Games that seem cool but I don't like
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This is a partial list of games that have a cool theme and/or seem cool after reading rules; However, after playing them, they don't grab me. Some of the games here I used to really like, but after several plays lost their edge, so to speak. I bet others feel the same way about certain games; would love to hear about them!!
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1. Board Game: Age of Mythology: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2485]
Dan Poole
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I love the theme, love the minis, love the balance between resource management and combat. However, the game just doesn't seem to play that well. I really dislike the blind combat system and the placement of victory cubes on cards. I will hang on to it nonetheless and keep trying
 
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2. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:805]
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I loved this when it first came out. I love the concept and the pieces. However, after multiple plays, it became redundant and lost its edge for me. I still like it ok and will play it
 
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3. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
 
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This game is positively awesome to look and I own 2 copies. However, after multiple plays, it became apparent that this game is a little too simplistic for me.
 
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4. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1393]
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A neat little game that has cute pieces, just not that entertaining to play.
 
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5. Board Game: Starship Catan [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:809]
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I really want to like this game a lot. I love the concept, the pieces and the resource management balance. However, after a few plays, it becomes a little monotonous and has a fair amount of set up time.
 
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6. Board Game: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1623]
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The concept of this game is very cool. However, the pieces and map are very poor quality. Despite the cheap pieces, gameplay is very redundant and gets old fast.
 
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7. Board Game: Hera and Zeus [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1410]
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I do like this game, but I get tired of having to keep turning my cards over to remember what they are
 
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8. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:787] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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A neat game in theory, but I got bored with it rather quickly. I do like war games, though I guess this is not my cup of tea
 
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9. Board Game: Odin's Ravens [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1068]
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A neat game in theory; I just don't think it is that much fun
 
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10. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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A truely amazing game. Aside from the yucky-colored pieces, this is an otherwise spectacular game to look at. I really loved to play this at first. However, between the high set-up time, terrible rulebook, the long game time and the fact that each game played in a similar fashion, I don't find myself wanting to play this much anymore.
 
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11. Board Game: Carrier [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2548]
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I got this when it was first released; at that time I thought this was a neat solitaire gem. However, quite complex with zillions of coutners. Replay value is low. And I hate unmounted mapsheets.
 
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12. Board Game: Outdoor Survival [Average Rating:4.64 Overall Rank:15295]
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Man people seem to really hate this game here. I can almost see why. This game has a lot of potential, and really has a nice mapboard. I bet this could be a really fun game with a major rules overhaul.
 
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13. Board Game: Panzer Leader [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1921]
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One of my all-time favorite wargames......or I used to think so. I still think it is a great game, but now I am spoiled with newer gems such as Memoir 44. After playing a lot of these newer games in general, such as Puerto Rico, T&E, Citadels, Reef Encounter, St. Petersburg etc etc etc , I don't find myself going back to my beloved old AH games as much.......One big exception being Ambush!......this is still an incredible game to me that certainly has stood the test of time.
 
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14. Board Game: Anno 1503 [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2532]
 
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I like Anno 1503. I really do. But I also think it's missing something. I don't really feel the comparison to Settlers of Catan is ideal - they're simply different games that happen to share a similar mechanic (or two) but are otherwise very different. Anno 1503 seems somewhat slow, lacking excitement, and I don't think it has to do with the low level of player interaction. It's something else. I admit that this game improves upon repeated plays, that strategies become more visible and that the racing element becomes more exciting as all players become more familiar with the system. Still... something *is* missing. Overall I think this is a good game and I'm glad it's part of my collection, I only wish there were a more exciting variant. I understand the expansion doesn't help at all...
 
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15. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4473] [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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How cool does a game with 100 zombie figures sound?
Just imagine yourself as one of those heroes in Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead!

Then play this and move very slowly, pick up tiny little squares of cardboard and lose the will to live.
 
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16. Board Game: Tyrus [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:5390]
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Not much here, unfortunately. Seemed like a winner (in concept) but went flat in less than one play. Something is badly missing...
 
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17. Board Game: Quests of the Round Table [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:14064]
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Bought this several years ago on great recommendations and press. What a disappointment! Nice cards, conecpt and theme but not much of a game.
 
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18. Board Game: London's Burning [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2743]
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This one seemed like such a great game but felt empty, considering the production. It's nice to look at, easy to learn, and plays solitaire (good features)... but it never was was for me. Or fresh. Or fun. Seems like RAF is the better Battle of Britain game, from what I hear.
 
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19. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:48]
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I know this is popular right now on the Geek, and I really really wanted to like it... but it fell flat on its face after 3-4 plays. Ponderously slow, tremendously fiddly (everyone was constantly forgetting that a tech or a card they had could have benefited them last turn...), requires a ping pong sized table to play, there is no incentive to fight anyone, and the action cards are quite a crapshoot and take away any pretense of strategy. Bummer, as it's beautiful, and a great theme.
 
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