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Joe Huber

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Some games strike you just right, and go on to become favorites.

Some games strike you entirely wrong, and you wouldn't play them again unless well compensated.

And then, there are those games in-between. Would you play them? Well, OK, if everyone else wants to, sure. Do you own them? No, unless you're an inveterate collector, or perhaps if they fill a particular need.

There are a _lot_ of games of this type, so I've restricted myself to reasonably popular games which fall into this category for me.
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1. Board Game: Andromeda [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2237]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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Of course, I'll start right off by stretching the definition of popular a bit. But this game fits very well; on playing it once, I knew a repeat wasn't necessary, but I would certainly play it again if needed - there's nothing _wrong_ with the game, just nothing that drew me in, either.
 
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2. Board Game: Babel [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1042]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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I really like Uwe Rosenberg, and so gave this game multiple tries and held onto it for a while afterward before giving up. Again, it completely failed to engage me - I think I might have enjoyed the game more with a theme transplant.
 
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3. Board Game: Bean Trader [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:5710]
Joe Huber

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Another game with mixed popularity, but a fit for me - I decided that I didn't need to play it again, but did without concern when a friend wanted to try it.
 
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4. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:899]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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For Colovini, this is actually a hit for me - a game I would play again...
 
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5. Board Game: Cave Troll [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:1576]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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A more American version of the same breed...
 
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6. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1138]
Joe Huber

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I not only played this again after I deemed it unnecessary, I taught it - a testament to the simplicity of the rules, really.
 
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7. Board Game: Die Pyramiden des Jaguar [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:3296]
Joe Huber

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Not bad, but not necessary.
 
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8. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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An odd case; this game seems to always generate strong opinions, and frankly I don't care for diplomatic games - but Diplomacy is such an elegant design that while I wouldn't seek it out I would play it.
 
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9. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:577]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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For some reason, while I don't mind race game I almost never enjoy car or horse races as much as odder choices.
 
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10. Board Game: Hera and Zeus [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1410]
Joe Huber

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Like Babel, I gave it multiple tries to be sure - I _wanted_ to like it, but just couldn't get above an "eh".
 
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11. Board Game: Medieval Merchant [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1658]
Joe Huber

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The theme and mechanics should have been a good fit for me, but somehow they added up to a rather unexciting game.
 
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12. Board Game: Merchants of Amsterdam [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1486]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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There are a number of Knizia games I really enjoy, and a number I really dislike, but only a few in the middle; this is one of them...
 
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13. Board Game: Paris Paris [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2796]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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Played once, couldn't imagine asking to play again, and haven't so far.
 
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14. Board Game: Princes of the Renaissance [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:585]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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It would be harder to get me to play this again than many on the list, just because of the time involved, but I'm not unwilling - just unenthused...
 
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15. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1100]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Like many of the games on this list, it has elements that I enjoy - but but the game as a whole is distinctly OK.
 
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16. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:119]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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A very popular game, that just did nothing special for me...
 
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17. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:468]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Another very popular game. My one and only play was actually far worse than "eh", but I believe this was due to issued easily avoided in the future - which still isn't enough to have brought me to play it again.
 
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18. Board Game: The Bridges of Shangri-La [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1168]
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I haven't played any of these (being a relatively new gamer). My 'Eh' game would have to be The Bridges of Shangri-La. I'd play it if others were interested, but it doesn't do anything for me.

Another 'Eh' would probably be Settlers of Catan now. I enjoyed it immensely and it got me into the Euro games, but it's just a little tired now.
 
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