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I am Dead Meat
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Boards and Bits is shipping Duck Dealer preorders today. Unfortunately this is going to result in my premature departure from this mortal coil. Because you see, I placed this order back in November and since then it has gotten...rather large. And when my wife sees it arrive she is going to rip me into shreds and then stomp on the bits.

There's no chance of intercepting the package. My wife is a schoolteacher and has the summer off with the kids, so she has nothing better to do than to sit around waiting for refrigerator size game deliveries to arrive.

How did I get into this sad situation? Let me tell the story, so that the rest of you can learn from this cautionary tale...
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1. Board Game: Duck Dealer [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2487]
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It all started with Essen. I did not go, but I eagerly read of the hot new games everyone was getting. Duck Dealer sounded wonderful. From a proven designer/publisher, a small company production, economic pick up and delivery in space. When it became available I pre-ordered it. That was back in November. I'm aware that it takes a while to print a game and for a container to make it's way across the ocean and get through customs. So I was prepared to wait.
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2. Board Game: 2 de Mayo [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:679]
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I had to get free shipping right? So I added a few games to the order. This was a 2-player I could fit into lunch, so it went into the basket.
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3. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:133]
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My group's been into cooperative games lately, so this loooked good. Plus I won a GG auction for the Guardhouse expansion, so I had to get it.
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4. Board Game: Jet Set [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1287]
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Again a small publisher, economic game, so I bought it.
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5. Board Game: Big Points [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1769]
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I read some reviews of this one and it sounded like it might be a possibility for family play. My wife and I play a lot of Tutankhamen.

See honey, I got something for you!
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6. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2575]
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They have card sleeves that will fit my euro games! I need those! To protect my cards! Of my favorite games, which I only play 3-4 times each because I am always buying new ones...rats.
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7. Board Game: The 3 Commandments [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:8440]
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This looked like it might be a fun one to play with the kids and when I need a party game.
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8. Board Game: Middle Kingdom [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3644]
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Now when you have an order waiting at Boards and Bits, they allow you to add games to it for only $.50. This was too small to order on its own without paying shipping, but I could add it to the order for $.50... and then the trouble really began.
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9. Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1036]
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This looked like it was going out of print for a while. $.50!
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10. Board Game: Memoir '44: Campaign Book Volume 1 [Average Rating:8.20 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.20 Unranked]
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I've been playing Memoir '44 with my son and having a lot of fun. Stretching it into an epic campaign sounded good. Plus my completist genes kicked in. $.50 !
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11. Board Game: Memoir '44: Terrain Pack [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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The campaign book actually used these, so I had to have them,
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12. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Whitebox Edition [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:5977]
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Then Boards and Bits added a bargain basement and I can't resist cheap games.

I already have a werewolf deck. Plus it can be played with regular cards if need be. But it was on sale!
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13. Board Game: Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000 [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2756]
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I love dexterity games because I stink at them. I'm a very clumsy guy. That means I can play dexterity games to the best of my ability and the kids will still beat me. That's a good thing.

Plus it was on sale!
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14. Board Game: Stack Market [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:7900]
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Dexterity game! On sale!
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15. Board Game: Bello [Average Rating:5.20 Overall Rank:9209]
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I need something I can play with my daughter. She always detroys me at memory games, so this sounded good. Plus it was on sale!
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16. Board Game: Horse Fair Card Game [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:6928]
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We already have this. But it would make a good Christmas present for my niece. Plus it was on sale!
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17. Board Game: Zooloretto: Polar Bear [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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We played Zooloretto with the kids once. It was a disaster that broke up in the middle of the game. So of course I need the expansions. Plus the polar bear is so cute.
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18. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Eastern US & Canada [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Age of steam expansion for $10? Add it to the order! $.50!
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19. Board Game: Hibernia [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3774]
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I had a long tough day at work and needed something to raise my spirits. This looked interesting and was from a small publisher, so add it to the order. $.50!
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20. Board Game: Steam [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:51]
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I pre-ordered Martin Wallace's Totally Renamed Train Game from Mayfair. Age of Steam is one of my favorites, I play James Earnest's Totally Renamed Spy Game occasionally and it's a funny joke, so I thought it was worth the $. Then rsolow lists a copy on the BGG marketplace for $500. ^$*%^#@&! I can't play it if it's worth $500! So I had to get the regular edition of the game too, right?

And that concludes my order and my life. Don't send flowers, just send contributions to my credit card company.
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