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Game giveaway: Piko-Go!

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As mentioned in a previous post, I'm giving away some games that I never play in the hope they'll bring more joy to someone else. The rules are:

1. Comment here to say you want the game and explain why you think you'll play it. I will use this rationale when deciding who to give the game to so make it convincing!

2. By commenting you are pledging that if you end up with the game you will play it in the next year. If you don't, you promise to pass it on to someone else who will. I'm not doing this to shift clutter from my dusty cupboard to yours - I want the games to get played. I'd love it if you'd come back to this blogpost once you've played and let me know how it went!

3. I will ship anywhere but you must agree to cover the postage (£5 or less in the UK, 7-15 euros depending on weight to Europe and $10-20 to US) via PayPal.

This week's game is the trick-taker where you can't see your hand, Pikoko (bonus: signed by designer!) It's a decent little game but I have so many trick-takers and this one takes up more space than most of them!

Board Game: Pikoko


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Wed Oct 7, 2020 1:30 pm
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Game giveaway: watch this flee my collection

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As mentioned in a previous post, I'm giving away some games that I never play in the hope they'll bring more joy to someone else. The rules are:

1. Comment here to say you want the game and explain why you think you'll play it. I will use this rationale when deciding who to give the game to so make it convincing!

2. By commenting you are pledging that if you end up with the game you will play it in the next year. If you don't, you promise to pass it on to someone else who will. I'm not doing this to shift clutter from my dusty cupboard to yours - I want the games to get played. I'd love it if you'd come back to this blogpost once you've played and let me know how it went!

3. I will ship anywhere but you must agree to cover the postage (£5 or less in the UK, 7-15 euros depending on weight to Europe and $10-20 to US) via PayPal.

This week's game is Friedemann Friese's Fast Forward: FLEE.

Board Game: Fast Forward: FLEE


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Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:18 pm
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Game giveaway: Make me a bargain!

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As mentioned in a previous post, I'm giving away some games that I never play in the hope they'll bring more joy to someone else. The rules are:

1. Comment here to say you want the game and explain why you think you'll play it. I will use this rationale when deciding who to give the game to so make it convincing!

2. By commenting you are pledging that if you end up with the game you will play it in the next year. If you don't, you promise to pass it on to someone else who will. I'm not doing this to shift clutter from my dusty cupboard to yours - I want the games to get played. I'd love it if you'd come back to this blogpost once you've played and let me know how it went!

3. I will ship anywhere but you must agree to cover the postage (£5 or less in the UK, 7-15 euros depending on weight to Europe and $10-20 to US) via PayPal.

This week's game is a slightly battered but perfectly playable copy of The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet.

Board Game: The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet


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Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:30 pm
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Game giveaway: can you detect a bargain?

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As mentioned in a previous post, I'm giving away some games that I never play in the hope they'll bring more joy to someone else. The rules are:

1. Comment here to say you want the game and explain why you think you'll play it. I will use this rationale when deciding who to give the game to so make it convincing!

2. By commenting you are pledging that if you end up with the game you will play it in the next year. If you don't, you promise to pass it on to someone else who will. I'm not doing this to shift clutter from my dusty cupboard to yours - I want the games to get played. I'd love it if you'd come back to this blogpost once you've played and let me know how it went!

3. I will ship anywhere but you must agree to cover the postage (£5 or less in the UK, 7-15 euros depending on weight to Europe and $10-20 to US) via PayPal.

This week's game is Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases. It's the first Ystari English edition so it does have some translation errors in one of the cases, but errata are available online.

Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

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Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:51 pm
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Roll up! Roll up! Get your free* games here!

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I've been thinking of doing something like this for a while, and John has kicked me into action with his blogpost:

Trying something new - The Great and Terrible Games Give Away of 2020

I have a cupboard full of too many games and I only play about a third of them in any given year. I believe that games are meant to be played and not just collected. So I'm going to give some away, following the same rules as John:

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Here are the rules for The Great and terrible Games Give Away of 2020.

I'll name a game in a blog post. I'll tag the game in the post. You'll see the post.

If you want the game, leave a comment below stating that you want the game. By leaving a comment that you want the game/item, you are pledging that you will play that game sometime within the next year. If you fail that pledge, you must pass the game on. Honor system. I'd love to have people come back to this blog and leave comments about the game played, but that is also completely unneccessary.

One week after the post, I'll randomly choose a person to give the game to by rolling a die.

The person who wins the game agrees to pay shipping. This helps me from losing lots of money in being too stupidly generous. It also allows me to ship games internationally without being afraid of those shipping costs. If you're willing to pay for international shipping, I'm willing to otherwise send the game to you for free.

After I choose the winner out of any comments, I'll send a geekmail to get a shipping address. Once I've shipped the game, I'll send another geekmail with my paypal info so that the new game owner can pay whatever the actual shipping costs were.
His rule about the new owner playing the game is vitally important to me. I'm not doing this to move clutter from my dusty cupboard into yours. So if you want one of the games I'm offering, let me know why you think you'd get it played and after you've done so, I'd love to hear how it went.

Like John, I'll ship anywhere you're prepared to cover the cost of. For a ballpark, it'll be £3-5 within the UK, 7-15 euros depending on weight to Europe and $10-20 to US.

First up is a Knizia! Prosperity, his co-design with Sebastian Bleasdale, is a bit too much on the optimisation side for my taste but could well be up someone else's alley.

Board Game: Prosperity


Comment here if you want it!

EDIT: having thought about this a bit, I'm going to change the terms slightly. I reserve the right to pick the winner however I like, rather than randomly. You will improve your chances by explaining why you want this particular game and who you think you'll play it with.
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