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Viticulture: Essential Edition (Board Game)

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Viticulture: Essential Edition (Board Game)
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Price
1,097

Classic Euro in the same league as Istanbul

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I was skeptical about Viticulture EE. I heard that the game is too luck-driven to be a good Euro. I heard that it's not a great 2P game. I thought that since I was already accustomed to Architects of the West Kingdom, this 'older' and 'more traditional' worker placement game might not appeal to me. But no, it's wonderful; it works for 2P and offers good opportunities for strategy. Luck plays a marginally more important role than I would have preferred, but this is a tiny nitpick, which does not compromise the game significantly. Now I understand the hype around Viticulture. I still like Architects more, but this is definitely a great, classic WP Euro.

Sleeve Kings - Premium Standard Card Game Sleeves (55 Sleeves)

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Sleeve Kings - Premium Standard Card Game Sleeves (55 Sleeves)
Out of Stock
Price
44

A bit too big

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They aren't perfect fit sleeves. They are a bit larger than the cards and thus I cant store my cards in their required container when using these sleeves.

Dragon Shield - Standard Sleeves - Matte Emerald (100 Sleeves)

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Dragon Shield - Standard Sleeves - Matte Emerald (100 Sleeves)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
155
RRP
R 249
(-38%)

Same as Green

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Great quality sleeves, but I don't see any difference when comparing to Green.

Dragon Shield - Double Shell Deck Box - Red & Black

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Dragon Shield - Double Shell Deck Box - Red & Black
Out of Stock
Price
60
RRP
R 112
(-46%)

Great value

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These deck boxes can fit a full commander deck, double sleeved, plus a few token.
They are good quality at a very reasonable price and they have a nifty way of folding open so that they can stand up fully open to make it easy to access your tokens or sideboard.

Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot (Card Game)

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Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot (Card Game)
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Price
507

Great Character mix

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Enjoy the game a lot! Would recommend the other boxes as well. This was the fourth box in our collection and definitely enjoy the characters a lot. Great game with beautiful card art and minis.

Arcane Tinmen - Board Games Sleeves - Non-Glare - Medium (50 Sleeves)

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Arcane Tinmen - Board Games Sleeves - Non-Glare - Medium (50 Sleeves)
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Price
53
RRP
R 60
(-12%)

Great fit and visual function

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These have become my favourite brand of card sleeves.

First off they fit wonderfully, shuffle well and don't slide around as much as other brands. They also just have a good look and accentuate the card art with the matte finish.

But the top selling point for me by far is the matte finish for readability. Whether you're playing during the day or under lights they don't reflect like gloss sleeves do. I can't tell you what a change it is to not have to squint at a card on the table or be hit by that crazy shine at the wrong angle.

The only sleeves for me going forward!

Giant Book of Battle Mats Vol 2 (Role Playing Game)

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Giant Book of Battle Mats Vol 2 (Role Playing Game)
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Price
488

Title and Image is misleading.

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If you order this thinking you're going to get what's on the title and image of product page - you'll be greatly disappointed.

I ordered this product thinking I'm going to receive what is advertised (GIANT book of battle mats Vol.2) only to find when it arrived that it's in fact only the BIG book of battle mats vol.2.
I already have the Big book and was looking forward to receiving the Giant version as I have the Giant one in the 1st volume.

There is a few differences between the Big and the Giant versions, including size (Giant having a larger battle grid and extra pages)

Magic: The Gathering - Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Commander Deck Bundle (Trading Card Game)

Magic: The Gathering - Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Commander Deck Bundle (Trading Card Game)
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Price
1,599

Fun Decks

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Worth picking up if you enjoy MTG commander or want an easy introduction to the format.
One deck works with vehicles, the other works with the new modification aspect, relying on buffing creatures for additional effects.

Gamegenic - Catan Hexadocks Base Set

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Gamegenic - Catan Hexadocks Base Set
Out of Stock
Price
482

Protects pieces

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Protects pieces while also making it easy to see when one is missing

Gamegenic - Catan Hexadocks Extension Set

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Gamegenic - Catan Hexadocks Extension Set
Out of Stock
Price
302

Protects pieces

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Protects pieces while also making it easy to see when one is missing.

Wingspan: Revised Edition (Board Game)

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Wingspan: Revised Edition (Board Game)
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Price
1,125

A Fantastic Eurogame that I'll be playing for years

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There are many things that I love about boardgames. From learning new systems, to roleplaying and strong themes. Howver, the most important metric for boardgames should always be fun.

And that's what Wingspan always delivers. Pure, unadulterated fun. It's systems, from the open and closed card drafting, engine building, hand and resource management create a system that has something for every taste you might have in a Eurogame. And without directly confrontational cards and a soft, peaceful theme, there's nothing to stop you from having fun.

I've played this at every player count, and with experienced and new boardgamers and it is always a hit, and hasn't gotten dusty since I bought it.

A top class game that is an instant classic that will never leave our collection!

Scooby-Doo: Escape From the Haunted Mansion (Board Game)

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Scooby-Doo: Escape From the Haunted Mansion (Board Game)
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Price
657

Clearly a china mall knockoff

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Don't buy this product. You are paying the cost price for what is clearly the china mall ripoff of the game. You can see it just from the box of the product which is paper thin. I never even bothered opening it before sending it back.

Metallic Dice Games - 7-set: 16mm Flame Torched Rainbow Metal

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Metallic Dice Games - 7-set: 16mm Flame Torched Rainbow Metal
Out of Stock
Price
672

Metal Dice

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Beautiful colour. Love this set so much. Nice heft to it, definitely needs to used on a padded dice tray.

Viticulture: Metal Lira Coins

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Viticulture: Metal Lira Coins
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Price
488

A great addiction to this wonderful boardgame.

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We love the coins. So glad we bought them as they increase the pleasure of playing the game.

The Search for Planet X (Board Game)

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The Search for Planet X (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
797

Wow - deduction game at it's best

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What an Amazing deduction game! This is for anyone who loves logical thinking as you never get false information.
Also, finding Planet X first does not mean you will win - you have to do the work with your research to get the points as well.

Have played it only solo and with 2 player count and it has moved into my Top 20 list (too many games for a Top 10) and into my Top 3 deduction game list.

There are multiple strategies to find all the objects and it is more complex than Cluedo as it is not just 3 categories you need to deduce from. It will take a few games so that you are familiar with the rules for all the objects when you get a clue, but it is worth it.

The app is well designed and you have so many different games that are provided - you will never play the same game twice.

This is a definite purchase!!!

Calico (Board Game)

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Calico (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
892

Love this abstract puzzle

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This is a very satisfying abstract puzzle game. Managing to get your goals, some buttons, and beautiful cats to take a nap on your quilt, leaves you satisfied and looking forward to the next game.

Just a note for 2-player only buyers - some of the goals will not be achieved if you adjust the game by removing pieces to reduce randomness for 2 players.

We still love it and I have to say that I am upset with myself for waiting so long to purchase this gem.

Sleeve Kings - Standard Card Sleeves - War of the Ring (110 Sleeves)

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Sleeve Kings - Standard Card Sleeves - War of the Ring (110 Sleeves)
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Price
53

Good quality and Price

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Really good quality. Used to sleeve Mansions of madness investigator cards. I wish they also came in smaller packs as I don't need so many. But if you need a lot these are great value.

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

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Sleeve Kings - Standard Card Sleeves - Mini USA (110 Sleeves)
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Price
35

Good quality for the price

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Really good value ,used 2 packs to sleeve all base Mansions of madness 2nd edition cards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Tin of Ancient Battles (Trading Card Game)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! - Tin of Ancient Battles (Trading Card Game)
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Price
366

Pharaoh tablet

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Great piece for collectors, superb detail just like the tablet in the series

Marvel Champions: The Card Game (Card Game)

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Marvel Champions: The Card Game (Card Game)
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Price
1,219

Fun game

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Fun game, different scenarios and heroes that can be used with every game (increases if you also get the expansions and additional packs) ensuring that you never get bored with it.

Truffle Shuffle (Card Game)

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Truffle Shuffle (Card Game)
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Price
366

Abstract set collecting + card drafting

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This is a cute, light and completely abstract set collecting + card drafting game. Truffle Shuffle is almost certainly best played with only two players. Add more players, and you add more unpredictability and less control. Of course, that is not necessarily bad - depending on your tastes - but you need to know this going in.

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

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

Perfect for storing valuable cards

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As the description says, this is archival-grade, meaning it is for storing cards and not really intended for playing, so for that purpose and at its low price, it is perfect (5 out of 5). Think the other reviewers here missed that detail. Sure, these sleeves can be used for playing, and even then it is not bad, but it is not made for that and that is also why it is possible for it to be so cheap.

Jaipur (New Edition) (Board Game)

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Jaipur (New Edition) (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
488

Couple's game

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TLDR: 1) Vibrant art, 2) superb component quality, 3) tense, engaging and quick play.

Jaipur is a fantastic two-player game with addictive tension that never feels mean despite being a tight, competitive race. As far as quick and light two-player competitive games go, I still think Harbour is better - especially because Jaipur involves more luck and more tactical play. But, Jaipur is certainly worth having. It is considered a classic with good reason.

Pandemic: Rapid Response (Board Game)

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Pandemic: Rapid Response (Board Game)
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Price
863

Addictive, co-op dice-roller

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Generally, I am not a HUGE fan of real-time games. But I like Magic Maze. Rapid Response is even better. Solo play is great fun, as well as two-player games. Rapid Response offers tension and moments when you feel clever for spotting the best series of actions. It's not my favourite Pandemic by a long shot, but I would never pass an opportunity to play it. Each round is so quick, I often feel like one more... and another... and another.

Agricola: Revised Edition (Board Game)

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Agricola: Revised Edition (Board Game)
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Price
1,138

This is my favourite game, hands down. So much replay-ability due to the variety of cards.

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Agricola was the number ONE game on BGG for many years and there is a reason for that, it is a fantastic game! All the dynamics work together to create a game that keeps you totally engrossed, and it is a very satisfying experience leaving you wanting more. Agricola is a Euro game, which means that you win by obtaining the most victory points and there is minimal conflict with other players. Some people have described the game as punishing as you need to feed you people at each harvest, but I believe this just adds to the dynamics of the game, however this admittedly can make the game quite tense at times.

Reason to buy Agricola:
- Great value for money due to the exceptional replay-ability and depth of the game
- You are building up you farm, so even if you lose you still have something to show for your efforts
- The cards make the game so different every time, so your strategy has to change each game
- Perfect for 2 players, but can play up to 4
- The quality of the components is excellent
- There are expansions if you ever get bored of the cards
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