Games I've played but won't purchase (and why)
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As part of our weekly gaming group (WAGS), we play a lot of different games. One member in particular has a vast collection, and I've been enticed enough to buy my own copy of quite a few. Still, there are others which, for one reason or another, I have no plans on ever getting (even though I've had a great time with many of them!)
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1. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4473] [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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Let's start off with a Holloween theme, shall we? I enjoyed playing this one to a certain degree, but it was pretty clunky. After reading the "quicker play" rules I thought that I would enjoy the game much more. I really liked the campy horror film atmosphere, and the exploration aspect. However, I just bought House on Haunted Hill, and I think that it will satisfy this niche just fine.
 
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2. Board Game: Falling [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:13307]
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Here's one I didn't really like. It seemed like it would be fun, but I could never quite get the hang of it, and it left many of us simply confused.
 
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3. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:13579]
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We just finished our first game last week (took three evenings!). I enjoyed it, but it seemed that the amount of time wasn't justified. I can't see ever playing this if I bought it... Still, I'm happy my fellow WAGSter has it so we can play on occasion.
 
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4. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1076]
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And another that I didn't like. I never felt that any of my questions mattered. Every game we played had all the players reaching the same conclusions on the same turn... I'd actually prefer to play Clue!
 
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5. Board Game: Domaine [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:647]
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I really enjoyed this game. Still, I already have a large enough collection of "german" games which I love, and I think that buying any more at this point would just feel like repetition (and would only compete for the same play time with ones I like even more, like PoF or El Grande).
 
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6. Board Game: Löwenherz [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:803]
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I liked this version even more than Domaine. The blind bidding aspect is interesting, and the scoring system, while convoluted, does a better job at preventing the large point grab which inevitably happens as the board closes up in Domaine. Still, feels like repetition.
 
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7. Board Game: The Wreck of the B.S.M. Pandora [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:5799]
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This one was pretty enjoyable, but the combat really dragged. I liked the exploration aspect, but it wasn't enough to make me want to get it.
 
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8. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:337]
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Robo Rally is a game I like very much. True, it doesn't really live up to it's potential (many games aren't as "wild and Wacky" as they seem they should be), but I'd get this one in a second if I could. Sadly, it's out of print (and I'm not fond of the overpriced copies on Ebay)
 
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9. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2068]
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This is fun, but it feels somewhat broken (if a player holds too many cards in their hands, it can often lose the game for everyone). As with many Cheeap Ass Games, the first few games can be pretty funny... and then... not so much.
 
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10. Board Game: Captain Park's Imaginary Polar Expedition [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:4885]
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This one was good for one or two plays, but really isn't that great. Very funny cards, especially if you ham it up, but it would get old fast.
 
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11. Board Game: Deadwood Studios USA [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:4933]
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I hesitate to put this one on the list. Unlike the other Cheap Ass Games, I think this one is fun beyond the (also funny) cards. We always have a good time with this one, and if there is one game on this list I eventually pick up, it will be this one.
 
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12. Board Game: Wreckage [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:12813]
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Fun, but not TOO fun. I'll play it anytime but have no desire to purchase it.
 
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13. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride was a fun game, but nothing special. I understand why it's being hailed as a great introductory game, but I wonder how many times I would want to play it. Besides, with Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Citadels and even El Grande to use for that purpose, why get another?
 
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14. Board Game: HeroClix [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1765] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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I don't think that many people who aren't REALLY into comic books would really enjoy this game. It's clunky and complicated. Worse, I can't even differentiate the colours on the bases well enough to know which powers the characters have!
 
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