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The butt ugliest artwork associated with a game.
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1. Board Game: Patton's 3rd Army: The Lorraine Campaign [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:5726]
Mark Rivera
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Hands down, the ugliest artwork I've ever seen has to be the cover of the Strategy & Tactics Magazine for Patton's Third Army. How to make George Patton look even uglier than he was in person.
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2. Board Game: The Desert Fox [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:3884] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Desert Fox? Did Rommel really look like this? Reminds me of the King Crimson album cover.
 
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3. Board Game: Blood Feud in New York [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4201]
Big C
United States
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New Jersey
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I wish I had a wire-wesh toupee.
 
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4. Board Game: Star Explorer [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:8654]
Nigel Buckle
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Ugh, makes the 'real' Captain Kirk look attractive
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5. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
Pat H
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Illinois
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I hear its a good game, but I have yet to play this one because I can imagine the disgusted reaction when eveyone sees the board.
 
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6. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:227]
Justin
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i hate the mayfair edition of this game so much...
 
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7. Board Game: Der grosse Gallier [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:12489]
Ken Boone
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Ohio
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View the larger version for the full cross-eyed effect.
 
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8. Board Game: Rise and Fall [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:6149]
Brian Train
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Victoria
British Columbia
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"Cover art consisting of a pencil-crayon drawing of what appears to be Jimmy Durante, dressed as a legionary, about to be dispatched by an axe-wielding Karl Marx wearing a plaid tablecloth." Fine example of the Designer's Girlfriend school of cover art.
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9. Board Game: Assassin [Average Rating:3.47 Overall Rank:15277]
andrew lavish
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Holmes looks like a scarred and bloated Dennis Hopper.
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10. Board Game: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2894]
Scott Tepper
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I actually love this great trick taking game, but the art(of the Twilight version. The Jeckyll & Hyde version is much improved) gives me an icky feeling.

To me, the drawings of the people look like the characters are going through crack withdrawal, or are contemplating suicide or something.
 
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11. Board Game: Trump: The Game [Average Rating:4.40 Overall Rank:15273]
Fritz Schwartz
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My dislike for this man knows no bounds. I don't care how much people rave about "The Apprentice", I can't bear to watch even a minute of it. To my mind, the man is ugly from the top of his ugly "hair" to the bottom of his ugly, empty soul. The only thing that that could have topped (bottomed?) this game for ultimate ugliness is if someone had produced "Nixon, the Game".
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12. Board Game: Victory: The Blocks of War [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3801]
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This game cover will induce nausea from across the room in any game store you patronize. Bring a plastic bag.
 
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13. Board Game: Aggravation [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:15275]
Jody Morgan
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I still cringe every time I see this board, even in a tiny computer image like this.
 
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14. Board Game: Grand Illusion: Mirage of Glory, 1914 [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:3516]
Kyle Sasser
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GMT usually has very nice looking box art, but good lord did they drop the ball on this one. What makes it so sad is the that the background looks pretty nice but the guy just looks like a "modern" art piece constructed of water taffy and body excretements with the title "Poo Pope" or some such nonesence.

Shame on you GMT, shame!
 
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15. Board Game: Böse Buben [Average Rating:5.30 Overall Rank:12842]
Katie Harris
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I know it shouldn't matter, but the cards are just so ugly...
 
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16. Board Game: Tennis Masters [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:10660]
Morgan Dontanville
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Eghads! For as wretched as this cover looks in this shot, malformed body and all, it pales to the face to face horror of ... Salmon Clay!
 
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17. Board Game: Operation Desert Storm [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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I just came across this title on a list of Japanese wargames... it is a standout!
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18. Board Game: Magna Grecia [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2256]
Curt Carpenter
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Washington
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Peple have been known to go blind looking at this game.

And yet I still enjoy it.
 
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19. Board Game: Europa Universalis [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:4066]
Jason Sadler
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Olney
Maryland
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This photo does not do justice to the evil of this map. It looks like it was printed on a $50 Lexmark with the quality settings on economy. The rulebooks and extras are Xeroxed and stapled together.

She has a lot of personality, but no one is taking Europa Universalis to the prom.
 
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20. Board Game: Elric [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:11253]
Nick West
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The box lid art here has to be one of the nastiest in history. It looks even worse in the flesh - I actually bought this piece of crap. And the board - what's with the fascination with primary colours? Now put the counters on the board - I need to lie down....

I can see why the artwork went through several revisions - the one used as the standard illustration for the BGG entry is actually not bad.
 
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21. Board Game: Caesar: Conquest of Gaul [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:2897]
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So Bad, it's funny.
You'll swear that reason the Legonaire stabbed the Gaul in the neck was to stop him from planting a big wet one!
 
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22. Board Game: Star Probe [Average Rating:5.62 Unranked]
Bill Rogers
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The sheer amateurishness of its artwork gives this game an aura of cheapness it just doesn't deserve...and me the heebie-jeebies. shake
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23. Board Game: Traverse [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:6585]
Ari Heino
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Hey take a look at this beauty! Does it take a Gandhi to play this or will it make you look like one? This cover appears at least in the Finnish box (the name of the game is also changed to Taifho for no apparent reason - it doesn't mean anything).

But after all, the game is quite ok!
 
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24. Board Game: True or False [Average Rating:4.10 Overall Rank:15088]
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This image might not convince you of the ugliness, but if the box cover has images of a bald man with swimming goggles and cigarettes glued on his head, an African with a huge disc implanted on his (or her?) upper lip, pigs having a gangbang and a man with his head in an alligator's mouth, you gotta believe it's ugly... yuk These can be found at least in the Finnish game's box cover.

On top of all this, the game SUCKS! shake
 
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