Buying games from my FLGS is like playing Thebes
Jackson Chan
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Buying games from my local board game store is like playing Thebes. It's a treasure finding adventure!!! What's luck got to do with it?

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1. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:375]
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So the last two times I went to my FLGS, I was there to buy Stone Age. The last two times I went to my FLGS, I came home empty handed. The God's were chanting Dirt! Dirt! Dirt!
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2. Board Game: Twilight Imperium: Hope's End [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked]
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A few months ago I also went on a trek to find a copy of Galaxy Trucker. All I got was more miliage on my car, frustration and eventually loss of hope.
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3. Board Game: Paddington Bear's Lucky Day Game [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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I have come to accept that my FLGS does not have the most high demand games according to the posts here at BGG. "You need to be lucky to win."
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4. Board Game: Arkadia [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:729]
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I am a very practical person. So today after work, I decided to buy something not so high in demand. I would look for something not on the top of my wishlist, but attainable. Maybe I would find Arkadia at my FLGS.
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5. Board Game: Shopping [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked]
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So I go to my FLGS. As I suspected, they have a copy. $45. Phew... I am glad to not be leaving empty handed. The last 6-7 times I went on a board game hunt, I left with only dirt, no artifacts! So I happily pick up the copy and go check out the other games.
 
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6. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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When I reach the "S" section, -look at that! There's Stone Age! With a box that looks like it's going to explode!! Have you seen the packaging???? But I still want it... $48. The store keeper explained the last time they had a shipment, all the copies were bought up by the employees!!!
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7. Board Game: Pay Day [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:15289]
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hmmm... $100... well, I haven't bought any games for awhile sooo... I'll splurge... I rationalize... I have been working hard and should reward myself... So as I am walking up to the till to pay, what do I see on the new games shelf?!?!?! Galaxy Trucker!!! Oh my-lanta! I pick up the box like it's an ancient artifact... yikes!!! $78 ... oh man... so we're looking at $180 now... so I go put back my copy of Arkadia... since I have searched long and hard for Galaxy Trucker and Stone Age...
 
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8. Board Game: Take a Wild Guess [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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So that makes it $130ish... man, I am never going to here the end of this when my girlfriend finds out how much I spent... as I consider the large sum I am about to spend and consider perhaps putting one of the games back, my eyes drift over to the new games section again... and guess what is sitting there?
 
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9. Board Game: England Expects [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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Is that... Aggggrrrri-cola?!?!?! Are you kidding me? This one is not even on my wishlist because I assumed it was unattainable... But there it was... one copy in a small FLGS in Calgary... The store keeper says they won't have anymore until October. So which game should I put back!?!?
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10. Board Game: Jenseits von Theben [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1940]
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The answer? None of the above. It was like picking 3 artifacts in a row after picking dirt for an eternity... As if I'm going to put them back into the bag. That's against the rules!

Now I just need to find people to play my new games with me!!!
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