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#31 strawdonkey

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

I saw these in HMV Metrocentre today but they should presumably be available in most of the stores. I picked up Boggle Flash for 12 instead of it's normal 25-30. It's the classic wordsearch game but uses five cubes which display a letter each. You slide them around to form words. The cubes know when you have a valid word and keep score and time you as well. There are three variants and it all works very nicely. Even my wife approves of this one.


Argos were doing Boggle Flash a while back for 15, my wife picked one up then - it's a good laugh but I don't play it much as I'm embarrassingly bad at it!
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#32 Blunted

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

Heading off to the local charity shops shortly, fingers crossed for something more exciting than jigsaws and monopoly with missing bits.
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#33 jonnyalpha

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

Argos were doing Boggle Flash a while back for 15, my wife picked one up then - it's a good laugh but I don't play it much as I'm embarrassingly bad at it!

I always think I'm doing ok but then the cubes inform me that I may have scored 10 but the possible max score was 33. Oh, not so good then. :ph34r:
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#34 merman

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

You fellows have had me hunting for second-hand bargains - in vain, as it happens. I saw a Lord of the Rings but it was going for a damned sight more than Moosegrinder saw his for, and it looked like it had been used as either a step-stool, a toilet, or both.

I did see something called 'Knightmare' in a toy shop, but it didn't appear to be associated with the TV show, and I can't find mention of it online. It's possible it was just a toy and not a game at all. I didn't really have a good look at it.

Do all toy and game shops have a Games Workshop component to them these days? Both toy/game shops in Tavistock were loaded with Games Workshop stuff but had very little else. It was all Citadel Miniatures, Airfix kits and boxes of Mastermind.


There is an official Knightmare board game...
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#35 Nathan Wind

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

Not strictly a board game (or especially appropriate to the proper board game types around these parts), but I spotted a mint Screwball Scramble in a local cherridy shop this morning. I was hella tempted at 2 as I used to absolutely adore that game as a kid, but despite the overwhelming wave of nostalgia that shook me to my very soul....I resisted.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

Oh well, as anticipated, a whole bunch of crap. I'm sure michael recommended picking up anything by Ravenburger at one point, but I thought I might get some funny looks buying this.
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#37 moosegrinder

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:07 PM

Seeing as you said Michael recommends Ravensburger I went and picked up that Explore Europe and Haunted Wood from BHF
Journey Through Europe (Explore Europe over here)
Haunted Wood

Both in the mid 4/10 but what do you want for 3.50?
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#38 Blunted

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

I hope I didn't dream that recommendation :/
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#39 moosegrinder

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:19 PM

Fuck knows, it's just stuff to put on the pile. It'll make for a blog when I play them and they're shit :)
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#40 michael

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:29 PM

Nope, it's kind of a decent rule - I always pick up Ravensburger games (but leave the jigsaws and toys there). Ravensburger produce great little games, especially for kids - wooden bits and nice artwork - that do pretty well for trading and selling on eBay.

Hence, never leave a Ravensburger behind. Also (as an addendum) always grab a HABA!
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:51 PM

Glad I wasn't going mental! Thought you had posted that at some point.


Not strictly a board game (or especially appropriate to the proper board game types around these parts), but I spotted a mint Screwball Scramble in a local cherridy shop this morning. I was hella tempted at 2 as I used to absolutely adore that game as a kid, but despite the overwhelming wave of nostalgia that shook me to my very soul....I resisted.


Meant to post that I would have really struggled not to purchase that. Loved it too :D
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#42 SimonC

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:28 PM

I had Journey through Europe as a kid and enjoyed many a hour playing it, often by myself i think! Looking at those pics of it on BGG has reminded me of other games I had as a kid: Scotland Yard, Stratego, an old copy of Totopoly and The Sorcerer's Cave. An early dungeon crawler that i got for Xmas when i was 9 or 10. I imagine they've been thrown out by now though and became a bargain for someone else :facepalm:
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#43 RFT

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:00 PM

Scored a copy of Munchkin in a charity shop for 2.50 on Saturday. Not played it yet.
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#44 Professor Rob

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

Not sure if this is the right thread, but the iPhone/iPad/iPod version of Hive is free at the moment.
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#45 Big Winters

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

I got an Italian version of Michigan : Report From Hell for 25, off somewhere online. Its going for around 40 on amazon used, so I guess its a bargain. Should of kept it in the packaging really, but whatever, I wanted to play it, and experience its craziness / crappiness. It excelled on both aspects
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#46 michael

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:03 PM

Not a lot of dice rolling or use of cards, mind you ;)
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#47 Campfire_Burning

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

I predict that Michael will be making a post in here at some point today.
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#48 michael

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:26 PM

You predict RIGHT.

Adeptus Titanicus and Advanced HeroQuest.

Complete.

Much of it still unpunched or on sprues.

8 the pair.
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#49 moosegrinder

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:10 PM

Such a bastard.
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#50 michael

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:41 PM

So here's the story:

I was on the High Street to go to the Post Office, sending out a bunch of stuff. As I tend to do on a Saturday, I popped into the charity shops on my route. Most of the time there's the usual combination of Monopoly sets and Trivial Pursuit, but sitting on the shelf in the British Heart Foundation shop was a copy of Advanced HeroQuest. I had this when I was a kid but some time during the many house moves we made as a family, it got lost. Today it rejoined my collection and it's amazing. Most of the tokens are unpunched and half the figures are still on sprues. The box needs a little TLC, but I really don't care. This one is staying in the collection.

What's really odd is I was only writing about Advanced HeroQuest yesterday while working on a review of the D&D Wrath of Ashardalon game. Cosmic ordering? Beautiful coincidence? Who knows - but it's sitting on a shelf in my home now.

I then got to chatting with the mad old lady who was in charge today and she said they had a stack of games out the back if I wanted to look? Of course I did! Most of it was along the lines of Monopoly and such stuff, but there was a set of some of the old MB arcade conversions in minty fresh condition (Zaxxon, Defender, Beserk and Frogger, if I recall) and Soccerama (which I remember playing at my grandmother's house when I was a kid).

Oh, and a copy of Adeptus Titanicus. I picked it up, felt pretty solid.

"I'll charge you the same for that if you want it."

Nice one, thought I. I'd not actually heard of it before, but why not go for a gamble? I recognised Jervis' name on the front and who doesn't love giant robots?

Got it home and it's in better condition than the Advanced HeroQuest. Entirely complete, tokens mostly unpunched, polystyrene buildings look ludicrously lovely.

Now what the hell do I do with it?!
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#51 moosegrinder

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:46 PM

Sell it for stupid money or wait for the next maths trade.
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#52 Joyrex-J9

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

That's an insanely good find, probably close to £200 worth on games on eBay.
I hate you with all my heart ;) (not really!)

Adeptus was the precursor to Space Marine, which paved the way for the whole Epic scale system. Which I played to death back in the day, all day mega battles with my Eldar army. Great days! :blush:
It's valuable to collectors but it's really just a curiosity these days, and it's a tabletop wargame rather than a straight board game

But AQ is a real gem
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#53 michael

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:00 PM

I'm so happy with Advance HeroQuest. And I'm also happy that Adeptus will finance a few new purchases ;)
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 03:10 AM

Ho-lee crap! You jammy bastard :D
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#55 Mr Do 71

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

Anyone interested in Warcraft The Board Game? It's still shrinkwrapped, and you can have it for the price of the first class P&P!

NOW GONE!

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#56 idespair

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 02:59 PM

I did see a sealed Rocketville yesterday going for 3 in the charity shop over the road, but I'm trying not to buy stuff at the moment.
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#57 MotiVater

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

Anyone interested in Warcraft The Board Game? It's still shrinkwrapped, and you can have it for the price of the first class P&P!

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Wouldnt say no to adding that to my pitiful collection! :wub:
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#58 michael

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:22 PM

Avoid Rocketville! It's terrible! That Warcraft game's not bad though, MotiVater will enjoy it :)

Right, so after a lot of thought, I've put that Adeptus Titanicus up for sale on eBay. However, I felt really guilty about sticking a huge BiN on it, even though a few folks I spoke with said I could easily get 200 for it. So I'm leaving it in the lap of the gods - 1 start, no reserve, seven day auction. Whatever happens will happen! Even if it goes for 5, I'll still have made a profit on it ;)

Keep an eye out on it - the experiment is here: http://cgi.ebay.co.u...5#ht_500wt_1156
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#59 michael

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:38 PM

Had to take a day off crappy work to drop forms and stuff off at new work (which I can't start until security clearance kicks in) - it's over the other side of town and there happens to be a little charity shop near the bus stop. I rarely go there as it's quite a trek, but as I was in the area I thought I'd pop by. Good thing too, I picked up a bag of Tantrix tiles for 1.50. It's a nice little puzzle game with bakelite tiles, well worth a few plays!
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#60 jonnyalpha

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:15 PM

You lucky, lucky bastard.......

edit: and after some thought I'm adding a "complete spawny git" to that description as well.

it's already 4 bids and 38 quid btw.
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