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Exploding Kittens (Party Game)

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Exploding Kittens (Party Game)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
328

Simple and Fun

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Great filler or when the alcohol overtakes the ability to play complex board games...

Reef (Board Game)

(2 user ratings)

Reef (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
550
Normal Price
R 719
(-24%)

A must have game!

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If you’re into abstract strategy games like Santorini or Azul, you simply have to add this to your collection.

Army Painter - Laser pointer: Target Lock Line Light (Miniatures)

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Army Painter - Laser pointer: Target Lock Line Light (Miniatures)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
180

Poor line quality

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The laser line produced is very dirty and imprecise, almost useless for checking fine arcs for wargamimg. I noticed a lot of imperfections in the adapter.

Mayday Games - Tarot Card Premium Sleeves (75 Sleeves)

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Mayday Games - Tarot Card Premium Sleeves (75 Sleeves)
Out of Stock
Price
72

Tarot sleeves MAYDAY games

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The tarot size sleeves are of sturdy plastic which i really appreciate. I would recommend this product.

Fast, efficient and streamlined service from Raru's side as always.

Sleeves used to sleeve Elder Sign.

Mayday Games - Premium Mini USA Yellow Sleeves (100 Sleeves)

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Mayday Games - Premium Mini USA Yellow Sleeves (100 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
26

Mini sleeves MAYDAY Games

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I must admit I was somewhat disappointed when unpacking these sleeves. They feel somewhat flimsy, akin to the cellophane wrapping around cigarette boxes. I will have to use them for a while to see how well they protect my playing cards.

As for Raru's service, I can absolutely recommend them. Fast, efficient and customer care is also on their ball.

I used these to sleeve Arkham Horror 3rd Ed as well as Elder Sign.

Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Red & Black

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Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Red & Black
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
56

Polyyhedral dice

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Chessex is a good quality brand. Raru's service is excellent. Quick response from CS regarding an error. Will recommend.

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque White with Black

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Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque White with Black
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
86

Chessex dice

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Good quality. Excellent service from Raru's side. will recommend again.

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque Green with White

(1 user rating)

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque Green with White
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
86

Chessex dice

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Good quality. Excellent service from Raru's side. will recommend again.

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque Black with White

(2 user ratings)

Chessex - 12mm D6 36 Dice Block - Opaque Black with White
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
86

Chessex dice

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Good quality. excellent service from Raru's side. Will recommend again.

Magic: The Gathering - Masters 25 Booster (Trading Card Game)

(3 user ratings)

Magic: The Gathering - Masters 25 Booster (Trading Card Game)
In Stock
Price
99
Normal Price
R 140
(-29%)

My pull

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Hordeling Outburst
Cloudshift
Erg Raiders
Thresher Lizard
Presence of Gond
Shoreline Ranger
Fathom Seer
Disfigure
Colossal Dreadmaw
Pillage
Perilous Myr
Ihsan's Shade
Boros Charm
Animar, Soul of Elements
Blue Elemental Blast (Foil)
Morph Token

Happy pulling Animar, Soul of Elements :)

Keyforge: Call of the Archons - Archon Deck (Card Game)

(4 user ratings)

Keyforge: Call of the Archons - Archon Deck (Card Game)
In Stock
Price
195

Very satisfied

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Got five decks delivered from Cape Town to Johannesburg in thirty six hours. Great game, already many hours of fun with friends.

Reef (Board Game)

(2 user ratings)

Reef (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
550
Normal Price
R 719
(-24%)

Awesome

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Awesome simple to learn abstract game. Quick play time, easy to set up and perfect for players who are not into deep complex games, but, this does allow for a fairly good amount/layer of strategy where you can build up your combos for scoring points. My only only complaint is... There is so much space in the box, yet they didn't make the slots wide enough for the player boards to sit nicely in... Now it hovers on top of the other components when you pack away - my OCD cringes every time I think about it!! But that's silly minor... Enjoy. Totally worthwhile buy

Steampunk Rally

(1 user rating)

Steampunk Rally
Out of Stock
Price
776

Fantastically simple to learn, very difficult to master

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A game of building a machine to get you as far past the finish line as possible. The game mechanic is all about getting dice, generating more dice with those dice and using the generated dice, with some extra dice, to power your machine/ repair your machine or make more dice...

The rounds are simple to understand and you are always deciding whether you wish to race ahead and break your vehicle or hang back and lose the lead. It is well balanced and paced, and will be a firm favourite of the hardened board gamer and novice alike.

Legion Life Calculator - Iconic Skull

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Legion Life Calculator - Iconic Skull
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
142

Can't change battery easily

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The battery bracket literally needs to be bent in order to change the battery. Mine came out of the box with a really dim display, and I haven't bothered to change the battery to troubleshoot because it's going to involve physically modifying the device.

Flames of War: Battle of El Alamein Starter Set (Miniatures)

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Flames of War: Battle of El Alamein Starter Set (Miniatures)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
678

Awesome!

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Good product in perfect condition. Couldn't get this cheaper anywhere else so I didn't mind to wait a little longer.

Pathfinder Flip-Tiles - Urban Starter Set (Role Playing Game)

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Pathfinder Flip-Tiles - Urban Starter Set (Role Playing Game)
Dispatched in 7 to 12 working days
Price
482

The best flip-tiles yet..

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Most of the tiles show the roof on the A side, and a plan view of the room on the opposite B side, which is excellent. I hope all future flip-tiles do this, because e.g. the forest fire tiles are not useful because there aren't versions of that same area of forest that's not burning.

These flip sides are even better than those very rare flip-mat/map pack combos that were designed to work together like "GameMastery Map Pack: Shops" and "Flip-Mat Classics: City Streets", because now you can design your own city layout.

The few problems I have aren't too major:
1. The tiles with drains (e.g. ur0 33) or drains and water (e.g. ur0 21) are missing those things on the flip side. I wish all the tiles were designed like the city wall tiles (ur0 39-42) where the road and grass are perfect copies on what's on the other side.
2. The fountain tiles (ur0 37a and 38a) are duplicates, which would've been fine it they didn't have puddles of water on the ground that clearly stand out as perfect duplicates.
3. Some 2x2 building plan views (e.g. ur0 21b, lower left) have tiny 1 block by 1 block areas with walls on 3 sides - too small for anything other than standing in. I'm not sure what such structures could be used for.
4. It would have been nice to have alternate versions of ur0 42b that showed the plan view when going down the trap door but still showed the normal building roof, and another alternate showing the plan view of both the wall and building.
5. The tiles with steps (e.g. ur0 09a) don't show those steps when you flip them over, tho I suppose you could say they're sun shades instead.

Fallout (Board Game)

(5 user ratings)

Fallout (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,057

Awesome board game!

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A great board game, and if you're a fan of the Fallout universe, even better! Challenging and the story part of it is great. Fun alone, but better with friends, especially ones who put a little bit of effort into the role playing part of it :) Heartily recommended! Top quality product as well, beautiful miniatures, and awesome artwork. Instructions clear and covers mostly everything, had to look up a rule or two online on our first playthrough, but that is to be expected from a game like this...

Hostage Negotiator (Card Game)

(1 user rating)

Hostage Negotiator (Card Game)
Out of Stock
Price
384

Disappointing

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Merits:
The game design invokes the tense, gripping atmosphere and nail biting decisions associated with hostage negotiation in 80s cop dramas. It also plays very fast, allowing you to attempt many different strategies one after the other. A single round often plays in about ten minutes.

Demerits:
Unfortunately, the degree of randomisation and the predominance of luck cooled my enthusiasm. The degree of dice luck is bad enough, but its influence on your success is compounded by the Terror Deck. Ultimately, you will lose several games in a row, owing to bad luck, or win on the strenght of good luck, rather than competent strategy. This dearth of control suits the theme (I think). However, if you are looking for a solo game that rewards meticulous, strategic thinking, I would still recommend Tiny Epic Galaxies or Friday (both games are also available on Raru).

Ultra Pro - Board Game Sleeves - American Standard 56x87mm (50 Sleeves)

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Ultra Pro - Board Game Sleeves - American Standard 56x87mm (50 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
55

efficient and hasslefree service

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Thanks folks! Order was exactly what I needed and the shipping time was acceptable. Also appreciate the fact that you guys update via email when there are delays. Will definitely order again.

As for Ultra pro sleeves, they fit beautifully for standard card size for Arkham Horror 3rd Ed.

Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Dark Grey & Copper

(2 user ratings)

Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Dark Grey & Copper
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
56

Chessex outdoes themselves yet again

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I've bought the cobalt, dusty green, and dark grey versions of these dice, and I can tell you one thing, they look rather posh. They have a stately quality to them that is hard to match. The gold lettering is amazing and looks beautiful

Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Dusty Green & Gold

(3 user ratings)

Chessex - Set of 7 Polyhedral Dice - Opaque Dusty Green & Gold
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
56

Chessex outdoes themselves yet again

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I've bought the cobalt, dusty green, and dark grey versions of these dice, and I can tell you one thing, they look rather posh. They have a stately quality to them that is hard to match. The gold lettering is amazing and looks beautiful

Koplow Time Dice - Daytime Set

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Koplow Time Dice - Daytime Set
Out of Stock
Price
68

Big and Beautiful

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I'm rather surprised by how nicely the numbering is done on these. I like that the hours and minutes are coloured blue and red respectively.

Q-Workshop - D12 Hit Location Dice - Black &White

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Q-Workshop - D12 Hit Location Dice - Black &White
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
109

Beautiful detail

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The detail on this dice is amazing. It seems to be made of a different plastic than what usual dice are made of and has a warm feeling to it. Big and heavy and exceedingly beautiful.

Dungeons & Dragons - Curse of Strahd (Role Playing Game)

(8 user ratings)

Dungeons & Dragons - Curse of Strahd (Role Playing Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
672

This is the best adventure for 5e in my opinion. By far.

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Get it. It's beautiful. If you love dark fantasy, a bit of horror, or just some inspiration for your D&D game, this book is amazing. The art is extraordinary.

Kmc Card Barrier 100 Perfect (Cards)

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Kmc Card Barrier 100 Perfect (Cards)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
70

Can't beat these

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Any other perfects are so tight you could damage the cards just getting them in the sleeves. These are the only true perfect fits.
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