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Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Dad, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer, Agricola fanboy and jealous admirer of Carl Chudyk. www.surprisedstaregames.co.uk

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...the windy city is mighty pretty etc

Poor Boffo: once a year, the company for whom he works requires a stocktaking exercise and the diddums lambkin has to get up 'early' on the weekend and go in. Fearful lest he be tardy, Boffo remarked that he'd have to leave the Club early so - in an Act of immense kindness - I insisted we start the meet half-an-hour early to give him some quality time. Indeed, as you read this post (if you're reading it on the day it was posted: see bottom-right), the noble Benjamin is up-to-his-elbow in ballbearings/weighing barrels of Mercury/losing count of small boxes in a warehouse/whatever the f*ck it is he does in Hereford while you and I sip our warm beverages and scratch our figurative perinea as part of a long lie-in.

We were six again courtesy of a rare - but always enjoyed - visit by Dave from Ledbury whose career choice keeps him away from us almost as severely as Secret Byll's! Boffo, arriving last, languished upon the plush leather armchair (that has mysteriously found its way in to the back room), sighed a world-weary sigh and without a word began glugging his red wine. My personal goals for the evening were to a) play a game with Dave, b) play a game with Gerv and c) try not to let the apocalyptic wind brewing in my gut physically and figuratively spoil the atmosphere.

First on our end of the table (myself, Jobbers and Dave) was Airship city while the others - gloatingly, it must be said - whistled through a palette-cleansing Nusfjord:


Jobbers accelerated to the full four workers and won by a comfortable, gusty margin.


This delightful worker-moving, resource-collecting, tableau-shuffling affair was a pleasure for everyone but I now realise that it's pretty essential to get at least a third worker in the game if not the whole set of four (and I was two gold shy of this before backtracking to a different strategy). In the time our sky-soaring took, the others also fitted in a Cyprus-board Concordia. Continuing the city-building theme, we opted for a six player Citadels; this also had the advantage of keeping the Batesons from going home a bit too early as our other option - Auztralia - would've taken two-thirds of us off for the remainder.


It's all larks until someone destroys Smudge's 6 point building!


It was a fairly-sedate game with 'those who have played before' steering pretty clear of Assassin and Thief victimhood but in the final round, Jobbers nuked one of Smudge's 'big' cards - which she had used to trigger the end game - and stole the then-inevitable victory from her...and handed it to Dave, who had quietly built up an impressive 27 points!

Boffo and Smudge stayed just long enough to teach us Warsaw: City of Ruins which has ably-replaced Between Two Cities in the tile-drafting Bateson catalogue (Becky HATED BTC).



Gerv had played before so kept the rest of us on-track; he and I leap-frogged each other on the score track for five of the six 'Ages' but I really swept away in the final Age. Warsaw: City of Ruins is a smart, fun, thinky spacial filler that fits in with the Club's morphic preferences pretty snugly.

And then we were done; the evening departed as quickly as it had arrived and it was safe for me to (finally) expel the trapped hurricane in my trousers in the warmth of one's Volvo. Oh, the relief!
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Punk/New Wave is my jam; it's something that winds the rest of the household up and sets the eyes a-rollin'. Too young to have been a true part of it, I watched it receding in the rear-view mirror of the 1980s as the 1970s faded to brown. The closest I ever came to participating was while in Polytechnic in Liverpool when I managed to see The Ramones and Stiff Little Fingers 'live'. I might've seen a back-to-the-circuit Buzzcocks too - it's all a little fuzzy now - but I certainly remember them on Top of the Pops: Pete Shelley's sarcastic sneer and buzzing, whining adolescent laments. Everyone remembers The Smiths being the band of the isolated teenage boy but while Morrissey sighed about unrequited love and poets to a jangling guitar, Peter sang about wanking and how unfair everything is...and he did it all with an acid wit in about two minutes thirty.


R.I.P Peter Campbell McNeish, 1955-2018.

As was coined on DJ John Peel's passing, we shouldn't have a moment's silence for Peter McNeish but - instead - a moment's noise:






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Mrs B: (exasperated) Just _STOP_ buying stuff!!!

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At the weekend...yadda

...walk to town...blah

...charity shops...rhubarb


(lovely 1970s edition)

...the 'private owner' books are just sketches of wagons...



...page after page after page...



...after page after page...



...except for one photograph:



Later, these little beauties arrived courtesy of the postman who wanders in and leaves parcels on the stairs without asking:





How can you possibly contain your excitement?

And then these turned up...all the way from Taiwan (and my good artist & gaming acquaintance Hacko!):



I think I may need more than a finger to plug this particular dike*



*ah-ah-ah! Don't say it!
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As 2018 draws to a festive close, it's been a busy year indeed: I've been banned on both BGG and Twitter (twice on the latter), changed jobs, taken my youngest child to Essen and I slimmed down. I've played lots of games (the Ross-on-Wye club has been positively-vibrant), had a new game signed with Lookout and been working on current publication projects (including a $500K (8000 copy) Kickstarter project)! In blog terms, I hit the 2500 posts mark and saw one of my personal fave writers slow almost to a stop; it's not all bad as MrShep (The Tyranny of Small Decisions) and Christian (Everything Sucks...) have nobly stepped up to fill the void! My temporary hiatus saw many kind words sent my way, for which I am extraordinarily touched *sniff* As is tradition, then, I present a list of EMNAS "highlights":

Misc Stuff:
Box of Tea - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74458/which-we-call-r... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80317/was-i-deceivd-o...
As I was walking down the street one day - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75066/bless-you
Two Castles - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76036/two-castles
The Book Whisperer - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75938/other-day
A full play-thru of The Black Overcoat Game - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76957/bog
Llandudno, mon amour - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77105/all-along-watch...
Coffin - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78164/hymn
Sweet Memories - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78305/sweet-memories
A Good Day - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78912/i-didnt-even-ha...
Mountain! - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79882/21-points & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79923/he-marched-them... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80012/picture-speaks-...
History Book - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81025/tome-toyou & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81575/can-you-guess-w...
Reprinting Scandaroon - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82299/reprinting-scan...
Black Box - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83281/black-box & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83283/clickbait

Essen 2018:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82307/patience-bitter...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82323/journey-thousan...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82322/best-time-plant...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82321/man-without-smi...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82324/two-good-talker...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82325/do-everything-r...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82326/if-you-want-you...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82535/boat

FLGS:
Hate - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72984/flgs-43-hate
Help - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75563/flgs-44-help
Box - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78101/flgs-45-box
Pitch - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79486/flgs-46-pitch
Emoji - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81453/whut
Business - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83520/flgs-48-busines...

Fun & Games:
Everybody loves Jamey - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72383/crush
Conveyor - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73339/help
The CMON big Kickstarter fuss - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73362/song
Leiriacon 2018 - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74348/leiria-control-... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74362/leiria-control-... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74405/leiria-control-... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74450/leiria-control-...
Club News - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74883/club-news
Choppers Out - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75741/choppers-out
World Cup Fever (Trading cards) - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76374/world-cup-fever
Recording Artist(s) - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77221/six-gallons & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77318/hells-bells & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77380/hip-hop
UK Games Expo 2018 - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77471/failing-prepare... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77594/day-which-i-swe... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77609/day-which-i-sav... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77636/day-which-i-get... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77661/day-which-weari...
Audio Glory - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77937/hear-ye-hear-ye
The Gamer Behind The Game - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79257/gamerbehindtheg... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79304/gamerbehindtheg...

Goodbye:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78481/goodbye-sir-it-... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78484/precious-things
Grandfather - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78827/better-late-nev...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81701/ezquerra-you-go...

Shite Games:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77669/warning-robust-...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77712/one-more-road
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77767/you-have-been-w...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80561/being-un-conven...
Q-Jumpers - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81843/q-jumpers
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83463/your-holiday-gi...

Death of a Gamer:
Debut - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73986/death-gamer
Guns - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74008/death-gamer-2
Hanabi - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74246/death-gamer-3
Monopoly - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74328/death-gamer-4
Queue - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76400/death-gamer-5
Ham - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76658/death-gamer-6
Late - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76878/death-gamer-7
Coffin - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77091/death-gamer-8
Ma - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77232/death-gamer-9
Frozen - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77346/death-gamers-10
Waiting for Go - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77338/death-gamer-11
Fuck Eulogy - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77932/death-gamer-12
Flowers - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78020/death-gamer-13
Stephen - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78405/death-gamer-sor...
EMNAS - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80136/death-gamer-15
Courier - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80865/death-gamer-16
Inter - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81206/death-gamer-17
Late - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81155/death-gamer-18
Gruesome - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81383/death-gamer-19 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81588/death-gamer-20
Uh-oh - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81723/trouble-brewin

Trains:
Off The Rails - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73162/rails
Archaeology - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83152/i-was-walking-d...

Game Theory:
How long to play?! - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72455/tick-tock
The Lost Prototype - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72554/lost-boydell
Foothills, Emergent! - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72668/hills-and-highw...
A Full Set O' Guilds - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72897/getting-band-ba...
Bluebell Brainstorm - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73746/bluebell-brains...
Richard Breese stops by - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74135/kan-you-keyp-se... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74172/breese-ing-then...
Shares in Snowdonia - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74718/share-and-share...
Last Christmas my favourite gaming podcast died...long live my new favourite gaming podcast! - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75234/its-end-world-w...
Mussel-ing in - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/77982/i-dont-want-bra...
Snowdonia Deluxe Master Edition - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78582/runaway-train & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78692/please-sir-i-wa... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78741/art-design & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78786/t-minus-48-hour... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/243221 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78984/fractional-dist... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78988/harmony
Proof - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80045/50-proof
Escape - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80159/interesting-tim...
Train Game - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80164/interesting-tim...

The Write Stuff:
Stu came, saw, conquered...and then fucked off - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72323/grand-dont-come...
The Sun was setting on North Wales - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74577/sundowner
Jobz - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75991/jobs
Colour by Numbers - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76831/colour-numbers
The Wisdom of Wiener - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76985/wisdom-wiener & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76987/wisdom-wiener-2
Ivor some of that - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79118/contains-sheep
QFT - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81264/qft

Cartoonz:
Gaming Rules! Rules! - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/72879/rtfm
Satire - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73046/satire
Misogyny - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73447/stope-trope
Head up your arse - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/73639/more-breaking-n...
Rude Geek - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74568/rude-geek & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74621/rude-geek-2 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74622/rude-geek-3 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74624/rude-geek-4
Dirty Box - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/74969/it-me
Fzzzt! Art - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/76380/out-sight-out-m...
VAR - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78335/balance
Johnny - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81764/heeeeeeeeeeeere...
The Railway A-B-C - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81943/railway-b-c & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82012/railway-b-c-2 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82058/railway-b-c-3 & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82608/railway-b-c-4
Drunken Gamers - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82175/hi-viz
Peanuts - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83337/erdnusse

Family:
Incontinent - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75461/incontinent
Lego - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/78985/sexy-mf & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79091/bricking-myself & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/79533/s-no-moon & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/80993/brick-arty
Proud - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/81339/see-ya-later-al...
51st - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83119/we-are-chum-pio... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83120/chum-pagne-supe... & https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83121/chumson-damour
Woods - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83407/just-walk-woods

The Omen:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/82636/i-believe-100-y...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/83097/just
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A night of blustery winds and excessive precipitation* was followed by clear skies and sunshine, albeit with a chill to freeze the tip off one's rosey nose-y wose-y:


The Tree at Arthur's School: glorious!


The dog has been sulking in the living room for most of the week because no-ones taken him for a walk (despite there being five folks in-and-around the place) so I finished the surprisingly-fun MS Teams video conference, wrapped myself up in woollen things and took him off in to the fields:



We took a diversion to extend the exercise - whilst avoiding any busy roads - and ended up back at the old railway line and the inkwell's divot; Mrs B had furnished me with a trowel and I set to scratching at the surface for further treasures. Predictably, given the probable method of the inkwell ending up where it did anyway (ie. pushed along in a spoil heap by a bulldozer), all I uncovered were pot shards and modern plastics. Even the adjacent stream, which often shows interesting tiles on the bed, was churned to chocolatey murk by recent storms so I couldn't even go wading in my big wellies.

The call to gaming was an early one as Gary had signaled his intentions to sweep in from the Herefordian North, Gerv from Gloucester and Dan from the wilds of Skenfrith: a hearty seven and, consequently, a guaranteed opportunity to try out one (maybe even two**) as-yet-unplayed Essen releases (for which I had spent a good 90 mins preparing)...but not straight away; first, while waiting for the full compliment, we brought out an old - and much missed - favourite:


My piece (red) is actually about to lap Gary and the others; it was pretty much an inevitable result by the end of round 3 (of 5).


Leaving the others to Caylus, I took Jobbers and Smudge to one side for some aquatic ovine amusement. It's a sort-of co-operative All Creatures Big And Small with a splash of Terra Mystica-esque 'income reveal' and is a very enjoyable, pleasing variant indeed. Lovers of Uwe games will find nothing difficult to pick up and it offers the mandatory 'multiple paths to victory' criterion in a colourful and tactile package.



Smudge managed to survive my taking of 'Dike Points' (Jobbers didn't) by stocking up on plenty o'sheep too and edged me in to second (I thought my hogging of the sheep market with my sales bonuses may have carried me to victory but no). Lowlands merits further investigation (probably next week, if I can wangle it).



Having just pipped noob-to-it Gary to the Caylus win, Dan requested 7 Wonders - pretty much a done deal as there were seven of us around Jobbers' nutbutter-ed trestle:



We played two rounds of 'regular' followed by a wrap-up 7 Blunders and declared the evening yet another success in the 2018 Ross-on-Wye gaming calendar. What fun.

*constipation is not a laughing matter
**East Indiaman stayed in the bag
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Something for a gloomy Sunday, perhaps? Some links about games and gaming I found on the BBC website:

"Occupation survivors reminisce over board game" - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-45397434

The UK Games Expo 2018 ('You and Yours') from 6m 30s onward - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0b42qc3

Business Daily (June 2018 feat. Hasbro, a quick history of Monopoly and Reiner K!) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p02f8l1y (needs Flash)

Some light reading (feat. a pic of ex-Boardgameguru honcho Paul Lister) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44214043

Matt Leacock & Pandemic (interview) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csww7d

Also, apropos of yesterday's exercise in caving in, what do you think of the state of these seven cards?!

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Feel free to mock, gloat and/or praise me hereafter (NOT you, Boffo)
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Waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting...

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About a month ago, I agreed a 'trade' via a Facebook group and duly sent my half of the bargain off...I have yet to receive the other half. Illness and possible courier fumblage may be to blame and, for now, I'm willing to give it a few more days before I go over the top and start slinging abuse about the place. Similarly, about a seven days ago, I ordered something online and - again - thanks to unavoidable delays, that stuff has yet to surface (though, perhaps, today is the day?!).

All this week I have been arriving home, removing my shoes and hanging up my coat and peeping around the Library Room door to see if there's a package on my favourite chair and, all week, there's been nowt apart from some bank statements, a credit card flyer and 'the cat'.



Temper this frustrated deprivation with a reasonably-regular recent stream of long-awaited KS materials (plus my 'Essen 2018' haul) and I am in no way suffering from a lack of material goods with which to amuse myself; yet these two scenarios of delayed gratification are most vexing! What a tiresome, modern-day malady this is.
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(we are in an FLGS; the cashier is sat behind the counter reading a dog-eared copy of “Accountancy for Dummies”. The shelves are empty, the window is empty; there is nothing in the shop. A customer walks passed the window, does a double-take, kicks the door open with his feet and comes in)

Doorbell: *di-

Customer: Morning!

Cashier: (looking up from his book) Oh, hello.

Customer: (scanning the spacious emptiness) Have you shut down?

Cashier: (puts book down) Oh no, Sir.

Customer: (sweeping his arm around the room) But, you’ve got no –

Cashier: It’s my new business model, Sir

Customer: Business model? Based on what?

Cashier: The Cult of the New, Sir.

Customer: How so?

Cashier: Let me explain: everyone, nowadays, is obsessed with games before they’ve been released – whether embedded in a Kickstarter campaign – or previewed at a major show. Unfortunately, by the time the games are physically-available, the buyers have lost interest and are now anticipating the next big thing.

Customer: But won’t you actually go out of business?

Cashier: Oh no, Sir; you see, we take deposits on the pre-orders of these games and when the player inevitably gets bored they ask us to sell the games they’ve not got yet on their behalf and put the proceeds towards The Hotness...for which they also pay a ‘top up’ fee.

Customer: Um...

Cashier: Those on eBay – and similar platforms – commit to a purchase and by the time the auction is over – usually 10 to 14 days - they’ve changed their minds and the cycle begins all over again. In this manner, I can ‘roll forward’ game sales without ever needing to handle physical product and I make a quid or so on each ‘touch’.

Customer: Gosh!

Cashier: Indeed. I’m almost at £30,000 income (gross) per month in pre-order/re-sale commission and I’ve not seen a real board game since February!

Customer: Wow. But what if someone actually wants their game?

Cashier: Oh that's easy - I just direct them to our online store..and the whole cycle starts over again! Now, can I help you at all?

Customer: Well, I was actually looking for a Keyforge Starter box if you had one?

Cashier: You’re in luck, Sir; we do have a couple left –

Customer: (interrupting) Great! I’ll take both of them, then!

Cashier: They’re actually in our other shop, Sir; it’ll take a couple of days to get them sent over, if that’s ok?

Customer: That will be fine; how much are they?

Cashier: That’ll be forty pounds the pair, Sir.

(the customer offers his credit card which the cashier swipes and processes)

Cashier: All done, Sir!

Customer: Many thanks! (picks receipt and starts to walk out of the shop) See you next week!

(he departs)

Cashier: (to himself) I think that very unlikely, Sir.

Doorbell: -ing*
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