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Arkham Horror (Third Edition) (Board Game)

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Arkham Horror (Third Edition) (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
1,183

Super game, not recommended for casual gamers

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First off this is a great game. Very very well thought out, well designed and excellent as far as thematic games go. It is much more streamlined that the first two editions and certainly less fiddly. Its a co-operative game so all the players are a team against the game. Bear in mind it is a fairly complex game and there are a lot of rules but if you muddle your way through at least two plays you'll start to get the hang of it and thereafter you will start to enjoy your games.

Some Things To consider
There is some setup time. Making up the board, creating the decks of cards, laying out tokens. You might need 10-15 min to setup the game.
Its a long game. As much as the first two editions sometimes had marathon games in excess of 4 hours, this edition is much more streamlined with an archive/codex (cards that give players objectives and determine your victory or loss). Still prepare yourself for at least a 2.5 t 3 hour game. Longer in your first few plays as you figure out rules etc)
5-6 player games are quite chaotic and require much skill on the part of the players in order not to be overwhelmed by the mythos phase of the game in which two events occur per player (usually bad things that players have to mitigate in order to succeed).

Gameplay
There is a learning curve to getting the hang of this game. I think that is good because you will not master it so easily and then have it sit on your self till expansions are released. Lots of replayabilty as there are 12 investigators (characters) to choose from so you can play the same scenario (there are 4 in this base set) with different investigators and have a different game experience.

Final Thoughts
If you already own any games in the Arkham series this is still a good buy. It borrows the best of the mechanics from the other editions to create a more streamlined faster paced game.
If you are considering your first Arkham Horror purchase, think no further than this edition. It is all you will need.
I do not recommend this game to the casual game group,. They are likely to get bored trying to learn or remember so many rules and with all the strategic possibilities and decision making needed.

My group (we play with 4 mostly) enjoy it tremendously. Its not easy to beat (our win rate is about 60%) but it is always a ton of fun.
Highly recommended to gamers who don;t mind the long play time and games with somewhat complex mechanisms and strategies.

Bob James - Espresso (Super-Audio CD)

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Bob James - Espresso (Super-Audio CD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
356

Technically very well recorded but artistically pretty much average sounding.

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Read a glowing review of the disk and ordered it blindly.

Listening to the sacd one is immediately struck by how well the music has been recorded. Pinpoint imaging and depth to the music.

But artistically the disk becomes boring after the third track.

Avoid

The Resistance (Party Game)

(4 user ratings)

The Resistance (Party Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
337

Excellent for social observation

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The beating heart of The Resistance lies in the joy of successfully deceiving your friends and/or successully uncovering their perfidy, as you try to distinguish loyal members of the resistance from spies. I have played this game several times and the tense yet hiliarious suspicion, accusations and bluffing always produces a riot of fun. The game is very easy to teach, and I have played it with first timers without problems. If you need a game for a larger group (at least five players) that involves bantering, acting, bluffing and poker faces, this one is for you.

Munchkin Deluxe (Card Game)

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Munchkin Deluxe (Card Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
509

Hilarious treachery with a somewhat tricky learning curve

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My experience with Munchkin echoes the reviews written by Mattew S and Johan C. The core of this game revolves around the social interaction sparked by efforts to help or sabotage each other's progress through the dungeon. To my mind, the basic mechanics are easy to understand. However, I was surprised by how difficult my gaming group found the rules. Other players took a long time to grasp who cards can be used to slow or speed each other's advancement. This might simply be a quirk of my group, but if you are thinking of buying this game, take thought for the learning curve and consider whether your group will be able to manage it.
To see how the game plays, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6oMBSiL7Zs&t=229s.

Paw Patrol Lenticular Tower Puzzle - 24 Pieces

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Paw Patrol Lenticular Tower Puzzle - 24 Pieces
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
60
RRP
R 69.99
(-14%)

Good quality

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Good quality, might be difficult for young kinds.

Count Zero - William Gibson (Paperback)

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Count Zero - William Gibson (Paperback)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
177

Enjoyed it, but it could have been better

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I enjoyed the book but it felt slow at times.
The characters aren't directly from Neuromancer, but some of them are referenced. The Finn does seem to be from both books.

Alien: 6-film Collection (Blu-ray)

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Alien: 6-film Collection (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
330

Absolutely superb

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What can I say it's a very nice boxset for the price.

Underworld Quadrilogy (Blu-ray)

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Underworld Quadrilogy (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
148
Normal Price
R 222
(-33%)

Awesome box set

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I love the texture of it and it is quite sturdy, but the last disk is 3d, will have to check if it is one of those you can switch to 2d.Will update my review then.

Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon: Lost Thunder Theme Deck - Entei (Trading Card Game)

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Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon: Lost Thunder Theme Deck - Entei (Trading Card Game)
In Stock
Price
142
Normal Price
R 203
(-30%)

5 star all round.

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Cool Pokemon TCG deck.
Nice base deck to start on but you will need to modify it slightly if you get into more competitive play against advanced players.
5 stars also go to rarus super quick and reliable delivery service. Keep up the great customer service!!!

Ibanez AW54CE-OPN Artwood AW Series Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar (Open Pore Natural)

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Ibanez AW54CE-OPN Artwood AW Series Dreadnought  Acoustic Electric Guitar (Open Pore Natural)
Out of Stock
Price
5,149
RRP
R 6,799
(-24%)

Got more than I expected!

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The guitar i got is great! Rich tone and really nice in the meds to lows... Really absolute great sounding guitar and for sure a huge upgrade from my previous guitar... Got this one on promotion price for a great deal. First time I ever bought from raru, and with this super fast courier (great packaging and absolutely no damage to the parcel itself) it would not be the last. Thanks Raru!

Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (Blu-ray)

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Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (Blu-ray)
Out of Stock
Price
170

Movie great, Blu-ray poor

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The movie is absolutely brilliant and is one of the top films of 2018. My only grip is the actual Blu-ray. I was hoping there would be some fantastic special features breaking down how some of the stunts were achieved but there was absolutely nothing on this disc. I'm not sure if the steelbook edition has any special features but if so rather go for that version.

Movie: 5/5
Special features 1/5

Squier Strat SS Pack Stratocaster Electric Guitar Pack with Amplifier - Short Scale (Brown Sunburst)

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Squier Strat SS Pack Stratocaster Electric Guitar Pack with Amplifier - Short Scale (Brown Sunburst)
Out of Stock
Price
5,035
RRP
R 5,995
(-16%)

Love the guitar!

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This pack has been my introduction to electric guitars (after playing acoustic more than 15 years ago). It includes pretty much everything you need to start, but you'll still need a tuner. The guitar has a nice weight to it, it's easy to handle, and the amp is also a great little device. Highly recommended for beginners.

Humble & Mash - Vintage Compost Bin

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Humble & Mash - Vintage Compost Bin
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
335
RRP
R 399
(-16%)

Too fragile

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Beware if you drop the lid or bin part as it dents extremely easily and the lid will no longer fit properly.

Friends - TV Show Magnet

Friends - TV Show Magnet
Not available
Price
72

Happy

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I'm only giving 3 stars as I had to wait so long for the delivery and the shipment of my order was late. But when I received the product, I was very happy.

Sony - PlayStation Classic Mini Console

(23 user ratings)

Sony - PlayStation Classic Mini Console
In Stock
Price
1,199
RRP
R 1,799
(-33%)

Looks good on my shelf.. that's about it

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Sony made some strange decisions with this one, some games were designed for used with the original dual shock but they went with the first controller that features no analog sticks. There are some games that brought back very fond memories like Tekken 3 and MGS, unfortunately they are very hard to look at one a 50" hd tv, together with the emulation being sub par.
It looks really nice on my shelf though and was it not for someone buying it for me as a christmas present, I would never have owned one. But at least I can play FF7 on a playstation which is nice I guess. I'd say rather buy the snes claasic from Nintendo, it's amazing.

ASUS F541UA VivoBook i7-7500U 4GB RAM 1TB HDD 15.6 Inch HD Notebook (Chocolate Black)

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ASUS F541UA VivoBook i7-7500U 4GB RAM 1TB HDD 15.6 Inch HD Notebook (Chocolate Black)
Out of Stock
Price
10,833

Disappointed

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Very disappointed. For an i7 it is extremely slow

The 1-page Marketing Plan - Allan Dib (Paperback)

(2 user ratings)

The 1-page Marketing Plan - Allan Dib (Paperback)
Dispatched in 7 to 12 working days
Price
207
RRP
R 330
(-37%)

Our marketing plan is based on this book

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We are a small business in SA, and doing a bit of everything to help us market. Finally some help in focusing on the right stuff (so obvious - how did we miss this?) and let go of the waste of timers. I wish I had known about this book last year when it was launched... we could have corrected our course earlier. Easy to read, easy to put into practice. No MBA b*llsh*t. If you are an entrepreneur trying to sell and make money, this is a must.

Funko Pop! Disney - Aladdin - Rajah

(3 user ratings)

Funko Pop! Disney - Aladdin - Rajah
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
125
RRP
R 249
(-50%)
Normal Price
R 227
(-45%)

Funko Pop - Rajah

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One of my favourite animals of all times have to be tigers :P I tell you, Rajah does NOT disappoint :D He is wayyyyyyyyy cuter in person then in the photo you see online :) Box and Pop came in perfect condition!!!

Funko Pop! Heroes - DC - Wonder Woman S2 - Antiope

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Funko Pop! Heroes - DC - Wonder Woman S2 - Antiope
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
125
RRP
R 249
(-50%)
Normal Price
R 227
(-45%)

Funko Pop - Antiope

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I am in love with the Wonder Women DC Comics brand. However when I got my box in the mail today, I opened it up only to find that the box was a little torn and damaged at the bottom. This was the only down fall to this pop as yes, I am a collector of Funko Pop's and the condition of the box and pop are very important!!

None the less I absolutely love, love, love this pop as well as many others :)

Happy Popping :P

Addams Family (DVD)

Addams Family (DVD)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
74

CLASSIC DARK AND TWISTED HUMOR!

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A STAR-FILLED CAST BRING THE OLD ADDAMS FAMILY COMICS TO LIFE IN THIS MOVIE! A GOOD COMBO TO GET ALONG WITH THE SEQUEL, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, WHICH STAR MOST OF THE ORIGINAL ACTORS FROM THE FIRST FILM.

Scrooged (DVD)

Scrooged (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
48

THE OLD CLASSICS ARE THE BEST!

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THIS MOVIE IS FROM AN ERA WHERE WE GREW UP WITH THE LIKES OF GHOSTBUSTERS, GROUNDHOG DAY, ALL THE OLD CLASSICS WHEN COMEDY WAS STILL FUNNY AND NOT FORCED! THOSE WERE THE PEAK YEARS OF ACTORS LIKE BILL MURRAY. THIS FILM IS MODERN AND DARKER VERSION OF THE DICKENS CLASSIC, FILLED WITH HUMOR, A BIT OF TERROR BUT ULTIMATELY THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. A MUST HAVE FOR ALL DVD COLLECTORS

Unstable Unicorns (Party Game)

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

Great game

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Very entertaining, quality product. You will not be disappointed.

Banpresto - Dragon Ball Super - Son Goku Fes!! Vol.3 Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku (Figure)

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Banpresto - Dragon Ball Super - Son Goku Fes!! Vol.3 Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku (Figure)
Out of Stock
Price
346

Outstanding detail for an excellent price

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Bought this for my friend's birthday, and he loves it. The detail is remarkable!!!

Metallic Dice Games - Set of 7 Polyhedral 10mm Dice - Glow in the Dark Purple with Black

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Metallic Dice Games - Set of 7 Polyhedral 10mm Dice - Glow in the Dark Purple with Black
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
65

Small. Beautiful. Shiny

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Listen, these are awesome. They're so small. They're beautifully made. The numbers are painted so clearly. Get these.

Ant-Man and The Wasp (Blu-ray)

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Ant-Man and The Wasp (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
188

Loved it

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Really loved this movie. I also felt the characters were done justice in the writing, directing and acting!
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