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Ultra Pro - Standard Sleeves - Regular Soft Card (100 Sleeves)

(36 user ratings)

Ultra Pro - Standard Sleeves - Regular Soft Card (100 Sleeves)
In Stock
Price
26

Cheap for OK quality

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Easy way to get plenty sleeves for cheap, but the quality is OK at best. Sleeves are quite loose-fitting and it's a hassle to shuffle a deck of these...

Get only if you're in it for quantity at the cost of quality, or if you're sleeving a collection for display, not play.

Wingspan (Board Game)

(5 user ratings)

Wingspan (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
929

Fantastic game!

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This game is amazing! Beautifully put together and easy to play, this is an essential addition to your family board gaming collection! I have no complaints at all, but I do have one small request.... Please could you look into a bird expansion pack for southern Africa? Well done to all involved in the creation of this amazing game and work of art!

Harbour: High Tide Expansion (Board Game)

(1 user rating)

Harbour: High Tide Expansion (Board Game)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
158

Engaging addition to an already great game

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If you already consider yourself a veteran of the base game Harbour, or even if you have just made up your mind to buy the base game, go ahead and get this expansion. It adds fascinating new dynamics with which to outwit our opponents (and run the risk of being outwitted), without adding a ton of new rules. For the most part, you are simply looking at a few new building symbols/icons plus the new Hire A Boat mechanic. It's all fairly straightforward, but the bang is stimulating. Harbour is already a great game, and this little expansion doubles its value.

Magic: The Gathering - Game Night 2019 (Trading Card Game)

(1 user rating)

Magic: The Gathering - Game Night 2019 (Trading Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
672

Excellent 5 way starter kit

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5 decks, each a different elemental base affinity
Each deck has an interesting play-style

The life counters are nice, packaging is very neat!

Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon Theme Deck - Incineroar (Trading Card Game)

(3 user ratings)

Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon Theme Deck - Incineroar (Trading Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
193

Good product

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Good product great shopping experience but let down by Courier it. Raru don't let a weak link bring you down. A quick review search will show that many others agree

Raru Admin Note: If you experienced a Courier problem please let the Raru Customer Services know of the exact nature of the issue, so that we can address it with them as well.

Dragon Shield - 4 Compartment Storage Box - Black

(3 user ratings)

Dragon Shield - 4 Compartment Storage Box - Black
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
171
RRP
R 199
(-14%)

Great card holder, flimsy lid

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The lid cracked in half upon opening for the first time.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Party Game)

(7 user ratings)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Party Game)
Out of Stock
Price
419

Quick, easy and fun

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Brilliant party game, very quick and easy to learn. Because the rounds are so short you can play multiple games before anyone grows bored. And the more you play the more outrageous the bluffing and accusations will become. Brilliant introduction to the franchise, works really well and is such fun. The App was really fun to use too and meant that everyone could join in.

Evolution (Card Game)

(2 user ratings)

Evolution (Card Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
719

Simple enjoyment

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This is such a beautiful game, with a fun theme. A great game to play if everyone is familiar with the rules, otherwise one player can dominate easily. Has an App version as well which can be a great introduction to the game-play. But very pretty and well thought out.

The Networks (Board Game)

(1 user rating)

The Networks (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
849

Entertaining and Hilarious

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A wonderful game, with such quirky illustrations and funny spoofs of real TV shows and actors. Found that people took a bit of time to learn the ropes, but everyone has loved this game. It's visually stunning and plays very easily. Would very much recommend this game.

Everdell (Card Game)

(2 user ratings)

Everdell (Card Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,226

Stunning game, fun solo play option

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This board game is gorgeous and has such pretty artwork. it is very high quality and although it only plays up to 4 people, there is a very fun solo player option. very impressed, very much in love. (Just don't think I will buy the expansions because they are very pricey.)

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Tiny Epic Compatible (110 Sleeves)

(2 user ratings)

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Tiny Epic Compatible (110 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
48

Excellent

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If you play Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, Tiny Epic Galaxies or Tiny Epic Zombies, you really need to get your hands on these. They project your territory, region, galaxy or mall and character cards, which is great when you play with new folks who might have a little accident with their drinks near your game. The sleeves fit nice and tight and are quite thick. I highly recommend these.

Clank! In! Space! - Apocalypse! Expansion (Card Game)

(1 user rating)

Clank! In! Space! - Apocalypse! Expansion (Card Game)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
394

Just adds more of what works and then some

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This expansion not only adds more hilarious cards to use in the adventure deck, but also finally gives you something to do with those dreaded black cubes that get pulled on every attack by adding new mechanics.

It expands on what made the base game great and also adds an enemy component that all players can work together to restrain...or suffer the consequences together!

A solid expansion that ticks the right boxes; buildings on the base game, does not flip it on its head and adds just enough new things to give it a fresh feel.

Alchemists (Board Game)

(3 user ratings)

Alchemists (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
672

A game of deduction with a strong theme

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Alchemists does two things right for me that make it a great deduction game and logic puzzle.

It gives you ample methods to use to gather information to deduce the correct values for your board. And it balances that with limited the rounds of play. These two aspects are crucial to balance logical games. Give to few methods of obtaining information and the rounds become formulaic bopring. Let the game drag on too long and no matter what methods you use you will always get to the answers eventually...also boring in a deduction game.

Alchemists strikes the right balance between these two points. You have to spend your limited turns deciding where to spend your actions to get the most information - not just from the direct actions you take, but also from the information your opponents disclose.

The theme fits perfectly as well for this style of game to boot. However I am a sucker for all things fantasy and high fantasy so I am likely biased in that area.

And not that his evens bear mentioning, but this game's use of app integration is beyond phenomenal. There is a reason this game made BIG waves when it released. It is a great game that marries solid mechanics and rules with a smart touch of app integration.

Great game. Lots of replayability. If you have gamer group that likes this style of game of course.

Tales of the Arabian Nights (Board Game)

(1 user rating)

Tales of the Arabian Nights (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
1,057

An amazing story-fueled game with lots of twists and surprises!

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This game is a wonderfully immersive trip into many classic tales (Aladdin, Sinbad etc) but it brings a complexity element that makes it so surprising. You don't always feel like you are in control, because the random encounters can go very badly or give you exactly what you need. A bit of a learning curve trying to figure out how to play it, but everyone you play with will be involved and have a part to play. A long game, but worth it.

Folklore: The Affliction (Board Game)

(1 user rating)

Folklore: The Affliction (Board Game)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
1,187

Where are my Miniatures?

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If you're a fan of the genre, but either lack the time or the GM - this is a great RPG in box!

The base game is broken up into 6 stories, which are in turn each divided into two or three chapters.
(We found that the estimated time to complete each story was grossly underestimated - at least with a four player party - and we usually played a single chapter per session.)

For the most part, the story is pretty good, and there were only one or two scenarios that didn't quite flow (this was due to the random setup of the locations that needed to be searched, and the token that continued the story ended up on the opposite side of the map for us.)

Why not 5 stars then?
Well, after starting the game, we discovered that there were a couple of missing components - not a huge catastrophe, as GreenBrier Games provides a digital file with some of these in them. But there are a couple others which are character specific which are also not included in the box, and unless you want to spend the time with the Creation Kit available online, then you're not getting them either; which again is possibly not a big issue, as by midway through the story you'll start needing more and more space for these components (or possibly forgetting you have them).
It was about that time that we realized the character sheets provided just weren't sufficient to keep all the relevant data easily accessible. We simply created our own; adding in the sections we felt we needed and happily continued our adventuring.
However, if you don't want to have to go through all that - this may become irksome as you continue the game.

My last issue...
Where are my minis?
As it turns out - this is the second edition of the game.
The first edition Kickstarter Project had all the amazing miniatures. The second edition comes with cardboard standees.

For most players with limited time - this is probably a good thing as you can pretty jump right in and start playing; without wanting to spend hours painting all the little models first.

Dragon Shield - Card Codex 360 Portfolio - Fuligo

(1 user rating)

Dragon Shield - Card Codex 360 Portfolio - Fuligo
Out of Stock
Price
439
RRP
R 495
(-11%)

Ultimate trading card protection.

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Very sturdy and high quality with stunning artwork. It will protect your cards and look good doing it. Both my Pokemon and MTG cards fit perfectly.

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Standard Card Game (110 Sleeves)

(3 user ratings)

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Standard Card Game (110 Sleeves)
Out of Stock
Price
40

An affordable top quality sleeve

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Nothing much more to say really. The sleeve lives up to its claims. Don't get bogged down by thinking that more is always better. Yes slapping some 110 micron sleeves sounds amazing, but in reality you don't need that unless the cards will be put through hell. These are affordable, clear and the seams are tight! I tried their 2 finger pull test and it worked as advertised. The sleeve stretched and deformed long before it tore.

Glad this company got off the ground and their KickStarter was successful. Great sleeves for a great price.

Do note these are NOT matte and are smooth. Tall stacks will slip and slide.

The Resistance: Avalon (Party Game)

(6 user ratings)

The Resistance: Avalon (Party Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
381

Good party game

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If you know and like games like Werewolves and Mafia but hate being voted out or killed Avalon has the answer. I have used this game to entertain a couple of youth groups form differing ages and all of them learned it quickly and enjoyed it immensely. Adults also find it entertaining.

Star Realms: Frontiers (Card Game)

(8 user ratings)

Star Realms: Frontiers (Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
332

Some practical stuff

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The box is one of the only I know off that seems to be made with card sleeves in mind. Most card game boxes are useless once you protect your precious cards with sleeves, but not this one. The sleeved cards fit perfectly into box without having to do anything to it. I used Mayday Games card sleeves.

Mayday Games - Small Square Card Sleeves (100 Sleeves)

(2 user ratings)

Mayday Games - Small Square Card Sleeves (100 Sleeves)
In Stock
Price
36

Works

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Fits perfectly on King of Tokyo/New York evolution cards.

Star Wars: Destiny - Two-Player Game (Collectible Dice Game)

(4 user ratings)

Star Wars: Destiny - Two-Player Game (Collectible Dice Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
275
Normal Price
R 422
(-35%)

Good starter

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If you need a starter set for two this is a good place to begin your collection. It has all you need and it is more than enough for anyone who is not going to play this game competitively. However more booster packs or starter sets are required if you want to build stronger playing decks.

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Standard USA (110 Sleeves)

(1 user rating)

Sleeve Kings - Card Sleeves - Standard USA (110 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
40

Worth it.

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Cheap and plentiful. That is all you need for most card games. These are slightly thicker than standard Mayday Games Card Sleeves.

Ambition (Card Game)

(1 user rating)

Ambition (Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
317

An Interesting and Fun Game

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The concept for this game is fairly simple as you try to get more coins than your friends, however the mechanics make it far more tense and interesting than you would think. The cards and abilities have been well thought out to create a great game of bluffing and memory.

Infinite Black - Set of 9 Polyhedral Dice - Mark of Necronomicon

(1 user rating)

Infinite Black - Set of 9 Polyhedral Dice - Mark of Necronomicon
Out of Stock
Price
278

THE IMAGE IS MISLEADING

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The image on this product is NOT what the actual product is.
It shows a lovely book styled container with a full set of polyhedral dice, but what you actually get is a plastic tube of d6's.

Do NOT buy this unless that is what you actually want.

Raru Admin Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only. We will however look to update the image to something more generic.

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Set - Vortex Bright Green with Black

(1 user rating)

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Set - Vortex Bright Green with Black
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
220

Nice dice

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Very vibrant colour, and the dice seem to be well balanced. Great if you're rolling a bunch of damage using D6s. Our party wizard loves them.
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