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Dave J McWeasely
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Why does On the Brink come with Silica Gel? Maybe the packaging needs to proudly exclaim "FREE white powder inside!".

But this is somehow thematic - the original Pandemic came with a greasy grey foam sponge - I'm still not sure what that was supposed to be for, but it always made me feel mighty uneasy.
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It's a dessicant, meant to keep moisture from ruining the contents during shipment. At least OTB doesn't smell bad like the original Pandemic. Whew! yuk
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MrWeasely wrote:
Maybe the packaging needs to proudly exclaim "FREE white powder inside!".


Something tells me that might have caused a little delay in customs. laugh
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I would say that every game should come with it! It's great against moisture.
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I hope the one I have been waiting since it's release does come with dessicant because my FLGS told me he is still waiting for it to be shipped ninjafrom China !
 
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I've always found it interesting that the "State of California considers this material to be hazardous to human health", or something like that...

Considering that the cubes from the first print run of Pandemic suffered from mold issues, I'm not surprised this was added in the expansion.
 
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Kestril wrote:
I've always found it interesting that the "State of California considers this material to be hazardous to human health", or something like that...

Considering that the cubes from the first print run of Pandemic suffered from mold issues, I'm not surprised this was added in the expansion.



Wonder if they also think that the game is hazardous to one's health, physical and mental ! laugh


Edit:typo
 
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MrWeasely wrote:
...the original Pandemic came with a greasy grey foam sponge - I'm still not sure what that was supposed to be for...


Since it fit perfectly between the game board and box lid, I always assumed it was a spacer or cushion to keep the box lid from colapsing if you stacked other games on top of it or something (I know.. stacking games = bad).

After all this time though, I may end up tossing it, along with the insert, in my feeble attempt to fit the new petri dishes in the original box.
 
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