UNFAIR! Games that are completely unbalanced or lopsided
Christopher Halbower
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Some games are unbalanced. Some become more balanced as players learn the different sides involved in the game. But there are a few that are never balanced...making me wonder how the devil they were ever published.
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1. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:81]
Christopher Halbower
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Game of asymetrical warfare. The Fellowship was designed to lose more often than not. Luckily FFG released an expansion which helps solve this.
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2. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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The US player is at a disadvantage until he becomes more familiar with the deck.
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3. Board Game: Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945 [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:1823]
Wendell
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In the rulebook right up front the designer (a Japanese) notes that Japan will lose. But the Japanese player can win by doing better than Japan did historically. 'Course, the war in the Pacific really did get pretty unbalanced and lopsided.
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4. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15230]
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I've never played this, but I'm guessing some cards are lopsided.
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5. Board Game: Sergeant Preston [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Preston Fuller
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What ever game I am losing is unbalanced and lopsided.
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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Any guy/gal to the left of the newbie has got it made.
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7. Board Game: Topple [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:15114]
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Talk about unbalanced!! Just look at it, it's even wobbling on the box! At least there's truth in advertising with this one.
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8. Board Game: Jenga Xtreme [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:14424]
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I may be a bit unfair to Jenga, since it isn't actually unbalanced or lopsided until the game really gets going, but still...

I went with the Jenga Xtreme for this because the blocks are pretty colors and it's XTREME!!!! YEAH!! PASS ME ANOTHER ENERGY DRINK!!! WOOOHOOO!
 
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