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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    I'm downloading it now.
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    UK Games Expo

    It's great. You'll have a brilliant time. The show just keeps on growing and improving. I can only get there on the Sunday this year but I'll be trucking some stuff over to the bring and buy and then wandering the halls trying to get some demos in. We played loads of games last year and came away with 14 purchases. Other half loved it as well which was fantastic, she was instrumental in at least half of the purchases that we made. I can't wait, we had a quick visit to Airecon recently to get us in the mood.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    The price is good as far as I'm concerned. I'm going to be signing up to the kickstarter for either the one year or two year deal. The idea of fully funded projects using kickstarter is something I'm used to as my other major hobby, boardgaming, has many of the larger companies using Kickstarter to promote new games, create some buzz and get a good community behind a game early on. I can see why Antstream want to do it, it should mean the system gets off to a flying start with a decent userbase from day one. Looking forward to playing some titles on my xbox and tablet. I hope Switch is going to be there somewhere down the line.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I've just had a look on the web eshop and it doesn't show as being on sale. Have i just missed it? How much did you get it for?
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    Thank you. Well spotted. I've ordered both of them as my willpower for boardgame bargains is zero.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    So that went about as well as could be expected.
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    PlayStation Classic

    I do have a PSTV that hasn't been plugged in for ages so it probably is on the older firmware. I might have to look up and see what I can do with it.
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    Settlers of Catan

    I no longer buy from Amazon as they use a pooling system for their inventory which means fakes can get mixed in with legit copies and you'll never know what you're going to get. Currently I buy online from Zatu, Boardgameguru, Gameslore and firestorm cards. Boardgameguru update their specials page regularly and it's worth keeping an eye on. I use Travelling Man in Newcastle if I want to go into a real shop. The conventions are a potentially great place to buy cheaper copies. I was at Airecon this weekend and the Bring N Buy had some ridiculously cheap prices. There were also some stalls selling games at silly prices. You should try and get to the UK Games Expo at the NEC at the end of May this year. They have a huge Bring n Buy and a lot of stalls selling all sorts of games. You may get some decent priced expansions or find a new game you love even more. Then several hundred games later you'll realise you have a problem.
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    Airecon muk meet?

    We caught up with TaR and he showed us his new game, Forks, which we both enjoyed quite a lot. My partner won with 10 points, I ended up with -7. Ooops. It was a fun, quick game and I think we'll be backing this on KS when it lands. I do like a nice small card game that is easy to teach and this one hits the spot. I think I'll be in for a few copies as it'll make a brilliant present. We also both really liked the demo of Solarstorm that we played. A coop survival game that seemed to have lots to think about and plenty of ways to interact as well as die. We died. I managed to sell a few of my games and picked up a couple of expansions in the BnB as well as a copy of Lost Valley for £10 and Yamatai for £25. There were some ridiculous bargains in the BnB but sadly they were for games I already own. I also picked up a copy of Elysium for £20 from a seller who seemed to have end of line games. We tried a few games from the library as well to finish off the day. It was a good day and a nice warm up for the UKGE in a few months time.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    Raiders is a clever worker placement game, we adore it. Shipwrights is a card, hand management game while Explorers is a gateway pick up and deliver game. We picked up the two expansions for raiders, hall of heroes is the better of the two but we like them both. I would just get Raiders to start with, it's a lovely game. Architects is another worker placement game but quite different to Raiders. We've played it twice and I really enjoyed it with both 3 and 4 players. While the kickstarter for Paladins is on the other games are discounted on the Garphil website.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    I backed Paladins of the West Kingdom today. We've really enjoyed Raiders of the North Sea and Architects of the West Kingdom by the same designer so I've been waiting for this one.
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    Airecon muk meet?

    I've sold lots at the UKGE over the years. I'm going to try and shift some stuff here, not sure how it will go with a smaller attendance and I'm only there on the Sunday.
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    Airecon muk meet?

    I think we'll be able to find you. And your promotion has worked. I've looked up your game. Sounds interesting. Have you got it to demo or sell?
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    Board games gone digital (yes, even android)

    Thank you. I've just downloaded and started playing the Legends of Andor app. Finding it a nice puzzly distraction so far and a good addition to the board game.
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    Games Exchange

    Yep, sure. I'll put it aside. Nearer the day we'll have to arrange to meet up. Are you demoing or just enjoying the con? Edit: I see you've answered that in the Airecon thread.
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