Games That Can Make You Lose It
Skeletor Kendrick
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These are games that have made you totally lose it, not only frustration but absolute anger. Sometimes its because of the game, sometimes the players or even both. Since only one game ever made me lose it, feel free to add your own stories.
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1. Board Game: Attack! [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:4458]
Skeletor Kendrick
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This is the only game to make me lose it. We were playing Attack! and it's expansion, and a friend wouldn't take his capital off the board after it had been captured. It had been a rough game up until this point (I had already lost my capital), so I just started yelling and he just sorta sat there and took it on the jaw. He then got up, turned around and went downstairs where we didn't see him for a day. Next day I beat him at Civilization, so it wasn't all that personal.
 
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2. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Joe Childers
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Dayton
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It was the end of the game. Steve was winning, Brent was in second and I was a distant third--I had made the mistake of paying attention only to terrain types and not to numbers in my initial placement, and those few numbers had not been rolled. So anyway it's Steve's turn and he and I are negotiating, and he has an ore I really really need. We go back and forth: I can give you two wood, for that ore, no three wood, well I'll give you three wood for an ore and wheat, etc. Well the kicker is that the instant he figures out that I indeed have four wood, he throws down a Monopoly card and takes them and wins the game. evil

I was MAD. I felt like he had been negotiating in bad faith, he should have just used the Monopoly and risked not getting enough. This is the one time I have held a grudge from gaming. Eventually he admitted it was low and I admitted I was sloppy and got over it, but it took a while. And I learned a valuable lesson about initial placement and giving as little info as possible in negotiating.
 
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3. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
Chris
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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4. Board Game: Sex! [Average Rating:4.78 Unranked]
Bobby Warren
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Glendale
Arizona
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "losing it"... devil
 
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5. Board Game: Hulk Busts Loose [Average Rating:4.19 Unranked]
Tom Grant
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Washington
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"Don't get me mad, Mr. McGee. You wouldn't like me when I'm mad."
 
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6. Board Game: Nuclear War [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2300] [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Tim Korchnoi
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Richmond
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This is the only game that has ever made me lose my cool. Basically, I got ganged up on (which some people say is the Achilles Heel of this game) and one of the other players was just jawing toooooo much. So, when I finally was destroyed, I threw what remaining cards I had at him and stormed from the room. I then went to the bathroom, closed the door, and yelled words that are verboten here on the Geek Not my best moment and one that I am not proud of, but it happened so I am now very careful who I play NW with.
BTW, in a nice touch, the other players thought this guy was being a jerk too so they destroyed him next. And then destroyed him first in the next game....and then the next game...and then the next game. He eventually took the hint devil
 
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