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Black Friday is, perhaps, the greatest example of FOMO to date: an exercise in mass hysteria whereby millions are convinced to spend money they didn't originally intend/couldn't afford to spend on stuff for which they have no immediate need because they think they're getting a bargain.

Supply where there is no original demand that, by the very act of supplying now invokes an illusory demand: you couldn't make it up. Physical confrontation, online abuse: no-one needs a flat-screen TV that much.

So, just for today, I am raising the 'online' prices of all of the games in The Museum of Board Games' Gift Shop in protest against this Lemming-like commercial con:
Formula OviNE - £10 plus PnP (originally £5)
Atlantic Crossing - £10 plus PnP (originally £5)
Island Racing - £20 plus PnP (originally £10)
Race The Rails - £30 plus PnP (originally £15)
Ivor the Engine - £20 plus PnP (originally £10)
Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set - £150 plus PnP (originally £75)

Roll-away! Roll-away! Don't get 'em while they're hot!*

*Come back on Monday
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Board game boxes made better with the addition of smoking products?
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(Warning: this joke might offend those of you who never used to read 1970s British war comics for kids*)

So, I was watching the footballs on the old gogglebox - with my tea on me knee - waiting for t'others to join. It were the Germany game on the ITVs and the missus asked me which team were which, like and - to be honest - the score card in the top-left of t'screen were no 'elp at all:
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So: are the Germans wearing the white kit or the black kit?!


As it turns out, the scores for the group mean that the lacklustre and unambitious England will be playing Germany in the 'Last 16': here's hoping it goes all the way to penalties...again**

*titles like Battle, Hotspur and Victor that were liberally-sprinkled with casual xenophobia, jingoism and name-calling
**I am not an England soccer team fan
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I was reminded of An Infamous Traffic while watching Clay from Capstone Games being interviewed by that bloody bastard Ulrich Blennemann of Spielworxx on his weekly (Tuesday) check-in. Scooting over to the Geek for some Marketplace browsing, I found just the two copies for sale: 200 euros or 150 pounds.

Hmmmmm - it's been a while and everyone is (rightfully) wet-pantsing about John Company 2: Elephants On The Run and Root, so I thought I'd punt an offer of 100 quid (friends and fam, no fees) for the UK-homed copy. The reply went along the following lines: "I was thinking of raising the price, actually; so it's a 'No' to the 100 quid offer". Fair play, I suppose...

A quick re-check now shows just the 200 euro copy; this one, of course, would be subject to the joys of Brexit Britain: mandatory customs charges/VAT and the ubiquitous 'Royal Mail Handling Charge'*, so the total outlay would be even more prohibitive!

Thus, it would seem prudent that I seek out the original PnP files and put myself together a homemade copy given everyone and their sibling wants to dine out on it - does anyone have them (preferrably with no associated charge)?!

Supply and demand, eh?

Edit 1: Let it be known that when (!) the 2nd Ed. is launched, I shall be FULLY supporting it - as I will do in a few weeks with the Second Coming of JC.

Edit 2: Thanks to everyone for offering to help - I am replete until the 2nd Ed campaign!

*fucking thieves.
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I saw someone lamenting they only had 6000 followers/subscribers to their gaming vlog channel today.

I have 20+ published games/expansions and I have 402 followers on Twitter, 103 on YouTube and 810 here.

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Why, then, the urge for the Industry to consume itself? Nerve-wracking and unsettled times, to be sure

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