Avalon Hill game least worthy of re-issue
Fritz Schwartz
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Avalon Hill published a lot of classic titles (some of which were originally 3M games), but they produced their share of stinkers, too. I've included five of my choices to remain forever out-of-print. Feel free to add some of your least faves, too.
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1. Board Game: Spices of the World [Average Rating:4.68 Overall Rank:14506]
Fritz Schwartz
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This appears to be little more than a product placement for a company that makes spices for the kitchen. (I'll be damned if I'm giving them any more publicity!) I used to see this in the clearance sections of game stores everywhere I looked. Can't imagine that there's much game within the box.
 
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2. Board Game: Assassin [Average Rating:3.44 Overall Rank:15279]
Fritz Schwartz
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I actually bought this for a buck or two on clearance at a game store. Then I "accidentally" left it a friend's house. They've since more away and I've never even considered asking them to mail it back.
 
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3. Board Game: Stocks & Bonds [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:11003]
Fritz Schwartz
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I have to admit we played this a lot "back in the day", but our other options back then were Monopoly, Life, Clue, Risk, etc. Hmmm, I wonder whose house I should leave this one at. (I know, I know, never use a preposition to end a sentence with. What are you gonna do, sic Conan the Grammarian on me?)
 
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4. Board Game: Outdoor Survival [Average Rating:4.64 Overall Rank:15285]
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Oh look! There's a copy of this at the local thrift store! Wait a second! There's dozens of them!!
 
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5. Board Game: March Madness [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:7530]
Fritz Schwartz
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I thought that this might be a fun basketball game, but it's really just a game to break-down the tournament brackets with a major dicefest. My copy is not in mint condition, but I'd be willing to trade it for almost anything. I dare you to use it to try out your tourney picks this year!
 
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6. Board Game: Book of Lists Game [Average Rating:3.71 Overall Rank:14806]
Michael Kandrac
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I don't know whether an up-to-date (but soon to be hopelessly dated) reissue of Book of Lists would sell at all, but this one can be had for cheap. I have three other Avalon Hills from the seventies including the aforementioned Outdoor Survival, Hexagony and Origins of World War II. I have absolutely no recollection as to when or where these games were obtained, but I've had them for all these years.
 
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7. Board Game: Global Survival [Average Rating:1.85 Overall Rank:15270]
Richard Irving
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The less said about this game the better.
 
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8. Board Game: Past Lives [Average Rating:4.34 Overall Rank:15064]
Thomas Mauer
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I think that is game (which I recently gave away) could arguably be the worst AH game ever printed.

ever.
 
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9. Board Game: Flight Leader [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4180]
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This game is pure agony. Just thinking about it makes my ears bleed.
 
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10. Board Game: UFO: Game of Close Encounters [Average Rating:4.78 Overall Rank:14873]
Don Weed
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I remember opening this one up and thinking "Is that all there is??". One small square board, about 15 chits and a page of rules. And the gameplay---snore!
 
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11. Board Game: Avalon Hill Game Company's Game of Trivia [Average Rating:4.88 Overall Rank:13805]
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The most excrutiating trivia game I ever played. Tripe would be a better word choice than "trivia".
 
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12. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:792]
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I put this game here because so many people think it deserves to be reprinted because a) It's worth a lot on eBay or b) <insert reader> really like it and have three copies and hundreds of house rules. Both of these reasons are indicators that the game shouldn't be republished.

Just because a tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of people will pay $500 for something on eBay doesn't mean that your average Mary or John will purchase it at Toys R Us--even if it sells for $19.99. And those who are already fanatics (another tiny fraction of the market at large), aren't the ones to make the game for--they already have it. The best games to reprint are the ones that will sell to people who've never heard of that particular game before.
 
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13. Board Game: Speed Circuit [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1635]
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They ruined the game with the luck factor. Take out the dice rolling and it will become a great game again.
 
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