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So is anyone from here off to Tabletop Scotland at the start of September? Just in case there’s a vague chance of a ‘muk game of something while I’m up there :)

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My son utterly destroyed me at Tiny Epic Quest.

Was fun to play and we're both looking forward to our next game.

Amazing how much game they got in to that little box.

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On 18/08/2018 at 21:46, Mortis said:

So is anyone from here off to Tabletop Scotland at the start of September? Just in case there’s a vague chance of a ‘muk game of something while I’m up there :)

 

A squad of us going up... I’m the only mukker mind.

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13 hours ago, scottcr said:

 

A squad of us going up... I’m the only mukker mind.

Cool, maybe get a game of something with you over the weekend :) I'll be camped out at the open play area. Still trying to decide what to take up with me though and hoping someone brings a copy of Arkwright, has space and is willing to teach. Just before I go spending the money on a copy and finding out it's too heavy for me or my group :)

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Anybody living near a Travelling Man it might be worth popping in to have a last look at their sale. Only a few days to go but they've upped the discounts so anything that was 25% off is now 50% off. I bought a few, um quite a few....., new games including Agra, which looks amazingly beautiful, Ex Libris, Majesty, La Granja and also a couple of expansions for Raiders of the North Sea. 

 

Having now realised that I also have a board game crate arriving in the next couple of days and several kickstarters about to land I think I need to stop buying stuff.

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Also went into Geek Retreat with my son, which is just across the road from Travelling Man. I've never been to a gaming cafe before so didn't know what to expect. It was pretty good actually –  the board games are free to play as long as you've bought food or drink, and they had a reasonable selection.

 

We gave Unlock: Mystery Adventures a try, and had an enjoyable hour playing through the House on the Hill scenario, with coffee and cake.

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Met up with some school friends yesterday who have all been getting into board games to varying degrees, felt a little out of my depth tbh at times but they were good at making me feel included. We played Forgotten Island which felt very much like a children’s version of Pandemic as you try to shore up sections of a slowly flooding island and collect four elemental items before getting to da chopper. Was fun and a nice game to ease us into the session. Burgle Bros followed which I really enjoyed, great heist game where you sneak around a few floors of a tower block trying to find the safes to crack while evading the security guards. Highly recommend that and will be picking it up myself to play with the family. We had a quick go at Lovecraft Letter, the Cthulhu version of Love Letter card game, it was ok but I prefer the purity/simplicity of the original. Finally we tried an escape room game called Exit something or other which was a one use type thing as you cut up, wrote on and folded the clues. We had to call it a day before finishing but probably wouldn’t bother with one of those again.

 

So yeah, board games are ace!

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I'm sure this question has probably been asked and answered on here many times before but...

 

What's the best way to package and post boardgames?

 

I'm going to be having a clear out soon and will be advertising stuff on here for sale. But what's the best way to package a variety of different sized boardgames? And what's the easiest or most cost-effective way of posting them out?

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Box of closest size and some bubble wrap if you want it to get there undamaged. Postage wise hermes is usually the cheapest unless the game is really heavy. I usually check with the buyer that they have no issues and always take insurance - I’ve lost one board game to a Hermes driver in the past but did get refunded after about 6 weeks and the buyer was ok waiting till it got resolved luckily. 

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How do you get hold of boxes just a bit bigger than a board game, then? I work in retail so I can get a load from work but a lot of of boardgames are a really odd shape. Look at something like Ticket to Ride which is a fairly typical boardgame box, it's very squat and flat. The vast majority of cardboard boxes that I've seen that could accommodate that are much, much taller. You could easily pack in two or three.

 

Are there any flat packed boxes people can recommend purchasing? Or is it reasonable to just take a larger box and cut it down a bit?

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37 minutes ago, DukeOfEarlsfield said:

How do you get hold of boxes just a bit bigger than a board game, then? I work in retail so I can get a load from work but a lot of of boardgames are a really odd shape. Look at something like Ticket to Ride which is a fairly typical boardgame box, it's very squat and flat. The vast majority of cardboard boxes that I've seen that could accommodate that are much, much taller. You could easily pack in two or three.

 

Are there any flat packed boxes people can recommend purchasing? Or is it reasonable to just take a larger box and cut it down a bit?

 

I just usually end up cutting a larger box down, and it works OK. 

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Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask this, I'll remove if it isn't. I'm selling my old miniatures and can't recall the name or identify by research this WH40K Squat. "Greyclaw" springs to mind for some reason. A selfish request but I thought it might be of interest to some of you. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Aye I've sold a few games with bubble wrap, brown wrapping paper and myhermes. Never had a problem, even had a compliment from someone how well wrapped it was. I bought my bubble wrap and brown paper from Wilko, seems super cheap and good quality from there.

 

I'll probably list a few games for sale too in the upcoming days/weeks, do we have a thread in this sub-forum or do folks just use the Trading folder?

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1 hour ago, Jamin said:

I'll probably list a few games for sale too in the upcoming days/weeks, do we have a thread in this sub-forum or do folks just use the Trading folder?

 

@strider posted above in this thread to say he’d listed some games he was selling in the trading folder.

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So has anyone here played Arkwright - I was quite intrigued by the SU&SD review but obviously chucking £60 at a fairly dry, economic euro with a play time in the region of 5 hours for the full fat version isn’t something I would do lightly. 

 Our gaming group doesn’t mind a heavy game but I don’t know if this is just a step too far into “spreadsheet - the game”. 

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£64 since I missed it in stock at games quest but I’ve sold a few games at the Tabletop Scotland bring and buy so it’s been purchased - hope it’s as good as the reviews seem to say. 

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Cracking weekend at Tabletop Scotland. Organisers did a great job. Our team also won the board game pub quiz which was nice. Got a chance to play Root, and thought that was excellent and had a great play trough of Legends Untold on a 3800 quid geeknson.

 

the game library was *superb* - easily the best one I’ve ever seen.

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Got some games for sale, which  I did put on the other thread.

All games are over 2kg in weight so postage will be up to £8 (I use collect plus and wrap in bubble wrap and brown paper) so I'd like £5 towards postage.

The Witcher £50

Prophecy (unpunched) £20

Arcadia Quest £50

City Of Horror £20
Kemet and Escape have been sold.

 

 

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Yeah was a superb weekend - played loads of stuff from the library that was on my “to play” list. 

 Did well selling at the bring and buy on Saturday - shifted a few of my lesser played games and gave me enough to pick up a few other titles later. 

 

 Roll on TTS 2019 :)

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On 31/08/2018 at 01:27, Mortis said:

So has anyone here played Arkwright - I was quite intrigued by the SU&SD review but obviously chucking £60 at a fairly dry, economic euro with a play time in the region of 5 hours for the full fat version isn’t something I would do lightly. 

 Our gaming group doesn’t mind a heavy game but I don’t know if this is just a step too far into “spreadsheet - the game”. 

I've played it once and liked it. It is a fairly dry economic euro, as you say, but within that category I wouldn't have said it's that heavy. Although obviously that term means different things to different people. There are other things I'd rather play. Lacerda stuff is denser and I'd prefer that. And the new versions of Brass I enjoyed more on the subject of economic euros about the industrial revolution.

 

I'd happily play it again though.

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