games with overly grandiose titles
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This http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/74262/item/1898790#ite... put me in mind if a couple if games I own that actually cover far less then they promise in the tile. So what games make grandiose claims they don’t deliver.
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1. Board Game: Hundred Days Battles [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:10006]
Boaty McBoatface
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Actually only covers the four days of the Waterloo camping. From Napoleons crossing at Charleroi to the battle of waterloo.
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2. Board Game: Middle Sea: Empires of the Feudal Age [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14127]
Robert Wesley
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Washington
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MINE here, was an 'insistence' with some 'feudal' attempt... robot
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3. Board Game: Rise and Decline of the Third Reich [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1593]
Davido
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California
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It covers some battles and campaigns DURING the 3rd Reich and towards the end (e.g. decline). But where is the Post-war depression, Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler becomes Chancellor? I don't see the RISE of the 3rd Reich here at all.
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4. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:1070]
Davido
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I could almost put this in the 'other list'. Magic? check. But here, a Realm implies some sort of ruling authority governing the region. What do you get? Just a few (16) colored tiles, some assorted characters running around bashing critters. No King, Duke, or Baron in sight. Even the Chapel just has a couple of over-laden men at arms. Where are the Abbots and Cardinals who might actually oversee the place, collect tithes and otherwise impose order upon the Order?
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5. Board Game: War and Peace [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2345]
Lucius Cornelius
United States
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Where is the Peace?
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6. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1499]
Mark Saya
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Los Angeles
California
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Pooh--our games have never lasted more than 45 minutes or so.
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7. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:1087] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Wendell
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Yellow Springs
Ohio
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Si non potes reperire Berolini in tabula, ludens essetis non WIF.
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No flames included.

If you do have flames, you're playing it wrong.
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8. Video Game: No One Can Stop Mr. Domino [Average Rating:9.35 Unranked]
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As it turns out, Mr. Domino can be stopped.
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9. Video Game: Totally Rad [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Not as gnarly as one might hope.
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10. Video Game: Beyond the Beyond [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:6175]
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Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
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While this game promises to go beyond the beyond, truth be told it really only goes beyond.
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11. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:682]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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Yes, I can.
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12. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:369]
David Estall
United Kingdom
Bisley
Surrey
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Interesting? Sure.
Involving? Check.
Intriguing? Yep.

Ingenious? Hmm...
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13. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:16817]
Kai Bettzieche
Germany
Ladenburg
Baden Württemberg
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No risks here .. just pure dumb luck ..
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14. Video Game: World of Warcraft [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:250] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Kai Bettzieche
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What kind of a world is this, where I can travel from one end of the world to the next within a couple of hours?
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15. Board Game: The Secret of Monte Cristo [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:4340]
Darrin Williams
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Allen
Texas
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The Secret of a good Monte Cristo is to double dip it in the batter before you deep fry it, but that is not mentioned anywhere in this game.

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16. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:236]
David Estall
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Bisley
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There's no singing of any kind in this game, just hotels and money. What a let down.
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17. Board Game: Dust Tactics [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:2127] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
Jason Nell
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Chicago
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Didn't notice any tactics for fighting dust.
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18. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1032]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
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No giants here. Only tiny moais.
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19. Video Game: Wargasm [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Not as earth-shattering as I was lead to believe.
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