Recently I watched an episode of Board Game Breakfast (part of The Dice Tower) that had at least two segments talking about board games that have never been played. This, naturally, got me thinking. In the short period of time that I have been collecting and playing board games, I have picked up quite a number of games. And a lot of them, for various reasons, just have never been played.
And there are quite a few of them.
Some of them just take too long to bring out and set up. Some of them take too long to play, or rather, more time than I can really dedicate to playing them. Some of them need more than two people to play, which for me is sometimes difficult to gather. And some of them I just have not made it through the rulebooks to feel comfortable bringing them into the play.
Now, there are certain caveats to this list. I have not played my copy of Last Night on Earth, but I have played the game, so games like this I’m leaving off my list. Others are expansions which I have not played (like Nightfall: Martial Law), so I would not count them, even if the expansion is standalone.
And really, this is a list that I can easily add more and more games to.