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Klaus Gunther Herzog
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I don't necessarily agree with all the choices, but the commentary is hilarious...

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Someone want to list the 10 games for those of us who can't watch a video at the moment? I'm sure curious.
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StormKnight wrote:
Someone want to list the 10 games for those of us who can't watch a video at the moment? I'm sure curious.


Think of ten mass market games...

Those games.
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I don't get why anyone would secretly hate any game. And a few on the video are decent, actually.
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StormKnight wrote:
Someone want to list the 10 games for those of us who can't watch a video at the moment? I'm sure curious.


-- in order from 10 to 1

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Candy Land
Stratego
Chutes and Ladders
Operation
Battleship
Checkers
Life
Sorry
Clue
Monopoly

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StormKnight wrote:
Someone want to list the 10 games for those of us who can't watch a video at the moment? I'm sure curious.


I was tempted to include them in the post but didn't want to be a spoiler.

Sure they're games that no one who is a hobbyist would consider (with a few exceptions). So nothing really NEW here in that regard. But the comments are definitely entertaining.

Here they are in no particular order, except as expected, Monopoly is number one. The rest are Candy Land, The Game of Life, Chutes and Ladders (aka Chutes and Ladders), Stratego, Battleship, Sorry!, and three others I can't remember right now but I'm too lazy to watch the video again to find out.
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GSReis wrote:
I don't get why anyone would secretly hate any game. And a few on the video are decent, actually.


Agreed. I still am rather fond of Stratego in a nostalgic sort of way. Even have the android app.
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milton BRADY
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I don't hate Clue. I even consider it the first time a game has ever impressed me. I remember thinking games could be more than just roll dice and move or draw card and move.

Edit: yes I realize you roll a die to move in Clue.
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Dandin wrote:
-- in order from 10 to 1

Spoiler (click to reveal)
Candy Land
Stratego
Chutes and Ladders
Operation
Battleship
Checkers
Life
Sorry
Clue
Monopoly


Danke!

Hmm...yeah, not getting why someone would secretly hate a game. Its much more fun to rant about why you don't like a game.

And absolutely no hate for Clue here - the roll and move doesn't work well, but the deduction bit is really quite cool.
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Under any circumstances I will play both Life and Clue.
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I'm actually kinda curious to try Monopoly with the proper auction rules.
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Meh.

Hate on the basic Milton Bradley games? Yawn.

I thought I was going to come in and read Terra Mystica.
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Mashpotassium wrote:
I'm actually kinda curious to try Monopoly with the proper auction rules.


Its not great, but its much much much shorter which is lovely.

Edit: It's kind of like Chinatown, with a massive amount of random luck tossed in. The random luck is contradictory to the negotiation mechanic. So the game is conflicted and sucks.
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Apparently another case of...



Sigh.

Example:

Clue - a great game - if you want to teach your kids how to kill people with common items they can find around the house, and how to get away with murder.

Chutes and Ladders - a game where your child has a chance of beating you. What's better than being trounced and humiliated in a game by the person whose diaper you just changed. Yeah!

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Mashpotassium wrote:
I'm actually kinda curious to try Monopoly with the proper auction rules.

It only matters if someone ever decides to not buy a property. Which probably will never happen.
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I don't have the same hate for Monopoly that many do here. But the big problem in it is how long it takes to get properly going.

Negotiation (which I'd argue is the meat of the game) frequently doesn't happen properly until almost all the properties are bought. So you get far too long of a period where all people are doing is moving and buying.
 
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I don't hate any game secretly.
I am quite vocal and upfront about what I hate. cool
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"Most Hated" lists tend to be a list of "Most Well-known" in almost every subject.
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If you didn't watch the video, it's very tongue-in-cheek and (mostly) doesn't hate them for the reasons you're thinking.

lord frisk wrote:
milton BRADY

It's the British pronunciation, like "STRAT-e-go".
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If we're talking about games IN the Top 10...

I don't much care for the Mage Knight stuff.
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PlowStr8 wrote:

Sure they're games that no one who is a hobbyist would consider (with a few exceptions).


That's not true at all. A hobbyist is just as likely to like any one of those game as not. There's plenty of "hobbyist" board games I wouldn't touch unless you had a gun to my head and fired it twice.
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Mashpotassium wrote:
I'm actually kinda curious to try Monopoly with the proper auction rules.


One summer about ten years ago, I played 30-40 games of Monopoly with the proper auction rules. I don't remember the exact number of auctions that happened, but it was less than four.
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The title is kind of misleading ... unless you are "secretly hating" because everyone else in the family loves these games.

More like, "The Truth About the Board Games Everyone Loves".

It was cute though. Dry British humor.

I had no idea Bradley was pronounced Brady in the UK.

Then again, he says "Red-ing" railroad, and I always said "read-ing".

Some of our game group played Monopoly a few months ago with the proper rules. It took them a little over two hours I think for an entire game.

 
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Magic Pink wrote:
PlowStr8 wrote:

Sure they're games that no one who is a hobbyist would consider (with a few exceptions).


That's not true at all. A hobbyist is just as likely to like any one of those game as not. There's plenty of "hobbyist" board games I wouldn't touch unless you had a gun to my head and fired it twice.


"At all" covers quite a bit, don't you think? If I brought Cuba and Steam with me to game night, don't expect me to be eager to jump right into your copy of Candyland. No thanks, I'll pass.
 
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