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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Eurogame in The Works Again

It seems that The Works is not just picking up Eurogames on the odd occasion and selling them in their UK stores. I went to the local Outlet Shopping Centre on Thursday and found they had had a large stock delivered. This is great news as they happened to have a range of about ten more titles and whilst these are obviously surplus stock or Reo Grande they have included a number of good games two of which I grabbed.

Bean Trader is based on Bohnanza or The Bean Game which we play with the kids and they really do get the idea and the days of easy wins are for the most part in the past. Bean Trader seems to be something similar but with what seems to be more control on how your beans will run but trading remains a major part of the game.

Priests of Ra is also a stand alone board game that is based on a prior successful game, this time simply Ra but looks to possibly have more game play than the original. I would have bought more but I will get these two on the table Sunday and see how we go. It's great that the kids have our love of board games and whilst I do not tend to report the games here we do get a few sessions a month with the kids and it always leaves them wanting more. 

Both these games were £9.99 each as was the majority of the others, none more expensive but the card games or small board based games were £7.99

We called in the Mansfield store which had a few of the new ones and on the clearance shelf was another game I had looked at before but this was just £1.99 so maybe just maybe we will get a go at Strozzi as well. Cath thinks they are ready to have a go at Settlers of Catan though our version is in German so maybe a little help will be required.

For anyone wanting to play a game or three with their kids but just can't face another game of Monopoly (though played by the official rules it's not bad) should try one of the Eurogames, their is a good spread of ages though my 7 and 9 year olds are now playing age 12+ and are fine with them once a few turns have been played through. We must have 50+ titles and it will be great teaching some of the old classics to them. 

8 comments:

  1. Can't beat a good Euro at those prices!

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    1. Sure can't, we only got to play the one game of Bean Trader but it was a hit, especially with Cath who really took a shine to it.

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  2. Yeah, I'd noticed that the last time I visited.

    Having just gone to their website, I see they have a 30% off flash sale until tomorrow and free postage on orders over £10.00. http://www.theworks.co.uk/c/toys-games/board-games

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    1. That was a good link Edwin though I was not brave enough to take a look as I would not resist more shiny

      Ian

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  3. Looking good. Greatly enjoyed the bean game. Good picks there squire.

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    1. The card game will still see more play as it's quick and has great stock here. However the Bean Trader will get it's moment in the spotlight, not that it needed the bean connection as it has the mechanics of about any game but the one it's tagged to. Cashing in on the name but at the time it was released I thought no thanks go for something different LOL

      Ian

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  4. I really must go and have a look for myself, sound like a bargain.

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    1. You really must, if you have peeps that would be open to playing a game then getting a game in of some of these could really wake them up to a great evenings entertainment as they are so different to the typical British style boardgame and are especially good if you like to talk through games and interact.

      Ian

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