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Michael Lam
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I'm familiar with what Amazon's frustration free packaging would mean if I bought an SD card, or some other similar product. But I've also noticed they offer frustration free packaging for some board games. What would that entail? Has anyone actually ever purchased frustration free packaging in a board game?
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You get the opposite of a Cheapass Games game... A ton of random wood bits and three or four boards rattling around in a plain cardboard box.

I'm actually curious now too. I order most of my games from Amazon and don't think I've ever seen this attached to a game. Do you have am example?
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I wonder if the Frustration free packaging is another way of saying "Pre Played" or "Opened and returned"


I have gotten a bunch of stuff "frustration Free Packaging" All the stuff I have ordered is great for that.

Boardgames just do not seem right for that. Anything I have ever ordered in Frustration free packaging usually contains only "1" piece that I can think of ( I may be mistaken).

I can only think of something like a GMT Zip Lock bag game or something like that. I can only imagine getting something like twilight Imperium in a big plastic sack with all the pieces loose soblue that would suck.

 
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Michael Lam
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I actually can't remember which game I saw this on, but I know I have seen it for some board games.

Perhaps pepperhead hit it on the 'head' with 'opened and returned' or 'pre played'. Or maybe if the plastic is super ripped and its hard to claim it looks like new in box.

For other items, I'm sure they just order in bulk and ship them out in their own packaging (ie, cardboard box). But for the games I was confused.
 
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It might be that your game is put into a cardboard box that's just big enough for your game w/o any sort of packing material. I know that some things it's basically the retail package w/ your address on it for shipping.
 
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bjjarm wrote:
I actually can't remember which game I saw this on, but I know I have seen it for some board games.


Settlers of Catan and Pandemic are both available on Amazon with Frustration Free Packaging as an option.

http://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-ZMG-71100-Pandemic-Pandemi...
 
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I've sent a message to some mods on a special help forum member thread at amazon so if I get a response I'll post it here.
 
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coopasonic wrote:
bjjarm wrote:
I actually can't remember which game I saw this on, but I know I have seen it for some board games.


Settlers of Catan and Pandemic are both available on Amazon with Frustration Free Packaging as an option.

http://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-ZMG-71100-Pandemic-Pandemi...

I clicked the link, it says, "Product Packaging: Standard Packaging."

I don't think this will ever happen--how hard is it to open a shrink wrapped card board box?
 
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