Board games are a wonderful hobby that brings people together around the table. At least, they are most of the time. Then there are the times where things go wrong and everyone wants to storm off in a fit. These are some of those times.
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/u/Squidmaster616 had a particularly awful time with Monopoly.
My 25th birthday.
My brother’s wife invited herself over despite my wanting a quiet night, and on seeing Monopoly on a shelf insisted we play because “it would be fun”.
I was eliminated from the game after the first hour. It went on for another two, because she is that kind of player.
When she left, I immediately thre the game in the bin, swore never to play it or any variation of it again, and put the kettle on in an attempt to enjoy the rest of the evening.
This is why you should never play Monopoly. Putting the kettle on for a nice cuppa was the right idea though, that is a sane and appropriate reaction to any situation.
/u/yawetag12‘s experience of playing Risk with their wife lead to a multi-generational tale of revenge.
Risk. In 2002, with my soon-to-be wife, brother-in-law, and father-in-law. I unintentionally became part of a plot to eliminate my wife, who didn’t even get a chance to really play before she was eliminated.
She sat there and began to cry. I really thought our relationship was over. We made it through though, swearing to never play it again.
Fast forward to last year. Wife and I thought it would be fun to play those Ameritrash games with the kids, to show they aren’t missing out.
Risk is suggested by the kids. We get the game (the same one!) from father-in-law and begin to play. The three of them begin to gang up against me and I’m out fairly quickly.
I had to laugh at the idea of my wife holding the grudge for that long, basking in the vision of me being taken out by my own children.
Grudges that have been carefully nurtured over time can yield some interesting results.
Sometimes people are just cheatyfaced jerks, as /u/DonCallette discovered playing Star Wars: Rebellion.
Star Wars: Rebellion for me. I played against a guy who said his wife, who was sitting at the table, wasn’t going to help him. I took them at face value, but they started constantly looking at their phones, so I asked what they were doing. They said that there was an app that narrowed down what planet the Rebels were on. I asked them if maybe they could skip using the app since it was my first play and they said it was integral to the game, that you had to use it, so whatever. Then I noticed that her phone wasn’t on the app, she was texting him.
He won in a few rounds, just randomly decided to come to the exact planet I was on. Although I don’t know how that game really works, I don’t think that he could’ve figured out where I was so easily. I’m an enormous Star Wars fan and the whole thing has soured me to Star Wars boardgames in general because it made realize I have a lot to lose by disliking them.
Apparently the game lasted all of seven minutes. That’s some efficient cheating.
Finally, Rawesoul had the unfortunately typical Munchkin experience where nobody was able to close out the game.
It was the third time we played this game. We still did not know all the mechanics and chips of the Munchkin, but the first impression of the game was positive and we were determined to continue playing and getting acquainted with this game. But that day we invited a couple more people to play (we usually played four of them). And it turned out that the munchkin is an incredibly boring and ponoton game. We could not finish the game for 5 hours. 5 HOURS. And all because as soon as any player among us received a level higher than the others, then he was disturbed and he lost his level. Then a higher level was received by another player and all attention was switched to him now. And so on. Get the level. Lose level. Repeat. Edge of tomorrow munchkin who win this round eventually.
What were some of your worst board game experiences?