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I really enjoy Friendless's "Extended BGG Stats" which trolls your user information for lots of bizarre information. One of the Categories is "Why do you even own this?" (for games you haven't played in a long long time and rate poorly). I realize its a rhetorical question, but I figured I'd answer it...

Feel free to confess your answers, as well.
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1. Board Game: Junk Yard [Average Rating:6.02 Unranked]
Brian Bankler
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Why you ask, you inanimate program that questions my judgement? Er, well. I have a numbered, complete set of Hangman games. If I were more rational, I'd sell the ones I never play... (see also, Austin Poker). But then I wouldn't have a numbered, complete set.

Incidentally, I agree with my friend who told me I was a sucker for starting this.
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2. Board Game: Bongo! [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:4388]
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I got a copy as a sweetner in a trade, and am too lazy to list it to trade away, since I hate shipping anyway, but shipping irregularly shaped boxes? Not worth it.
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3. Board Game: A la carte [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1474]
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I keep this to maintain marital harmony. Not something I expect a program to understand.
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4. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1404]
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Again, I have the cylindrical version.
 
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5. Board Game: Street Illegal [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:7682]
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I traded my copy away, but got another copy as a sweetner. I've offered it as part of math trades (usually as one of 3-4 games), but nobody cares...Street Illegal is one of my "Godfather" games, that I've traded away, but somehow managed to still have a copy. ("Just when I think I'm out...")
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6. Board Game: Derby [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:10648]
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I probably should play this, I've just had so many games that it's never come to the table in this, oh, decade. I have no recollections of having ever played this game, although I'm sure I must have. I'll make an effort on this one.
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7. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:710]
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My wife liked it enough to order it from Tanga. It still sits in the shrink, several years later. I've been told Marital Harmony will be preserved if it gets traded/sold, at least...
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8. Board Game: Clan War [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:8448]
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Hey, I like it! And if I traded my minis away, who could I play it with? Nobody! (Which is exactly who I can play it with now...) And if I could trade it away, I'd have to ship game boxes, card boxes (Clan War has a deck of semi-collectable cards), and way too many miniatures. Not going to happen.
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Because it's a classic, you idiot program. (You had the rest of the entries right on, but you've gone and insulted the wrong game!) And I may have an opportunity to play it once I win the lottery.

And 7 is a perfectly respectable rating, I'll have you know.
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Because I got it when my son was tiny and figured I'd play it with him when he's older. Now seems like a good time, actually. Thanks for reminding me, program!
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Because its a good game, if old, and I'm not trading away my copies of db Spiele games easily, even if they were reprinted!
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12. Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:391]
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I like it better than the base game, but not enough to have played it since the year it came out. Oh, and I'll admit it, it helps some of my other bizarre statistics,

OK, you got me! I keep this just to make ensure that my Friendless statistic stays positive! Damn you, Carcassone: H&G, for having been played ten times!
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13. Board Game: 1856: Railroading in Upper Canada from 1856 [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:871]
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Because I've played 18xx a ton, and just because the local group doesn't play it, and my teaching them would involve me crushing them like bugs for 20+ hours before they caught on, and I'm not inclined to spend that time... See also, 1870, 1830, pretty much any 18xx I own. And I rate this an 8 ... of course I'm keeping them!
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A friend od mine found it in trash can. Since I am a "collector" he picked it up and gave it to me. Who says no to a game?

But I will never play it..
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15. Board Game: c-jump Computer Programming Board Game [Average Rating:2.98 Unranked]
Dave Terhune
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This is a blatant example of frivolous geek gold spending.
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This is the only one on my list. I keep it for the gimmick factor value.
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16. Board Game: Jumanji [Average Rating:4.43 Overall Rank:15409]
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WHY did I get this from the thrift store?! I guess I thought for 2 bucks it would be worth having on my shelf as a joke. "You have Jumanji? Have you played it?!" or something like that. Turns out the jokes' on me.
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Why?

1. Knizia
2. 25 cents at Goodwill
3. Plastic frogs


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18. Board Game: Phase 10 [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:15413]
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Half a deck of Phase 10 cards. I grabed these at a thrift store for a quarter. Not realizing it was just half a deck. I can't bring my self to toss them out!
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19. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6668]
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The BBC series is far better than the excellent NBC one. Now go watch it.
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It seemed fun at first but then you have a game where every rules card is in play and you need calculators to figure out the draw, play and hand size! Never again.

Quiddler

Is it my turn yet? Is it my turn yet? What do you mean you don't know all 101 2-letter words. I can go out just about every hand.

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This one might be fun with kids but it's been so long since I've had it out of the box (3 years and counting) that it begs to ask the question...

"WHY DO YOU OWN THIS?"
 
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