John Peterson
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Hey all,

My mom is going to visit my brother in Amsterdam.... Any cool games I should ask her to pick up for me? Any recommendations on stores in town would be cool, too.

Thanks!

John
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Suzan
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Only store I know of: http://www.gamekeeper.nl/

Adres: Hartenstraat 14
 
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This was a pretty neat shop, actually. I had a lot of fun going through it. They had a good selection of the Splotter games there as well as many German-language titles.

 
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They have a larger collection then I would have thought from looking at their site.
 
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snicholson wrote:
This was a pretty neat shop, actually. I had a lot of fun going through it. They had a good selection of the Splotter games there as well as many German-language titles.
Check out Indonesia and Antiquity... Antiquity is very fiddly but great fun and Indonesia which I own but haven't played looks like a very good alternative to the 18XX games
 
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Eddie the Cranky Gamer
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oldmanrivah wrote:
scubadawg1 wrote:
Hey all,

My mom is going to visit my brother in Amsterdam.... Any cool games I should ask her to pick up for me? Any recommendations on stores in town would be cool, too.

Thanks!

John
A "friend" of mine has this "game" I've been meaning to get a hold of for some time now...could she pick it up? It should be a relatively small package - my friend just put all the pieces in a big baggie for me, I have the rules and board at home already...she could probably just roll up the baggie and stick it in, oh, I don't know, a large decanter of sniffing-dog-proof scented aromatic oils or something for convenience - in fact, that would be my preferred shipping method...
Aw man. That was the joke I wanted to make!
 
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You'll probably see some OOP games for a good price (€ 10-25): Union Pacific, San Marco, Acquire, Medina, Big City, Aladdin's Dragons, Settlers: HS I & II.

Try V&D for games like AGoT (€ 25), Amon-Ra (€20), A&Aacific (€30). Each V&D cleans out games for half price or less all year round; so depending on what they have left, you might get some nice games there. (Also saw Africa for € 3, Aladdin's Dragons and Tyros for € 10, Amon-Ra for € 14)
 
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Then there is 'Het Paard' beyond the Haarlemmerstraat on the Haarlemmerdijk (no. 173), which is a chess and go-store with a somewhat different games collection from The Gamekeeper. They tend to have more wooden games, and a few titles you hardly see anywhere else these days (San Marco, Spectrangle). See http://www.schaakengo.nl. It will be quite a brisk walk of nearly 15 minutes to get there from the center of the city, but the Haarlemmerstraat and -dijk are very nice streets to walk through to begin with.

Avoid the V&D in the city center at the end of the Kalverstraat, their section of games is very limited due to their small location. Visit the V&D in the northern part of town on the Buikslotermeerplein for a much larger games department.

Finally, you can have your mom visit bookstore Scheltema, the largest of Amsterdam (although peanuts compared to what you have in other major cities) on the Koningsplein, where they have a small selection of games, including numerous copies of the second edition of Caylus. In Dutch, but since the game material is language independent...

That's about it in Amsterdam as far as games are concerned. If you can persuade your mother to travel to other cities, you have a somewhat wider selection, especially in Utrecht, home of The Joker. That store specialises in foreign (read: German) titles. They don't have a website, unfortunately, but the adress is easily Googled.
 
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Instead of going to Amsterdam, consider going to Utrecht, OudeGracht. They have three (!) game stores there, with lots more to choose from...
 
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