Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy 400th Blog Post-iversary Giveaway!!!!

 That's right.   This is the 400th post on this here blog!  It also happens to be the same week that we are doing renos in our condo and trying to find a storage solution for my stupidly large collection of games.  What does that mean for you?  Game giveaway!!!!

Yep, I'm offloading 16+ games which I'd be happy to send your way if I draw your name.  A few caveats, though:

1)  Shipping sucks lately.  If you live outside of Canada, I'd probably only send you a card game unless you want to pay the shipping yourself.  It'd probably be cheaper for me to just send you the money to buy the damn game yourself new then ship you a used copy.

2)  Don't expect it anytime soon, perhaps by Christmas....  If you're lucky....  Not only am I busy/lazy (as you can see from the lack of blog posts recently) but also refer to #1.

3)  Send me an email to '' with your name, country of residence, and the games that you'd be interested in in order of preference.  I'll draw names in order in a couple weeks using a random number generator.  If your name is drawn, I'll pick the game that's left that you want the most.  Unless it's Castle For All Seasons and you live in Antarctica.  Sorry, then you're SOL.

So here's the games and why I feel I can part with them:

Baker's Dozen - Basically a reprint of Knizia's filler Poison but with donuts.  I think I was hungry when I bought it because I don't like Poison.  Duh.

Fairy Tale - Great little card-drafting game but now that I have 7 Wonders I don't feel any need for it.

Ohne Furcht und Adel (Citadels) - I bought this when there was a only a German version.  Reading the translations is a bit of a chore.  Now that I've played the English version I'll never go back.

Quo Vadis - Never played it.  Not a huge negotiator. Sorry, Knizia.

Castle For All Seasons - Not bad but not feeling like I will play it again.  Great artwork.

Chaotic Connections - A copy I was sent to review.  Very light and unbalanced but some good ideas.  Yours if you want it.

Faux-cabulary - Kinda like Balderdash with word dice.  Bit too silly for our group.

Industria - Excellent Schacht auction game that again is all German.  Now that there is an English version I won't miss this.

Dao - Little abstract which was given to me.  Nice container, never played.

Miam - Impulse buy.  Turned out to be a simple set collection card game.  Probably excellent for a family.

Worm Up - I think this Alex Randolph game is silly fun but my friends refuse to play it.  Ah well. 

Skull & Roses - VERY simple bluffing game.  I think I prefer Liar's Dice.

Frank's Zoo - Excellent "climbing" card game of getting cards out of your hand before the others.   The neat thing is there are no numbers, only animals who beat other animals.  However, since I met Tichu, the best "climbing" game, this one has not been played since.

Lucca Citta - Card game.  (STOP BUYING GAMES YOU WON'T PLAY!  STOP!)

Can't Stop - Absolute classic from Sid Sackson, original push-your-luck dice game.  I want a new version.  You can have my old destroyed one that I found in a garage sale in '95.  That was a good day.

Risk - We now play Risk: Legacy.

7-in-1 Chess/Checkers/etc. set - Honestly I hate Chess and Checkers.  But I'm not shipping this one.  It's heavy and you could buy it in your local departments store for a 15 bucks.  If you're local to SW Ontario, let me know.