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Posted by: Speed Adict Dec 8 2014, 12:25 PM

Yo,

Looking at getting a few games to stick the cupboards with...

Specifically looking to get:

- Risk;
- Axis & Allies;
- Pandemic; and
- Flash Point Fire Rescue.

Does anyone have a "best place" to get a hold of them? Pretty sure Mind Games has (or can get) all of them, but there might be some cheap as chips online store...

Cheers smile.gif

Posted by: Chaplain_Fortis Dec 8 2014, 12:28 PM

Joe Dodgy's is pretty good for cheap online in this country. Overseas there are cheaper but postage on big board games is prohibitively expensive.

Posted by: Mango Dec 8 2014, 03:04 PM

Advent games have good prices

Posted by: emplion Dec 9 2014, 08:50 AM

I've had positive experiences with both of the above.

Posted by: the duke Dec 9 2014, 10:07 AM

Milsims tends to be good prices. If its not in stock it can be a long wait.

Joe Dodgy has good prices and is responsive.

Overseas - Book Depository, Ozgameshop have a limited selection and free shipping. Exchange rate determines if this is a good idea though...

Posted by: Speed Adict Dec 21 2014, 08:31 PM

Accidentally (and happily) came across a copy of Axis & Allies on gumtree NIB for $30... Winning!!

Posted by: rogal_dorn Dec 30 2014, 01:36 PM

Sometimes on fishpond too.

Posted by: trapthem Feb 3 2015, 08:27 AM

The best and often cheapest Aus place i've found is http://www.gamesempire.com.au/

Other than that amazon when the USD is good or amazon.com.au or the UK amazon has some good deals as well. Book depository can be cheap but the way they pack it you know its gonna rock up bashed up so might as well buy from amazon for a little more (when the AUD isn't down the drain that is).

Posted by: sagan Aug 24 2015, 03:19 PM

boardgamesearch.com.au

some dude on reddit created it ages ago... it will search across a stack of companies for stock and gives their shipping pricing ect. Fantastic idea.. wish there was one for wargames.

woops didnt realise it was a massive necro, should have expected it in the board game sub :s

Posted by: Shiro Sep 1 2015, 07:19 AM

QUOTE(sagan @ Aug 24 2015, 03:19 PM) *

boardgamesearch.com.au


It might be a necro post but damn that website is so useful. Thanks for sharing mate armata_PDT_37.gif

Posted by: Speed Adict Sep 10 2015, 10:21 AM

Found a copy of Ikusa (was known as Samurai Swords, and Shogun before that) at Good Games on Lonsdale St (Melbourne) for $65 brand new... One copy left if anyone is interested...

Of my original list, I now have:
- Flash Point Fire & Rescue
- Axis & Allies 1942.2
- Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
- Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge
- Ikusa
- Memoir44
- Munchkin

Still wanting to get:
- Risk
- Pandemic
- Conquest of the Empire
- The Great War
- Fortress America
- Axis & Allies Pacific
- Axis & Allies Europe (to combine with Pacific to make Global)
- Axis & Allies D Day
- Ticket to Ride (10th Anniversary ed)
- Labyrinth: The War on Terror
- Twilight Struggle
- Power Grid

Posted by: Speed Adict Sep 30 2015, 11:51 AM

List updated, I now have:

- Flash Point Fire & Rescue
- Axis & Allies 1942.2
- Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
- Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge
- Ikusa
- Memoir44
- Munchkin
- Labyrinth: The War on Terror
- Lock'n'Load Tactical: Day of Heroes (Blackhawk Down)
- Guillotine

Still wanting to get:

- Risk
- Pandemic
- Conquest of the Empire
- The Great War
- Fortress America
- Axis & Allies Pacific
- Axis & Allies Europe (to combine with Pacific to make Global)
- Axis & Allies D Day
- Ticket to Ride (10th Anniversary ed)
- Twilight Struggle
- Power Grid
- Black Fleet
- Neuroshima Hex
- Thunderbolt Apache Leader
- Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations

Posted by: Speed Adict Oct 2 2015, 06:43 AM

Has anyone played/got https://youtu.be/w9RxcMgZwpo?

Looks like a great game!!

Posted by: Heble Oct 2 2015, 04:00 PM

Zing pop culture in Garden City, Brisbane is currently having a 20% sale on all board games.

Posted by: calman Oct 16 2015, 09:34 PM

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17710/conquest-empire

this one speed, i have a copy

current project is epic chaos, got any to trade

Posted by: Speed Adict Oct 20 2015, 11:38 AM

QUOTE(calman @ Oct 16 2015, 10:34 PM) *
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17710/conquest-empire

this one speed, i have a copy

current project is epic chaos, got any to trade


PM replied to mate armata_PDT_34.gif


Posted by: Speed Adict Feb 20 2016, 07:41 PM

QUOTE(calman @ Oct 16 2015, 10:34 PM) *
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17710/conquest-empire

this one speed, i have a copy

current project is epic chaos, got any to trade


October 16 2015 - February 02 2016

I'm sad to see this epic communication end man armata_PDT_14.gif

Posted by: Speed Adict Apr 28 2016, 10:05 PM

From little things big things grow...

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My original list (4):

QUOTE
Risk
Axis & Allies
Pandemic
Flash Point Fire Rescue



My current list:

Own (50 (54)):
QUOTE
Age of War
Agent Hunter
Attack Sub
Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
Axis & Allies: 1942
Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge
Aztla°n
Black Fleet
Bomb Squad
Bomb Squad Academy
Clash of Cultures
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Conquest of the Empire
Coup
Cuba
CV
CV: Promo Cards
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Forbidden Desert
Fortress America
The Great Fire of London 1666
Guillotine
Hostage Negotiator
Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 1
Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 2
Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 3
Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 4
Hostage Negotiator: Negotiator Cards Series 1
Ikusa
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 - ?
Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game
Lock 'n Load Tactical: Day of Heroes
Love Letter
Memoir '44
Munchkin
Onirim
Pandemic
Pandemic: The Cure
Risk
Risk 2210 A.D.
Space Hulk: Death Angel " The Card Game
Space Hulk: Death Angel " The Card Game ‚€" Deathwing Space Marine Pack
Space Hulk: Death Angel " The Card Game ‚€" Mission Pack 1
Space Hulk: Death Angel " The Card Game: Space Marine Pack 1
StarCraft: The Board Game
Thunderbolt Apache Leader
Tomorrow
Trajan
Twilight Struggle
World of Tanks: Rush


En route (4):
QUOTE
Axis & Allies: D Day
War! The age of imperialism
Carcassonne
Jaipur


"The List" (71 (67)):
QUOTE
1775: Rebellion
1812: The Invasion of Canada
1955: The War of Espionage
Ablaze!
Agricola
Alhambra
Arctic Scavengers
Axis & Allies: Europe 1940
Axis & Allies: Pacific 1940
Axis & Allies: D-Day
Axis & Allies: WWI 1914
BANG! The Dice Game
Battle Cry
Battle For Souls
Biblios
Bruxelles 1893
Carcassonne
Carcassonne: The Castle
The Castles of Burgundy
Catan
Coal Baron
Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Cosmic Encounter
Countdown: Special Ops
CO‚‚‚
Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Emergency! Game
Endeavor
Fearless Fireman
Five Tribes
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - 2nd Story
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Dangerous Waters
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Extreme Danger
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Honor & Duty
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Urban Structures
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Veteran and Rescue Dog
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Glory to Rome
The Great War
Homeland: The Game
Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations
Huey Leader
International Elite S.W.A.T.
Istanbul
Jaipur
Jamaica
Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
The Manhattan Project
Mr. Jack
Neuroshima Hex!
New Amsterdam
New York 1901
PAX
The Pillars of the Earth
Police Precinct
Power Grid deluxe: Europe/North America
Puerto Rico
Quarantine
Russian Railroads
San Juan
Sidibaba
Smokejumpers
Spike
Splendor
Tannhauser
Theseus: The Dark Orbit
Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary
Troyes
War! Age of Imperialism
Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game

Posted by: Hangmans Noose May 11 2016, 04:52 PM

It's a very black hole this board game hobby. Almost as expensive as the plastic crack I used to support!

Posted by: Speed Adict Jan 7 2019, 09:04 PM

QUOTE(Hangmans Noose @ May 11 2016, 05:52 PM) *
It's a very black hole this board game hobby. Almost as expensive as the plastic crack I used to support!


It is indeed... Now own 304, have 12 en route (KS etc), and have 29 on my "want" list biggrin.gif

Posted by: Krefey Jan 9 2019, 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Speed Adict @ Jan 7 2019, 10:04 PM) *

It is indeed... Now own 304, have 12 en route (KS etc), and have 29 on my "want" list biggrin.gif


Do you have any room in your house for furniture? Or are you stacking the boardgame boxes to use as chairs etc? tongue.gif

Posted by: Speed Adict Jan 13 2019, 09:30 PM

5x5 Kallax is over flowing now... Need to get another!

Posted by: Speed Adict Sep 3 2019, 11:28 PM

QUOTE(Speed Adict @ Jan 13 2019, 09:30 PM) *
5x5 Kallax is over flowing now... Need to get another!

Got another one biggrin.gif

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