The absolute hardest non-broken games you've played - an IFDB Poll

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After reading Jason Dyer's post on his excellent adventure blog (at bluerenga.wordpress.com) about the hardest adventure ever (which I haven't tried yet, but want to!).

Everyone has a game that they've experienced that is just absolutely insane. I'm not looking for hard games that are fair or well done or even that you'd want to play, just as long as they aren't completely broken.

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Fish!, by John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, Rob Steggles
4 votes
"Starts out fair but then it gets crazy" [+]... "Agreed, this one is madness" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
3 votes
"The evil classic" [+]... "Had great times with it back in the day!! Way ahead of its time!!" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"It's a change in the weather. Probably the most awesome cruel game ever." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Quondam, by Rod Underwood and Peter Killworth
2 votes
"This was Jason Dyer's pick. A really, really hard game." [+]... "My word this is beyond tough. I love mindbending old school puzzle fests but this is the daddy of difficult" [+]...

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Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
2 votes
"Perfect game - Cruel as itself" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Praser 5, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"Zarf cruelness a different dimensions make for a hard ride" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Ofrenda a la Pincoya, by Incanus
2 votes
"Demands a lot of patience" [+]... "From the spanish master" [+]...

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+=3, by Carl de Marcken and David Baggett
1 vote
"Logical but impossible to solve" [+]...

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Spy Snatcher, by Jonathan Partington and Jon Thackray
1 vote
"A tightly-timed,..." [+]...

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Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
1 vote
"Beautiful mechanics and logic. 'Nuff said. " [+]...

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Castle Ralf, by Doug Clutter and Steve Vance
1 vote
"Possibly Never Completed By Anyone Outside Of The Authors Themselves" [+]...

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Time: All Things Come to an End, by Andy Phillips
1 vote
"Unwinnable gamestates abound!" [+]...

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SNOSAE, by R. Dale McDaniel
1 vote
"Dozens of puzzles, and each one is a killer. Incredibly difficult." [+]...

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Large Machine, by Jon Ingold
1 vote
"The game isn't..." [+]...

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Starcross, by Dave Lebling
1 vote
"Tough as nails,..." [+]...

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