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Subject: Good game spotted on high street shocker! rss

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Tom Wakeford
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A little early for my opticians appointment yesterday I popped into the HMV on Princess Street.

Whilst in high street chain shops I often enjoy torturing myself my taking a look at the board games. However yesterday I was in for a surprise. Proudly displayed beside the Harry Potter Cludo and the X factor boggle was none lest than a stack of 20 or so copies of Pandemic.

On this discovery my chain of thought went roughly like this:

1. ohhh pandemic, cool!
2. errr Pandemic is a great game but why stock this and not Carcassonne or Ticket to Ride?
3. Ahhhhh!

So I cant decide if HMV stocking Pandemic is a shocking example of a corporation attempting to make money on the back of peoples suffering. Or an inspired buyer grasping the opportunity to introduce the high street to a great alternative to Simpsons buckeroo.

I guess I will never know. Still on the balance I think it is a good thing, if this Christmas there are families are gathered together over a game of Pandemic.

Now if you will excuse me the TAMIFLU I ordered on e-bay has arrived.

Originally posted here http://tomsgameshelf.blogspot.com/
 
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Andy Pelton
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Cool, it is always good to see high steet shops stocking great games, waterstones have taken to stocking ticket to ride.. I just wish more shops would take the risk as it were. I'm sure some of the lord of the rings games would sell along with dominion and carcassonne.
 
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Richard Dewsbery
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I'd wager a hundred quid that their corporate buyer saw the name "Pandemic" on the distributors' lists a few months ago and thought of the pound signs, given the attention that swine flu's received. It's not that *I* am particularly cynical (though I am, FWIW), it's that I know how cynical *they* are.
 
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Tony Broad
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I think Richards right here......which is a shame but like andy saus if it gets families away from the usual Monopoly and cluedo type games then it can only be a good thing eh?
 
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