On Another Note – A Big Boardgame SALE!
A worthy fundraiser has come to my attention through my local gaming group, Decatur Gamers, and unlike the Mythic scam of Kickstarter, this one is both important to my community and completely legitimate. A locally based online board game store is going out of business, as they’ve decided to internationally adopt a child. They’re liquidating their stock at very cut prices to raise funds for the adoption. If you live near where I live – Decatur, Illinois – you can even get the games without paying shipping (by physically picking them up), but I believe the prices are so low that the games will still be significantly cheaper even if you’re paying shipping inside the U.S. (and maybe Canada; I don’t know what it costs to ship things up there).
Here’s an example of the price cut. Robo Rally, a “relatively” new game, cost me 50 bucks at PAX, which “included” taxes, so that was in and of itself a “cut” price. They’re selling the game for 30.
On top of the extremely beneficial pricing for gamers and the very well stocked (while supplies last) store, you an also feel a little good that you’re sort of donating the money to a charitable cause. The store’s web page has become a story of their adoption, full with photos of the family and the soon-to-be adopted little girl. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything (though if you’re interested in a board game, there’s really no reason to), I urge you to read their story and perhaps pass it on to people you know who might be interested (as I am doing now).
To my European readers, I’m sorry that the sales’ offers are of little value to you, but I hope you can still take joy from their story!
Stubborn (and hoping)