W. Eric Martin
Is this available in stores yet? I'm assuming it will be in the TRUs and Targets of the world.
Afraid not, Christopher. Here's an excerpt from my review of Desert Bazaar on FunandBoardgames.com (http://funandboardgames.com/site/comments/desert_bazaar/):
"Retailers think of Ticket to Ride and Caracassonne as anomalies as opposed to indicators that there's a growing trend towards this type of game experience," says Jeannie Hardie, senior design manager for Mattel's games group. "To be honest, [mass-market retailers] aren't interested right now."
You and I might think these games would fit perfectly on the shelves of TRU—and they would—but the lack of a license makes the big boxes indifferent. Pity.