Excuses for refusing to play a game you don't want to play.
Trey Chambers
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It's game night. You just finished a marathon session of a great game that last 3 hours. You feel great, a little exhausted, but eager for the next challenge. There are about 10 games in the bin that you would love to dive into.

Your gaming buddy then proceeds to pull out the 4-hour, fiddly rules, not-even-ranked-in-the-top-1,000, broken, crappy, Ameritrash horror from the box. You are aghast. You have no desire to waste 4 hours of your life to a game you know you won't enjoy. Everyone else seems open to play it. You hide your disapproval, but you've got to find some way out of it and get another game on the table.

What is your go-to option?
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1. Board Game: Time's Up! [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:388]
Trey Chambers
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"It's too long for me. Let's play something a little shorter."

This is a great way to get out of a long game you don't enjoy. It doesn't rile too much suspicion, some folks just don't care for long games.
 
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2. Board Game: Sleeping Beauty [Average Rating:1.10 Unranked]
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"I'm tired. I'd like to play a game that will keep me awake. Something more active."

This is also a good way to work in #3 as well.
 
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3. Board Game: Turn Turtle [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Trey Chambers
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"There is too much time between turns in that game. Let's play something faster paced."
 
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4. Board Game: Master of Rules [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:5968]
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"I just don't like the rules/mechanics/theme ofthat game. Let's play something else instead."
 
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5. Board Game: Veto [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked]
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"I'm going to have to veto that one. I'll play anything else, just not that one."
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6. Board Game: BGG: The Board Game [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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"That game is too low-rated on the Geek. I have my standards..."
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7. Board Game: New World [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:5548]
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"I don't feel like learning any new rules tonight."
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8. Board Game: Repeat Pete! [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:12757]
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"I've played it too recently."

This is an excuse I use for even favorites of mine. I only like to play games 2 or maybe 3 times per month, even if I really enjoy them. Otherwise I get burnt out. I'll probably never play Settlers of Catan again, even though it's a good game.

Exceptions would be if I'm obsessed with a game (like currently, I've played Race for the Galaxy 6 or so times this month).
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9. Board Game: Qwitch [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:10012]
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"We just played a monster. Instead of playing another one, how about we stitch gears and play something higher-paced?"
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10. Board Game: Adult Late Night Games [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
 
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Its too late to learn new rules.

Actually our gaming group did make a standing rule. No new games after midnight.
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11. Board Game: Brain Strain [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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My brain hurts.

This excuse comes into play for the game immediately following a full game of 18xx, Le Havre, Power Grid, or other heavy economic games.
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