff Wolfe
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Compared to this, a lot of the other additions to this list are lightweights.
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16. Board Game: WeyKick [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:2375]
Morgan Dontanville
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Big and awkward with a bunch of loose bits.

I can't imagine trying to throw this over a fence with two hands let alone one.
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17. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
Massimiliano Santuari
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Iron weights!!!
It's a 2 hands weapon.
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18. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Sometimes the game IS the fence.
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19. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Most people need two hands.

But true samurai need only one:



However, true samurai have better uses:

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20. Board Game: Fireball Island [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2370]
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not in so much that's it's heavy, but it's size makes it awkward.
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21. Board Game: Torpedo Run! [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:8099]
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good luck!
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22. Board Game: Cinematique [Average Rating:5.43 Unranked]
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Not well known outside the UK, but this baby weighs in at over 5 kgs (that's 11 lbs)!
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23. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2241]
Mark Casiglio
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You can't throw it with one hand or even two ...
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24. Board Game: Cirondo [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:11760]
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With the metal pawns, this is almost to heavy to drag back home from Essen, let alone throw over a fence..
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25. Board Game: Boomerang [Average Rating:5.47 Unranked]
Bart Vandermeulen
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I don't know this game at all.
But if it lives up to the name... HA!
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