Games nobody likes, except me...
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Everybody (yes, you too) has some games that they think are great, but almost nobody else does.
Well this list is about those games.
I only included games that have an average rating under 7 and that I rated at least 7 (a rating of 7 or higher means you like the game to my opinion).

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1. Board Game: Ice Flow [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2057]
Dirk Liekens
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A new game from this year that I really enjoyed so far.
Average rating 2.08 lower than my rating.
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2. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:845]
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This game is actually a sort of a race game, but one with a very low luck factor (unless you play it with an unbalanced group).
Average rating 2.19 lower than my rating.
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3. Board Game: Africa 1880 [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:11137]
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A diplomacy like game with nice mechanisms.
Average rating 2.21 lower than my rating.
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4. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1583]
 
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This game was a hype when it first came out, but the general gamer doesn't like it that much afterwards. I still do.
Average rating 2.35 lower than my rating.
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5. Board Game: Australia [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1893]
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One of the best Kramer games out there to my opinion. But as you notice, not everybody shares this opinion.
Average rating 2.35 lower than my rating.
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6. Board Game: Zanzibar [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:11972]
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Number 3 in my list. The game can be very chaotic to gamers, but when I play it with my family we always have lots of fun.
Average rating 2.57 lower than my rating.
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7. Board Game: Die Weinhändler [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:3462]
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Number 2.The best cardgame out there for me. Most people will disagree.
Average rating 2.83 lower than my rating.
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8. Board Game: Global Powers [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:6846]
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And the winner is ...
I like politics in a game, I like negociating, I like backstabbing, screwing your opponants, yes I like Global Powers!
Average rating 3.23 lower than my rating.
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9. Board Game: The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:7986]
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only 61 people have rated it, but it did a 6.63 rating and is ranked 2029 here - so it isn't doing so bad. But it has only had one session report back in 2004-06-13, it has had 3 reviews and in 2003 and 2004 ( one by Tom Vassal - go figure, and the other by Dark Horse http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/20848

Which is by far one of the best reviews I have read on the BGG bar non, the guy interviews the designer - how fricking cool is that, I at least was very impressed.

So the first session report in over 4 years ( 2nd in total )
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/361474

gets 4 thumbs, a game no one writes about and no wants to give any thumb love to. My 2nd session report only has 2 and I fear it will stay there, oh well, My next one will be written like a western ( I hope ) and should be a better read.

My wife likes it enough to ask to play it, what is not to love about it. The art work is top notch in my mind, and the game works really well on a few different levels.

So this is one that needs more love around here!

Edit: I rated it a 9 since it is new and we are loving it, I think it may sit at 8 or 8.2 - 8.5 - so lets say 8.2 which is way higher ( well almost 2 )then 6.33
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10. Board Game: Castle [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:2829]
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I really like this one. It's not without its flaws, but what game is? It is a game that isn't really much fun on your first time through, unfortunately. I'm very patient with most games, and will give them a couple times through as I really work at finding where the game is as many games don't reveal themselves until the 2nd or even 3rd time through (see Shear Panic). Unfortunately, most of the people I play with aren't as patient.

I really want to play this more.
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