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Adriano Barros
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I need your help surprising my husband.

He is going to be turning 25 on Wednesday (3/1) and he's been really stressed with school so I want to surprise him with something I know he won't be expecting. He has been showing me a game on this site called Reef Encounter and I need your help finding it. He said there are 2 versions of the game (an old and a new) and he really likes the older one. He showed me some pictures and it was the one with light pastel colors (I think it's really cute too).

Can someone please help me? Where can I find this game? Do you have it and can I buy it from you? How much is it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Skydiver wrote:
I need your help surprising my husband.

He is going to be turning 25 on Wednesday (3/1) and he's been really stressed with school so I want to surprise him with something I know he won't be expecting. He has been showing me a game on this site called Reef Encounter and I need your help finding it. He said there are 2 versions of the game (an old and a new) and he really likes the older one. He showed me some pictures and it was the one with light pastel colors (I think it's really cute too).

Can someone please help me? Where can I find this game? Do you have it and can I buy it from you? How much is it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


The newer edition is from Z-man Games, so that is the one you don't want.

There are two US sellers listed on http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12962 but they are both selling the Z-man edition. You could try offering trades with some of the members listed at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewcollections.php3?gameid=129... but its a rare game (with many people paying over $70 USD) so keep that in mind.
 
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Alfred Wallace
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The first edition is pretty rare. If you go to the game's page here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12962

...there's a "marketplace" section, which has a couple of copies of the first edition, being sold by a trio of European sellers for upwards of $120-180 after the exchange rate but before shipping:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekstore.php3?action=listforsa...

The really expensive ones are the first edition with the pastel colors.

I kind of recommend getting the new edition ($40), which can be found at many online retailers--and local stores, depending on where you live--along with a nice card and maybe an ice cream cake. But that's just me...
 
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If your husband reads BGG, how do you expect to keep this a surprise?!
 
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mike hibbert
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I just picked up the R&D (pastel) version on ebay, it wnt for £50 (about $90?). It may be worth having a look there, it won;t come up that often though, they only made 1000.
 
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Todd Goff
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Whatever you do get hime, be sure to present it like this: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/86177
 
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Who IS this masked man? And WHY has he never been photographed together with 6 year old millionaire playboy Calvin?
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I knew exactly what that image was before I even clicked on it.
 
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Sir Loin o Beef wrote:
Whatever you do get hime, be sure to present it like this: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/86177


No, no, no -- that's absolutely the wrong background for Reef Encounter. See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi... for tips on proper coordination of textiles and game themes.
 
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Adriano Barros
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Michael,

I just hope he doesn't. I didn't know what else to do to try and find it. Do you know anyone with the game for sale?
 
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Andrea,

If you want the game fast fast fast, do a search using the tool at this site:

http://www.michaelareed.com/boardgamesearch/

Find the cheapest online version, then order quickly and ask for expedited shipping. You might find a site with a phone # so you could call, but usually they are pretty good about shipping quickly. You'll get the best price and usually the fastest service shipping directly.

Otherwise, I'd try to call game and hobby stores in your area, not the big toy stores, but comic,card,and game shops and ask around for which stores carry 'german boardgames'. Reef Encounter was just re-released, and I know a store in Alabama that has a couple copies but other than that you'll have to call around. If you live near a big city there should be a game store that specializes in eurogames.

good luck!
 
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Alfred Wallace
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If you're in Utah, Z-Man (the publisher of the new version) lists a few stores that stock their games (not necessarily including Reef Encounter):

Salt Lake City Hastur Games & Hobbies (801) 352-2605
Salt Lake City Game Night Games (801) 467-2400
Salt Lake City Night Flight (801) 532-1188
Salt Lake City Night Flight (801) 272-8343
Spanish Fork Game On! (801) 794-0725
St. George Jander Bastley Game Supply (435) 673-5552

Good luck!
 
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alfredhw wrote:
If you're in Utah, Z-Man (the publisher of the new version)


unfortunately this person is looking for the older version due to the fact that new expansion coming out is made for the older version.(see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/22304) But I am sure that the add on will be printed for the newer version soon enough.
 
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From what I read, the expansion will work for either version
 
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