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One of our friendly Internet retailers, Boards and Bits, was in my local paper. Although Tom says there were some misquotes, he was pleased with how it came out.

http://www.spokanejournal.com/spokane_id=article&sub=2927

I took a quick look through the forums before posting this, trying to avoid a dupe. My apologies in advance if I did!

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Yay, Tom! But 20- to 40-year-old males?? shake
 
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Anybody else scan the shelves behind Tom looking for some lost gem to order?
 
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Nice article!

Thank goodness Tom didn't start this thread, though. He probably would have given it a subject line (and then an explanatory first line) like:

"Boards and Bits exposed (in a local newspaper article)" or...

"I've been captured (on film by a photographer)" or...

"I have to shut down (my computer after I post a link to this article)"

...and so on...

 
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Man, there were a lot of "he says" and "Powers says".

Quote:
...The vast majority of games the company sells are manufactured in Germany, but Boards & Bits’ current best-selling game, Roads & Boats, is made in the Netherlands, Powers says. He says that game, which currently sells for $90, is more available in the U.S. now than it was about a year ago, when eBay prices for it soared to $300.

Like another top-selling board game, Caylus, Roads & Boats is a production-type game in which players take raw materials and build things, Powers says. In the case of Caylus, the object is to build a castle, he says...


Mix it up with a "He explains that the object of the game Caylus is to build a castle."

That's a funny sounding word if you say it enough... Says.. Says.. Says... Sez... Sez... Sez...
 
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IngredientX wrote:
Nice article!

Thank goodness Tom didn't start this thread, though. He probably would have given it a subject line (and then an explanatory first line) like:

"Boards and Bits exposed (in a local newspaper article)" or...

"I've been captured (on film by a photographer)" or...

"I have to shut down (my computer after I post a link to this article)"

...and so on...


LMAO!!!

You know me too well. I can't help myself!

Tom
 
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taraba wrote:
Man, there were a lot of "he says" and "Powers says".

Quote:
...The vast majority of games the company sells are manufactured in Germany, but Boards & Bits’ current best-selling game, Roads & Boats, is made in the Netherlands, Powers says. He says that game, which currently sells for $90, is more available in the U.S. now than it was about a year ago, when eBay prices for it soared to $300.

Like another top-selling board game, Caylus, Roads & Boats is a production-type game in which players take raw materials and build things, Powers says. In the case of Caylus, the object is to build a castle, he says...


Mix it up with a "He explains that the object of the game Caylus is to build a castle."

That's a funny sounding word if you say it enough... Says.. Says.. Says... Sez... Sez... Sez...

I totally agree. I don't think I sez all those things, but I was awfully drunk at the time, so who knows!

Tom
 
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caesarmom wrote:
Yay, Tom! But 20- to 40-year-old males?? shake

Believe me, Michelle, I wish there were more exceptions like you And I'm sure I'm not alone, right 20 to 40 year old males??

Tom

Btw, shouldn't you be in Essen by now?!
 
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kvn299 wrote:
Anybody else scan the shelves behind Tom looking for some lost gem to order?

Sorry, I keep all the good stuff in the back

Tom
 
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BoardsAndBits wrote:
Btw, shouldn't you be in Essen by now?!


Thanks! And I leave tomorrow.
 
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I've seen your warehouse shelves now Tom. So what's so hard about taking games I want, weighing them, giving me an estimate on shipping and then putting them back until I work out my order

Well done mate. Good positive article and hopefully it will generate a bit more business for you. Good luck to you.

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GRATZ! on your "leveling" UP to the "Inland Empire" there dude! None of them 'journalists' can seem to resist bringing upon the likes of "M~opoly", etc. when they try to elicit 'imagery' regarding "boardgames", I have noticed.
"Are those LIKE 'Sorry'? or 'Operation'?"
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