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I was sad at not being able to find a copy of Tumblin' Dice at a price I could afford. Late one night last week I found a copy new in box on Craig's List for $10 + shipping. It arrived in the mail today & the box is truly sealed. So...my question is...we've never played this game but if I break open the box to try it, I've destroyed a big part of it's value.
Do I just sell or trade it? or keep it?
We are a family of 4, 2 daughters ages 9 & 13.We have game night at least once a week but usually 2 or even 3 nights. My family likes a pretty wide variety of games.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Keep it.

It's a blast for gamers and non-games, young and old alike.

I'm burnt on it and havne't played it in awhile but I bring it to alot of parties as everyone else I know loves the game.
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Game Snob Mom wrote:
So...my question is...we've never played this game but if I break open the box to try it, I've destroyed a big part of it's value.

I'm a gamer, not a speculator, so there'd be no question in my mind that I'd play it (I actually paid 50-60 bucks for mine, and think it's great). It's not out of print or anything, and would cost a bunch to ship, not to mention time and energy spent, so unless you're desperate for a few dollars I don't see why you'd go that route.

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Open. Play. Leave out of box to play in "killing time" moments.
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It's too good to not keep to play, even if it was worth more than it is.
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Sell it to me, please.

Keep it, it's a very good game and well worth the price you paid and the space it consumes.
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It was a big hit over the holidays with my extended family. The grandparents were happy to play it with the teenagers (including my 13-year-old daughter) and it was fun for gamers and non-gamers alike. It doesn't come out too often, but it's great in the right circumstances. Keep it!



FWIW - I don't think taking it out of the box diminishes its value much, anyway.
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I agree that this game won't diminish in value when unboxed.

Play it. It's a game. Enjoy it.
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Agreed -- it's a durable all-wood game that's out of print. I don't think that opening the box would diminish the value very much -- certainly worth playing to see if you like it first.
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HanClinto wrote:
Agreed -- it's a durable all-wood game that's out of print.

Out of print? It's in stock at eaglegames.net
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Sphere wrote:
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Agreed -- it's a durable all-wood game that's out of print.

Out of print? It's in stock at eaglegames.net


The Gryphon/Eagle version is in print, but to the best of my knowledge the others are not.

There are differences in the versions different companies have put out, but there's so much subjectivity involved. What one person finds to be a bad feature, another prefers.

You can have plenty of fun with any version really, but if price were not an issue, I'd buy one of the original Nash versions. The Nash is OOP and Ferti doesn't produce them often and in great quantities so for those of us in the U.S., that version is essentially OOP as well.

So for those looking for it, it's either buy from Eagle or scour the Internet for a used one.

For the OP, I'd just open it and play it. Even if it's a Nash original and you don't like it, you could still make five times what you paid for it...or more, should you choose to sell it.
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Sphere wrote:
HanClinto wrote:
Agreed -- it's a durable all-wood game that's out of print.

Out of print? It's in stock at eaglegames.net


Oh wow, I haven't seen it at the sites I typically buy from in a while. Even Google Shopping didn't turn up anything. Thanks for the info.
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Keep it and PLAY it (like everyone else says ). If you really want to test it out, you're certainly welcome to borrow my copy (I've added 4 more sets of dice to it so up to 8 can play) before you open your copy. I have the original Nash version.

It's been enjoyed by all ages when I remember to bring it outshake...and it's got a really easy ruleset!
 
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OK...the consensus is to keep the game. laugh That's what I wanted to do in the first place! Thanks for all your advice.
I checked the box as I did not even know what brand it was. It's a Nash from 2004. It looks beautiful & very heavy. I think we'll try it out tomorrow night.
Now to figure out where to store it!? shake
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Game Snob Mom wrote:

Now to figure out where to store it!? shake
I have an open spot in my shelves that you're welcome to use rent free.........whistle

Nice find, btw. thumbsup
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Play it. NOW
 
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Game Snob Mom wrote:
Now to figure out where to store it!? shake


Mine lives behind the couch. Always accessible but not taking up important game real estate.
 
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Best to open then keep, play or sell

Open it though as my copy had a warped top board that needed replacing cry
 
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fleabane wrote:
Best to open then keep, play or sell

Open it though as my copy had a warped top board that needed replacing cry


A warped board? Wow.

I have added a bunch of dice, too, to play with more than four. It usually sees 7-8 people playing it when it comes out. I haven't played it in awhile (I sit out while eight others happily jump in and play).

Money is usually involved, too.
 
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Futza wrote:
Game Snob Mom wrote:

Now to figure out where to store it!? shake
I have an open spot in my shelves that you're welcome to use rent free.........whistle

Nice find, btw. thumbsup


Thanks for the kind "rent free" offer..I do have some old Monopoly & Candyland, HiHo Cherry-O games taking up valuable shelf space in the basement...I can bring them by anytime! laugh

I've been thinking of purchasing the "always room for one more game micro-badge" so this will be my challenge. I'll find room somewhere, I'm just getting to the point where I don't want to forget what we have & where! If my kids & husband see the games around they ask questions & we end up trying more variety that way. For now I'm going to put it on the coffee table, on top of the remote!
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Game Snob Mom wrote:
For now I'm going to put it on the coffee table, on top of the remote!


Excellent plan!
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I agree it's worth playing, and if you decide to sell it, you should still be able to sell an open one just fine.

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Game Snob Mom wrote:
Futza wrote:
Game Snob Mom wrote:

Now to figure out where to store it!? shake
I have an open spot in my shelves that you're welcome to use rent free.........whistle

Nice find, btw. thumbsup


Thanks for the kind "rent free" offer..I do have some old Monopoly & Candyland, HiHo Cherry-O games taking up valuable shelf space in the basement...I can bring them by anytime! laugh
Sounds good. I have just the right tool to reduce their size so they fit in my shelves..... mb

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