Games I've played most often but don't own - and why...
Joe Huber

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I rather like Bobby's equivalent list (<A TARGET=BLANK HREF=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=4417)>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=...id=4417...;/A>, and thought it would be interesting to look at the same data for myself. I have to cut it off well above 2 plays, since there are over 100 games I've played exactly twice and don't own, not to mention those I've played more without owning them.

As a practical matter, 20 plays seems to be the 100% own barrier for me - all 49 games I've played that often I own. And the knee of the curve is the 4th play - I only own 1/3 of the games I've played three times, but own over 3/5 of those I've played a fourth time.
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1. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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16 plays to date. If my sons really start to get into the game, we may get a board yet. As it stands, it's a game I don't mind playing, but never have a _need_ to play.
 
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2. Board Game: Suppenkasper [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11653]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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15 plays. A very fragile game - it's altogether too prone to ending on the first round - but one I really wanted to enjoy. I finally realized that I wasn't really enjoying it as much as I'd wanted to, and so away it went.
 
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3. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1046]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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12 plays. One of the earliest German games I picked up, and as such got a fair amount of play until I discovered better ones.
 
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4. Board Game: Bamboleo [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2267]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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12 plays, all in 1999. Not a bad dexterity game, and I wouldn't be unwilling to play it again, but it seems to have disappeared under everyone's radar.
 
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5. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:563]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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10 plays. I don't care for the game, but many of those I game with do, and it's quick enough that I can put up with the very occasional play or two.
 
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6. Board Game: Venice Connection [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:13394]
Joe Huber

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10 plays. A fine game for about 10 plays, after which there didn't seem to be much reason to hold onto it.
 
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7. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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Massachusetts
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9 plays. I rather enjoyed it, actually, but didn't feel a need to play it further. However, I don't mind playing it on occasion, so it's received occasional additional play.
 
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8. Board Game: Wettstreit der Baumeister [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4754]
Joe Huber

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9 plays. Another game I owned and enjoyed, but in this case got tired of tweaking.
 
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9. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6641]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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9 plays. All in 1998. Never again.
 
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10. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:897]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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8 plays. By about the fourth, I didn't need to play it again, but others like it and it's painless.
 
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11. Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1863]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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7 plays. Not a bad game, but didn't really demand further play.
 
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12. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
Joe Huber

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7 plays. With more than two players, I didn't care for the "who gets left the best choices by his right hand neighbor" aspect", and I didn't like it enough otherwise to
keep it to play with two players.
 
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13. Board Game: Dutch Mountains [Average Rating:5.17 Unranked]
Joe Huber

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7 plays. See Venice Connection.
 
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14. Board Game: Die Osterinsel [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:9370]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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7 plays. Great, great bits, but the game never really worked well enough for me.
 
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15. Board Game: Kardinal [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:5671]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. Much like Venice Connection and Dutch Mountains, it's interesting only for so long.
 
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16. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. Perfect example for this list; I've played it an additional time or two after I traded it away, and may do so again, but have no need to do so.
 
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17. Board Game: Shark [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1783]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. Not a bad game at all, but I finally decided that any time I want to play Shark I'd rather play Acquire or Big Boss.
 
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18. Board Game: Tin Soldiers [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:8159]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. Never really hit with me; it's a pleasant enough game, but not one I've ever felt any need to own.
 
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19. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:342]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. I like the concept, but in the end the pieces just didn't fit together for me. Gave my copy to a friend; when I do play it, it's likely to be with him anyway...
 
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20. Board Game: The Bucket King [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2160]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. OK game that I just didn't need to play further.
 
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21. Board Game: Heimlich & Co. [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1540]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. Bluffing's not really my thing; I'd still play it, but didn't need to own it.
 
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22. Board Game: Volldampf [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2208]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. I wanted it to be a professional production of Lancashire Rails so much that I overlooked the fact that I dislike the event cards for longer than I should have.
 
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23. Board Game: Take Off [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:12884]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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6 plays. Seemed pleasant at first, but got worse with each subsequent play.
 
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24. Board Game: Tal der K├Ânige [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3597]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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6 plays. More interesting in theory than in practice.
 
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