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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #15 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 and here in case you're interested.

 

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2015, 01:42:45 AM »
I bought this at a fair of comics and board games.
It applies as Local Distributor?

A knight is sworn to valour.
His heart knows only virtue.
His blade defends the helpless.
His might upholds the weak.
His word speaks only truth.
His wrath undoes the wicked.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #17 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 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2015, 10:15:31 AM »
I bought this at a fair of comics and board games.
It applies as Local Distributor?



Yep it qualifies as a local store. Nice find!
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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #19 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 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #20 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 $.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #21 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 ('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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #22 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 ('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)

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #23 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!


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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2015, 10:08:47 AM »
You'll be happy when you open your advent calendar today too!

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #27 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

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #29 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


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