Games I hate that ALWAYS get dragged out at Family gatherings...
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Why do family always want to play these games? There are so many good options that everybody could have a new experience with, but each time these tired old ladies come out.
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1. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.21 Overall Rank:15265]
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Why oh why does this always come out first? And people really want to play it, despite the fact it is a good five minutes wait until your next turn? Also the 'oh, that question is SO easy' comment when you are scratching your head. I always know everybody else's answers though.
 
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2. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.29 Overall Rank:15230]
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Look, there are some great games in the cupboard. Let me go and pick one. No? You all want to play Yahtzee? Really?
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3. Board Game: Monopoly: London [Average Rating:4.66 Overall Rank:15098]
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Playing Monopoly with gamers can (rarely) be interesting. Playing with Uncle Albert really isn't. Painful, and very long.
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This actually caused a family row that left my sister in law and my aunt not talking, and all over the colour of a nut. Everybody wants to play it, and nobody enjoys it.
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Again, everybody wanted to play until about 45 minutes in when you could see the heads drop, and the minds wander. But they will still ask for it next time, bet ya.
 
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I hate Phase 10.
 
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7. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3149] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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I suppose this would be an improvement over the above games to you. However, I am so sick of this game after the family glommed onto it and won't play anything else. Even with expansions, this game gets old fast!
 
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This shouldn't even qualify as a game. The women usually don't even know the answers to the the Women questions, so how are the men supposed to know them.

Last time this one was brought out I declined to play.

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Ooof -- I have *always* hated this game


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Not the worst game I have ever played by any means. But it gets pulled out for all the holidays, and camping trips, and beach trips, and waiting in line for Star Wars, and waiting for pizza, and ... When will the madness end?
 
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I don't know if I hate, so much as dread, this one. But it always seems to rear its ugly head.

Of course, more and more recent gatherings have been outdoors, so its being upstaged by the equally awful 'toss the corn bag in the hole' madness thats stealing souls all over the US as of late.

 
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12. Board Game: The Game of Life [Average Rating:4.19 Overall Rank:15331]
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I am known as the gaming authority within my family so most people ask me what games I brought or what to play during Christmas and such events.

But, when I am amoung other circles of friends and they bring up a game they always seem to find this game. Everyone has a copy floating around I guess. They says, "Hey, lets play life." And every body gets nostalgic and says "Yes! That game was so cool. Hey, I am going to have two women in my car and be a lesbian." Gee, never saw that before in this game.
Then I am stuck in the hour long rut of playing this game. Nostalgia can be a gamers worse enemy sometimes.
 
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhg. Anotherone people pull out and everyone else gathers around as the two people go at it. Eric Cartman Voice "Oh, thats soooo very interesting."
 
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Worst.... Game.... Ever....

I would rather play any game on this list before we pull this thing out. Everyone hates it, even those that pull it out and suggest it. The problem is that person doesn't remember how much they hate it until you are three rounds in.
 
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15. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:15225]
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This one drives me nuts. You are completely dependent on the draw of cards. As much as I love games with chaos, I also like to have some control over my fate in a game. This has none.
 
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16. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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Perhaps it is because I am terrible at Scrabble and similar (word) games, and my wife (and her mom and sister) is very good at it, that I would rather play almost anything. Even Monopoly (okay, maybe not Monopoly).
 
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17. Board Game: Sequence [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:3087]
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It's not that it's so horribly boring to play with the parents or in-laws, it's just that it's about the only game that gets played. We've managed to introduce Rage with some success but it's Sequence that comes out if we don't kick and scream a bit.
 
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18. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. This has always been my family's game of choice after Christmas dinner each year.
 
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19. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:1491]
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20. Board Game: Aggravation [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:15277]
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My Mom absolutely loves this game. She used to play it all the time with the rest of the family. She has an original copy of the 4 player version. Needless to say she brought it out Last Thanksgiving. It was late in the evening and we were all tired. I literally hate this game due to the random nature of dice rolling and nothing but dice rolling. To compound the luck factor my mom likes to play teams where once you have made all your marbles home you can roll to help your teammate get all of their marbles home. Of course half way through the game my mom was rolling crazy good and was busy helping her teammate finish up with the win. Of course it was late, and so a few mumbles here and there about how we had already lost (spoke too soon) I manage to roll about 7 6's in a row and our team ends up winning by one turn. Go figure.......

The moral of the story is.... don't let games come between you and your family members. Unfortunately due to my poor sportsmanship my mom and I haven't talked since last Thanksgiving (despite an apologetic email and phone call).

All due to a game called Aggravation.... grrrrrrrr... oh how I despise this game
 
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