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Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« on: March 07, 2016, 08:19:26 AM »
I've just spent a long weekend in Amsterdam.  There's not many game shops near the centre and we didn't have time to venture out with all the drinking we were meant to be doing  :(y)

On Saturday, we stumbled upon 'Tinkerbell Speelgoed' - which was really a children's toy shop, but with 2 shelves dedicated to board games.  I was quite impressed with their Carcassonne collection considering and snapped a quick photo while I had the chance.

Yesterday, we found 'The Games Keeper' which was a traditional boardgame shop.  The owner was friendly and attempted to make conversation with us, the Carcassonne collection was pretty good.  There was a broad range of games and I happened to see a hexagonal-tile laying-area control-place hut kind of game, which looked very interesting.  Unfortunately, we were in a rush and I couldn't justify the 37Euro price tag for a small boxed game.  I think it was a small production, possibly a prototype, I can't find a record of it on the shop's website.  I may have to contact them to ask for more details.  It will forever be called 'That Dutch hex-laying game with huts' as I have no idea what it was called.

Linkback: https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2517.0

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Re: Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 08:48:25 AM »
Fjords?

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Re: Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 08:55:53 AM »
No, I already have Fjords, I quite like it.  It's probably the best hex-laying game I've seen, it tidies up the area control mechanics.  The game is a little too simple though.  The game looked at was of a similar vein though.  I'm guessing there were 3 types of terrain, mountains, fields and forests.  The artwork looked a little crayola, which was my main reason for leaving it.  It looked like a micro-published game. I've emailed the store to ask.

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Re: Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 03:01:06 AM »
I've not been to either of these places but:

The Arcade Hotel:
http://www.arcadehotel.nl/

& a bit further out:

http://friendsfoes.nl/

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Re: Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 03:52:43 AM »
I forgot about this thread. I could have looked for that game you couldn't remember the name of when I was there last week.


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Re: Back from Amsterdam - Boardgame shop Report
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 05:43:09 AM »
No worries - I contacted the shop - that Dutch Game with Huts, was called Rifugio - I wrote a short review here: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2783.0


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