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Title: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on September 03, 2015, 12:36:06 PM
A spin off to I love the postman... thread.   :yellow-meeple:

Today I got hold of Zpocalypse expansion set from a local store for just 1 Euro. Never heard of nor played this game, but the price made it impossible for me not to buy it. And there was only one copy left.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on September 12, 2015, 02:58:35 PM
5 mins to Midnight on a Saturday. Has been a long day, but relaxing and came home about 30 mins ago.

This is what I came home with:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/IMG_0001__1024.jpg)

South Seas only costs 139 Swedish Krona on one of the local stores, which is weird. That's roughly 15 Euro.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on September 12, 2015, 10:37:44 PM
Good choices Paul! I hope you have lots of fun with your new purchases... :(y)
Title: I love my FLGS
Post by: Decar on October 11, 2015, 10:04:59 AM
I thought I'd start this to compete with the infamous I Love the Postman (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.0) Thread. 

Sometimes I manage to get out of my sofa and visit a shop and on even rarer occasions I buy stuff while I'm there.  and I can't thank the postman for that!  (I guess I could have called the thread - "I love myself")

I visited my FLGS (Friendly Local Game Shop/Store) today and bought:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/FLGS/20151011_172854.jpg)

Co-op deduction game, won SdJ1985 and was reprinted in 2014.

and.....

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/FLGS/20151011_172814.jpg)

I couldn't resist!

I'll post some content later so you can all moan at the artwork.  ;)
Title: Re: I love my FLGS
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on October 11, 2015, 10:21:41 AM
Hi Decar, nice idea but Paul already started a thread just like this (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2049.msg28128#msg28128").

Also: he didn't ruin his thread with the heresy of Carcassonne II.  >:D  O0
Title: Re: I love my FLGS
Post by: Decar on October 11, 2015, 10:24:03 AM
I thought there was one, but I couldn't find it - I'll merge them if I find it......Unless you'd prefer this was on a thread of it's own.....
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on October 11, 2015, 10:27:16 AM
Also - Paul is 2 player LoW any good? It seems like a much loved Worker Placement game and wanted to know what your opinion was.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 12, 2015, 02:32:35 AM
Also - Paul is 2 player LoW any good? It seems like a much loved Worker Placement game and wanted to know what your opinion was.

We've not had a chance to play it yet. I'll make sure to have a report from out first game.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on October 12, 2015, 04:19:22 AM
Thanks Paul, looking forward to hearing about it!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 19, 2015, 04:42:57 AM
Stocking up for winter, bought these in the past two weeks:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151019_D_n_D__IMG_0001__1024.JPG)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 19, 2015, 04:43:14 AM
And also bought these:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151019_Descent__IMG_0004__1024.JPG)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on October 19, 2015, 04:59:16 AM
You're lucky Sweden has a lot of space to store all your games!!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 19, 2015, 05:45:30 AM
You're lucky Sweden has a lot of space to store all your games!!

The room is more of a storage than anything. No room to play at all. For that I need the living room.  :@ Once I clear out more of my Lego collection I may be able to set up a table for display and ongoing games.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on October 19, 2015, 06:14:01 AM
Good choices, all the way around Paul.

I really enjoy the D&D series. I've pimped them all to near epic proportions, finding most of the original painted minis and have played many custom scenarios including this one I came up with just for fun:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1171063/wrath-smaug

Check out the community boards on BGG for much more.

You will indeed have many hours of fun with both sets!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on October 19, 2015, 06:20:16 AM
Might as well post this here.

I was able to pick this up at my local game convention this weekend. It was punched but unplayed at a very reasonable $20 CND.

Not particularily fond of religious themes but happy to have another notch in the collection! Look forward to playing it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on October 19, 2015, 06:30:37 AM
I was able to pick this up at my local game convention this weekend. It was punched but unplayed at a very reasonable $20 CND.

Not particularily fond of religious themes but happy to have another notch in the collection! Look forward to playing it.

I like the Ark and the religious theme doesn't really 'get in the way' at all, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I've posted about my thoughts on the Ark here (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1509.0) and here (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2102.0) in case you're interested.

 
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: quevy on November 01, 2015, 01:42:45 AM
I bought this at a fair of comics and board games.
It applies as Local Distributor?

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12186847_10208126280019918_5168994409310750339_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Hounk on November 01, 2015, 07:16:17 AM
I bought yesterday in a local store, which has a second hand department, a copy of Pillars of the Earth (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24480/pillars-earth) for 16 €. When opening for checking, if no part is missing, I found the pile of cards still shrink wrapped, so never been played yet. (And still complete, as well.) Looks to me like a very good purchase, have read the rules and they are promising. Only resentment I have is, that, according people on the web, the expansion should be particular good and hard to get. But before bothering hunting it down, I want to have a few games with the base game to see, how it works for me.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on November 01, 2015, 10:15:31 AM
I bought this at a fair of comics and board games.
It applies as Local Distributor?

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12186847_10208126280019918_5168994409310750339_o.jpg)

Yep it qualifies as a local store. Nice find!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on November 01, 2015, 10:17:51 AM
I bought yesterday in a local store, which has a second hand department, a copy of Pillars of the Earth (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24480/pillars-earth) for 16 €. When opening for checking, if no part is missing, I found the pile of cards still shrink wrapped, so never been played yet. (And still complete, as well.) Looks to me like a very good purchase, have read the rules and they are promising. Only resentment I have is, that, according people on the web, the expansion should be particular good and hard to get. But before bothering hunting it down, I want to have a few games with the base game to see, how it works for me.

I saw the prices today on eBay etc. That is truly a nice catch. Let us know how it went playing it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Hounk on November 01, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
Well, actually the German version of the base game is still in print, so what I payed was "only" a discount of approx. 50%. Still a good purchase, especially considering the mint condition, but you looked probably for the English edition, which is offered @ eBay for 80 to 100 $.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 15, 2015, 04:56:25 AM
I have a new local store! I stumbled across it today while on my way to the spice shop.

Website (available in English):
L'épée a 2 nains (https://www.2nains.ch/en/) ('The sword of 2 dwarves' or something similar)

It's a cute shop with a lot of Euro-games. For Carcassonne, they have nothing in the old art - just the new edition and its two expansions, the two brand new spinoffs, the winter edition, and the junior edition. Plus, Swiss prices (almost €37 for the new edition), so I'm unlikely to buy anything there. Still, it's a cool place and one that was lacking in central Geneva.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on December 15, 2015, 05:56:57 AM
I have a new local store! I stumbled across it today while on my way to the spice shop.

Website (available in English): L'épée a 2 nains (https://www.2nains.ch/en/) ('The sword of 2 dwarves' or something similar)

It's a cute shop with a lot of Euro-games. For Carcassonne, they have nothing in the old art - just the new edition and its two expansions, the two brand new spinoffs, the winter edition, and the junior edition. Plus, Swiss prices (almost €37 for the new edition), so I'm unlikely to buy anything there. Still, it's a cool place and one that was lacking in central Geneva.

Nice. Gotta love finding new stores like that!  :)  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on December 17, 2015, 09:34:40 AM
Picked up this today. Local store ordered in this for me and everything on a loyalty discount to me personally. Saved me around 15-18 Euro!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151217__DSC_0112__Cacao_Descent_1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on December 17, 2015, 09:36:38 AM
I got my copy of Cacao a few days ago.  Or at least I hope it is, I've not opened the box yet!

I watched a few videos and really liked the look of it.  I believe BGG did an intensive playthrough of it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 17, 2015, 10:02:35 AM
Cacao was one of the prizes on offer at the Carcassonne tournament I played in last weekend and I saw it at my new local store this week too. So I'm quite intrigued by it as well.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on December 17, 2015, 10:08:47 AM
You'll be happy when you open your advent calendar today too!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on December 17, 2015, 10:24:19 AM
You'll be happy when you open your advent calendar today too!

I just did! Review's up.  :D

Link to the review: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2209.msg31815#msg31815 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2209.msg31815#msg31815)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: quevy on December 17, 2015, 01:12:33 PM
I'm very interested in it, give me advice once played, so I might decide to purchase it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on December 17, 2015, 03:29:30 PM
I'm very interested in it, give me advice once played, so I might decide to purchase it.

I hope to get a chance to play it (Cacao) sometime next week. This week's board game pick will probably be Settlers of Catan again. We booked the café for this and may be 8 people, so that's gonna be interesting.

One thing you can do with people when playing Carcassonne, if using a bag to draw tiles from, is to put Cacao tiles in it. See the reaction when they pull this Cacao tile out.  ;D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on January 05, 2016, 11:29:39 AM
Meanwhile, my collection seems to grow and grow with less time to actually play the games. After today, there's 3 more orders pending for arrival.

Today, this was found in two local stores:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160105__DSC_0101__1024.jpg)

The six minis has dropped drastically here in Sweden, each cost 3 Euro now.

I could not find my old Mastermind so I bought a cheap substitute for 10 Euro now that the tournament gone active here in the forum.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 07, 2016, 05:45:24 AM
Our local store had a special promo action yesterday: write a post in their FB about your favorite game and choose a board game for free! True, these were used and rather old games from their game library, they just wanted to get rid of them, but still a chance to take some good game. I wanted to get Gemblo (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19427/gemblo) (I saw it on their published photo as one of the available choice), but was too late for it and I took Blokus Duo (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16395/blokus-duo) instead.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on January 07, 2016, 05:58:26 AM
Our local store had a special promo action yesterday: write a post in their FB about your favorite game and choose a board game for free! True, these were used and rather old games from their game library, they just wanted to get rid of them, but still a chance to take some good game. I wanted to get Gemblo (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19427/gemblo) (I saw it on their published photo as one of the available choice), but was too late for it and I took Blokus Duo (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16395/blokus-duo) instead.

That is truly wonderful. I wouldn't mind what I would've gotten as long as it's something I do not have.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2016, 08:19:50 AM
Is this the same FLGS that let you roll 'discount-dice' on your birthday?  This shop sounds AMAZING!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 07, 2016, 09:13:52 AM
Is this the same FLGS that let you roll 'discount-dice' on your birthday?  This shop sounds AMAZING!

Yes, this is the same shop 8)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on January 11, 2016, 09:13:52 PM
Who would have thought we would see the day that some of these would be a rare sight in a local store. The two Carc expansions were from a calendar store and 25% discount. That brought the price to $15.00 CND each. 

This wouldn't have been a big deal even a few months ago but looking at Hills and Sheep for example, this is going for $45 USD on Amazon.com, and $53.45 CND on Amazon.ca. That is nothing compared to Princess and Dragon!!! Look at the prices on Amazon.com $166.80 and $219.11 CND. Grab 'em while you can folks!

The game on the right side of the photo, Zeitalter der Entdeckungen - Age of Discovery, was a fortunate find at a Thrift store today, $4.00 CND. Only problem my German language skills are nearly non existent. If anyone, by chance, see English rules (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2344.0) I would be grateful.

Cheers,
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Jéré on January 12, 2016, 08:53:17 AM

I have a new local store! I stumbled across it today while on my way to the spice shop.

Website (available in English): L'épée a 2 nains (https://www.2nains.ch/en/) ('The sword of 2 dwarves' or something similar)

Funny name... It's a pun on L'épée à 2 mains ('Two-handed sword').
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 12, 2016, 12:17:21 PM

I have a new local store! I stumbled across it today while on my way to the spice shop.

Website (available in English): L'épée a 2 nains (https://www.2nains.ch/en/) ('The sword of 2 dwarves' or something similar)

Funny name... It's a pun on L'épée à 2 mains ('Two-handed sword').

Oh cool, thanks. My crappy intermediate French is not good enough for puns so I didn't know this.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: totor66 on February 11, 2016, 01:35:30 AM
Those Dollars price on Carcassonne Expansion is crazy

Just ask german people to buy them for 11 € and ship them :p

Ok rules will be in german but who cares !
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on February 11, 2016, 03:15:33 AM
Best be quick, one of the large providers I've used are now out of stock of the base game.
Title: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 13, 2016, 01:23:46 PM
This didn't come from *my* local store, but I bought it today at someone else's local store: Atlántica Juegos in Madrid. When I get home I'll explain why I think it was a great find!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160213/322c4dbf8f00aaba819fe91d81c6fb61.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2016, 02:45:04 PM
This didn't come from *my* local store, but I bought it today at someone else's local store: Atlántica Juegos in Madrid. When I get home I'll explain why I think it was a great find!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160213/322c4dbf8f00aaba819fe91d81c6fb61.jpg)

Nice!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2016, 10:29:41 AM
Falling behind I decided to take one image of everything new acquired. Half of it is from the local store annual sale.

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160225__IMG_0002__cropped_1024.jpg) (http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160225__IMG_0002__cropped.jpg)

Once again my Descent is complete save 2 items, where 1's been booked and the other one not officially released yet (here).
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 25, 2016, 10:41:34 AM
I'm going to this store (http://www.avalonroma.it) on Saturday. I hope to find some fun games!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on February 25, 2016, 11:13:36 AM
Paul, do you keep all your games you buy or do you have a shop in your backroom you move stuff into?

Looks like you've got some great stuff - a photo of the games collection might be a nice new thread:

"I love my games collection"
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2016, 11:20:33 AM
Paul, do you keep all your games you buy or do you have a shop in your backroom you move stuff into?

Looks like you've got some great stuff - a photo of the games collection might be a nice new thread:

"I love my games collection"

Most of the boxes are kept in storage and it's content in toolboxes or tackle boxes. Probably a good idea to make a permanent room for it all as suggested. We'll see. Selling off more LEGO would certainly give me enough room!

As for selling the board games, I don't think so. :) Unless I get offers. Most of the games has already been unboxed and prepped for game nights, which I hope this summer will give us some photo opportunities. This Saturday is a game night, for example.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on February 25, 2016, 11:37:53 AM
Looks like you've got some great stuff - a photo of the games collection might be a nice new thread:

"I love my games collection"

"Shelfies"?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2016, 12:11:05 PM
Looks like you've got some great stuff - a photo of the games collection might be a nice new thread:

"I love my games collection"

"Shelfies"?

:D :D :D Spot on!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2016, 12:13:29 PM
Imagine my surprise to find out that #shelfies already exists and has an audience on Twitter. x_x
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on February 25, 2016, 03:55:44 PM
Imagine my surprise to find out that #shelfies already exists and has an audience on Twitter. x_x

People on the BGG Facebook group are always posting them. I must see at least 3 or 4 a day, of various sizes. Some people are proud to own just a couple of dozen games whereas others have literally hundreds on display. Even if I had that many games, I don't think I'd ever have the space to display them all! :o
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2016, 09:32:07 PM
Imagine my surprise to find out that #shelfies already exists and has an audience on Twitter. x_x

People on the BGG Facebook group are always posting them. I must see at least 3 or 4 a day, of various sizes. Some people are proud to own just a couple of dozen games whereas others have literally hundreds on display. Even if I had that many games, I don't think I'd ever have the space to display them all! :o

Yes. I thought my LEGO was taking up a lot of space but board games are just as bad. Also, the different box sizes and sometimes unnessecary big or comes in a shape that makes Tetris Shelf Edition look easy. :)

But, it's like we say here in Gothenburg: "Det får alltid plats mer folk i spårvagnen!" ("There's always room for more people on a tram cart!")
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 29, 2016, 02:49:33 AM
Avalon Roma is a great little store with a nice Carcassonne 1 collection.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/456eda572ffac7d59dbc7fad39211f67.jpg)

I thought long and hard about what my purchase was going to be and in the end I settled on this:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/95b581be3719055a58b35454516894ae.jpg)

Hopefully it will be a lot of fun!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on February 29, 2016, 05:14:58 AM
jungleboy, I will have to check out that store next time I am in Rome. The location looks fairly central with a Metro stop near by. Are there other game stores in the central area?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on February 29, 2016, 05:19:41 AM
Avalon Roma is a great little store with a nice Carcassonne 1 collection.

Be careful not to disclose the location of that store to Paul. He'd scoop all of that up without pausing for breath... :@
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 29, 2016, 05:50:39 AM
jungleboy, I will have to check out that store next time I am in Rome. The location looks fairly central with a Metro stop near by. Are there other game stores in the central area?

Avalon is easy to get to, it's north of the river not far from the Vatican, near the Lepanto and Ottaviano metro stops. We walked from the centro storico because walking in Rome is one of life's great pleasures and because there were a couple of other (non-game) stores nearby that we wanted to visit. I'm not sure about any other game stores in the centre; this one seemed like the best one when I did a quick search a couple of weeks ago. The whole catalogue is online too, which is very handy.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on February 29, 2016, 05:52:57 AM
Avalon Roma is a great little store with a nice Carcassonne 1 collection.

Be careful not to disclose the location of that store to Paul. He'd scoop all of that up without pausing for breath... :@

Am I so predictable? I really was intrigued about that store's location!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: supertopix on February 29, 2016, 07:58:48 AM
You can go to Rome looking for (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/f4ac11a1f787074a8db51afc5611ad01.jpg) and then you can go to Carcassonne looking for (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/639b092c493c7f2f69d630b822504601.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: totor66 on March 06, 2016, 09:09:48 AM
Not so much local store but even better ! There was a local fair here in Bremen and a nice flea market for boardgames;

I could sell some of the never played games I own and I made myself happy :) Hard to say what are my favourite games !

There was also a carcassonne tournament to qualify for the german national championship but it was in the same time as a Dominion tournament, my heart balanced quite a long time but I'm better at Dominion so that was it.

Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on March 06, 2016, 09:13:04 AM
Carcassonne Mayflower / A New World. Nice! This will haunt me for the rest of my life not buying it when I had the chance.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: JT Atomico on March 06, 2016, 09:18:13 AM
Carcassonne Mayflower / A New World. Nice! This will haunt me for the rest of my life not buying it when I had the chance.

Paul, do you not have a copy of New World? It was available from a UK seller a couple of months ago, I bought it just before Christmas. I can find you the link if you like? I also see it or Mayflower popping up relatively often on eBay.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Valheru on March 06, 2016, 09:25:24 AM
Same here. Have 4 Mayflowers on a second hand site that are in really good condition and only 15 euro. Just say the word and we can arrange something!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: totor66 on March 06, 2016, 09:37:58 AM
arf should have make a post here before, there was a couple more items of each, I was happy to see that at least 8 copies of Carcassonne were sold, and at least 4 or 5 spinoff
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: hunnymonster on March 06, 2016, 09:45:38 AM
Same here. Have 4 Mayflowers on a second hand site that are in really good condition and only 15 euro. Just say the word and we can arrange something!

Argh! You say that now just after I put a cheeky offer on one in another place. If that falls through, I may be in touch :)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on March 06, 2016, 09:49:46 AM
I would certainly be interested in A New World / Mayflower. I prefer sealed but depending on my fluxuating mood (changes almost every few seconds or so!), I've been known on rare occations to buy used.
  Hook me up with offers and links!

EDIT: It's been ordered. 35 Euro from bgg.com Can't get any better than this (New condition).
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: hunnymonster on March 06, 2016, 10:09:30 AM
Well it is only €27+ post from CundCo... ;D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Valheru on March 06, 2016, 10:24:13 AM
Same here. Have 4 Mayflowers on a second hand site that are in really good condition and only 15 euro. Just say the word and we can arrange something!

Argh! You say that now just after I put a cheeky offer on one in another place. If that falls through, I may be in touch :)

Sure, I'd be happy to help you.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on March 06, 2016, 10:27:51 AM
Well it is only €27+ post from CundCo... ;D

Never occured to look there. That's good to know! Luckily I'll be paying roughly the same. Mine was 35 Euro including shipping. *phew*
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: hunnymonster on March 06, 2016, 11:34:08 AM
Woot! It came off. €17 (delivered to work in Germany, abuse of internal mail to follow)  :black1-meeple: :blue-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple:  :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on March 06, 2016, 01:24:03 PM
There was also a carcassonne tournament to qualify for the german national championship but it was in the same time as a Dominion tournament, my heart balanced quite a long time but I'm better at Dominion so that was it.

How did you get on with the Dominion tournament?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: totor66 on March 06, 2016, 01:36:16 PM
Got third after 3 rounds so I ended in the top 4 for the finals.

Unfortunately in the final, one participant got the best start but it was still very close in the end 36 / 33 / 33 / 32 and I ended up tied on 2nd place, after official mysterious pourcentage calculations I finished 3rd, but I was quite happy with the performance :)

A shame the only related Dominion prizes were for 1st and 2nd ...

Snif, cluedo card games whil others could chose between Adventures and the all sets of new start cards :(
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Post by: danisthirty on March 06, 2016, 01:40:42 PM
Got third after 3 rounds so I ended in the top 4 for the finals.

Unfortunately in the final, one participant got the best start but it was still very close in the end 36 / 33 / 33 / 32 and I ended up tied on 2nd place, after official mysterious pourcentage calculations I finished 3rd, but I was quite happy with the performance :)

A shame the only related Dominion prizes were for 1st and 2nd ...

Snif, cluedo card games whil others could chose between Adventures and the all sets of new start cards :(

That seems a bit rough that you were excluded from the prizes even though you and the actual 2nd place scored the same points. Still, a good result. Congratulations on your success! :) :(y)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 09, 2016, 09:00:47 AM
Well, that didn't take long...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160309/236c4c53c3eaf60be19695d662e6d7bf.jpg)
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Post by: franks on March 09, 2016, 06:24:41 PM
Carcassonne Big Box 4. This was a local / private / BGG sale.

A local Geek Gal had posted a good part of her collection for sale on BGG. It was posted in the regional section for my area. This item was the only one that really caught my eye and a big part of that was the price, $30 CND. (To put that price in perspective, Carc 2 sells for that same amount.)

She had mentioned in our back and forth in geek mail that she added the River but she didn't tell me until I arrived that she had also added, into the box, the full contents if the RGG: Count, King & Robber.

I later also found 6 blank tiles in there as well. They only played the base game a couple of times and her non-gamer husband couldn't get into it. They do have South Seas and he seems to enjoy that. Needless to say it is in perfect condition. 

This is my first big box acquisition  :)
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Post by: danisthirty on March 09, 2016, 10:59:47 PM
A nice find franks! Do you intend to play with everything at once or will you just the mini expansions to add a bit of seasoning here and there?
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Post by: Decar on March 10, 2016, 12:01:45 AM
Good Hauls from everyone!

Can't wait to hear the review of Marrakech
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Post by: totor66 on March 10, 2016, 01:07:22 AM
Does a Topic exist to share good finds on Carcassonne ?

That might come handy, for example I'm lurking really often on german websites to find stuff that I am missing, I recently purchased 4 new Spin off (picture incoming soon) for less than 60 € (goldrausch, winter, south seas, stock and stein)

And often I have the stuff but it can be really interesting for other.

Good idea ?
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Post by: danisthirty on March 10, 2016, 01:28:19 AM
Does a Topic exist to share good finds on Carcassonne ?

It's a good idea, but the trouble is that good stuff never seems to hang around for very long! Some people like to buy things in bulk, and if you point out where they can get yet more of some rare expansion or promo they'll probably buy them all! Result being that you'll end up falsely getting the hopes up of all those who see your post but are too late to the party... :'(

What we do have is the "Where to find it... (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1830)" thread which lists a few good sources for stuff that isn't so hard to find, but can't easily be bought without visiting eBay either. It's probably a little bit out of date now (price changes, broken links etc) but if you spot something good you can always post there and I'll add it to the list.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 10, 2016, 01:31:37 AM

Can't wait to hear the review of Marrakech

There's a brief one in the tile/carpet laying thread.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: totor66 on March 10, 2016, 01:57:35 AM
Does a Topic exist to share good finds on Carcassonne ?

It's a good idea, but the trouble is that good stuff never seems to hang around for very long! Some people like to buy things in bulk, and if you point out where they can get yet more of some rare expansion or promo they'll probably buy them all! Result being that you'll end up falsely getting the hopes up of all those who see your post but are too late to the party... :'(

What we do have is the "Where to find it... (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1830)" thread which lists a few good sources for stuff that isn't so hard to find, but can't easily be bought without visiting eBay either. It's probably a little bit out of date now (price changes, broken links etc) but if you spot something good you can always post there and I'll add it to the list.

Yep, thanks for pointing that out.

Yeah I also didn't get why people here ordered more than one copy of the new Spiel Doch, I get it's tempting because in a couple years it will be worth much more but that's just accentuating this problem, just take one for yourself ! :)
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Post by: franks on March 10, 2016, 05:51:08 AM
Thanks Dan,

Most of my existing base game collection is in a mega set and we play with roughly 80% of expansions. All the tiles are in one large draw bag that we don't separate. The ones that are not in that set just languish because we just don't really enjoy them. This set has seen a lot of play and now the tiles are quite worn, (in a charming way). If we just want a short game we play on the iPad.

Lately I have wanted a more modular approach and this set will now help with that. This will also help regulate the time of play and perhaps better appreciate some of the mini expansions that just get lost in a big game.

I like the insert in the box and would now explore a larger modular box for more expansions. I have seen some here and there but didn't pay much attention at the time. Are there good examples anywhere of a box that could hold many modular consoles like the Big Box sets?

Cheers,

A nice find franks! Do you intend to play with everything at once or will you just the mini expansions to add a bit of seasoning here and there?
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Post by: Paul on March 10, 2016, 12:31:40 PM
I just got home but it's late so I put my second BB5 straight to bed in my office.
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Post by: kettlefish on March 10, 2016, 12:46:04 PM
Ahh - great - Carcassonne in the bed - I still wait for a photo with Carcassonne and Paul together in the bath...
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Post by: danisthirty on March 10, 2016, 01:09:51 PM
And what a manly bed it looks too! ???

Ahh - great - Carcassonne in the bed - I still wait for a photo with Carcassonne and Paul together in the bath...

 >:D
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Post by: MrNumbers on March 11, 2016, 01:02:51 PM
Two days ago I bought this game. Today we play-tested it with MrsNumbers and MrNumbers Jr. Despite I lost both games, I enjoyed it and this is definitely will be top game of our table for some time :D
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 11, 2016, 02:08:17 PM
Two days ago I bought this game. Today we play-tested it with MrsNumbers and MrNumbers Jr. Despite I lost both games, I enjoyed it and this is definitely will be top game of our table for some time :D

My wife bought that for me for Xmas.  She saw the Dice Tower review and thought we would enjoy it.   The components are really nice and the artwork is top notch.  For some reason my son and I can't get into the game.  I think having someone roll the dice for everyone and the cards being limited to 2 tasks per turn may be part of it.   I will have to play it a few more times to see if it gets better. 
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Post by: danisthirty on March 11, 2016, 03:43:55 PM
Despite I lost both games, I enjoyed it and this is definitely will be top game of our table for some time :D

A game that MrNumbers loses at?! I need this... ;) :(y)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 17, 2016, 08:37:25 AM
A present to myself for the (small) raise that I received today.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160317/66ef4143972a57b088b21de07197b4bc.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on March 17, 2016, 08:46:01 AM
A present to myself for the (small) raise that I received today.

Congrats! And very well-deserved it was too I'm sure... :) :(y)
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Post by: Decar on March 17, 2016, 09:13:29 AM
Nothing like spending a well earned raise, and then realizing you spent it already  :(y) :(y)

Well done, I watched Game Night's video on this and it looked fun - make sure you check out the Karuba Carcassonne Variant I put in the workshop earlier this week!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 17, 2016, 09:58:51 AM
Congrats! And very well-deserved it was too I'm sure... :) :(y)

Thanks!

Nothing like spending a well earned raise, and then realizing you spent it already  :(y) :(y)

Yep, it looks like I did that. And here I thought Kickstarter pledges were just play money!!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on March 17, 2016, 11:19:09 PM
A present to myself for the (small) raise that I received today.
Congratulations! Enjoy the game and share the strategies! ;)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Christopher on March 31, 2016, 11:43:36 AM
It happened.

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Post by: Valheru on March 31, 2016, 12:08:49 PM
It happened.

Booooooooooo

(https://jorules.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/gladiator-thumbsdown.jpg)
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 12:12:35 PM
It happened.

Well done Christopher!  Welcome to the club  :(y)
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Post by: Valheru on March 31, 2016, 01:00:01 PM
All my kidding aside, Christopher: what was your first thought when opening the box?
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 01:06:39 PM
My money is on: what a lovely score track
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Post by: Valheru on March 31, 2016, 01:08:06 PM
My money is on: what a lovely score track

I'll give you that one, fully agree with you.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 31, 2016, 01:14:55 PM
All my kidding aside, Christopher: what was your first thought when opening the box?

"I hope that somehow there is Carc I inside here."
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Post by: Christopher on March 31, 2016, 01:43:51 PM
First thought opening, or first thoughts after perusing?

First thought opening was the same thought I always get - 'Good heavens, do new tiles smell amazing.'

Then came the score track, very nice. Flick through the tiles, I'm not a huge fan of the cloisters. Or the river, or cities. They look childish to me. Roads are nice though, and the 'scenery' is good.

Found my abbots, very exciting.

Final thoughts - the rules are incredibly patronising. 'Your first journey into Carcassonne,' 'well done on deploying your first follower,' 'huzzah!'

I am glad I got it, and for reasons other than just the abbots. It's nice, and some of the tiles are pleasing. They're colourful, which is nice, apart from the blue towers. That being said, I can't imagine playing a game with them. Perhaps I'm biased, but I prefer the old artwork. I'll play a few games and see what happens.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 01:46:57 PM
First thought opening was the same thought I always get - 'Good heavens, do new tiles smell amazing.'

Awesome answer, I'm an addict of new cardboard smell too. My wifr and I have to fight over who opens a new box :D
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Post by: Valheru on March 31, 2016, 02:30:50 PM
I have them same, but with books (old and new ones)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 02, 2016, 10:25:17 AM
I've had my eye on Jaipur for a while, and I just saw it for less than €20 at Atlántica Juegos in Madrid. Since it costs 30% more than this in Switzerland (CHF30), I grabbed it!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/abdbc07fe19e3051f1bd651dbf340475.jpg)
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Post by: Jéré on April 02, 2016, 11:47:47 AM
I've had my eye on Jaipur for a while, and I just saw it for less than €20 at Atlántica Juegos in Madrid. Since it costs 30% more than this in Switzerland (CHF30), I grabbed it!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/abdbc07fe19e3051f1bd651dbf340475.jpg)

Grabushka and I like it. Recommended. A bit better than Lost Cities in my opinion.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 03, 2016, 01:58:47 AM
Grabushka and I like it. Recommended. A bit better than Lost Cities in my opinion.

Great! Not sure if junglegirl will like it but hopefully she will.
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 26, 2016, 10:25:13 AM
Holy c***.  This isn't the local store, but we happened to go into a comic book shop 50 miles west of us and saw this.  Apparently father's day will be swell.

Hopefully Paul isn't too angry at my wife for getting these.  I still need a bunch of stuff.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on April 26, 2016, 11:47:25 AM
Would have to hear your review on Jaipur!

Great haul Dirk!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 26, 2016, 12:15:55 PM
Would have to hear your review on Jaipur!

I like it. I've played it twice, once with my regular gaming partner and once with junglegirl, and even she liked it (although I think this was mostly because she liked picking up all the camels).

It's a pretty simple game with a pretty simple but effective hook: do you sell early to get the most valuable tokens or wait to try to collect more of one type of good to try to acquire bonus tokens but risk that in the meantime your opponent will claim the most valuable tokens?

The camels also present an interesting dilemma: taking the camels will potentially give you the opportunity to claim a big haul of goods from the market on a later turn, but in the short-term it's going to present your opponent with a new market stocked with goods. So if you can time taking the camels so that it's at a point where your opponent has no camels and/or not many cards in their hand, then it's win-win for you. But otherwise it could be a lose-win.

So it's already one of my favourite filler games, and if junglegirl is happy to keep playing it, then that's a big bonus.
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Post by: Hounk on April 27, 2016, 01:59:26 AM
Have never played that, but it's at Yucata! Now, that I registered there, maybe we want to give it a try in the evening? Possibly back to back with a game of South Seas?
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 27, 2016, 04:01:29 AM
Have never played that, but it's at Yucata! Now, that I registered there, maybe we want to give it a try in the evening? Possibly back to back with a game of South Seas?

I love your enthusiasm :) But I'm a bit scared of Yucata and I don't want to get hooked on it. So for now I am resisting :) 
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 30, 2016, 02:17:28 PM
Three *little* games I picked up today at Thirsty Meeples in Oxford in addition to the games I had sent to Dan.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160430/00fce992ae57c8ba9842c4dba08d14c4.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on May 24, 2016, 06:42:20 AM
Is this the same FLGS that let you roll 'discount-dice' on your birthday?  This shop sounds AMAZING!

Another year passed by and I have used dice-roll discount (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1782.msg23631#msg23631) again. This time I rolled 4 which means 40% discount, besides I have accumulated some EUR on the shop's card and "King of New York" cost me 15.42 EUR instead of 37.50 :D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on May 27, 2016, 02:10:14 PM
A good dice rolls Mr Numbers!

Just wanted to say I visited one of my FLGS ahead of my birthday and picked up:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160527_220206.jpg)

Kodama (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2757.0) (which I've written a mini-review for) - This is a fantastically simple tree building game.

and

Cthulhu Realms, which I've been playing the android app for the last week and thought my wife would prefer over Star Realms.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 04, 2016, 06:51:07 AM
On a quick visit to Amsterdam today, I went into The Gamekeepers and saw that they had a nice Carcassonne 1 collection:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/15616d28fbf0b62cc44e0512a8712172.jpg)

They also had all the minis for €4.95 each, so I picked up a 2nd copy of Mage and Witch for my travel box.

I also found it interesting that in Dutch, Inns and Cathedrals is still called 'The Expansion'.
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Post by: yimhj on June 04, 2016, 07:02:59 AM
If I had knowed... I would order you one set of M&W because I still miss it and it was low cost at this store.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 04, 2016, 07:04:38 AM
If I had knowed... I would order you one set of M&W because I still miss it and it was low cost at this store.

Maybe SRBO or Jéré or another Netherlands-based member could help you out.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 04, 2016, 11:48:08 PM
Yimhj- it looks like I'll be able to go back today, so I'll get Mage and Witch for you. Any other orders for the mini-expansions (Dutch version)?


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Post by: yimhj on June 05, 2016, 06:19:32 AM
That's a Great news. Thank you Jungleboy.
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Post by: franks on June 12, 2016, 04:24:29 PM
Not a local store but a private local sale - with home delivery  :)

Saw a listing for Carcassonne: Big Box (1) that was going for a reasonable but still fairly high market price, (nowhere near the crazy eBay/Amazon prices). I also bought another game title he had and was able to get him down 20% on the BB1 asking price.

I might not have bothered the minor haggling when I saw the bonus additions in the box. Surprised he didn't mention them at all in our back and forth on-line chat!

Anyway a happy find!

Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 13, 2016, 02:57:47 AM
Individual boxed versions of King, Count, Siege and the River 2? The uber-completionists must be going wild!! :)


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Post by: Paul on June 30, 2016, 09:41:10 AM
Insomnia last night I made a reservation around 3am for v2 of Princess and the Dragon in a local store that had 1 copy left in stock.

And so I picked it up today in a jiffy as I had an opening in my schedule. Pardon the quality, mobile phone camera.

The reason why I thought it never was released was they showed the old art in literally every store when surfing (stores in Sweden). But apparently it's been out for quite some time (Scandinavian edition). 10 Euro paid, so it's silly cheap and worth it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Khonnor on June 30, 2016, 12:39:42 PM
A good dice rolls Mr Numbers!

Just wanted to say I visited one of my FLGS ahead of my birthday and picked up:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160527_220206.jpg)

Kodama (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2757.0) (which I've written a mini-review for) - This is a fantastically simple tree building game.

and

Cthulhu Realms, which I've been playing the android app for the last week and thought my wife would prefer over Star Realms.


Oh, did the Cthulhu Realms came with a promo for the game Harbour? (Market Owner)
If so, and you don't have that game or no interest in the promo, any chance I'd be able to buy it from you? :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on July 01, 2016, 12:32:17 AM
Will take a look tonight - I think I did see something, but there was also a ninja-cat from Ninja-camp in there.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Khonnor on July 03, 2016, 06:00:26 AM
Will take a look tonight - I think I did see something, but there was also a ninja-cat from Ninja-camp in there.

Thanks for looking. Just PM me if you've no use for it (Market Owner).  :)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Hounk on July 25, 2016, 01:54:14 AM
I got familiar with and enjoyed "Saint Petersburg" at yucata.de, that much, that I took into consideration to get a copy. The problem was, the first edition with artwork by Doris Matthäus, which was not only great, but also original and right to the point of the theme, an ingenious work, was out of print, and replaced by a rulewise maybe slightly improved, but ugly as hell second edition.

A few weeks ago, I saw a second hand copy of the original design at my FLGS, but costing €60 it was to expensive for me. Last Friday I went there again, and couldn't believe to see there a second copy for €25, which turned out to have included even the expansion, which is normally particularly expensive, if you want to get it nowadays. The caveat is, one of the Observatory cards of the original game is missing, but I don't consider this critical. There are replacement cards, costing 8 rather then 6 rubles in the expansion, and if I want to play by the original rules, I can use one of them, telling in advance, that it will cost 6 like the other one in our game. So I'm very happy with that purchase.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on July 25, 2016, 02:23:27 AM
I got familiar with and enjoyed "Saint Petersburg" at yucata.de, that much, that I took into consideration to get a copy. The problem was, the first edition with artwork by Doris Matthäus, which was not only great, but also original and right to the point of the theme, an ingenious work, was out of print, and replaced by a rulewise maybe slightly improved, but ugly as hell second edition.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on August 29, 2016, 12:45:47 PM
Was tempting to make a new thread, I love the closet... but figure this thread is still viable. ;)

Found this in my closet reminded by an upcoming Rolemaster event which I was invited to. Can't believe I still have these.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on August 29, 2016, 09:34:20 PM
Was tempting to make a new thread, I love the closet... but figure this thread is still viable. ;)

Awesome stuff! It looks like you must have spent most of your life in the closet! ;)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on August 29, 2016, 09:47:56 PM
Was tempting to make a new thread, I love the closet... but figure this thread is still viable. ;)

Awesome stuff! It looks like you must have spent most of your life in the closet! ;)

Not just one. :) Heck, my first apartment was so small it in itself felt like a closet.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on August 30, 2016, 03:08:15 PM
Picked up Big Box 5 at a local store in Vancouver yesterday.

We are on the west coast for my sister in-laws wedding and holiday for a week. The festivities are now over and most of the family are gone. We now have a chance to get out and about and be tourists.

I was also here for business in April and spotted 3 copies of BB5 at a touristy Toy shop in a busy area (with surprisingly good prices) and didn't take the bait. I went back to the shop yesterday and there was one copy left that I just couldn't pass up.

I think we should change the game name to Crackassonne  ;D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on August 30, 2016, 05:49:04 PM
Picked up Big Box 5 at a local store in Vancouver yesterday.

We are on the west coast for my sister in-laws wedding and holiday for a week. The festivities are now over and most of the family are gone. We now have a chance to get out and about and be tourists.

I was also here for business in April and spotted 3 copies of BB5 at a touristy Toy shop in a busy area (with surprisingly good prices) and didn't take the bait. I went back to the shop yesterday and there was one copy left that I just couldn't pass up.

I think we should change the game name to Crackassonne  ;D

One can never have enough, trust me, I would know. ;)

I'd buy here and there as well had I not have the issue of space and money.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 30, 2016, 06:02:00 PM
One can never have enough, trust me, I would know. ;)

I'd buy here and there as well had I not have the issue of space and money.

Oh, so it's just those two tiny things holding you back from having a bigger Carcassonne collection?  >:D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on August 30, 2016, 06:19:11 PM
Not having either of those things has stopped me....yet.....ahh credit :)

Well done on your find franks. BB5 is a great find for the completionist but also good for when you need to show 6/7 people how to play!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on August 30, 2016, 09:04:37 PM
One can never have enough, trust me, I would know. ;)

I'd buy here and there as well had I not have the issue of space and money.

Oh, so it's just those two tiny things holding you back from having a bigger Carcassonne collection?  >:D

Yep. I even went as far as planning a kickstarter to make them print 1000 set of many of the old expansions. x_x

Plan was to sell them to people that still wanted them, cheap and keep the rest. 100.000 tiles next game...
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on August 31, 2016, 07:35:53 AM
Probably a good idea to set some lower targets for your next game. It might be a while before you can play again otherwiae!

A 100k game, thats is a game I would like to watch.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on August 31, 2016, 08:48:02 AM
Probably a good idea to set some lower targets for your next game. It might be a while before you can play again otherwiae!

A 100k game, thats is a game I would like to watch.

If Kickstarter is allowed to fund events, which I think it does, 100k game is quite possible. The tiles acquisition cost is very cheap in compare. The logistics and space to play it would cost more I think.
  I'll see what I can do. ;)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: franks on September 02, 2016, 03:20:33 AM
Its been a good week for Carc collecting, its been a while it seems.

Flew back to town today to find this happy package!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c7/cb/60/c7cb60cb1f43724e7fc3feb62b4d0fa8.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Rosco on September 02, 2016, 02:01:22 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/37886a1673feceae8a79985938beb8b1.jpg)

Just bought this.

And these -

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/346f499d1bc1d72874b979c1e7142a5d.jpg)

I spent a day in Madrid and found 2 games shops.

I also found these (but didn't buy them)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/efc77a0b5d252cb047eed9d54403f058.jpg)

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Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on September 02, 2016, 03:24:39 PM
I spent a day in Madrid and found 2 games shops.

Was one of them Atlántica Juegos? I've done quite a bit of board game hunting in Madrid and that's probably the best one I've found. Plus it's in the area we usually stay in, so I always get to make a sneaky visit while the wife isn't looking. The next one will be in November :)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Chuck on September 08, 2016, 01:18:58 PM
Just stumbled upon a copy of "The school" in a Comic Shop in Nuremberg.
I knew, that the shop has some games like Catan, Carc, Dominion, Dixit and so on. I was able to buy a copy of the Phantom last year. So I went there today, to look, if they have something for me...  8)
They have boxed editions of Carc II and some copies of the Halflings, Windroses, German Cathedrals and Sheriff, Friday....
"My" copy of "The School" was the last, so I was very lucky today. Blue teacher (looks like a phantom) and yellow meeple on the bag.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Rosco on September 09, 2016, 06:39:04 AM
I spent a day in Madrid and found 2 games shops.

Was one of them Atlántica Juegos? I've done quite a bit of board game hunting in Madrid and that's probably the best one I've found. Plus it's in the area we usually stay in, so I always get to make a sneaky visit while the wife isn't looking. The next one will be in November :)
No they were both near to Retiro tube station .

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Post by: Chooselife on September 20, 2016, 08:21:52 AM
Yep. I even went as far as planning a kickstarter to make them print 1000 set of many of the old expansions. x_x

Plan was to sell them to people that still wanted them, cheap and keep the rest. 100.000 tiles next game...
I would back that  :D ;D

In the meantime I'll be in London from 14 to 15 next month, is there any local store worth visiting? Preferably in the Wimbledon area.
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Post by: danisthirty on September 20, 2016, 04:42:43 PM
In the meantime I'll be in London from 14 to 15 next month, is there any local store worth visiting? Preferably in the Wimbledon area.

:(

Normally I would have offered to have met up with you but I'll be in Essen when you're in London. But anyway, it's not a boardgame shop as such, but if you have a chance to visit somewhere where you can sit down and play a few games you could do worse than to visit Draughts (although it's in Hackney rather than Wimbledon).
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Chooselife on September 21, 2016, 08:34:56 AM
 :(y)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: toastytoast on September 21, 2016, 08:56:27 AM
Yep. I even went as far as planning a kickstarter to make them print 1000 set of many of the old expansions. x_x

Plan was to sell them to people that still wanted them, cheap and keep the rest. 100.000 tiles next game...
I would back that  :D ;D

In the meantime I'll be in London from 14 to 15 next month, is there any local store worth visiting? Preferably in the Wimbledon area.

There's a small games store called 'Orc's Nest' not far from Covent Garden which has a surprisingly large amount of games considering its size (though 'London' prices :P). Probably a little far if you're not straying away from Wimbledon, though I thought I'd suggest it in case :)
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Post by: Hounk on September 21, 2016, 12:52:07 PM
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Just bought this.
Great. I also bought that one last week. A used copy for 10€ in a local store in Vienna. I needed a game to play with a co-worker, who is only used to trick-taking games and considered Shanghaien (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34320/shanghaien) a "really complicated game rules-wise".

I tried "Penguinos" out first on yucata.de (it's called there "Hey, That's my Fish" or "Packeis am Pol"), and thought, this is sure a game, he can't blame of having complicated rules. Turned out, it really was a winner with him.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on September 25, 2016, 07:13:24 AM
I picked this up at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm yesterday:

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Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on September 25, 2016, 05:59:28 PM
I picked this up at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm yesterday:

...and today, needing to get rid of the last of my Swedish currency, I had just enough for this:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160925/017d45718b804b82c730fd5600b8cf9a.jpg)

I'd call that a successful weekend!
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Post by: Paul on September 25, 2016, 07:25:24 PM
I picked this up at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm yesterday:

...and today, needing to get rid of the last of my Swedish currency, I had just enough for this:

I'd call that a successful weekend!

Isle of Skye! Sweet buy. It's weird I get so happy when people buy this game. :D
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on September 25, 2016, 08:06:53 PM
Hehe, I was super keen on it a few months ago but somehow it fell off my radar a bit. Looking forward to the unboxing tomorrow. :)


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Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on September 25, 2016, 08:16:05 PM
Hehe, I was super keen on it a few months ago but somehow it fell off my radar a bit. Looking forward to the unboxing tomorrow. :)


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Enjoy!

Too bad you couldn't make it to Gothenburg, or I was able to travel to Stockholm. Could've sat down for a game in a café.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on September 25, 2016, 08:46:03 PM
Unfortunately it was a very short visit. But one day we'll make a longer one!


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Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: dirk2112 on January 10, 2017, 04:43:38 PM
Carcassonne Amazonas is available at the local store.  It took quite a lot of will power not to purchase it.  My anniversary is coming up and that may be what I ask for.   I showed my wife Marrakech which looked interesting to her.   

They had one remaining 2016 Advent Calendar (the full size one).  Not on sale of course  :-[

As far as Carcassonne goes, they also have Hill & Dale, South Seas, the regular game, Inns & Cathedrals, and Traders and Builders.   No Princess and Dragon yet. 
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 11, 2017, 01:32:45 AM
I showed my wife Marrakech which looked interesting to her.   

I'm not sure what kind of gamer your wife is but Marrakech is great as a very light family/couples game. One thing I would definitely advise though is to play with the variant where the direction of Assam is set at the end of a player's turn for the next player, rather than by the next player at the start of their turn. Otherwise there will basically be no carpet landings for the first 3/4 of the game.
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Post by: dirk2112 on January 11, 2017, 04:09:01 AM
Thanks Jungleboy.

After watching the Dice Tower review, I became less enthusiastic after Zee said the first 3/4 if the game are boring.  You variant may solve most of the problem.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: dirk2112 on February 28, 2017, 07:37:32 PM
The local game store started selling used games.  Of course they have the Catapult and the Tower which I just bought from Italy.  They also have WoF, but I am not paying $50 for it (unpunched). They have the 2 Zooloretto expansions I ordered for half the price I bought them for online.  Ughhhh.  They also had the cool Rio Grande promos I bought below.  So that was great.  Also my wife entered a Colt Express tournament and won an expansion (not pictured) and the cool promos below.
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Post by: danisthirty on March 01, 2017, 04:05:30 AM
Also my wife entered a Colt Express tournament and won an expansion (not pictured) and the cool promos below.

Congratulations on your haul dirk2112! :(y)

I'm a big fan of Colt Express too, although I don't think I'd enjoy playing it competitively as the games I've played have been just too crazy and unpredictable for any element of individual skill. Instead, it's just a fun game that my gaming group at work squeeze into a lunch hour every now and again when we don't have anything else to play (we keep a copy in our special cupboard in the office)...
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 01, 2017, 04:24:59 AM
Thanks!

I agree 100% Dan and that is why she played and I didn't.  She is very competitive though even about games like Tokaido which are supposed to be more about the experience than winning. 

I finally won a game of Colt Express this week against her and my son.  I have never won, but it was with the new Marshal and Prisoners expansion, which is a bit fiddly for my taste.

I wish we played games at lunch, but if I stay anywhere near my desk people would bug me with work.

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Post by: dirk2112 on May 06, 2017, 12:20:59 PM
The FLGS had a used copy of South Seas for $25.

I also picked up something else.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 06, 2017, 12:24:20 PM
Nice pickup!


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Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: dirk2112 on May 06, 2017, 12:50:37 PM
Nice pickup!


We got to play it on the store.  They said it was selling really well   They also had a demo of Castles of Caladale, but we didn't have time to try it.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on May 07, 2017, 11:04:14 AM
I really like South Seas, it's probably my favourite-spin-off I've played.  Hope you enjoy it!

Edit: Around the World Spin Off I meant.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on May 22, 2017, 10:58:08 PM
Another year and another visit to the local store to test my luck for the third time with the birthday dice special offer (2015 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1782.msg23631#msg23631), 2016 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2049.msg40618#msg40618)). The best part is that just two days ago there was new delivery and amongst other games they brought Carcassonne: Manage Frei! So, I went to the store with 3 games in mind: 10th expansion, 1 game for my 2,5-years daughter and 1 game for me and my gaming group. Shop assistant advised me to buy Coconuts (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/145639/coconuts) for my daughter, which already had 50% discount, and Pandemic (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic) for me. Despite I have never played it, assistant assured me that I'm gonna like it :)
Games are chosen, time to roll the dice! And I rolled 6!!! 60% discount! So I received Carcassonne Manage Frei for only 6.20 EUR, and Pandemic - for 12 EUR! And taking into account that I received 35 EUR gift card for this shop for winning 3rd place in Carcassonne national championship, I payed zero for 75 EUR worth games! Isn't it the best birthday present for the boardgamer? ^-^
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on May 22, 2017, 11:49:07 PM
Happy Birthday Mr Numbers, may you roll 6s every year  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 23, 2017, 12:21:29 AM
Great work MrNumbers!

Maybe next year you should ask to roll a D-10 :)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Chooselife on July 03, 2017, 01:51:14 AM
Although I make most of my "purchases" via KS this weekend I went to an F(NT)LGS in order to take some items off my wishlist.

In the end its "Not That" local but prices are fair and the guy has a pretty decent and some times exquisite game portfolio. Luckily for me I was on a budget  O0.
They ship to Europe with or without tracking so give it a look
www.gameplay.pt (http://www.gameplay.pt)

(http://i.imgur.com/m43xf3dm.jpg?2)
7Wonders Duel: Sound 2player game.
Dream Home: Family friendly card draft/ set collector.
Bouncing Bunnies: My 2yrs old is always asking to play games so I need to find him some games. This one I strongly recommend for kids from 2 to 5.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on July 03, 2017, 01:53:54 AM
Great Haul!  I had a busy KS weekend too  :'(
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Post by: danisthirty on July 05, 2017, 08:59:07 AM
Dream Home: Family friendly card draft/ set collector.

We have Dream Home and although we didn't get to have a full game, there was a lot I liked about it. Opening it seemed to be a bad omen though, as our house move fell apart a few days later. :( So I put it in a dark corner of my wardrobe and look forward to trying it again once we have moved and are settled in the new place...
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on September 26, 2017, 05:10:47 AM
First of many local stores to get in a copy, but 80 Euro for it I'll wait a little longer until the other store gets their for 65 Euro.

But I did Orphan Black, finally.
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Post by: danisthirty on September 26, 2017, 05:16:21 AM
Too right. 80 Euros is A LOT of money... :(n)
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Post by: MrNumbers on September 26, 2017, 05:30:22 AM
First of many local stores to get in a copy, but 80 Euro for it I'll wait a little longer until the other store gets their for 65 Euro.
At Spiel'17 they promise MSRP EUR 48.00.
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Post by: Paul on October 14, 2017, 08:01:42 AM
Birthday cake for my party. Clearly the baker never played Carcassonne nor followed my instructions to the letter. But I got a nice discount.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on October 15, 2017, 07:21:59 AM
The farmer wouldn't have scored anyway!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 18, 2017, 05:00:12 AM
Picked this up at the local store 15 mins ago.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on October 19, 2017, 05:18:27 AM
Did you buy it, or just pick it and and put it back down?  C:-)
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Post by: Paul on October 19, 2017, 06:03:12 AM
Did you buy it, or just pick it and and put it back down?  C:-)

No, bought it of course!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on October 19, 2017, 08:07:30 AM
Did you get a good discount?
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Post by: Paul on October 19, 2017, 08:32:18 AM
Did you get a good discount?

65 Euro, nornal price for that store. Guess a decent price if you think of it as a whole.
  Haven't had a chance to open it yet! And today I'm not home until midnight.
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Post by: danisthirty on October 19, 2017, 08:42:08 AM
And today I'm not home until midnight.

Will your carriage turn into a pumpkin if you're late?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on October 19, 2017, 09:54:46 AM
And today I'm not home until midnight.

Will your carriage turn into a pumpkin if you're late?

Unfortunately my life ia not a fairy tale. Though it would be fitting, pumpkins and Helloween.
  Just finished a board meeting and rushing to the football game now.
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Post by: Chooselife on October 26, 2017, 04:13:17 PM
Just grabbed Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street and Dobbled from my NTLFLGS.
Dobbled is quite funny and frantic to play with kids and non-gamers.
The Dream Home expansion will it the table really soon, as soon as I invite friends to dinner.

BB6 is selling at 64,9€

Only problem was that they now have a frequent buyer card, each 30€ gets a stamp, after 10 stamps I get 15€ discount.
Not sure if it is marketing, kindness or a challenge.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: danisthirty on October 26, 2017, 04:18:37 PM
Is 156 Sunny Street an expansion for Dream Home?

Dobble is great! I play that quite a lot with both kids (4y/o and 6y/o) and we can all compete at the same level. Fast, frantic and fun! It gets played a lot...

BB6 is £80 on Amazon.co.uk and also in my local FLGS. That's hard to justify at the moment.
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Post by: Decar on October 27, 2017, 12:54:24 AM
Specially when you can order it for 40€ from SpielOffensive....and you have store credit!
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Post by: Chooselife on October 27, 2017, 01:19:55 AM
Is 156 Sunny Street an expansion for Dream Home?

Yes, it allows for Solo and for a 5th and 6th player.
It also adds a few more decorations and some score"modifier" type cards.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on November 16, 2017, 02:53:00 PM
Amaz-on-ing I didn't pick this up until today.
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Post by: Paul on November 21, 2017, 09:02:33 AM
LEGO playmat discount, down to 5 Euros. One side reminds me of Amazonas.
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Post by: Chooselife on November 22, 2017, 01:30:10 AM
LEGO playmat discount, down to 5 Euros. One side reminds me of Amazonas.
WOWW my daughter would love this didn't even knew it existed. Must find!! :(y) :(y)
Already took advantage of a 3 for 2 pre-Christmas promotion to buy two sets of Lego Friends for her and a big Duplo for the boy. Can't wait (for them) to open the presents this year.

They are getting (into) Legos this Christmas and all the hype made search the Lego sets I got got in the 1994 Christmas, on Briclink, goes without say that I already have them on the checkout cart ready to order.
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Post by: Chooselife on November 29, 2017, 01:23:14 AM
LEGO playmat discount, down to 5 Euros. One side reminds me of Amazonas.
Does your (Lego) FLGS has a online page, can't find playmats at a good price anywhere?

In the meantime I went to my F(NT)LGS for some Christmas presents:
(https://i.imgur.com/GB6anJTl.jpg)

Manage to convince my wife to present herself with Indian Summer, she loves "tetris" like puzzling.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 25, 2018, 06:02:38 AM
Our FLGS has new delivery:

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Post by: danisthirty on January 25, 2018, 06:04:29 AM
Nice!

Did you tell them that you have one of the original prototype tiles for South Seas?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 25, 2018, 06:05:57 AM
Did you tell them that you have one of the original prototype tiles for South Seas?
Yes, I told them once. But it is important only for game fans, and irrelevant for others :)
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Post by: Decar on January 25, 2018, 06:10:34 AM
and don't forget your pin badge :)
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on July 24, 2018, 01:17:24 AM
I have visited FLGS recently :)
By the way, after careful reading of B2C rules I found out that we played it (in Ostritz) in a little bit wrong way (harder way). Original ruling makes it a little bit easier :D
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on July 24, 2018, 01:25:55 AM
Was going to mention I looked up the English rules.

The tie-breakers are not as complicated as we made it :D

What else did we do wrong?
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: MrNumbers on July 24, 2018, 01:57:51 AM
What else did we do wrong?
When you choose two tiles (for two cities), you don't assign them to particular cities at the very same moment (blindly). You just choose two tiles each, you all reveal them and then you can discuss which tile better suits which city. We played it the other way around - choose tile, assign to particular city and then reveal what your partner has chosen.
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Decar on July 24, 2018, 09:07:06 AM
Oh wow - that's got some serious opportunity for angry shouting between your two neighbours!
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Post by: franks on July 24, 2018, 04:15:39 PM
I brought this to work and just played it a couple of weeks ago for the first time. It was enjoyable at 4 players but it is a little on the light side. Good for that group and timeframe but I look forward to adding the expansion: Capitals and hope it adds a bit more meat!

The banter back and forth is the best part of the game. I had to campaign with one partner for a tile and there is some chirping back and forth but that is the point of the game  ;D

It might not be for everyone but for such a short game there is plenty of player interaction!
Title: Re: I love the local store...
Post by: Paul on September 13, 2018, 06:55:18 AM
The new edition of Count, King & Robber is finally coming to my local store. This month. Better way to late than never, I suppose. Pre-ordered it. It cost almost as much as the base game, oddly enough.