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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #150 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #151 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. 

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #152 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #153 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #154 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #155 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #156 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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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #157 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #158 on: May 06, 2017, 12:24:20 PM »
Nice pickup!


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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #159 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #160 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.

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #161 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, 2016). 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 for my daughter, which already had 50% discount, and 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? ^-^
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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #162 on: May 22, 2017, 11:49:07 PM »
Happy Birthday Mr Numbers, may you roll 6s every year  :(y)

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #163 on: May 23, 2017, 12:21:29 AM »
Great work MrNumbers!

Maybe next year you should ask to roll a D-10 :)

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Re: I love the local store...
« Reply #164 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.
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