I have 4 new games -- 3 I bought from Tanga
, through the help of eviljohn
, and the 4th was a "thank you" gift from metalana and rbowsprite for staying at my place last weekend.
The ones I picked up were Buy Low Sell High, The Bridges of Shangri-La, and Tongiaki. The gift was Dead Man's Treasure. All 4 look to be fairly quick playing and not overly complex, with the Shangri-La then Tongiaki looking to have the most strategy/thinking involved.
Buy Low Sell High, though, is about the most over-packaged game I can recall seeing in ages. It is in a largish box (about 1' x 1' x 3"), with the interior plastic tray being about 2.5" tall -- that is, most of the box interior is utterly wasted. The board is nicely made -- but way over-designed, and could easily have been 1/3 the size it is. And the rest of the bits are smallish, with an oddly small deck of cards for the game, given the large size of everything else.
The big problem -- where to put the new games? My games shelving unit is full. This will be resolved in the future, by having a built-to-fit shelving unit in the same place with a lot more space, but until then, I don't know what to do. Maybe I'll have to rearrange and juggle things for now.
Moved a few games to another shelving unit, rearranged a few games. Everything is good.[/edit]