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Post  paulyg on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 08:07

The Works seems to have stocked up on bargain basement Rio Grande games again! I'm curious if anyone has played any of these? I've not even heard of any of them! Looking through the list I'm tempted by Asteroyds and Sylla...

You can browse the selection here:
http://www.theworks.co.uk/c/toys-games/board-games?page=1&pageSize=200&orderBy=7
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Post  Aneurin on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 10:26

Tempted by Darjeeling
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Post  Kes on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 14:53

I think Lizzy bought asteroyds at the expo
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Post  Lizzy on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 21:27

She did.
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Post  RikTheChief on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 10:37

I'm going to pop down at dinner time, if anybody wants me to keep an eye out for anything in particular or if you want me to pick up a game let me know
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Post  paulyg on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 11:12

RikTheChief wrote:I'm going to pop down at dinner time, if anybody wants me to keep an eye out for anything in particular or if you want me to pick up a game let me know
I'd be interested to know if they have any copies of Vasco da Gama in the store (sold out online). Also, generally, if they have anything interesting in-store that's not on the website (not expecting you to cross reference them though!)
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Post  RikTheChief on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 13:16

They had Asteroyds, Cuba expansion El Presidente, Essential Things, Storage Wars and a Temple Run game.

I bought Taj Mahal, La Citta, Priests of Ra and A Fools Fortunes

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Post  paulyg on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 14:57

Thanks for looking! Will be interesting to see if they get more titles in (in the store or online) over the next few weeks...
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Post  PaulC on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 15:49

The Works at Crystal peaks had much the same (as you would expect) no sign off Asteroyds or Priests of Ra though. They had a game called Havana which looked interesting, I picked up Mousquetaires du Roy.
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Post  Evilevan on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 17:20

From THE MOOR Works this morning I got PRIESTS OF RA, PALAZZO and BONNY & CLYDE.... They had a load of others - but they'd sold out of TAJ MAHAL already - which I was interested in (Its about 150 in the top games on Boardgamegeek) - The lady in the shop said she didn't think they were getting any more of this batch of games in now.... If anyone picks up an extra copy of TAJ MAHAL from Meadowhell or Crystal Peaks - I'll have it!!
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Post  PaulC on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 18:48

I'm out of town this weekend, but if they have any on Monday I'll pick you one up, Evan.
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Post  Aneurin on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 19:37

I did the same Evan... I'll check meadowhell on Sunday. Did you see the link about the boards?
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Post  Evilevan on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 10:11

Aneurin wrote:I did the same Evan... I'll check meadowhell on Sunday. Did you see the link about the boards?

That's great! - Yes - shall I pick up some more boards this Tuesday.... or should I wait until we've decided on the venue situation....??
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Post  PaulC on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 14:15

Evan, I swung by Crystal Peaks on the way home this afternoon and managed to pick up a copy of Taj Mahal. It's yours if you still want it...
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Post  PaulC on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 14:17

paulyg wrote:I'd be interested to know if they have any copies of Vasco da Gama in the store

Sorry, no sign of Vasco da Gama at Peaks, Paul.
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Post  paulyg on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 14:22

Bunglebogs wrote:
paulyg wrote:I'd be interested to know if they have any copies of Vasco da Gama in the store

Sorry, no sign of Vasco da Gama at Peaks, Paul.

Thanks for looking! I'll just have to content myself with the ridiculous piles of games I've bought recently... (Ooops)
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Post  Aneurin on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 15:45

Now he has 2... I got Taj Mahal for Evan from meadowhall
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Post  Evilevan on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 18:02

 Embarassed  Oops! - I already said I'd have the copy Aneurin got for me.... Sorry Paul - I'll take the other copy too if no-one else wants it - I'm sure I can sell it on....??  Shocked 
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Post  PaulC on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 19:52

Oh no! Now I'll have to keep it!! :-)
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Post  RikTheChief on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 13:19

Managed to pick up Warriors & Traders and Mousquetaires du Roy from Rotherham, they also had a few copies of La Citta left which is a brilliant city building game.
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Post  PaulC on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 13:37

RikTheChief wrote:Managed to pick up Warriors & Traders and Mousquetaires du Roy from Rotherham, they also had a few copies of La Citta left which is a brilliant city building game.

I bought Mousquetaires du Roy a while back. It looks quite good, unlike every other hand I've bought on a whim. Ever.
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Post  RikTheChief on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 17:49

It's terrible. I'm ready for binning it.
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Post  PaulC on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 17:54

I'll give it a chance, but will probably end up selling it too Smile
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