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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Kevin Shaud
United States
Landisville
Pennsylvania
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Game is brand new; still in shrink.

Price: $50.00 $45.00

Price drop: $42.00

Price drop (final price): $40.00

I will also trade for games on my want list.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Justin Fuhrmann
United States
Spencerville
Ohio
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for Neuroshima Hex!

I really like this game, but it doesn't play well with 2, and my wife really didn't like it much.

We threw it in a math trade and ended up with...
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Christine Biancheria
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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This game has a high fun factor and should get more love.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Justin Fuhrmann
United States
Spencerville
Ohio
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Avalon Hill first (and only, I believe) English edition. From non-smoking, pet-free home.

Game was unpunched when I received it in a previous trade. It has been played twice since then, and is complete and in excellent condition. Box has shelfwear (mostly whitened corners and edges) but is structurally sound and in overall good condition.

Will pay first $10 shipping to AK or HI, free elsewhere.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Anton der Grosse
United States
Zionsville
Indiana
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Excellent condition. Non-smoking home.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Burke Nichols
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
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Second one of these in the last month.

$2.99 at GW
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Mark Johnson
United States
Santa Clarita
California
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Nov 9, 2012
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Houston
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Greg Pettit must enjoy talking about meta topics on my podcast as much as I do. After helping me on my shows about game themes (for grown-ups or otherwise!), he told me he'd been thinking about the value of a boardgame. Not boardgaming, the entire hobby, but an individual title. And not in a strictly dollars & cents way, but more of a holistic, personal value of an individual game. Ever read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance? It might be good background for Greg's thoughts in this episode.


We start off with the usual--but false--comparison of the cost of a boardgame compared to "dinner & a movie." If you've been in the hobby for long, no doubt you've come across this one. However, that comparison breaks down quickly, to the point where it's only importance may be as a rationalization (to your spouse?) for buying more games! No, when thinking about the value of an individual game, our thoughts quickly converged on the time we spent playing the game, and the quality of that time. It's not simply a matter of multiplying game length x number of plays to get some total number of hours. It's not as mechanical or clinical as that. From there Greg is able to point out the value a game can have regardless of the number of plays you have of it...or that game has in it.

Just as much fun as the zen-like discussions about game values are every gamer's personal stories about games that mean something special to them. That's because we came to the conclusion that a game's value is multi-dimensional, sometimes difficult to describe, and very often personal to the gamer. Maybe it relates to a particular game experience playing it with friends, a theme that resonates so strongly, or even the effort it took to acquire the game in the first place.




My only regret about this episode are some of my opening words, where I praise Greg for helping me get these podcasts out with more regularity. Since I haven't really done that, it makes it sound like Greg bears some responsibility for that. Of course that isn't true! This episode was actually recorded three months ago, and it's for my own reasons that I didn't post it until now. Why I do this to myself and my friends is a podcast for another time.
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-Mark
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Shane
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Avalon Hill. English.

Condition: Good. Box has some shelf wear. Missing one blue airplane (player piece).
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Mark Johnson
United States
Santa Clarita
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October 16, 2005

At last! A session report show! And these days, what's even more important to me than the session report about a couple games is the feedback section. I'm so pleased to get as much feedback as I do, and it's great fun to read & reply to it. Per my new format, all of the feedback is pushed to the end of the podcast, so those of you that only want to hear about games get to listen to the session report up front, skipping the rest.

So, what do you think about the picture. Is Ryan right? Do I really look like the David & Goliath #6 card? :-)

-Mark


Links
Air Baron
Around the World in 80 Days
VASSAL
Hexwar
Series 120 wargames
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
ANDREAS MILIOPOULOS
Greece
KOROPI
ATTICA
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Έκδοση - Avalon Hill

Κατάσταση - Καλή/Πολύ καλή, μικρές φθορές και ασπρίσματα στο καπάκι. Ξεφλούδισμα 10 εκ. σε μία πλευρά, έχει χαρτοταινία.
Περιεχόμενο - Σε εξαιρετική κατάσταση.

Μεταφορικά - Δωρεάν.

Sweetener -
Mall World

Έκδοση - Της φωτογραφίας, Γερμανική
Κατάσταση - Εξαιρετική.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Burke Nichols
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
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This one was at GW for $1.99

I also stopped at B&N and picked up The 2 SW:LCG expansions, Castellan and Lost Temple
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Steven Sheasby
United States
Plano
Texas
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Game Condition:

This copy of the game has never been played. It is no longer in shrinkwrap, but in excellent condition.

The two counter sheets are present and (mostly) still on the cardboard. 12 Spoke Control counters from Olympic Lines have fallen off the counter sheet. They are currently in a separate small envelope to keep them together.

Rules and mapboard are in excellent shape. Money is accounted for.

This copy of the game does NOT have the plastic jumbo jets. When I acquired this copy, it didn't have them. While you can play without them, I know it's not the same.

Box Condition:

The outside box is in very good condition even after all of these years. There are the beginning signs of wear and tear along the game box corners (bottom corners).

Game comes from non-smoking house.

Language/Edition Info:

Avalon Hill printing from 1996.

Price/Payment:

$35

PayPal or cash at time of delivery. Pickup at BGG.FAM.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Paul Boucher
United States
Dexter
Michigan
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English Avalon Hill edition. Complete. Excellent condition. Box in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear around the edges.

Will ship for free in U.S.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Paul Boucher
United States
Dexter
Michigan
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English Avalon Hill edition. Complete. Excellent condition. Box in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear around the edges.

Will ship for free in U.S.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Jeff Luck
United States
Sandy
Utah
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Starting Bid $25

Played a couple times.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Paul Boucher
United States
Dexter
Michigan
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English Avalon Hill edition. Complete. Excellent condition. Box in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear around the edges.

Will ship for free in U.S.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Christopher Bird
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Very good condition.

This game is currently listed in my no-ship TABSCon auction. If it reaches the reserve bid I will submit a blank wantlist for it.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Christopher Bird
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Out of print. Very good condition.

Soft reserve: $10.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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Dust Level: About 16 years

I don't know when my last play of this game was, but it was before 2002 when I started recording all my plays, and no later than 1996, when it was published. My best guess is that it was about 1998.

This is a "king of the hill" type game where the income generation mechanism feels a little bit like Settlers and you have to push your luck successfuly to win. Thanks to Andy Latto for asking to play it, and to Joe Huber for teaching it.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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I bought this soon after it came out, but I hadn't played in at least 15 years. Andy Latto said he wanted to play it, and I knew Joe Huber likes it, so we arranged a play near the end of my house con. Joe, as you'd expect, has figured out how to make it go quickly. It was better than I remembered.
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Paul Boucher
United States
Dexter
Michigan
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English Avalon Hill edition. Complete. Excellent condition. Box in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear around the edges.

Will ship for free in U.S.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Pete Grey
United States
Portland
Oregon
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$25- Very Good condition.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Paul Boucher
United States
Dexter
Michigan
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English Avalon Hill edition. Complete. Excellent condition. Box in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear around the edges.

Will ship for free in U.S.
 
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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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.10! Saint Petersburg -- Do you notice that my average rating goes up every day as the con progresses? As I get tired I am less eager to learn new games. On Saturday morning Joe Huber arrived before anyone else, and Joe and I can play 2-player games fast! We started with this favorite of mine (if I'm going to try to play it 20 times this year again, I need to start early.) I ran into trouble almost immediately because I needed to stuff some cards into my hand, and although I stuck fairly close to Joe, I was behind the whole game. My only saving factor was the fact that he had taken a very early Carpenter Workshop, which requires a Woodcutter (or the Czar) to use. He had no access to a Woodcutter all game, so on the final turn he used one of his two Observatories to take a green card, hoping for a Woodcutter so he wouldn't have to take the 5 VP penalty. And he did get one. To be fair, there were a lot of Woodcutters in the deck, and he had another Observatory, so he could fish for one twice. Have any of you seen anyone Observe for a green card in what is known to be the last turn of the game? Well, he got one and went on to win.

_9_ Thebes -- This is another game Joe and I both enjoy. We even did a podcast episode together about it. Well, it was a very odd game. I started by scooping up 5 expositions first thing as Joe collected special knowledge. I struggled to get knowledge all game, but I did get 6 general knowledge. And I got both blimps and a car. But when I went digging, my luck was unbelievably good. Joe was face palming at how good my draws were, as he drew his usual pile of sand. His luck turned a bit later, and he did get most knowledge in 4 of the 5 colors, but it was one of the most extreme examples of luck I've seen in this game. But that's okay in a game about archeology.

_9_ Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 -- Joe loves Ticket to Ride, and no one else had arrived, so we played a 2-player game, using the 10th anniversary edition. It was a close game. I kept all but one of my first tickets, and Joe kept all of his. Uncharacteristically, I took tickets first, but Joe took tickets twice. I then rushed to finish, but Joe finished first, without completing one ticket. It was still close, as he won longest route and had more 15-point links. I won by only a handful of points.

.10! Race for the Galaxy -- I'll estimate that we played all three of the preceding games in well under 2 hours. Finally we were joined by a third person, and played one game with the base set.

_6_ Wer hat mehr? -- John Brewer joined us for this Alan Moon card game, ideal for 3 players. The reprint, "Where's Bob's Hat?", adds additional luck, presumably because Rio Grande felt the original card game was too predictable (?!) We used the original rules and there was plenty of unpredictability. John shot out to a huge lead. Joe and I worked to reel him in, and I got to within about 20 VPs, but it was an impressive victory for John. Without the extra luck.

_8_ No Thanks! x2 -- While we waited for other groups to finish, we played two games of this lovely filler. Oddly enough, Joe finished last in the first game and first in the second game, but he had a higher score in the second game (low scores are better)! We were obviously more agreeable in the first game.

_7_ Air Baron -- Andy Latto had told me he wanted to learn this game, and I knew Joe likes it, so I arranged for us to play together. Marsha joined us to make 4. I bought my copy soon after it came out in 1996, and played it a few times then, but it seemed slow and we stopped playing it. I was happy to give it a new try, especially because I knew Joe would keep the game moving. This game is oddly similar to Catan in some ways, in that you buy locations that may or may not pay off in profits (you draw chits from a cup rather than roll dice, but it's similar.) Also, you start by expanding into unexplored territory, but pretty soon the map fills up and you are directly in conflict. I was a little slow to figure out a strategy, and it came down to Joe vs. Andy for the win. Andy made a try for it, going into fare wars, but he fell a bit short, and Joe was able to use two consecutive turns, both in fare wars, to win. I'd be happy to play again. The only optional rule we used was the government contract; most of the others slow the game down, which isn't what we wanted. I was really happy to get another chance to try this after more than 15 years.

.10! Outpost -- Ginda, a fellow actuary at my company and a fellow square dancer, hosted her own New Years Eve party, but she did come over a few days during the new year. We decided to play Outpost, and I invited her to learn. Joe taught her the rules, opting for the "learn as you go" plan. Ginda had somewhat better than average cards, but she played unusually well for a first-timer and won the game, with Joe and me not too far behind. There are some games in which you don't expect a first-timer to win against experienced players, and this is one.

_9_ Funkenschlag: EnBW -- I love Power Grid, including most of the expansions. One of my favorites is this specialty item made for the Baden-Wurttemburg power company, in a blue box rather than Friedemann's usual green box. It has just a few small rule changes, but they really effect your decisions (which I welcome.) Dan played a fine game, hanging at the back of the turn order. He started with the #05 plant, and then had the #31 coal plant fall to him at the end. It was expensive, but he bought it and gradually built up to more cities, with the nice side effect of keeping him at the end of the order. Then the same thing happened again, and the #32 fell to him at list price. Dan is too good a player to lose with that amount of good luck, and he didn't.

.10! Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts x3 -- We were breaking up, with snow/slush on the way, so people were leaving early. We finished with three games of Race. Chris, Sam L. and I each won one.

This was a great con. I played 23 of the 55 games on my "Want to Play" list, and I got to play with a wide range of people, including some I only see once or twice a year.

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Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2059]
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Avalon Hill. English.

Condition: Very good. Box has some shelf wear. Missing one blue airplane (player piece).
 
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