FiveThirtyEight: The Worst Board Games Ever Invented
January 9, 2015 - 10:10am
We all do our best to focus on the positive, but sometimes reflecting on those things that are lacking helps us grow, improve and push to make things better for everyone. In that light, it can be useful to take a look at games that aren't getting the love from gamers, at least in reputation. In a recent article for FiveThirtyEightLife, Oliver Roeder shares his recent findings on what, according to the ratings on BoardGameGeek, are the worst board games ever invented. In an analysis of over 15,000 games that had at least 10 ratings by users, Roeder identifies the games that lie at the "bottom of the heap", including Tic-Tac-Toe, Monopoly, The Game of Life, and Candy Land. Roeder points out that most of these games tend to rely mostly or solely on luck (random card draws, die rolls, etc.), creating a boring and frustrating experience for players. visit the fivethirtyeight.com website.