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Shannon Carroll
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what reason do you have for realizing a particular game in your collection was a mistake for you to purchase?

I would NOT have bought Zingo if I realized how annoying it was to put the pieces back in and how much my kids would want to play it.

I would not have bought Eldritch Horror if I had realized it would tempt me into buying expansions only to ultimately spend as much as Fortune and Glory costs on it and I like the theme of FanG so much more!
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I would not have bought (backed on Kickstarter) Shadows of Brimstone if I knew that the miniatures would require assembly. There was no mention of it during the campaign, and the game being from Flying Frog, it seemed safe to assume they would be pre-assembled. I ended up selling both core sets unopened.
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I would not have bought Maxi Bour$e if I'd realised that it doesn't actually work.
 
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I would not have bought Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia if I had known how pasted-on the theme was.
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I love eurogames, but I would not have bought Catanif I'd actually played it first.
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GSReis wrote:
I would not have bought (backed on Kickstarter) Shadows of Brimstone if I knew that the miniatures would require assembly.


This 1000 times over...

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I would NOT have bought Cards Against Humanity if I had known my closest friends are all afraid of offending each other, and always refuse to play.
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I would not have bought a used first edition of Vikings for too much money if I had known it would be reprinted.
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I would not have bought 1805: Sea of Glory if I knew it took 12+ hours to play.
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I would not have bought Galactic Emperor if I knew it was going to just be Puerto Rico in space.
 
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I would not have bought any LCGs (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings) if I had know how difficult it would be to stop buying expansion packs. It's worse than CCGs ever were for me.
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I would NOT have bought Cards Against Humanity if I was prude

I would NOT have made Cards Against Humanity jokes if I had read the thread and realized I was second to the punch...
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I would not have bought Kingdom Builder if I would have been realistically aware for a moment that both a Spiel des Jahres award and the name of a designer of one of my favourite games does not really guarantee me a good game.
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atraangelis wrote:
GSReis wrote:
I would not have bought (backed on Kickstarter) Shadows of Brimstone if I knew that the miniatures would require assembly.


This 1000 times over...


Yeah, I put together my buddy's core sets because it otherwise would have never gotten done and I wanted to play it. They are awful and require a ton of cutting and filing to make fit right and the plastic is so brittle the break too easy. Worst of all the big bad winged demon thing in the Swamps of Death doesn't even fit in the stupid box once put together. I wouldn't have backed it either.
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I would NOT have bought 12 Realms if I'd have known just how ugly some of the art is when I bought it.

Now I research a little bit more when buying games, even ones that are on a very good deal at the same time I have money burning a hole in my pocket.
 
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I would not have bought Machi Koro if I had played it three times first.
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Alasaka if knew it meant Palin.
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Arydis4 wrote:
I would not have bought Machi Koro if I had played it three times first.

Yes yes yes agreed
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I would not have bought so many solo games if I knew my schedule/lifestyle would prohibit me from wanting to spend my free time playing solo games.
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I would NOT have bought BANG! if I had listened to more recent episodes of the Dice Tower first, rather than in the 'proper' order.

I started listening to the Dice Tower audio podcast in the background as I refurbished my house to be ready for Child No.1, back in 2010. Being 'sensible', I listened to them in order of airing date, so as to listen to the show as it progressed. However, this meant that I got all excited about games that were new-to-me long after they had been released - and improved upon - by subsequent publications.

Eventually, I would hear Tom and Joe/Sam/Eric's enthusiasm for games I had purchased wane as newer, shinier games came out that did the same thing better. By the time I got BANG! to the table (once), it was more because I had to justify the purchase rather than anything else. It was OK, but has so been fired since.
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I would NOT have bought Eclipse if I knew it was a 4x masquerading as euro.
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I would not have bought Up Front if they launched a major Kickstarter for it...
 
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I would not have bought Terra Mystica if I knew that the hardest part of the game was getting it on the table.
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I would not have bought Rampage (Terror in Meeple City) if I knew my group isn't the confrontational type.
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I would NOT have bought Le Havre if I knew it was not a game but work.
I would NOT have bought Cuba if knew Le Havre wasn't alone in its qualities.
I would NOT have bought Thebes if I knew it's not a thematic game, it's just a thematic euro.
I would have NOT bought Lost Valley if I knew it's just an optimising euro.
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