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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2016, 11:47:25 AM »
Would have to hear your review on Jaipur!

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #106 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #107 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #108 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #109 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.


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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #110 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 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
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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #111 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:



Kodama (which I've written a mini-review for) - This is a fantastically simple tree building game.

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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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #112 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:



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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #113 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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I love the local store...
« Reply #114 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.
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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #115 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #116 on: June 05, 2016, 06:19:32 AM »
That's a Great news. Thank you Jungleboy.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #117 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!

« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 10:13:13 PM by franks »
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Wanna play Carc? Can we add just one more expansion?

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #118 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #119 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.
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