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Just in case anyone still buys games from Tanga...free shipping is back on for a few hours.

https://www.tanga.com/deals/kids-toys-games?page=1

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Here's the part where I struggle with getting Bombay at 9.99 or not.
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jonnylawless wrote:
Here's the part where I struggle with getting Bombay at 9.99 or not.


Let me help...

Get it.

It has elephants that hold the cubes! You can't go wrong! Not sure what kind of games you like, but this has become a standby for kids and adults alike in our house.

Edit - To get free shipping you have to enter the usual FREESHIP coupon code. I still recommend The Swarm, Bombay, and especially Gonzaga

https://www.tanga.com/deals/d6dac7c82c/the-swarm-the-board-g...
https://www.tanga.com/deals/2b8c637dd01/bombay-the-board-gam...
https://www.tanga.com/deals/a2e61dca25/gonzaga-the-board-gam...
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There's still the same selection of games that they had... 13 months ago?
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I wonder if they take some stuff off the site, I was just looking at some magnetic putty kind of stuff really cheap. I’ve been waiting for the free ship and now it’s all of a sudden gone.
I’s calling shenanigans, something’s amidst.


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There's still the same selection of games that they had... 13 months ago?
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Thunkd wrote:
There's still the same selection of games that they had... 13 months ago?


My thoughts exactly. There's never anything different.
 
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There's still the same selection of games that they had... 13 months ago?


My thoughts exactly. There's never anything different.

To be fair, if I was stuck with a bunch of games that wouldn't sell, I'd be hesitant to take any more of them too. The fact that they can't clear these out even at super low prices during their free shipping windows is a pretty bad sign.
 
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To be fair, if I was stuck with a bunch of games that wouldn't sell, I'd be hesitant to take any more of them too. The fact that they can't clear these out even at super low prices during their free shipping windows is a pretty bad sign.


I think it was discussed in the last Tanga free shipping thread, but Tanga has announced that they're out of the board game business. Anything left is just them clearing out stock and as far I understand it you shouldn't be expecting anything new.

There are still plenty of people who don't have one of the few games they have left though, so these posts are helpful. Also helpful in getting me to finally spend $7 on Age of Gods because I feel like buying something and it's cheap.
 
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Thunkd wrote:

To be fair, if I was stuck with a bunch of games that wouldn't sell, I'd be hesitant to take any more of them too. The fact that they can't clear these out even at super low prices during their free shipping windows is a pretty bad sign.


I think it was discussed in the last Tanga free shipping thread, but Tanga has announced that they're out of the board game business. Anything left is just them clearing out stock and as far I understand it you shouldn't be expecting anything new.

There are still plenty of people who don't have one of the few games they have left though, so these posts are helpful. Also helpful in getting me to finally spend $7 on Age of Gods because I feel like buying something and it's cheap.


I think you're remembering the announcement about the discontinuation of the daily tanga puzzles and other things.
 
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I think you're remembering the announcement about the discontinuation of the daily tanga puzzles and other things.


Might be. If that wasn't it, I'm pretty sure I saw an announcement about them dropping board games from their selection elsewhere.
 
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Rococo_Zephyr wrote:
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I think it was discussed in the last Tanga free shipping thread, but Tanga has announced that they're out of the board game business. Anything left is just them clearing out stock and as far I understand it you shouldn't be expecting anything new.


Awesome.

Now what am I going to do w/ the 6 or so Gift Certificates I have for them. I have everything from there I could want. I smell a GeekGold auction entry in my future.
 
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thanks for the heads up. Got wicked witches way, lots of newbie females in our game group. think they'll enjoy it.
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I'm actually considering getting the dress socks...
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"females." what are you, a ferengi?
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Thunkd wrote:
There's still the same selection of games that they had... 13 months ago?

Actually, 13 months ago they also had Dominion, Duel in the Dark, Fortune and Glory, Hornet, Power Struggle, War of the Ring...
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I will mention that Campaign Manager 2008 is the only game they have left that's ranked in the BGG top 1000. At $8.99 shipped, that's not a bad price.

And if you're unsure, there's still an hour to try it out on yucata.de
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Well, I bought Cleopatra's Caboose for $10.14 total and have no desire to buy anything left out of their boardgames.
 
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Is free shipping no longer active?
 
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DeMorcerf wrote:
Is free shipping no longer active?

Be sure to put in the FREESHIP coupon code.
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DeMorcerf wrote:
Is free shipping no longer active?


Use Coupon Code "Freeship" I used it a minute ago. Finally caved on Campaign Manager
 
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PhoenixPez wrote:
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Is free shipping no longer active?


Use Coupon Code "Freeship" I used it a minute ago. Finally caved on Campaign Manager


Hmm, I'm so tempted to get it for under $10, but do I really need it if it's on Yucata...
 
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I think it was discussed in the last Tanga free shipping thread, but Tanga has announced that they're out of the board game business.


Hmmm. Is this possibly 'cos of the move of more and more boardgames to Kickstarter, so game companies don't have as much surplus inventory for Tanga to liquidate? Tanga was great in 2008-2010, but has sucked for two years now.
 
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Rococo_Zephyr wrote:
jonnylawless wrote:

I think you're remembering the announcement about the discontinuation of the daily tanga puzzles and other things.


Might be. If that wasn't it, I'm pretty sure I saw an announcement about them dropping board games from their selection elsewhere.


Nope. The exact message was posted in another recent thread word for word and the person doing the cut/paste interpreted it to be them dropping all board games from their catalog, but the actual announcement did not say that at all.

It was indeed about the end of their online games section specifically, it did discuss how games (including board games) are less central to their brand than they once were, but said nothing about them being dropped from their catalog altogether.
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I think it was discussed in the last Tanga free shipping thread, but Tanga has announced that they're out of the board game business.


Hmmm. Is this possibly 'cos of the move of more and more boardgames to Kickstarter, so game companies don't have as much surplus inventory for Tanga to liquidate? Tanga was great in 2008-2010, but has sucked for two years now.


I complained about this once on Tanga, was pointed to a blog, Tanga used to get the normal overstocks, warehouse cleaning purge for new stock, from companies, then the economy went bad, a lot of sources dried up, bankrupted, the rest tightened their belts didn't overstock. Anyone remember the long debate on that guy, think it was Michigan, who was dumping games himself on Craigslist? A chain store going belly up? I picked up over a $100 worth of stuff at a fraction of retail with one bulk ship. I know a well known game shop that purchased a couple of thousand dollars of stuff to resell.

Tanga has said its focus has changed, boardgames are not their forte, they really do not fit the site much anymore, seems to me it is now a tourist gift shop.

To me the start of the decline started in late 2008, they got a few good games after, Village, Belfort, I think Dominant Species was offered, but it wasn't anything like the Ticket to Ride days when night after night good things popped up. Remember when they allowed comment posting on the board games offered? All about the same golden era.
 
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