Jul 14 2008

Contest #3: The Roommate from Mattel Ã‚¢

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Board game roommateLast week’s contest was great (see full voting results here), but this week we’re cranking up the ridonculousness with our eyes set firmly on ludicrous speed.

This week’s contest is to answer a question we feel strongly you have not been asked yet today: What board game, if it were personified, would be the worst roommate?

Now, to answer this question and win, you’re going to have to do more than just name a board game. You have to tell us why the personified board game would be so bad. Detail for us, in a few sentences, what would irk you so terribly. Oh, and no saying the board game version of Hangman…that’s just too easy.

You can enter the contest by clicking on Contest Entries (also located below) and leaving your answer there. By leaving an entry you are agreeing to the contest rules and terms. This week's prize is a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com and a heavily used (I won’t kid you, it’s rubbish) Pictionary game (optional for the winner).

Like usual, our users will determine the winner. You can rate roommate selections in the Contest Entries section by clicking on the thumbs-up or thumbs-down icons. Friday evening we'll put up a poll with 5 finalists. You'll have until 5pm EST on Sunday to vote. Good luck!

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Contest Summary:

What you have to do: Answer the question: What board game, if it were a real person, would be the worst roommate? (And tell us why)
How to enter: Write your entry in the Contest Entries section.
Deadline: Friday, July 18th at 5pm EST
Prize: A $25 Amazon.com gift certificate and a very used Pictionary game (game optional for winner, you’re going to REALLY have to love Pictionary to want the game)

Announcement: This contest is closed. Feel free to continue to leave your answers here, but you'll be doing so strictly for our edification. Why don’t you check out the latest update or contest?

161 Responses to “Contest #3: The Roommate from Mattel Ã‚¢”

  1. Cindi Says:
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    Operation! Cindi

  2. Cindi Says:
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    Operation! Cindi

  3. Gabriel Says:
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    Cindi, you’re going to have to give us more than that. The contest is to say what board game and why it would be such a terrible roommate. Very quick post though. You got in before I even could. Well, just so everyone else knows, this is where you should post your answers.

  4. Gabriel Says:
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    Cindi, you’re going to have to give us more than that. The contest is to say what board game and why it would be such a terrible roommate. Very quick post though. You got in before I even could. Well, just so everyone else knows, this is where you should post your answers.

  5. Garrett Says:
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    Memory. It would just keep getting less and less interesting as time passed.

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    Memory. It would just keep getting less and less interesting as time passed.

  7. Garrett Says:
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    Fortress America. No one would ever really understand it, but it would still take up loads of time.

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    Fortress America. No one would ever really understand it, but it would still take up loads of time.

  9. Garrett Says:
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    Chess. Facing off against a royalist army, then being captured or killed would top my list of bad experiences to have at home.

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    Chess. Facing off against a royalist army, then being captured or killed would top my list of bad experiences to have at home.

  11. Garrett Says:
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    Axis and Allies: Great game, but WWII is not something I want in the living room.

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    Axis and Allies: Great game, but WWII is not something I want in the living room.

  13. Garrett Says:
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    Connect Four: I one knew a guy who had something called “the cage” in his room and it just didn’t work out well.

  14. Garrett Says:
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    Connect Four: I one knew a guy who had something called “the cage” in his room and it just didn’t work out well.

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  17. Ravindra Prasad Says:
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    Monopoly: it would just sit there in your closet taking up space, annoying you every time you went to grab some clothes. And when you did let it come out of the closet, it would bore you to death for HOURS … so you’d just have to shove it back in again!

  18. Ravindra Prasad Says:
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    Monopoly: it would just sit there in your closet taking up space, annoying you every time you went to grab some clothes. And when you did let it come out of the closet, it would bore you to death for HOURS … so you’d just have to shove it back in again!

  19. IngShoe Says:
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    I think the worst roommate would be “Chutes and Ladders”. He/she would be so up and down all the time, I wouldn’t know who I was coming home to! It’d be like living with someone with severe manic depression who’s not taking their meds. (not that there’s anything wrong with that – my PC disclaimer)

  20. IngShoe Says:
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    I think the worst roommate would be “Chutes and Ladders”. He/she would be so up and down all the time, I wouldn’t know who I was coming home to! It’d be like living with someone with severe manic depression who’s not taking their meds. (not that there’s anything wrong with that – my PC disclaimer)

  21. IngShoe Says:
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    Then again maybe an even worse roommate would be “Clue”. Everytime I’d walk into a different room they’d be skulking around looking for knives, ropes, and fingerprints. Pretty soon I’d be seeing something bulky behind each window curtain, a silouette behind the shower curtain, and a dagger where my paring knife was just a minute ago. Even my candlesticks would begin to look menacing. My neighbor, Mrs. White, a retired chef, would ring my doorbell to borrow a cup of sugar and scare me to death! Eventually I’d get so creeped out I’d have to move. Maybe I could move in with Chutes and Ladders and medicate both of us.

  22. IngShoe Says:
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    Then again maybe an even worse roommate would be “Clue”. Everytime I’d walk into a different room they’d be skulking around looking for knives, ropes, and fingerprints. Pretty soon I’d be seeing something bulky behind each window curtain, a silouette behind the shower curtain, and a dagger where my paring knife was just a minute ago. Even my candlesticks would begin to look menacing. My neighbor, Mrs. White, a retired chef, would ring my doorbell to borrow a cup of sugar and scare me to death! Eventually I’d get so creeped out I’d have to move. Maybe I could move in with Chutes and Ladders and medicate both of us.

  23. Rhonda Mason Says:
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    Scrabble would make the very worst roommate…what with the letters all the time! Letters and more letters! Are they bills, are they checks, are they love letters? And you could never open them…you’d just keep getting more letters! Then theres the points laying all over the place- sometimes tripling at a moments notice!
    Do I have to spell it out for you?
    Never room with Scrabble as he would be way worse than Crossword!

  24. Rhonda Mason Says:
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    Scrabble would make the very worst roommate…what with the letters all the time! Letters and more letters! Are they bills, are they checks, are they love letters? And you could never open them…you’d just keep getting more letters! Then theres the points laying all over the place- sometimes tripling at a moments notice!
    Do I have to spell it out for you?
    Never room with Scrabble as he would be way worse than Crossword!

  25. dlawhon Says:
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    Candyland. Black, rotten teeth and stickiness everywhere. Sure, princess Lolly is cute, but Gloppy the molasses monster always leaves a mess. And, living with Gramma Nut, seriously lame. Sometimes your stuck in the gooey gumdrops, other times you come home from work to get lost in the lollipop woods. Very tedious.

  26. dlawhon Says:
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    Candyland. Black, rotten teeth and stickiness everywhere. Sure, princess Lolly is cute, but Gloppy the molasses monster always leaves a mess. And, living with Gramma Nut, seriously lame. Sometimes your stuck in the gooey gumdrops, other times you come home from work to get lost in the lollipop woods. Very tedious.

  27. lisa Says:
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    LIFE! I don’t want my roommate driving around the block to pick up a husband/wife and a couple blue/pink peg kids. I only have a 2 bedroom apartment, and chances are…they’d hit big in some inheritance, get a house, and ditch me with double rent! and besides…gas is too expensive for all that driving nonsense!

    Oh…and why we’re at it…SORRY would be the best…b/c they already know that i’m always right:)

  28. lisa Says:
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    LIFE! I don’t want my roommate driving around the block to pick up a husband/wife and a couple blue/pink peg kids. I only have a 2 bedroom apartment, and chances are…they’d hit big in some inheritance, get a house, and ditch me with double rent! and besides…gas is too expensive for all that driving nonsense!

    Oh…and why we’re at it…SORRY would be the best…b/c they already know that i’m always right:)

  29. Tiago Says:
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    Arkham Horror, because it would bring in his ghastly friends which would move randomly in defined intervals through the room without any logic, the stink from the drugs he brought would often carry you to “other dimensions” even though you didn’t want it, and in the end of the day he would bring his grandmother to talk about stuff you didn’t really understand and just generally driving you mad.

  30. Tiago Says:
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    Arkham Horror, because it would bring in his ghastly friends which would move randomly in defined intervals through the room without any logic, the stink from the drugs he brought would often carry you to “other dimensions” even though you didn’t want it, and in the end of the day he would bring his grandmother to talk about stuff you didn’t really understand and just generally driving you mad.

  31. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings Says:
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    Hi Ho The Cherri-O’s! I think I’d go insane after all those cherries I’d be forced to pick up day after day after day after day…

  32. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings Says:
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    Hi Ho The Cherri-O’s! I think I’d go insane after all those cherries I’d be forced to pick up day after day after day after day…

  33. Garrett Says:
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    Brilliant! I was going to take Clue, but I have a 13 hour jump on most of you and had already taken too many games. I like how you’ve tied the games together.

  34. Garrett Says:
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    Brilliant! I was going to take Clue, but I have a 13 hour jump on most of you and had already taken too many games. I like how you’ve tied the games together.

  35. Brendan Says:
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    BARREL OF MONKEYS

    Okay, so I know it’s not a “board” game but this is by far the worst
    roommate. Constantly swinging from the ceiling, throwing their feces
    at guests…I mean come on! And how come I only get one rent check every
    month?!?! I know they are only renting a single room from me but there
    are dozens of them all around the house!

  36. Brendan Says:
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    BARREL OF MONKEYS

    Okay, so I know it’s not a “board” game but this is by far the worst
    roommate. Constantly swinging from the ceiling, throwing their feces
    at guests…I mean come on! And how come I only get one rent check every
    month?!?! I know they are only renting a single room from me but there
    are dozens of them all around the house!

  37. Mary Jenkins Says:
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    sorry would be the worst! who wants a roommate that’s always apologizing??

  38. Mary Jenkins Says:
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    sorry would be the worst! who wants a roommate that’s always apologizing??

  39. greg hunter Says:
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    WANTED: One person to share very close quarters, smokers welcome, no Catholics, contact “Captain Howdy” via Ouija board.

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    WANTED: One person to share very close quarters, smokers welcome, no Catholics, contact “Captain Howdy” via Ouija board.

  41. Chad Bergeron Says:
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    Hungry Hungry Hippos. They’d eat all your food, break all your furniture, and can’t get a job, so they won’t pay rent. Plus, Hippos aren’t known for wearing clothes, so they’d be a real drag on your social and romantic life. And they’d always be flooding the bathroom so they could take a bath. Perhaps the only upside is that they’d hire some little birds to help clean up.

  42. Chad Bergeron Says:
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    Hungry Hungry Hippos. They’d eat all your food, break all your furniture, and can’t get a job, so they won’t pay rent. Plus, Hippos aren’t known for wearing clothes, so they’d be a real drag on your social and romantic life. And they’d always be flooding the bathroom so they could take a bath. Perhaps the only upside is that they’d hire some little birds to help clean up.

  43. Scott Myers Says:
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    Are You a Werewolf? You’d go to bed every night, never knowing if you’ll wake up in the morning. Every day is spent on pins and needles, arguing endlessly, paranoia running rampant …. and those wolves eat all the cheetos, every time! Actually, come to think of it, this is just exactly like several past room-mates.

  44. Scott Myers Says:
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    Are You a Werewolf? You’d go to bed every night, never knowing if you’ll wake up in the morning. Every day is spent on pins and needles, arguing endlessly, paranoia running rampant …. and those wolves eat all the cheetos, every time! Actually, come to think of it, this is just exactly like several past room-mates.

  45. Clayton Says:
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    I actually kinda like the lack of explanation here. Just let your mind wander for a second and you’ll end up with the thought “Oh holy crap – what a bad roommate!”

  46. Clayton Says:
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    I actually kinda like the lack of explanation here. Just let your mind wander for a second and you’ll end up with the thought “Oh holy crap – what a bad roommate!”

  47. smodaresi Says:
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    Twister would be the worst. Think about the awkwardness. One minute you’re making breakfast in the kitchen and the next you have your left hand on your roommate’s right foot and your face in his/her armpit.

  48. smodaresi Says:
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    Twister would be the worst. Think about the awkwardness. One minute you’re making breakfast in the kitchen and the next you have your left hand on your roommate’s right foot and your face in his/her armpit.

  49. smodaresi Says:
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    I think Chutes and Ladders would be the worst too, because he/she would put a slide in your path when you least expected it. Imagine walking to the bathroom at night and then suddenly you’re careening downwards to the basement and have to climb up a few ladders to get back to bed. Yikes!

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    I think Chutes and Ladders would be the worst too, because he/she would put a slide in your path when you least expected it. Imagine walking to the bathroom at night and then suddenly you’re careening downwards to the basement and have to climb up a few ladders to get back to bed. Yikes!

  51. Adam Lipkin Says:
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    Settlers of Catan, of course. No one needs a roommate who has wood for sheep. And depending on the laws where you live and the nature of the lease, you might be liable for his actions.

  52. Adam Lipkin Says:
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    Settlers of Catan, of course. No one needs a roommate who has wood for sheep. And depending on the laws where you live and the nature of the lease, you might be liable for his actions.

  53. greg hunter Says:
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    FOR SALE: One Ouija Board by Parker Brothers. Gently used by daughter to communicate with individual which subsequently moved in (to her) and has since been forcibly evicted.

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    FOR SALE: One Ouija Board by Parker Brothers. Gently used by daughter to communicate with individual which subsequently moved in (to her) and has since been forcibly evicted.

  55. Emily Says:
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    Battleship, all the firing going off at all hours of the day. Constantly losing items that were hit and then having to pick up the pieces. Never knowing if you’re going to be hit and sunk, just a chance that I don’t want to take.

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    Battleship, all the firing going off at all hours of the day. Constantly losing items that were hit and then having to pick up the pieces. Never knowing if you’re going to be hit and sunk, just a chance that I don’t want to take.

  57. Marlene Says:
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    The Classic Parcheesi board game would make the worst roommate for many reasons. First, once you open the box, you would have four of each of these animals in your house: the elephant, tiger, camel and ox. In India, these are considered to be the most revered animals, so they will be expected to be treated well. Besides feeding them, and cleaning up after them, you will have to put up with all of their noise. These animals get crazy trying to race around the board, catch and block other animals and reach home first.

    On top of it all, once you do get to sleep, you will probably be awoken by one of the 14 animals yelling out Parcheesi!

  58. Marlene Says:
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    The Classic Parcheesi board game would make the worst roommate for many reasons. First, once you open the box, you would have four of each of these animals in your house: the elephant, tiger, camel and ox. In India, these are considered to be the most revered animals, so they will be expected to be treated well. Besides feeding them, and cleaning up after them, you will have to put up with all of their noise. These animals get crazy trying to race around the board, catch and block other animals and reach home first.

    On top of it all, once you do get to sleep, you will probably be awoken by one of the 14 animals yelling out Parcheesi!

  59. lisa Says:
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    “How to Host a Murder” I really DO have this game….and come on…do i really need to explain why this would be the worst roommate?!

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    “How to Host a Murder” I really DO have this game….and come on…do i really need to explain why this would be the worst roommate?!

  61. moofrank Says:
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    Pit:

    You: “Hey man, do you want a beer?”
    Pit: “2! 2! No Wait 3! 3! 3!”
    You: “Here’s one beer.”
    Pit: “I need 2! Anyone else! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2!”
    You: “Fine. Two beers. Here.”
    Pit: “3 more! I need 3! 3! 3! 3! 3!”

  62. moofrank Says:
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    Pit:

    You: “Hey man, do you want a beer?”
    Pit: “2! 2! No Wait 3! 3! 3!”
    You: “Here’s one beer.”
    Pit: “I need 2! Anyone else! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2!”
    You: “Fine. Two beers. Here.”
    Pit: “3 more! I need 3! 3! 3! 3! 3!”

  63. nolie Says:
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    Definitely Taboo. Try to relax or sleep with that annoying buzzer sound over and over again at all hours while Taboo is watching TV and hears someone plainly discussing something. In any discussion you’d have to take special pains to avoid the keywords. For example, ‘Would you take out the trash?’ would have to be ‘Would you perform the chore that involves smelly objects in a large can?’ BZZZZ!!! Whoops, I said ‘chore’!

    Since Taboo personified means no batteries, he’d probably be eating a lot of the shared groceries to have the energy for these extended buzzing campaigns. How annoying!

  64. nolie Says:
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    Definitely Taboo. Try to relax or sleep with that annoying buzzer sound over and over again at all hours while Taboo is watching TV and hears someone plainly discussing something. In any discussion you’d have to take special pains to avoid the keywords. For example, ‘Would you take out the trash?’ would have to be ‘Would you perform the chore that involves smelly objects in a large can?’ BZZZZ!!! Whoops, I said ‘chore’!

    Since Taboo personified means no batteries, he’d probably be eating a lot of the shared groceries to have the energy for these extended buzzing campaigns. How annoying!

  65. Cheryl W Says:
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    I would have to say Life. That spinner would be making all that noise, and the cars would be zooming around the room.

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    I would have to say Life. That spinner would be making all that noise, and the cars would be zooming around the room.

  67. Nate Says:
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    Perfection. Hate those type A jerks. Need everything done in 90 seconds or they blow up at you.

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    Perfection. Hate those type A jerks. Need everything done in 90 seconds or they blow up at you.

  69. Dan Morris Says:
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    Mouse Trap. I hate booby traps.

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    Mouse Trap. I hate booby traps.

  71. Debra Divine Says:
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    okay monopoly
    Who would want a roommate like M.S., that smiles and has home-made delectable cupcakes delivered to your place of work, but really owns all the property in your town (including your shared apartment), lands in jail for syphoning funds, and gets out of jail in no time flat with a $200 bond notice posted by a poor folk who came to visit his brother.
    Sometimes life doesn’t play by rules (not life, momopoly stupid!)

  72. Debra Divine Says:
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    okay monopoly
    Who would want a roommate like M.S., that smiles and has home-made delectable cupcakes delivered to your place of work, but really owns all the property in your town (including your shared apartment), lands in jail for syphoning funds, and gets out of jail in no time flat with a $200 bond notice posted by a poor folk who came to visit his brother.
    Sometimes life doesn’t play by rules (not life, momopoly stupid!)

  73. TD Says:
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    14 animals? Not 16?

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    14 animals? Not 16?

  75. TD Says:
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    Fireball Island. If you nudge him the wrong way, he’d unleash all of his destructive power destroying everythin gin his path – most times even when he’s not supposed to. Way too easy to set him off and in the end, he’s not that interesting.

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    Fireball Island. If you nudge him the wrong way, he’d unleash all of his destructive power destroying everythin gin his path – most times even when he’s not supposed to. Way too easy to set him off and in the end, he’s not that interesting.

  77. Elizabeth M. Says:
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    The worst roommate for me would be Perfection. It would be like living
    with someone that’s the worst OCD person in the world and manic on top
    of that. I would feel completely stressed all the time waiting for the
    inevitable moment when my roommate exploded.

  78. Elizabeth M. Says:
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    The worst roommate for me would be Perfection. It would be like living
    with someone that’s the worst OCD person in the world and manic on top
    of that. I would feel completely stressed all the time waiting for the
    inevitable moment when my roommate exploded.

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    Operation, for sure, because it’s so noisy and annoying!! Funny question, lol. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    Operation, for sure, because it’s so noisy and annoying!! Funny question, lol. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  81. Debbie Says:
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    Labyrinth. Can you imagine? Constantly changing halls and walls. Items appearing out of nowhere. That would make for a seriously bad Monday morning around here.

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    Labyrinth. Can you imagine? Constantly changing halls and walls. Items appearing out of nowhere. That would make for a seriously bad Monday morning around here.

  83. Emily N. Says:
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    Risk. Your roommate would start staking his claim on your territory, battle you for it and eventually takeover all your space!

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    Risk. Your roommate would start staking his claim on your territory, battle you for it and eventually takeover all your space!

  85. David H Says:
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    I’d have to say Flux. Every time you and your roommate come to an agreement the rules would change, the goal would change, he’d take your coffee. Then he’d get rid of everything of you were keeping! It wouldn’t take very long to at the limit of your patience. Finally there’s the possibility that if he moves in with you there could be inflation!

  86. David H Says:
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    I’d have to say Flux. Every time you and your roommate come to an agreement the rules would change, the goal would change, he’d take your coffee. Then he’d get rid of everything of you were keeping! It wouldn’t take very long to at the limit of your patience. Finally there’s the possibility that if he moves in with you there could be inflation!

  87. David Says:
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    tic tac toe, I’m sure he is a nice guy. I just don’t want to live with all those cats.

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    tic tac toe, I’m sure he is a nice guy. I just don’t want to live with all those cats.

  89. tnchick Says:
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    Clue – I wouldn’t want to live with someone who murdered someone or something… nor be a suspect. Eek.

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    Clue – I wouldn’t want to live with someone who murdered someone or something… nor be a suspect. Eek.

  91. smodaresi Says:
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    What do cats have to do with tic tac toe? In any case, I’d love to live with a bunch of cats!

  92. smodaresi Says:
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    What do cats have to do with tic tac toe? In any case, I’d love to live with a bunch of cats!

  93. Garrett Says:
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    “Cats’ game” – a stalemate, the only possible outcome when two sentient beings face off in Tic-Tac-Toe.

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    “Cats’ game” – a stalemate, the only possible outcome when two sentient beings face off in Tic-Tac-Toe.

  95. lisa Says:
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    Dan wants the pictionary game even if he’s not
    picked the winner (however he totally should)
    b/c our game got moldy when the basement flooded.
    thanks:) dan’s wife

  96. lisa Says:
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    Dan wants the pictionary game even if he’s not
    picked the winner (however he totally should)
    b/c our game got moldy when the basement flooded.
    thanks:) dan’s wife

  97. Kathie Says:
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    Simon Says (not technically a board game but it does rest on a table). Can you imagine having someone tell you what to do ALL the time? And if you do something on your own, you get in trouble.

  98. Kathie Says:
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    Simon Says (not technically a board game but it does rest on a table). Can you imagine having someone tell you what to do ALL the time? And if you do something on your own, you get in trouble.

  99. greg hunter Says:
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    Wouldn’t someone named TROUBLE! (with the exclaamation point) who communicates via a “pop-a-matic” random number generator be fun to live with?

  100. greg hunter Says:
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    Wouldn’t someone named TROUBLE! (with the exclaamation point) who communicates via a “pop-a-matic” random number generator be fun to live with?

  101. Kristin Says:
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    Monopoly: Every time you would pass by them, they would take some
    of your money! Every time you got something new, they would make you
    pay taxes on it. Once they started raking in the money from you, they
    would begin putting little buildings on their possessions and claim that
    you owe them even more money! Everytime you walked through the
    front door you’d get $200 only to lose it when you walked past their
    bedroom.

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    Monopoly: Every time you would pass by them, they would take some
    of your money! Every time you got something new, they would make you
    pay taxes on it. Once they started raking in the money from you, they
    would begin putting little buildings on their possessions and claim that
    you owe them even more money! Everytime you walked through the
    front door you’d get $200 only to lose it when you walked past their
    bedroom.

  103. Brian Says:
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    Operation by Milton Bradley: There would be far too much pressure living with “Cavity Sam”. For one he has his funny organs exposed. Plus he is constantly nagging you to remove his funny bone, the butterflies in his stomach, his broken heart, etc.. If you take the bait and you hand is not steady, his nose glows red and an aweful buzzing noise alerts you to your failure and the horrible pain you have caused Sam. If you don’t take the bait, inevitably others will. So you have to put up with all the amatuer surgeons, aweful buzzing, and glowing red light.

  104. Brian Says:
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    Operation by Milton Bradley: There would be far too much pressure living with “Cavity Sam”. For one he has his funny organs exposed. Plus he is constantly nagging you to remove his funny bone, the butterflies in his stomach, his broken heart, etc.. If you take the bait and you hand is not steady, his nose glows red and an aweful buzzing noise alerts you to your failure and the horrible pain you have caused Sam. If you don’t take the bait, inevitably others will. So you have to put up with all the amatuer surgeons, aweful buzzing, and glowing red light.

  105. Clayton Says:
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    The only winning move is not to play.

  106. Clayton Says:
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    The only winning move is not to play.

  107. Karen Says:
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    Trivial Pursuit: because they want all the pieces of the pie – nothing like a selfish, know-it-all roommate!

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    Trivial Pursuit: because they want all the pieces of the pie – nothing like a selfish, know-it-all roommate!

  109. TheAngelForever Says:
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    Trivial Pursuit – nobody likes a know it all that likes to spew constant knowledge at the world ;)

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    Trivial Pursuit – nobody likes a know it all that likes to spew constant knowledge at the world ;)

  111. smodaresi Says:
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    Oh yeah!!! I remember that! Sadly, I’ve actually lost tic tac toe games before…how is that possible?

  112. smodaresi Says:
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    Oh yeah!!! I remember that! Sadly, I’ve actually lost tic tac toe games before…how is that possible?

  113. smodaresi Says:
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    And all the questions, all the time…

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    And all the questions, all the time…

  115. clenna in NH Says:
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    I think Battleship would be the worst roommate. Always hiding, always shouting out B9. I’d feel like I was always being hunted. Too nerve wracking.

  116. clenna in NH Says:
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    I think Battleship would be the worst roommate. Always hiding, always shouting out B9. I’d feel like I was always being hunted. Too nerve wracking.

  117. Sara Says:
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    Agricola! Because he would bring pigs and sheep into the room, making a real pig pen! He would also try to fill all of your room’s spaces leaving none for you. Not to talk about finding wheat and vegetables stashed under the bed. A stinking bed room and hardly any space to move around, and you’d have to watch more than farm animals reproducing…

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    Agricola! Because he would bring pigs and sheep into the room, making a real pig pen! He would also try to fill all of your room’s spaces leaving none for you. Not to talk about finding wheat and vegetables stashed under the bed. A stinking bed room and hardly any space to move around, and you’d have to watch more than farm animals reproducing…

  119. misty Says:
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    Monopoly. Because he’d keep wanting you to do annoying things, like pay the rent.

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    Monopoly. Because he’d keep wanting you to do annoying things, like pay the rent.

  121. Karen R Says:
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    Don’t Break the Ice! I don’t want to live in an ice house and with the
    ice breaking, the utility bill will be outrageous. Pile on the blankets.

  122. Karen R Says:
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    Don’t Break the Ice! I don’t want to live in an ice house and with the
    ice breaking, the utility bill will be outrageous. Pile on the blankets.

  123. Bethany Matern Says:
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    If a character from a board game became personified the worst one to have as a roommate would be the patient form the original Operation game because he would be walking around the dorm with his insides hanging out due to the many holes he has in his body! It would be a very disturbing sight to see a half naked man walking around my dorm with body parts on the outside of his body…not to mention the fact that he would be dripping blood everywhere making a big mess and buzzing whenever something touched him!!!

  124. Bethany Matern Says:
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    If a character from a board game became personified the worst one to have as a roommate would be the patient form the original Operation game because he would be walking around the dorm with his insides hanging out due to the many holes he has in his body! It would be a very disturbing sight to see a half naked man walking around my dorm with body parts on the outside of his body…not to mention the fact that he would be dripping blood everywhere making a big mess and buzzing whenever something touched him!!!

  125. Garrett Says:
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    Four possibilities:

    1. You were a toddler at the time.
    2. You were playing against a toddler and being nice.
    3. You were highly intoxicated.
    4. You realized you were playing Tic-Tac-Toe and that there was no point in staying awake for it.

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    Four possibilities:

    1. You were a toddler at the time.
    2. You were playing against a toddler and being nice.
    3. You were highly intoxicated.
    4. You realized you were playing Tic-Tac-Toe and that there was no point in staying awake for it.

  127. Garrett Says:
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    Pick-Up-Sticks. (OK, not strictly a board game.) Who wants a roommate whose sole purpose in life is to make a mess that other people have to clean up?

  128. Garrett Says:
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    Pick-Up-Sticks. (OK, not strictly a board game.) Who wants a roommate whose sole purpose in life is to make a mess that other people have to clean up?

  129. Anahita Says:
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    “Don’t Wake Hulk” would definitely be the worst boardgame personified roommate! I am NOT going to tip toe around on egg shells for Hulky boy just so that he won’t tear my room apart. And just imagine if he ever “got busy”, how noisy that would be!

  130. Anahita Says:
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    “Don’t Wake Hulk” would definitely be the worst boardgame personified roommate! I am NOT going to tip toe around on egg shells for Hulky boy just so that he won’t tear my room apart. And just imagine if he ever “got busy”, how noisy that would be!

  131. tami lewis Says:
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    i think yahtzee would be annoying becuz of all the shaking of the dice and the screaming “yahtzee” how could you sleep? lol

  132. tami lewis Says:
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    i think yahtzee would be annoying becuz of all the shaking of the dice and the screaming “yahtzee” how could you sleep? lol

  133. snoconegirl Says:
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    SORRY! b/c you know it’s never a sincere “Sorry”! But more of the type with the high inflection on the end of sorRY!

  134. snoconegirl Says:
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    SORRY! b/c you know it’s never a sincere “Sorry”! But more of the type with the high inflection on the end of sorRY!

  135. snoconegirl Says:
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    how about operation! don’t know about you, but i’d always feel as though i’d have to take care of that roommate after his surgeries…

  136. snoconegirl Says:
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    how about operation! don’t know about you, but i’d always feel as though i’d have to take care of that roommate after his surgeries…

  137. snoconegirl Says:
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    this one was just in agreement with the others!

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    this one was just in agreement with the others!

  139. snoconegirl Says:
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    Candyland–living with a gingerbread roommate would be too much temptation…talk about man-slaughter! Plus, I would think the stories of the Candy Cane Forest and Gum Drop Mountain, or characters like Queen Frostine and Gramma Nutt, may pop-up in endless stories reminiscent of the Golden Girls Rose Nylund telling her stories of St. Olaf.

  140. snoconegirl Says:
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    Candyland–living with a gingerbread roommate would be too much temptation…talk about man-slaughter! Plus, I would think the stories of the Candy Cane Forest and Gum Drop Mountain, or characters like Queen Frostine and Gramma Nutt, may pop-up in endless stories reminiscent of the Golden Girls Rose Nylund telling her stories of St. Olaf.

  141. Emily Says:
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    Trouble, first of all they’re is the name, you just know something bad is going to happen. Then, whenever they had to make a decision they would hit the pop’o'matic, and the popping would drive you crazy.

  142. Emily Says:
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    Trouble, first of all they’re is the name, you just know something bad is going to happen. Then, whenever they had to make a decision they would hit the pop’o'matic, and the popping would drive you crazy.

  143. spazdreamer Says:
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    Definately MAD GAB. Just spit it out. I would go bald having to guess every conversation.:S

  144. spazdreamer Says:
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    Definately MAD GAB. Just spit it out. I would go bald having to guess every conversation.:S

  145. Ian Randal Strock Says:
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    Boggle. Every three minutes, everything gets shaken up and changed,
    and then you’re frantically searching for the real gems — the great
    things that no one else will see — but at the same time you have to
    find all the mundane stuff again and again, because if you don’t,
    you’re going to lose. And when you do find it, well, that just means
    it doesn’t count for anyone. And you’re bummed that you wasted your
    precious time finding the same dross everyone else did, but then three
    minutes are up, and suddenly you have to go looking all over again.

  146. Ian Randal Strock Says:
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    Boggle. Every three minutes, everything gets shaken up and changed,
    and then you’re frantically searching for the real gems — the great
    things that no one else will see — but at the same time you have to
    find all the mundane stuff again and again, because if you don’t,
    you’re going to lose. And when you do find it, well, that just means
    it doesn’t count for anyone. And you’re bummed that you wasted your
    precious time finding the same dross everyone else did, but then three
    minutes are up, and suddenly you have to go looking all over again.

  147. Jay B. Says:
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    I would have to say Matthew Broderick’s character in “War Games”. I can’t decide which part of the game/living arangement would be worse…playing “Theaterwide Biotoxic and Chemical Warfare”, “Global Thermonuclear War”, sitting through “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”, or having to look at all the pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker that would displayed around the apartment.

  148. Jay B. Says:
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    I would have to say Matthew Broderick’s character in “War Games”. I can’t decide which part of the game/living arangement would be worse…playing “Theaterwide Biotoxic and Chemical Warfare”, “Global Thermonuclear War”, sitting through “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”, or having to look at all the pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker that would displayed around the apartment.

  149. lisa Says:
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    yo…i had 4 votes a little while ago…what happened?! (lisa…writing as dan) :)

  150. lisa Says:
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    yo…i had 4 votes a little while ago…what happened?! (lisa…writing as dan) :)

  151. Nietzshe Pascal Says:
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    Three points must have been taken away by three thumb-down votes (4-3 = 1). I found your question so cute, I could not help myself trying to give you a cute answer.

  152. Nietzshe Pascal Says:
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    Three points must have been taken away by three thumb-down votes (4-3 = 1). I found your question so cute, I could not help myself trying to give you a cute answer.

  153. greg hunter Says:
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    Shuffleboard would suck. It would be like living with someone who always pushed you around, trying to get you to almost (but not quite) go over the edge, and then blaming you when someone knocks you out.

  154. greg hunter Says:
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    Shuffleboard would suck. It would be like living with someone who always pushed you around, trying to get you to almost (but not quite) go over the edge, and then blaming you when someone knocks you out.

  155. IngShoe Says:
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    Is Shuffleboard a “board game” now? The only shuffleboard I know is played on a big cement slab with sticks and discs. For that matter, are “Barrel of Monkeys” or “Operation” or “Battleship” or “Boggle” (for example) board games? Should this matter in our voting?
    -Thanks!

  156. IngShoe Says:
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    Is Shuffleboard a “board game” now? The only shuffleboard I know is played on a big cement slab with sticks and discs. For that matter, are “Barrel of Monkeys” or “Operation” or “Battleship” or “Boggle” (for example) board games? Should this matter in our voting?
    -Thanks!

  157. IngShoe Says:
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    P.S. I guess I’m asking both the MM staff and the MM community.

  158. IngShoe Says:
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    P.S. I guess I’m asking both the MM staff and the MM community.

  159. Gabriel Says:
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    Well, I think Barrel of Monkeys, Operation, Battleship, and Boggle are all in the correct spirit of the contest. They would all be found in the board game section of a toy store. Shuffleboard is a little trickier. I don’t speak for all of the MM staff, but I personally think it’s a clever answer. I think if someone had said Basketball it would be different, but shuffleboard is played indoors sometimes and on a smallish board. Ultimately your instinct is right though, what really matters is if most of the MM community think it’s fair. We’re not going to ignore a popular answer unless it’s a really egregious violation of the spirit of the rules.

  160. Gabriel Says:
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    Well, I think Barrel of Monkeys, Operation, Battleship, and Boggle are all in the correct spirit of the contest. They would all be found in the board game section of a toy store. Shuffleboard is a little trickier. I don’t speak for all of the MM staff, but I personally think it’s a clever answer. I think if someone had said Basketball it would be different, but shuffleboard is played indoors sometimes and on a smallish board. Ultimately your instinct is right though, what really matters is if most of the MM community think it’s fair. We’re not going to ignore a popular answer unless it’s a really egregious violation of the spirit of the rules.

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