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12 Board Games That Should Not Exist

Internet memes, "Jersey Shore," and ESPECIALLY Zynga ripoffs-of-board-games-turned-back-into-board-games are an affront to gaming. They must be stopped.

Posted on October 18, 2012, at 2:49 p.m. ET

1. Awkward Family Photos

From meme to book to board game.

2. Angry Birds

3. Draw Something

Now we know why Zynga bought OMGPOP!

4. Old Maid (FarmVille Edition)

Gotta be honest, ripping off IRL games isn't really enhancing Zynga's reputation as an innovator (LOL)

5. Hungry Hungry Herd

6. Deadwood

Al Swearingen is turning in his grave! See also: A Walking Dead board game and the Hunger Games... game. Oh and Game of Thrones... the game.

7. CityVille Monopoly


8. Jersey Shore Tin

"With over 600 questions, you and your friends will have hours of fun reliving all your favorite moments from the hit MTV reality show."

9. The Game of Life: Dog's Edition

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Unclear how this improves upon the regular, talking version.

11. Apples to Apples: Bible Edition

Don't worry, there is also a Jewish Edition.

12. Words with Friends

It's not a joke.