Pre-order blues: Games that I paid for a long time ago, and still haven't seen
Dave Heberer
United States
Lake Stevens
WA
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
I am getting this geek list together just so I can keep straight what games seem to be quite behind schedule on getting to me. I'm not that impatient to have them in my hot little hands, but I do want to make sure that I get what I've paid for.

If you want to chime in with a 'me too!' or something, that's cool. I don't want to get into a rant over Valley Games, they've taken a lot of crap over the past few weeks (deserved or undeserved is your opinion). This list is just me saying, I'd like to see these games. I paid a while ago. Please?
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1486]
Dave Heberer
United States
Lake Stevens
WA
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I ordered this sooooo long ago. I'm waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I have no idea when this suppose to arrive. I think before Christmas?
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Mordred [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3675]
Dave Heberer
United States
Lake Stevens
WA
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was very happy to get in on the pre-order of this. I'm a big Martin Wallace fan, and the game looks interesting. Anyone have any idea when America is suppose to see this game? I paid and everything!
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:135]
 
Dave Heberer
United States
Lake Stevens
WA
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I sent my copy of Serenissima to Valley Games instead of paying for the game. I think they were trying to get bits to do play testing of the game 'Containers'.

Well, it's been a long time since people were charged and everything. The story is well told. Where's the game?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:340]
Dave Heberer
United States
Lake Stevens
WA
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Much to my dismay, Race for the Galaxy is holding this game up with Thought Hammer. I am no longer a fan of pre-orders. One company slipping makes my whole package sit around and wait.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
John Earles
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Pre-ordered on July 16, 2007.

Now approaching 4 months...
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
flag msg tools
designer
1024x768 works just fine - Don't Wide the Site!
badge
Missing old BGG
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Me too, me too. I paid for this back before Essen and still must wait. From an e-mail I got along the way, it seems that the ship is still probably three weeks (or more) from landing in Canada (I assume that's where Valley ships to). Then the goods have to clear customs and make it to Valley. At that point, I don't know how long it takes to get the game shipped to me.

This happened with my lone other pre-order experience: Santa Fe Rails. By the time you get it and everyone has already played the game to death, you begin to wonder if the pre-order nonsense is worth it. I'm beginning to think regular manufacturing models work better for me as a consumer.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: The Price of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:5343]
Mark Gray
United States
Glenwood Springs
Colorado
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I believe this one was charged sometime last spring, and now won't be released until February. (?) Looks like a winner.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game Publisher: Funagain
Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
flag msg tools
designer
1024x768 works just fine - Don't Wide the Site!
badge
Missing old BGG
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Not exactly a pre-order, but certainly Games Held Hostage.

In September, I ordered a bunch of stuff from Funagain (over $150, to get free shipping). I would have preferred to order from Thoughthammer or even Time Well Spent (and, in fact, did on the same day) but some of the kid games I wanted are pretty much only available through Funagain in the US.

Problem was, Thebes was not in stock, so my entire order was held up...

Finally, Thebes came in to Funagain on 11/5 and my order was paid for and marked "complete" and "in the warehouse" but not yet shipped. After a few days, I asked about it and was told they couldn't find my ding-n-dent copy of Mr. Jack and did I want them to remove that from the order?

What???? They held up my already-paid-for order because they couldn't find the dinged up copy of Mr. Jack that they should have set aside six weeks ago when I placed the order? And they want me to confirm whether or not I still wanted it. Hell, the other reason I purchased from Funagain was because they had a Mr. Jack in stock in September.

They should have just put a new copy of Mr. Jack in the box and shipped it back on 11/6 and I'd have the games by now. Instead, I e-mailed them that I'd pay the extra for a new copy of Mr. Jack (not the ding-n-dent) and since we were so delayed already, to add a copy of Froggy Boogie. They will now get more of my money and I hope that doesn't somehow push the order back into December.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:1978]
James Hamilton
United Kingdom
Stockport
Cheshire
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was charged for my two copies a couple of months back but can't really get the money of my friend for the second copy until I know if UK customs are going to victimise me.

Still it will be a lot cheaper than buying in the UK.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
T. Nomad
Netherlands
Den Bosch
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It's not due to preordering, but I too, own quite a few games I do not yet posess. I live in Auckland, NZ. But sometimes I buy games from individuals and stores in the Americas. When this happens, I have them shipped to my (very patient) parents in Canada. Because we regularly exchange small packages (into which they can slip card decks and the like), and see each other once a year (when they can pass along larger games), I can save a lot on shipping, as long as I'm willing to wait.

In additon to San Juan, these are some other games I own, but do not posess:
Die Fugger
Break the Safe
Treehouse
Before I Kill You, Mister Spy...

Then there's the games my Secret Santas/Chanukh Harrys will be sending me....
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.