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Why we don't play board games nearly as much as we'd like to.
David Pretty
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Halifax
Nova Scotia
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So many games, so little co-operation with reality! Feel free to add your own hobby-hindering bugaboos...
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1. Board Game: YPAW: Young People At Work [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Let's see, you can't buy games unless you work and you can't play the games unless everyone isn't working. Irony is so ironic...
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2. Board Game: World of Warcraft: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:920]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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After coming home from work exhausted and drained, Video Games look pretty appealing. PC's and X-Box 360's are a constant source of temptation. Recently a so-called friend introduced me to the time-sucking "World of Warcrack". Thanks, jerk.
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3. Board Game: The Original Lazy Man's Pool [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Sometimes it boils down to old-fashioned laziness. Why bother to call the posse, make sure everyone's schedules are clear, clean the house, read the rules, pick up the non-drivers, host the game, ship them back and clean up again when you can just chuck your old "Panzer General" disc in the PC and let the good times roll!
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4. Board Game: Geography Lotto [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Our gaming circle was once neatly contained in one close-knit neighborhood. Then they all lost their minds and bought houses in the hinterland of our municipality. How selfish was that? Didn't they know how this investment in their future was going to impact on our gaming!?! angry
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5. Board Game: Disorder [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:9493]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Since weeks would go by without playing any boardgames, I set up a schedule whereby a specific person was charged with picking a game, re-reading the rules, and hosting. Then we'd rotate so we would all have a turn. It's been my turn for three weeks.
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6. Board Game: Television Empire [Average Rating:5.39 Unranked]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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I was much happier when television sucked. Now we have great shows like "The Shield", "Entourage", "Lost", "Heroes" and "Dexter" just to name a few. We need to cancel all of this crap and concentrate on producing more quality shows like "Who'll Be The Next Black Eyed Pea" and "Flavor of Love 5: The Chuck D Edition".
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7. Board Game: Summertime [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:7796]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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"C'mon! It's beautiful outside! You don't wanna be stuck inside all day playing board games do you?" Uh, yeah. Have to say though, here in the Eastern Part of Canada you generally wanna strike while the iron's hot, so to speak...
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8. Board Game: Partners [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:8459]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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The secret of a successful long-term relationship is tempering self-interest. I'm fully content to host a game gathering on a Saturday Night, but my wife, no so much so. So we compromise, maybe games on Friday and night out on Saturday? Great, now I need to find out what my friend's partners are willing to compromise!
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9. Board Game: The Games People Play Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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More like "The Games People are Willing to Play."
Here's a typical conversation:
"So do you think we can get everyone on board for Descent?"
"Naw, the girls will never go for it."
"What about a good, old-fashioned game of Settlers?"
"Settlers? Can you pick a game we've beaten to death more?"
"I just got the new Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge game. Can we try that?"
"It's a two player game, dumbass. Planning to re-write history and get the Italians involved?"
"Well, we could run Zombies for old times sake..."
"Only if we set a time limit. Into the three hour mark I start to feel like a zombie myself."
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10. Board Game: All My Children [Average Rating:4.57 Unranked]
Mike Kollross
Canada
Carvel
Alberta
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Nothing sucks up time like having one or more rugrats running around. My gaming is limited to weekends after the boys have gone to sleep. Not that I mind. It won't be ling before they are older and more independant as well playing games along side mom and dad.
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11. Board Game: America's Funniest Home Videos Game [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Scott Nicholson
United States
Fayetteville
New York
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Hey, it's time for games! It's game night!

-> cry But Scott, you haven't done a video in weeks!

Yeah, but I've spent the hour to film it. Now it just needs some editing.

-> cry So, why don't you edit it!

OK, I'll edit for an hour, then go to game night...

angry Why Does It Keep Crashing?

wow How long have I been doing this?

yuk Oh, that doesn't make sense; I'd better refilm that scene.

shake (5 hours later). Hey, I've got the intro done! Time to go to.. aw, crap.

snore



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12. Board Game: Sleeping Queens [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1730]
Lori
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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Friday night game nights are the worst for this. And of course it all ties back to item #1 (the evil of Work). I really want to go play games, and I really want to be alert during the rules so I'll know what's happening during the smiting to come, but I'm really tired by the end of the week, and my... eyes .... keep..... closizzzzzzz......
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13. Board Game: The Car Game [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Adam Daulton
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Today I was supposed to go and play Railroad Tycoon for the first time! When the car broke down and instead of going to play anyways, I had to do the grown up thing and go fix it. Four hours later it is fixed (I hope), however my chance to play has elapsed. Maybe next time.

So perhaps this would fall under: Things just turn up that keep me away from gaming.
 
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14. Board Game: Busy Bodies [Average Rating:1.67 Unranked]
Aaron Gelb
United States
Los Angeles
California
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When I finally find the time (between work and school) I can't find anyone to play with because they're all too busy (with work and school) to make coordination easy. If I'm lucky I'll get in one game night a month. cry
 
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15. Board Game: Europe Engulfed [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:475]
David Pretty
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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I'm a wannabe wargamer, but I find most wargame rulebooks read like a "Gilligan's Island" script printed backwords, upside down and in latin. I just don't have the time to untwist these complicated rulesets, so I set up games like "Europe Engulfed" on my games table, it collects dust for awhile, I pack it back in the box and wonder if my distant retirement will afford me these opportunities.
 
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