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James Cheevers
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Just a quick note to say Happy Birthday to my now 11 year old son Christian. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Codex1997

He using his birthday money to buy a copy of Agricola. Who am I to argue??
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Sue Hemberger

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Congrats to both of you!!

That boy's gonna have an incredible game collection.
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Happy Birthday, Christian!

And James, as a family man, I think it's great that you'd take the time to post this for your young gaming progeny.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that you'll benefit from your son's own present if you don't already own Agricola yourself.
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Happy Birthday :-)

your profiles suggest you are in UK and he's in France?


edit: (just from looking at the flags. the profile explains who's right with his flag choice :-D)
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Happy birthday Christian.

Maybe you can teach your old man how to play now
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bazik123 wrote:
edit: (just from looking at the flags. the profile explains who's right with his flag choice :-D)


Yeah, we have three children who are based permanently in France. My wife and I have been forced to take turns working in the UK. We're vacationing in the UK at the moment and will be back in France at the end of the week.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words for Christian.
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Happy birthday, Christian!

My son will be nine soon and he is my most regular gaming buddy. By that I mean that he plays games with me more often than anyone else, not that he consumes more fibre or anything.

It's so nice to see a thread like this amidst the rants, the sarcasm and the passive-aggressive cerebral flexing that I can't always follow (I couldn't even pronounce Agricola properly).

May you enjoy many more years of great gaming together.

Edited for spelling.
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Getting the kids to buy games with their birthday money. Fiendishly clever, although it could disrupt your retirement gaming plan when they move out of home and take them with them (thus we are content for Daughter the Elder and Daughter the Younger to mostly play our games) cool

Happy Birthday Christian!

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Karlsen wrote:
Getting the kids to buy games with their birthday money. Fiendishly clever, although it could disrupt your retirement gaming plan when they move out of home and take them with them (thus we are content for Daughter the Elder and Daughter the Younger to mostly play our games) cool

Happy Birthday Christian!



Christian (and our other two children) usually do just play my games. But with Christian getting more into the hobby he has been receiving games as presents.

He has been spending a fair bit of time playing the Agricola flash application on my laptop and that was what made his decision for him. All I can do is make sure I'm available to play it with him whenever he wants.

I just to say thanks to everyone for their kind words to Christian. He had a good day yesterday and received, Marvel Heroscape & two Blue Moon decks (although a third was doubled up on and is going to be swapped).

He spent the day with three of his former schoolfriends which included a mega-Heroscape battle which the non-gaming school friends really enjoyed.
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solove wrote:


He spent the day with three of his former schoolfriends which included a mega-Heroscape battle which the non-gaming school friends really enjoyed.

Mega Cool! Joyeaux Anniversaire Christian and good for you James.
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Thank You All for all of those comments they made my birthday better. And today I am buying Agricola and after I will thrash my DAD!! devil
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I have Agricola but my plan backfired I got thrashed
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Codex1997 wrote:
I have Agricola but my plan backfired I got thrashed


General experience and old age does count as an advantage in playing this game Christian meeple

Daughter the Elder (who is about a year younger than you) didn't get to twenty points on her first game. She's not winning yet, but she keeps on trying and is getting better each game.
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Well here is Good Luck Face for her
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As Christian already mentioned, he got his most wanted game.

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