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Professor Rob

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  1. I thought this thread was going to be about the 70s invisible man series starring Ben Murphy, so I’m somewhat disappointed.
  2. We failed both attempts at May. It was a while ago, and for one reason and another, we haven't managed to get our regular participants back together to tackle June. Hopefully should manage to in the next few weeks. Looks like tons of stuff gets added at the beginning of June, so I'm looking forward to it.
  3. Definately. Edit: Damn you, bingoinferno.
  4. It can depend on which of the minigames you play; some are much better than others. We've had some great times playing Fibbage, which is simply an online version of Balderdash. A lot of the others are somewhat forgettable.
  5. How can you tell if you've got a counterfeit copy of Terraforming Mars? I'll get me coat.
  6. They should make the recessed player boards available separately at retail. The game should have included them in the first place.
  7. James Ernest has compiled all of the Cheapass games into one mammoth book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/cheapass-games-in-black-and-white?ref=discovery&term=cheapass I’d have quite liked the hardback, but couldn’t really justify the cost, so I’ve gone for the e-book version.
  8. Yes, it’s definitely worth sticking with.
  9. As per this thread on BGG, Raiders of the North Sea and Shipwrights of the North Sea are £16.99 each at 365 Games: https://www.365games.co.uk/strategy-board-games/explorers-of-the-north-sea https://www.365games.co.uk/strategy-board-games/shipwrights-of-the-north-sea
  10. Amazon are taking steps to reduce the number of counterfeit goods sold via their marketplace to zero: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/amazon-project-zero Like you, I tend to use dedicated games retailers (and I'll add Chaos Cards to your list), but I do use Amazon when decent games come up at unmissable prices. I haven't yet had a counterfeit copy of anything, as far as I can tell, but reading the threads on BGG, it does appear to be a growing problem (at least in the US).
  11. Cardhu's a decent one to try if you're just starting out, and the Gold Reserve bottling tends to always be on offer in one supermarket or another – usually about £25 (down from £42).
  12. Nice one. I had planned on popping in on Saturday but didn't get chance in the end. Cheating Moth's not a bad little game – I got it (well, Mogel Motte) from a charity shop a while back.
  13. Ooh - for some reason I thought it was later on in the year. I’d be up for it.
  14. The Kickstarter for Aftershock, Alan Moon's new game being published by Stronghold, has been cancelled, and seems to have been a bit of a disaster. First off, it was brought to their attention that there's already another game called Aftershock, an educational game used to raise awareness of the humanitarian crises that invariably follow natural disasters. That's fair enough, but Stronghold started blocking anyone on Twitter who pointed this out to them, no matter how reasonably and politely they did so. Then people started grumbling about the eye-watering shipping to costs to anywhere outside of the US, and then to add that, the "deluxe" version components were considered a bit of a rip-off. Shipping: Some of those prices are astonishing. BGG threads: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2140791/aftershock-live-kickstarter/page/1 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2141048/aftershock-name-confusion/page/1 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strongholdgames/aftershock-deluxe-edition
  15. I was a fan when it first came out, but it's very much of its time. Being 28 at the time, I probably appreciated it more than would a six-year old. It was only later that I found out that he'd stolen his entire act from Bill Hicks. Shameful.
  16. Sidereal Confluence sounds good - looking forward to it. I’ve also arranged to play Village with Andy, so I’ve been reading the rules for that. I should be coming to the next one, all being well, but I’ll let you know if I can’t.
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