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Saint Drogo said:
Helen has apparently developed a great enthusiasm for chess, thanks to someone in afterschool childcare teaching her the rudiments on the game.

Come to find out, we don't have a chess board or a chess set anywheres in the house.  I'm not sure quite how this happened...
Might I suggest:
http://is.gd/Lgxuxv
 

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Perhaps the most poorly-conceived Kickstarter project in the history of board game design...Lunch Box

In one month she has managed to achieve a whopping .5% of her stated goal.  She has also received some withering broadsides from the boardgaming community (obviously not the target audience, but still) for the preposterous project costs she claims to have.
 

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Saint Drogo said:
Perhaps the most poorly-conceived Kickstarter project in the history of board game design...Lunch Box

In one month she has managed to achieve a whopping .5% of her stated goal.  She has also received some withering broadsides from the boardgaming community (obviously not the target audience, but still) for the preposterous project costs she claims to have.
Wow.  I'm shocked that Kickstarter approved the project for $130k.  Good luck to her on that one...  :icon_chortle:
 

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From the people who brought you Infarkt.  Probably will never be published in the US, but one can always hope.  If anyone travels to Eurpoe, feel free to pick a copy for me
 

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So Bopper thinks the prices for Fireball Island are ridiculous?  Good thing he isn't trying to get a copy of The Devil's Cauldron, which is currently up for auction on eBay.  After 43 bids, the price is up to $325.00, with 23 hours remaining.  The cheapest price on the BGG Marketplace is $350, and some people are selling it for $500
 

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Rob in Arlington said:
If I recall correctly, the Dune Board game is quite the collectors item, because the Herbert estate took the makers of the game to court, and have refused to give permission to others who have wanted to design games based on the stories.

And why aren't the Game of Thrones games included?  Not high-fallutin' enough for this list?  If they're going to include Stephen King, then it seems like anything would be fair game.
 

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Got to play Clash of Cultures for the first time last night.  Loads of fun, can't wait to try it again.  Took us 3 hours, but we were all playing for the first time.  I would guess that a 3-player game would take about 2 hours once everyone is comfortable with the rules and mechanics.  If you enjoy civ-building games, this really is one to check out...
 

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Settlers of Catan?

Played it with my brother and his kids. Fun game, but too much depends on the random chance of what number is assigned to which resource.
 

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Settlers of Catan?

Played it with my brother and his kids. Fun game, but too much depends on the random chance of what number is assigned to which resource.
Often referred to as the Monopoly of Eurogames. Lots of people love it, and for a lot of people it was the gateway game. Most people in my gaming circles have long since abandoned it. I never bothered playing it in the first place.
 

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Settlers of Catan?

Played it with my brother and his kids. Fun game, but too much depends on the random chance of what number is assigned to which resource.

Played it at the lake all week on vacation. Was the go to game of the week, on the beach and off. Random as hell due to it being a dice game, but there is still some strategy to be had amongst the rolls of the dice.
 

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Right there with the Economist Fantasy Lig. No disrespect. Just esoteric.
No more esoteric than any war game, I would think. 4 of his games are in the BGG top 100 in war games. Fire in the Lake will no doubt be the 5th one. Lots of people like a game which can kick the shit out of them.
 
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