Those of you who know me know I love
to find a good deal online. You also know I have a "thing" for new board games...
Stay away from Tanga.com
The people who run Tanga (the folks responsible for the well-known online board gaming Mecca and mega-site BoardGameGeek.com
) usually run one special each day on Tanga. When it's a board game, it's hard to resist... almost always well
below retail value.
Since October of 2006, I've purchased Oasis
, Wolgang Kramer's Saga
, Return of the Heroes
and its expansion Under the Shadow of the Dragon
, a 3-for-1 -- Nexus Ops
, Vegas Showdown
, and Rocketville
-- all by Avalon Hill, Hoity Toity
(Hilarious game!!), Aquadukt
, and today's purchase, Sunken City
10 games for a grand total of $138.88. (Taxes and shipping included.) A little less than $14 per game.
Now in order to justify my purchases to you the reader, I must show you how much these games would cost if I were to attempt to purchase them at the two most inexpensive online game stores which I have been able to find.
"Oasis" @ TimeWellSpent.org -- $22.75
"Saga" @ Cardhaus.com -- $8.99
"Return of the Heroes" @ TimeWellSpent.org-- $33.25
"Under the Shadow of the Dragon" @ TimeWellSpent.org -- $26.75
"Nexus Ops" @ Cardhaus.com -- $29.99
"Vegas Showdown" @ Cardhaus.com -- $33.45
"Rocketville" @ Cardhaus.com -- $26.00
"Hoity Toity" @ TimeWellSpent.org -- $20.75
"Aquadukt" @ TimeWellSpent.org -- $17.75
"Sunken City" @ TimeWellSpent.org -- $25.75
Grand total -- $245.43 (and that does NOT include shipping)
I rest my case.
Board Game addict? Or simply "Good deal" addict?
We report. You decide.
(Oh, great! They're running a Tangathon
today and Power Grid
just went up for sale... Curses, I say!)