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#721 Jek Porkins

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

Hmmmm well ill be damned. maybe amazon is finally trying to compete in the board game market. They are indeed cheaper for quite a few games.


You're never going to get to a 4% discount with that attitude. ;)
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#722 MSI Magus

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:39 AM

I go wherever the cheap games are! Amazon being cheapest would also be nice because I wouldnt have to always make $100 orders, I could just buy a game or two.

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#723 Crunchewy

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:55 AM

*blinks* Amazon was cheaper? Amazon is never freaking cheaper....


What I meant was that if you don't buy $100 worth of games then you pay high shipping at CoolStuffInc and FairPlayGames, and that makes it more expensive. For the most part amazon's prices are higher, sometimes significantly higher, but you don't pay shipping, especially if you have Prime, but usually even if not.

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#724 Crunchewy

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:51 PM

I got my copy of Creatures yesterday (Kickstarter). The game is simple, but fun. My boys love it, and that's a big win. Also the magnet set is awesome! I wish I'd put in more money and gotten the full set of magnets. Oh well. I was worried this would prove to be a dud like EBZ, but perhaps the simplicity of it made it a more likely success. Mind you, we only played once, but it was fun. My kids are anxious to play again tonight.

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#725 binici

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Anyone pick up the Metal Gear Risk board game? I really want to make the purcahse this week, but would like a little preview or review if possible...

#726 MSI Magus

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:15 AM

Everyone should think about getting in on the kickstarter for D-Day Dice. The game looks good and those that have played it so far are saying it is indeed very good. Added to this though is that since the game had been so heavily funded the developer has offered people tons of bonuses.

For $35 you no longer just get the game but all those bonuses including - A bag with the games logo to carry it and a few future expansions, 6 sets of special dice limited only to kickstarters, promo cards limited to kick starters and the game itself will come in a metal tin limited to kickstarters.

Thats a ton of value for $35...I imagine even if you do not like the game you can probably get like twice your money back just by selling all that promo stuff later on.

http://www.kickstart...dice-board-game

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#727 Pure Apathy

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:35 AM

I backed DDD at the $125 x2 everything level and got a friend to go in on it with me, so I'm paying $62.50 for the $75 level. I also backed Pizza Theory today. It looks like fun. http://kck.st/rOIKP5

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#728 dtcarson

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:14 AM

I got the solo 75 level. I recall looking at DDay Dice early enough on that I could have gotten one of the Line for Lifes but I thought it was kinda pricey. This was before the gravy train of goodies.
I think I personally would prefer if the 50$ level had all the solo/co-op additions, not the German side stuff. One, it's a little odd to play the Germans in a WWII game, and two, I like the co-op. But I did it anyway.

I finallygot to play Creatures tonight with my boy. (Looking at the Creatures store website, I don't think KS 'saved' a whole lot of money, but did save a little and including shipping, and got the Chupacabra exclusive.) We played it four times and he wanted to play again. It's a fun family or social game.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:37 AM

I didnt end up getting creatures. My gut said it would be good but my head said stupid kids game.

I did however just pick up Legend of Drizzt! Amazon lowered its price to $40 so I finally caved. I have always wanted a dungeon crawl style game anyways and never bit on one. I think ill also grab Dungeon Run soon. Newest purchases put my collection at 147!

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#730 MSI Magus

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:24 AM

Coolstuffinc has about 50 games on sale. There are actually some really good games in there this time around and some games have DEEP discounts.

Trollandtoad is having a much lamer sale and has a 10% off code(but their stuff is usually far more then 10% more expensive then competitors anyways).

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#731 plasticbathmonki

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

Nothing that really jumps out at me, but a buddy of mine has been on the fence about Dust Tactics. Maybe a few bucks less than Amazon will make him finally bite. Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

Another big sale. Some of the games are hardly marked down others really deep. Havnt fully looked through to see if its order worthy yet.

http://toysforthough...6/211/BARGAINS/

Well who knows may be worth it for someone else but I found they were sold out of a ton of games and their minimum for free shipping is $150!!!!

Edited by MSI Magus, 12 December 2011 - 05:19 PM.

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#733 plasticbathmonki

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:59 PM

Throwing my money behind this Kickstarter project. I'm really digging the set-up and mechanics of of Exile Sun.

http://www.kickstart...flict-redefined

#734 thamaster24

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:25 PM

Anyone have Pandemic? How is it?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:35 PM

Anyone have Pandemic? How is it?



I have Pandemic and enjoy the heck out of it. It can be a bit more challenging than other co-op games that I've played. In fact, I lose and must watch as the world becomes a virus-infested hotzone more often than I actually win. But I still think it's a heck of a good time.

#736 MSI Magus

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

Anyone have Pandemic? How is it?


My wife and I hate it but we are in a minority on that one. In general it seems to be seen as a great co op game.

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#737 thamaster24

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

Thanks for the quick responses guys! Yeah I've heard really good things about it but I'm sure it can get frustrating.

I'll probably pick it up then, I've been looking for a good co-op game for a while.

#738 PapaJoeBear

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

Hey, I've picked up some board games in the last few months that I would like to sell/trade.

Dragon Strike
Pathfinder
Star Wars Miniatures Revenge of the Sith Starter set with 5 additional miniatures
WWF Superstars
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game (2004 edition)

If any of these interest anyone, send me a PM.

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#739 MSI Magus

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:29 AM

coolstuffinc is doing a holiday sale. Some decent stuff there.

http://www.coolstuff...n_saleItems.php

I picked up

Jungle Speed: Rabids
Forbidden Island
K2
Dungeon Run(not part of sale)
Puzzle Strike

Officially puts my wife and I at just over 150 board games owned I think we need to take a break but hopefully we can hit 200 by this time next year!

Edit - Also if anyone can give me more info on Heroscape it would be appreciated. My wife and I have heard so many positive things about this game, but at BGG there are like 30 different Heroscape and expansions listed. I am not sure what the base set I should start with is nor if I am best off buying at ebay or what it would cost me to get in to this game. Any info is appreciated.

Edited by MSI Magus, 19 December 2011 - 08:52 AM.

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#740 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

Tok Tok Woodman is *great*. Got that from kickstarting it, but made it an xmas gift for me from my wife. :) It's a dexterity game and is fun and funny. It's been a big hit with pretty much everyone so far.

I also got Ticket to Ride Asia and really like it. I haven't been able to try the team game yet, but I like the new mountain passes. Also I like the card stands for holding tickets. Those come in handy, even though really intended for the team game. Note that it's an expansion and you need any set that includes 2 to 5 player play (USA, Europe, ...). One of the new features are mountain passes. These are tough on train cars, so aside from playing enough trains to complete the route, you also have to discard additional trains equal to the number of X icons on the route. These are all shorter routes, 1 to 3 trains long, but cost you more trains than that. The map itself seems great.

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#741 MSI Magus

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

I know a few of you had me as a geekbuddy over at board game geek. My wife and I wanted to start doing our own board game reviews though so I switched my account name to reflect the both of us. If anyone is interested here are our first two reviews.

Dungeon Run
http://boardgamegeek...ins-for-the-win

No Thanks
http://boardgamegeek...12942/no-thanks


We should have a review for Carnival go up later tonight and then this weekend should finish Bat'le K'haos or however the hell they spell that games stupid name. We most likely will get Qwirkle up and maybe one other to boot.

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#742 Pure Apathy

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:53 PM

Nice reviews MSI Magus! You should let us know when you post some more on there.

I'm trying to win a contest for the FrankenDie game that's on kickstarter. I have a contest I posted on here if any of you are interested in winning a 3 month XBL gold card just for voting. The contest posted over here: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=312893

If you're not interested in the contest, and just want to help out, just go here and "like" my photo!
http://madguild.com/entries.php?e=15

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#743 MSI Magus

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Nice reviews MSI Magus! You should let us know when you post some more on there.

I'm trying to win a contest for the FrankenDie game that's on kickstarter. I have a contest I posted on here if any of you are interested in winning a 3 month XBL gold card just for voting. The contest posted over here: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=312893

If you're not interested in the contest, and just want to help out, just go here and "like" my photo!
http://madguild.com/entries.php?e=15

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Thanks! Our review for Carnival is up already. We are going to try and put up at least 1 new review a week from now on. Should most likely go up on the weekend. This week we are working on Pastiche, Qwirkle and Battle Khaos.

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#744 Regian

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:51 AM

Hey guys, first time posting here.

I just bought a Donkey Kong board game from eBay. Everything's in great shape, except the stickers on the game pieces are dried up and don't stick to them anymore.

Anyone have any recommendations on anything special to use to reapply them? I figured that glue sticks and the such probably would be too weak to get 'em back on.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:14 PM

I've never tried it out before, but it's by Mayfair and only $10, so it's a relatively safe gamble.

http://www.coolstuff...eonardoDaVinci/

#746 Crunchewy

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

I apparently had previously pre-ordered the Ticket To Ride India: Map Collection and forgot about it. It shipped today, which was news to me. LOL. I didn't really need another TTR expansion right now (barely have gotten to try Asia yet!), but oh well. I'm sure I'll like it.

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#747 thrustbucket

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

Two quick reviews from the past week on games I got:

Civilization: This game is fun and feels a lot like the PC game but it is very long, especially with players that are prone to AP.

Eminent Domain: A fun and easy game that feels like a deck building version of race for the galaxy without all the symbols.

Hoping to get Ora Et Labora this week, I love all of Uwe Rosenberg's games.

#748 MSI Magus

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:19 AM

CAG has been really odd the last month or so for me. For some reason 9/10 times I log in it logs me right back out and even after being logged in if I change more then a page or two it logs me back out. Have not been posting as a result.

Anyways we are still plugging away at the reviews and have been doing at least 1 a week(and we have like 6 backstocked). Next few weeks alone we plan on doing Summoner Wars, Nightfall, Pastiche, Battle Khaos and several others. If anyone is interested I created a geek list for them.

http://boardgamegeek...eview-geek-list

Feel free to add me as a friend at BGG too since apparently CAG is broken for me now!

O and add me on Steam if you guys use it. MSIMagus or MSI Magus. It would be nice to have some board gamers to talk to!

Edit - And to give an indication of how bad CAG is for me now it took me 3 or so minutes to get this posted and a few more minutes to get it to allow me to log in and edit it.

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#749 MSI Magus

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:32 AM

I have not seen a single post about this at BGG(and ofcourse not at CAG then). I also subscribe to the kickstarter geeklist and several other sources to help me try and find crowd funding projects. Apparently the IOS/PC game Shadow Era is going physical with the help of a crowd funding project. The project is already past its goal and further more has a whopping 6 stretch reward goals met with another 1 or 2 likely to be reached. Some of the stretch rewards are really nice things like extra foil cards, custom counters and even playmats. The next stretch goal level even adds a custom collector tin! Considering the minimum funding level is set at $20 that is incredibly generous and worthwhile.

Anyways as I said this had completely slipped under my radar and id have been pissed if I would have missed this. Hopefully this helps a few of you out since being in the last 2 days or so of the project leaves limited time.

Link for those interested
http://www.wulven.com/cards.php

The game is free to play on IOS devices and I believe on PC. There are also a lot of tutorials and reviews on youtube to help decide if its worth your money or not.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

I've been following Exile Sun on Kickstarter for some time now. They recently reopened pledging to get funding to add miniatures to the final product. It looks like one of the more professionally done boardgame projects on Kickstarter right now. If I hadn't just bought a new car and proposed to my fiance (she said "yes," if you were curious), I'd pony up the $50.

http://www.kickstart...es?ref=category