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Subject: Shopping at the Game Store rss

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I scheduled a gaming day during the 4th of July weekend and, as a starter to the festivities, the second game I pulled out was Bazaar. After setting up, three of the players, Chris, Aimee, and Debbi, looked at me like I had gone crazy. Before them were two board with different combinations of colored circles, four decks of cards (again adorned with colored circles and, in some cases, stars), and a whole bunch o' colored beads.

Explaining the rules, they still looked askance. But, being the gamers they are, they gave the game a try. And within a round or two, they were exchanging "product" with two seasoned veterans - my son Richard and me.

I scored the first card, much to the chagrin of both Richard and Aimee who were both going for that very card. This one small play, this tiny acquisition, gave them the last smidgeon of insight needed as to just how important quick and savvy trades are. From that point on, Aimee, Debbie and Chris were frantically exchanging "product", fighting for cards and collecting points.

Chris was the first to make a purchase using all of his beads, gaining 5 quick points and taking the lead. As the game progressed, through, Debbie, Aimee and Richard would exchange the lead. But then the last card was purchased, emptying two of the stacks. Scores were tallied. Aimee came in first, followed by Debbie, Chris, and Richard. I pulled up the rear with a measly 3 points.

That, however, is how it should be.

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