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Survive: Escape from Atlantis! 30th Anniversary

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Survive: Escape from Atlantis! 30th Anniversary
In Stock
Price
672

A Brilliant Game for Newcomers and Old-timers Alike

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Simple yet elegant and strategic, this game is a winner for myself and anyone I introduce it to. There are also 3 mini-expansions which are available together but not currently on Raru. A definite must-have in your causal boardgame collection!

Dungeons & Dragons: Nolzur's Marvelous Unpainted Miniatures - Displacer Beast

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Dungeons & Dragons: Nolzur's Marvelous Unpainted Miniatures - Displacer Beast
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
80

Displacer Beast by D&D (Nolzur)

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Wow. This is amazing. Thank you. I've always wanted one. The displacer beast is my favourite beasty from the D&D lore. This model is amazingly detailed, strong, and reasonably flexible. It's pre-primed so you don't need to prime it, but I've already started with a black prime coat and that's taken to the model amazingly.

Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm (Board Game)

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Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm (Board Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
909

Fun game for parties

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The large number of playable characters make it great as a game for big groups. Fun mechanic and high replayability. Great for any Marvel or tabletop game fan.

7-Set Dice: 16mm Gold Metal

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7-Set Dice: 16mm Gold Metal
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
492

HEAVY!!!

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Firstly, thank you so much. These are beautiful dice. I've wanted a metal set of dice for so long. But wow these are heavy. Did I mention how beautiful they are?

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Party Game)

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One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Party Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
360

Lacks any real game mechanic

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We gave this game a go after playing the original Ultimate Werewolf and struggled to get into it after multiple rounds. It feels like there is no mechanic to the game as you have no way of deciphering who the werewolves are, since often you don't even know who you are. Unlike the original you don't get multiple rounds to build a story/character and the quick rounds lack any sort of creative fun. It boils down to everyone everyone randomly guessing who the werewolves are.

Brass: Lancashire (Board Game)

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Brass: Lancashire (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,057

A beautiful edition of a classic game

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The art on this new version of Brass in phenomenal. It really adds to the theme of the game. They have included updated rules for 3 player games and the reverse side of the game board is designed to accommodate 2 players. If you like Brass or are new to the game, I would wholeheartedly recommend you pick up this amazing Roxley version of the Martin Wallace classic.

Tsuro (Board Game)

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Tsuro (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
507

Little rules , LOTS of fun

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Lets face it , who has the time to learn complicated rules these days, and then trying to explain them? Urghh!! what a drag!
But wait!! There is still a little hope left , and that hope comes in the form of Tsuro .

A fun , yet simple enough game to pick up and play in under a minute (even if you're not a super genius).

But wait !!! there's more!!

The fun doesn't have to be for only 2-4 players , no no, up to 8 players can join in , and share in the simplistic delight that is , Tsuro.

IF YOU DONT HAVE IT YET, THEN GET IT NOW!

Codenames (Card Game)

(24 user ratings)

Codenames (Card Game)
In Stock
Price
340
RRP
R 373
(-9%)

Great Game, Could Be Stored Better

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This game is fun to play and easy to understand. It is appropriate for all ages and anyone will have fun playing it.
My only complaint is that the box does not have compartmental holders, so the cards tend to get shaken around the box when in transit. There are some Ziploc bags that help keep certain components together, but they don't do much to prevent damage.

Five Tribes (Board Game)

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Five Tribes (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
845

Brilliant game by Days of Wonder

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Five Tribes is a tile-based board game where you use the various tribes to perform actions to help you gain points. I first played this at a friend's house and knew that I must have my own copy. The components are beautiful, and the box comes with a molded plastic tray to hold everything. The artwork in the game is also quite stunning, and the rules are fairly easy to learn. Despite that, do not expect it to be a simple affair, especially at higher player counts. All in all, one of my favourites!

Lowlands (Board Game)

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Lowlands (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,141

A fun interactive Euro game

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If you want a good indication if you'll like this game go watch the Shut Up and Sit Down review on Youtube. It was a hit with the group I played it with.Constantly trying to find the balance between growing your sheep farm and contributing to the dyke building project is a very engaging experience.

If you enjoyed Agricola there is a good chance you'll like this one. The box is jam packed cardboard and thick wooden pieces. Z-Man Games went all out on this one. Highly recommended.

Carson City: Big Box (Board Game)

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Carson City: Big Box (Board Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
1,764

Amazing game

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This Big Box comes with all the expansions and extras you could ever hope for. It has an amazing Western theme with a lots of player interaction with players dueling each other for worker placement spots.

If you are into Euros games and want one of the best in the genre, pick up Carson City Big Box. I liked this game so much I bought it twice. The first was just the base game, and the second was this amazing edition.

Role 4 Initiative - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Black & Gold

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Role 4 Initiative - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Black & Gold
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
75

Not Gold

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Very disappointing when I received these both in the Black and Dark Grey that stated the colour was in Gold.. it is actually Yellow, and the paint job is not that good on the numbers.

Pass the Pandas Deluxe Edition (Board Game)

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Pass the Pandas Deluxe Edition (Board Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
306

Fast and fun filler game

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This fast and fun filled game is a fantastic filler during a games night or for a quick game at any other time. The mechanism is simple and easy to teach and can be played with children or adults. It provides for lots of fun and laughter and numerous rounds can be played in a short period of time. This is a game which should be added to your gaming collection to pull out for a quick game and laughs at short notice!

One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak (Card Game)

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One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak (Card Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
360

Great Product!

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Love the game! Timeous delivery, prefect quality :)

Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn (Board Game)

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Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
719

True to the game

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Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn is based on the PC games by the same title. It works similarly to the PC games as well. You get your Nations, your resources, your cities etc and you "fight" for control. Fighting in the game is a lot similar to Risk dice rolling.

There are a lot of rules to read, but it is best to just jump in and start playing and read as you go along. Maps are randomly packed which adds to the replay value of the game. Setup and packing away takes awhile as well.

Negatives:
Not a lot of Civilizations to choose from.
Fighting isn't that common. Can sometimes go through games without waging war.

If you like the PC games, then this should also appeal.

One Deck Dungeon (Card Game)

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One Deck Dungeon (Card Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
358

Murderously challenging

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The artwork for One Deck Dungeon is excellent and its components are of a very high quality. It is packaged in a very small box that is incredibly easy to store and carry. One you thing you must know, if you are thinking of purchasing this game, is that it is incredibly difficult, even at easy. Sometimes, the dice luck will mess with you. To be counted as a great dice game, the mechanics that determine how dice can be used must incorporate ways of mitigating dice luck. One Deck Dungeon offers several ways of doing this, but your access to these mechanisms is also influenced by luck. After about 45 games, I still struggle to compensate for dice luck. Don't get me wrong, it can be done, but even the easiest level of difficulty is murderous. If you are not familiar with Scott Almes' Tiny Epic Galaxies (also available on Raru), take a look at that game first, and then decide whether you want to go for One Deck Dungeon.

Tortuga 1667 (Board Game)

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Tortuga 1667 (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
424

Solid Game, Recommend uneven and high player count

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The game has some good mechanics, the one thing I feel is missing is somehow moving through the deck of cards while other game play mechanics are happening.

Having the Dutch faction really adds some mind games as to who is truly on which team, while having a larger group of people makes the vote system a lot more interesting.

Pandemic (Board Game)

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Pandemic (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
651

Great Variable Co-Operative Game

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The game is very quick to wrap your head around so easy to introduce to new people. With adjustable difficulty and enough randomness it is quite repayable.

If you like this sort of thing, but looking for something that adds complexity I would definitely recommend looking into Pandemic Legacy

Hive (Board Game)

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Hive (Board Game)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
525
RRP
R 599
(-12%)

Hive got five

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I bought Hive for my husband (knowing that he loves chess). Discovered the game in Italy, earlier this year, but wanted to buy ourselves an English version. SO glad I found it on Raru.

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Structure Deck: Saga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon (Trading Card Game)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Structure Deck: Saga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon (Trading Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
219

Excellent overall.

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For those of us who like using kiabas cards(basically everyone) this is a must have structure deck...

Really worth the money and the wait.

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

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Ultra Pro - Standard Sleeves - Regular Soft Card (100 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
25

Great for collecting, not useful for playing

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Slightly oversized for yu-gi-oh cards, not good for playing, but it's a cheap way to sleeve up your collection.

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium Booster (Trading Card Game)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium Booster (Trading Card Game)
In Stock
Price
26

Great collectors pack

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Some cool reprints and new cards from the original TV show. The packs I got were first edition too!

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duelist Saga Booster Box (Trading Card Game)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duelist Saga Booster Box (Trading Card Game)
In Stock
Price
212

First edition pack

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Didn't get any of the pulls I really wanted from this pack (original series collectibles), but the foils look really cool. Also this and the other packs I ordered were first edition.

Unstable Unicorns (Party Game)

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Unstable Unicorns (Party Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
419

Such a fun game

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My husband and I are addicted! There is a huge variety of cards which means that every game presents new and exciting scenarios. The actual cards are not the greatest quality (the graphics are really attractive though) so I'd suggest buying some card covers before you start playing (we've lost a few corners from some of our cards...and I am very particular about delicate shuffling, handling and playing). It's really such a fun game though, I'd recommend it to anyone who loves board/card games.

Playmat Blank Tangerine Orange

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Playmat Blank Tangerine Orange
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
102

Decent enough, but you get what you pay for...

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Not great quality. I surmise it will fray street a few uses. Great colour though!
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