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I read at www.all-games.de that a new edition is coming out with more precise sandtimers. Has anyone any info about this?
 
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I guess that is what this means then. Cool.

http://www.all-games.de/cgi-bin/scriptsDB/zeigeNews.cgi#l1
 
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So is there a way to purchase the more accurate sand timers for the 1st edition?
 
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sbabcock wrote:
So is there a way to purchase the more accurate sand timers for the 1st edition?


There is a note (in German) at EggertSpiele site that you can get more precise timers from them. Their contact:

http://www.eggertspiele.de/pub/kon/kontakt.htm
 
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Thanks! I will give that a shot once I get my copy and can time the timers.
 
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Hey Winkles, don't know if you had much success getting the 'better' timers, but I did get some info by email saying that indeed they are adding more accurate timers in the latest shipment.

 
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Our set had an 18 second game between the fastest and the slowest timer, which is a real pain. Were we just unlucky, or is this sort of variation average?
 
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I too got some sandtimers in Space Dealer that are not in sync with one another. I sent a message on the eggertspiele website. Just wondering if anyone else with bad timers heard from them or received any replacements?
 
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I sent in a request to Eggertspiel. I will post what reply I get.

Side Note: Make sure you click the left button (Jetzt abschicken). The right one (Zurücksezten) appears to be cancel
 
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Solamar wrote:
I sent in a request to Eggertspiel. I will post what reply I get.

Side Note: Make sure you click the left button (Jetzt abschicken). The right one (Zurücksezten) appears to be cancel


Any results?
 
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Yargo wrote:
Solamar wrote:
I sent in a request to Eggertspiel. I will post what reply I get.

Side Note: Make sure you click the left button (Jetzt abschicken). The right one (Zurücksezten) appears to be cancel


Any results?


Yes! I had mentioned there that 6 of the 20 timers I had (2 sets) were much farther off than the others, and I received 6 of the new timers. they are all plastic rather than glass, and a bit larger. I would guess that the plastic is easier to set the inner diameter of the timers. They still varied a little bit, but were much better than some of the original timers. Now I have a reasonably balanced set, once I used the spreadsheet to balance them out further for fairness.

I just posted a new spreadsheet that also makes labels for the timers by player color! (Space_Dealer_Optimizer_v30.xls) It has the mix of timers that I have now.

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