Games you've played outside and then realized, after running fifty metres to chase a flapping card, you wish you hadn't
Luke Morris
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Faversham
Kent
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It's nice and sunny outside. So grabbing a beer and your favourite game, yourself and your wife / girlfriend / boyfriend / friends / combination of the above, head into the fresh air. After twenty minutes of cards and game money flapping down the road, strange looks from passers-by and dogs running off with the Count of Carcassonne, you've decided it's a bad idea. Discuss.
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1. Board Game: Plunder [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3904]
Luke Morris
England
Faversham
Kent
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I should have realized this would be a bad idea. Myself and my wife sharing a lovely picnic, decide on a quick game of Plunder. It's a little breezy and Plunder has it's share of light and papery components. The wind must have been rubbing it's hands with glee. Concentrating on not losing my captain's sheet, I only notice too late that my ship is merrily racing away across the park.
 
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2. Board Game: Monopoly: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:15167]
Luke Morris
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Faversham
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Gleefully purchasing my personal favourite "Vine Street", I lift the board a little to get at my wad of £100s tucked under the edge of the board. One gust of wind later and the couple sitting near us must have fleetingly thought it was their lucky day. Lesson learned: Use eleastic bands.
 
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3. Board Game: Die Mauer [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:5937]
Nick Fisk
United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
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Here's one that's great to play outside with a beer or two ... all wooden pieces!

However, you still have to keep your eye on the single turrets!

 
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4. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14523]
Jim Patching
United Kingdom
Newport, Wales
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Took it round my local pub on a lovely summer's afternoon with the intention of playing it in their beer garden. There was no hint of a breeze ... that is until we set it up. I kept inadvertently invading Asia, Africa and Australia as the wind blew my carefully arranged armies across the board. We moved inside the pub and attracted quite a crowd of spectators.
 
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5. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Brian Lemon
United States
Rexburg
Idaho
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I took this to a family reunion a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to play in the sunshine on the back deck. The deck has gaps in the floorboards and no way to get underneath. It could have a disaster as you can imagine, but I only lost a score counter and had to fashion a retrieval device out of a coathanger to get it back.
 
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6. Board Game: Horrific [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:12788]
Tripp Corbin
United States
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Georgia
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Generally not a good idea to play card games out doors but some times mother nature needs to remind us.
 
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7. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1100]
J Knoerzer
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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Worst idea ever. I don't know what I was thinking. This game is notorious for bits flying around inside. Outside on a deck no less, meant most I my time was spent under the deck looking for pieces. Good news found all the pieces.
 
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8. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1185]
Charles Hasegawa
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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When I was a kid, we set up the game outside on the ground in front of my house. We used to take turns playing HORSE while people took care of their turns. After about 4 rounds, the game ended abruptly as a nuclear bomb (read: basketball) hit the board.
 
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9. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:481]
Chad Winter
United States
Salt Lake City
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We played a few rounds of this on a windy day on the patio of a local pub. One stiff blow of the wind picked up a card and sent it spinning behind the bar we were playing on. When I found it, it was perched precariously on the edge of a keg, taunting me that it was going to go ahead and take the plunge into the puddle below if I didn't grab it quickly. I saved the card, but only just barely.
 
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10. Board Game: G.E.V. [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1800]
Edward Philippi
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Chico
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In high school we never realised just how far those paper GEVs could fly until one spring day...

No one is going out now it was 107 today (isn't that like 57 Celcius?). Even if you wanted to play outside you'd have to limit yourself or the sun will simply bleach out the game into so much white paper.
 
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