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i had offers i couldn't resist for purchasing 'ra' and 'chinatown' (at rock bottom price), so now the only alea big box game i'm still looking for is adel verpflichtet.


other than that, i am accepting any offers/bids for the items on this list.

A few others I am also looking for:

1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons


Liberte


Brass


Schotten Totten


Traumfabrik


Shadows over Camelot


Category 5 (Only the Category 5 version of this game)


The Thief of Bagdad


Junta


This trade will go until Sunday 2/10 at 12 pm pacific standard time (3 pm eastern)

Thanks! And good luck!
Josh
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1. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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VALUE=120 (some fading/wear on the box, the pieces inside are all good as new)

aquire is still consistently one of my favorite games to play. it's a fast, simple game that you can break out and be playing within minutes that can please both the heaviest gamers to lightweights. the game really grows and accelerates to the very end-it's always a fun ride.
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2. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:232]
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Good condition, showing a little bit of wear due to the age of the title. I have purchased many copies of this game to give as gifts to friends and family. survive was one of those gems that i found surfing around on this site. why it hasn't been reprinted since 1982 is a mystery to me. i find that my pickiest friends to the least adventurous gamers have a great time with this. it's a little cut throat, a little luck of the draw, and in the end a fast paced riot of a game.
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3. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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I've never played this game but the insert is missing from it? all pieces are punched, but the game is in great shape.


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4. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:508]
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a great game of somewhat abstract strategy where each turn you play cards to place people on the map. you can place only one or two pieces and only in one area. this game is full of surprises that really come to the forefront during scoring where the choices you've made can create very complex, and recurring point surges.
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5. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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VALUE=40 (opened and played one time, everything still looks good as new)

i definitely see why people hold this game in high esteem. i have played it a number of times, and the levels of challenge in this game are almost mind boggling. at the same time, i think it's refreshing how quickly it plays and how much can happen--it's a game where the tables constantly turn, and if you play with other veterans, the game really reinvents itself every game
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6. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:135]
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VALUE=30 (the rules were missing, but I made a full color photocopy so the full color rules are included in copy form. Other than that the game is like new)

probably the best bidding/auction mechanics of any game ever made. it plays very well (surprisingly with the 2 player variant, every bit as good as with the full 5). a legendary game that almost always hits the table.
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7. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:179]
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probably the best 2 player card game out there--a game that builds as in the end the game comes down to the stupid decisions you made at the beginning of the game and suddenly don't have any way out. this game is very addictive and a great filler for 2 players.
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VALUE=50 (opened and played twice, in great shape)

a really cool game of interlocking mechanics that completely changes every time you play it. this game is the basis of mechanics for lots of other superb games such as cuba and age of empires III. and as with any good euro game, it isn't over until the very last scoring--this game can keep turning itself around on its head.
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9. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1201]
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VALUE=20 (box shows a bit of wear, included rules are black and white printout as original rules were lost. cards are actually still in shrink!)

this is what I purchased for a great sum for what i THOUGHT was the Alea Big Box edition of my absolute favorite game in the series. it is not, but it is still a collector's item--the english avalon hill edition of adel verpflichtet before its name was changed to 'by fair means or foul' and 'by hook or by crook' and eventually to 'hoity toity'. a game of outsmarting your opponents, that is one of the rarest breed of games that actually plays best when you have all 5-6 players (though this particular edition caps at 5)

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10. Board Game: Felicity: The Cat in the Sack [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1086]
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VALUE=15 (unwrapped but individual pieces not opened)

a great game from friedemann friese, how much are you wiling to pay for the sack full of cats. the currency of the game is rats, and using a bidding mechanic similar to 'funny friends' players bid higher or pass. sometimes you get the deal of a lifetime, getting cats that will rocket your score. other times, you will pay a lot of money when you are actually hurt by what is inside the bag. in the end, this is a great little game of bluffing, risk taking and, well, stuffing cats into a bag
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another great little card game, where the whole object of the game is to get the most valuable collection of china. the problem? you run out of cash very quickly, and the only way to get more is by letting another bull into the china shop. but if you let the right bull in you may walk away with all of your china safe and a lot of cash.
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