The Most Under Produced Games Ever!!!
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Inspired by the great geeklist about the most overproduced games, I thought I should start a list about the games with cheap and low quality
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1. Board Game: Streetcar [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2117]
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The road tiles on this game is really ugly, thin and cheap, at least
the mayfair edition. I don't know about the German edition, but I would
guess that the components are more robust and thick.
 
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2. Board Game: Memo Street [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:14611]
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I don't really know why and how I got a hold of this game. Specially considering the awful grafikk and cheapness of the tiles etc.
 
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3. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.38 Overall Rank:16734]
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I know there are a hundreds, if not, thousand of editions of this game, but I still think the bord is cheap and so the property cards etc. Massproduced hasbro games often have this tendencie.
 
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4. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:653]
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Knowing that Diamant in germany have these nice trolleys for placment of
the jewels, it was a rather anti-climax to fold the cards to make a tent
of it. Besides that, this is a fun game.
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5. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1392]
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This game has been produced by several publisher with a wide range of
components and names. I have the one named Loco! and come with ugly cards which has a tendency to get bendt quickly. The box for this editon is also cheap and the chips has a tendency to fall out of its frame.
 
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6. Board Game: Red November [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1590]
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I think it is kind of neat to have this big box game come in such a
small package. If you think about it, this game could just as well come in a Pandemic sized box. It makes you want to categorize this game as
a filler, when it is rather complex and with a long rulebook.
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7. Board Game: Verräter [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1475]
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This tiny game if the size of a deck of cards is really a big box boardgame and could easily have been produced as so. I think that because this game is so small it prevents me from trying it out. And if i should bring it to my game group I think I would have a hard time getting anybody to play it.
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8. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:894]
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This game has the same problem as Verräter.
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9. Board Game: Vom Kap bis Kairo [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3089]
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I think this game would have benefited as a tile laying game, instead of
just cards. As with the two previous games, this is from Adlung which, as far as I know, only publishes games made up by cards only.
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10. Board Game: Children of Fire [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:13352]
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An incredibly well done medium weight game, that was reviewed well, had the potential to become an excellent gateway game, and was produced for about $5 a copy. The board was four thick pieces of laser-printed cardstock, the pawns were cheap plastic, & the cards were flimsy cardstock. The stones were nice, but I see full bags of them at the dollar store all the time.
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11. Board Game Publisher: Metagaming
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Ah, the counters in Microgames. Remember how they always told us that "You and your scissors can do a better job than a million-dollar die-cutting machine"?
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12. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:452]
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Ok... This one isnt the worst. I told myself that I'd behave.
I deserve to play on a board! The mat is awful!
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13. Board Game: Pirate King [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:12440]
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This thing is horrible. The ships come on what looks like a credit card and then the "proud owner" has to put them together. "slide slot a into part b" etc etc. And it comes complete with tiny stick on magnets for the "cannons" to latch onto. The territory flags are cheap plastic AND they have to be put through not only a cheap cardboard tile but also the playing board itself. I haven't been around games long but when it comes to crappy production this one has to be right up there.
 
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14. Board Game: Throneworld [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:5448]
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This is a good game, however, one of the editions (don't know which one, maybe the thinner box?) had extremely thin counters that actually came apart while we played. Not a big deal since the counters are one-sided, but it was kind of weird that they "shed" as the game went on....
 
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15. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2422]
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Obviously the most under produced game is that which hasn't been produced.

Ohm...
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16. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:215]
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Modern Art was the first game that came to mind when i saw this list.

The chips are cheap and in completely the wrong denominations.

The cards are flimsy and the artwork is blerghhh...

The instructions look like they were run-up on a local photocopier.

And what's the go with the player screens?

Don't get me wrong, this is one of the best auction games available and a sensational piece of work. But the production values are appalling.

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17. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:593] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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The modular board is warped and so doesn't fit together properly, the cards all stick together, some of the artwork is ropey, the rulebook is unclear and badly organised, and the figures are made of very soft plastic, which is impossible to straighten out if they were squashed at an odd angle in the box.

I love zombies, but this game was a massive disappointment.

zombiezombiezombie......laugh.......shake......cry
 
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18. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1919]
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The idea for this game is good. But the components are pretty bad. Tiny little hex counters to represent your guys, wafer thin platters and poor artwork on the cards (ok that last point is of course subjective).

This is one of those games that is begging to get a makeover, boardgame edition. It has quite a cult following (#1 on Tom Vasel's list), is a good game when you get into it, but it easily makes this list.
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19. Board Game: Liftoff! [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:4884]
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This game was all photocopied paper chits and stuff. I have, or had a number of space race games, but the quality on the reproduction on this was just, too much, and away it went.

Like Metagaming, they too had a number of pocket or zip lock games. But as inexpensive as they were, they were fun, and great to play.

BUt Liftoff! came in a box, and looked great from the outside. Had it been a zip lock, maybe I'd have been okay with it. Ah well.

Now: Intruder!! Woo-Hoo! Fun times!
 
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20. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:17]
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The most under-produced game in my collection is probably Puerto Rico; not surprising given the majority of my games are "AT."

The chits are plentiful, generally lack any sort of art, and those that do aren't very aesthetic anyway. The boards are thin, all identical, and like anything else Rio Grande Games publishes, the rulebook has boring colors/font, and made up of glossy pieces of paper stapled together.

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