Games ruined by food
Jon Grey
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Tragedy struck this past Sunday at our weekly game night. Not the first time, but it was REALLY bad this time... soblue
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1. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
Jon Grey
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As my buddy Marc was leaning over to throw a card into the skill check, he knocked over his Newcastle and completely destroyed about half of the skill cards.

We were quick to throw towels on everything, but these cards must have been sponges in their past lives. Our pool of chits managed to soak up most of the beer before it hit the board, so very little damage done to the board itself.

At this point, the game is completely unplayable. Cards are warped, bubbly, and almost super-glued together and the chits are swollen/peeling apart.

Sent an email to FFG for replacements. I don't know about their customer service.

Oh.. and he was a cylon.robot
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2. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
Michael J
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OK, while not technically ruined, my copy has definitely suffered a mark of shame, courtesy of a nice big thumbprint shaped pizza-grease stain put on it while explaining the rules. The stain is right in the middle of the tile track. I am very careful about my games' conditions, and so I could almost shoot myself when getting the grease stain on it. We tried wiping it up quickly, and the stain set in almost immediately.

Now when I play it, I always put my drawn tiles over the pizza stain first so I don't have to look at it.

I also get to make the same joke every time when people ask what the orange mark is. I say "that's the egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for pizza grease!".
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3. Board Game: Catch Phrase! [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2041]
Sara Stowe
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Mounds View
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Cocktail spilled on my catchphrase game while passing it around. GRR!
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4. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:137]
Tim Myers
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It was not my game but I was there for the flood.

We were nearing the end of the game, only about 1 1/2 turns left. One of the players (not me or the owner of the game) came back to the table with a freshly refilled glass of water.

Well, he knocked the glass over while we were resolving the turn. All over the board, the cards, the tiles. At first we tried to clean it up such that we could finish the game. We soon realized that was not going to happen and just started mopping and drying.

We were playing at the owners home so he got a roll of paper towels and a lot of heavy books and some loose barbell weights. We sandwiched tiles and cards between paper towels and books in a huge stack and put the weights on the stack.

The person who knocked over the drink, apologized again and again and offered to replace the game. The owner said not to worry about it and he would see how everything looked in a few days. Surprisingly it was not too bad and his game is still playable.

On the next game day the person who spilled the glass was given a gift ...

... a childs sippy cup. laugh
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5. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1033]
Jon Grey
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It should be part of the official rules to mention the use of coasters around card games.

This game is far from ruined by food, but a couple of our cards spent a little too much time near a perspiring cup. Now everyone knows where the dynamite card is in our deck.
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6. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:372]
David Kahnt
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It's fun, it's healthy, it's good exercise. The kids will just love it. And we put a little sand inside to make the experience more pleasant.
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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At my wife's family's house...

Me - "Please no drinks by the game."
Family member - "But this is only water."
Me - "Yeah, but no drinks."
Family member - "Oh, come on..."

20 minutes later.

Family member - "This game is rather..." spills water "Oops... At least it's only water."

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