Then there was My Fragile Apology.
Yes, my friends, it's time to pay honor to a very good game that is so stinkin' "fragile" (susceptible to wonky-ness due to newbie and/or suboptimal play) that I refuse to play it again:Modern Art
I know, I know... it's one of the "great" pure auction games. And the economic system is really nifty. But all it takes is one player who doesn't grok the system (or doesn't care) - and it feels like this:
In case you're unclear, the rogue player (and the game!) are Joel... you are playing the role of the hapless Chet.