What games did you buy over sales time?

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Curious what ya'll bought over the sales around Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday and the weeks that surrounded it.

I kept my purchases very small because I have other things going on, but, I did buy.... 7 Ronin and Porta Nigra.

I almost bought Champions of Midgard. I haven't played it, but it seemed like a good game at a great price. But, I just didn't think that my group would like it and it doesn't support solo play.

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11 months ago

I bought the new reprint of Cartagena and Welcome to Centerville, both for 50% off on Black Friday. I also bought Cuba Libre (the original reason I went to my FLGS that day)...and Falling Sky. So, three out of four games were basically impulse purchases. Not too bad, I guess, lol!

Supporter11 months ago

I have and enjoy both Cartagena and Welcome to Centerville... plus I like saying I own a GMT game.

Supporter11 months ago

LOL

11 months ago

Which GMT game is it, Twilight Struggle?

Supporter11 months ago

Welcome to Centerville

11 months ago

HA! Awesome!  XD

Supporter11 months ago

I ended up with some simple games like Exploding kittens, Dr. Eureka, Planet and I also bought Parks :)
I wanted to get Troyes from Target, but I missed it...

Supporter11 months ago

Nothing wrong with getting “simple” games. I want to get parks in my collection too!

Supporter11 months ago

That's a good haul. 

Supporter11 months ago

It is! I’m super excited, though I probably won’t get to play either for a minute

Supporter11 months ago

I can understand that.

Supporter11 months ago

I picked up: Rise of Fenris, Fog of Love, Champions of Midgard, and Kingdomino. 

Supporter11 months ago

Nice haul!

Supporter11 months ago

I really want fenris. 

Supporter11 months ago

It wasn’t even really on sale, but I’m going to play it solo. 

Supporter11 months ago

I am waiting for a sale on Rise of Fenris for long, but I saw only once on GameNerdz already out of stock, in less than about an hour. So I think I should just buy it too.

Supporter11 months ago

I'm curious how it goes solo. 

Supporter11 months ago

I ended up buying Helionox: Deluxe Edition and then Dixit, both at historic lows when I did. Whoo hoo!!

Supporter11 months ago

I’ve never heard of Helionox but from the description it sounds quite cool. Has it hit your table yet?

Supporter11 months ago

I have only been able to play it solo so far. I did quite enjoy the game, although this was my first true deck-builder experience so don't put too much stock in my words.

My cons for the game mostly are around components. The board is double sided but it won't lay flat and is almost a little concave  when placed on one side. This may correct itself overtime but not sure (didn't necessarily affect game play, and technically you don't need the board at all). They have defense resource tokens that are that exact same shape and color as a players embassies. Also, during the unboxing all the the cards were mixed together instead of sorted so I spent the first few moments sorting the cards into their respective categories.  

Pros: I do believe they have a good selection of cards to build with throughout the game. The game didn't seem like it was dragging on. In Helionox you know how many turns you have left because of the event deck. It feels like the right amount of time(of course I have only played solo) to build up a deck. I also enjoy the discarding and draw rule for this game which helps you get through your deck quicker.

Overall for me I think it is a keeper and happy I only paid $20. 


 

Supporter11 months ago

All the deck builders that I’ve unboxed have required lots of sorting before the first play. I think that’s just how it is. 

Supporter11 months ago

Well that makes me feel a little better.

Supporter11 months ago

I’ve wondered how Helionox plays.

11 months ago

I grabbed Takenoko a month ago, might have been before Black Friday.  And then recently we picked up Small World for xmas my son who enjoys the app and game.

11 months ago

Surprisingly, I didn't buy anything for myself. I bought a Keyforge starter pack for a friend of mine so we can play together.

11 months ago

I picked up Ice Cool. Gonna be a Christmas gift for all of us from You Know Who (i.e. the big man in red). 

11 months ago

Great game!  I got it on clearance last year at Target for something crazy like $9.  I bought an extra for a gift.

11 months ago

Dang! $9 is a steal! I got mine for pretty low, but not that low! Still, I think it's worth retail for it, so any sale is good for me :) 

11 months ago

Crazy cheap!  I wanted to buy all the cheap copies but I couldn't justify more than 2. hahahahah