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Various Board Games: Carcassonne $92.70, Just One $31.20, Point Salad $28.25 & More + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39+) @ Amazon AU

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Seems to be a bit of a board game sale happening on Amazon. Some decent prices. A few random examples:

Codenames - $21
Point Salad - $28.25 (Historic Low $27.68 via Amazon US)
Just One - $31.20 (Historic low, although I have seen it in the shops for $28 before)
Carcasonne Big Box 2017 - $92.70 (Historic low)
Sequence - $22.40 (Historic Low $20)

Other stuff discounted too, but just nominal $ off, not the best price or anything.

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    Is Carcasonne Big Box worth it? Never played it before and base game can be had less than $40

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      Carcassonne is a great tile-laying game.. I haven't played many of the expansions, but I've heard that some a pretty good.

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      FWIW I ended up deciding against it after reading this discussion:
      https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2128831/carcassonne-big-box...

      • +4 votes

        Carcassonne is one of our favourite games. We have bought a few expansions, and I don't find them as engaging as the base game. I also hear that a lot of people don't like the newer artwork. I believe that the base game still uses the old artwork, but the big box uses the new.
        I would definitely recommend buying the base game, but the big box I'm not as sure I'd recommend.

    • +2 votes

      Love Carcasone, I have this "Big Box" and play with the first few expansions, but feel it gets a little silly after the first few. So if you can get the base game, the river and knights cheaper than the big box - I'd suggest doing that.

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      It's worth having a couple of expansions, but you definitely don't need all of them..

    • +1 vote

      Keep a look out for the Italian version as it is usually about $75ish delivered. The rules are in Italian but you can find the English ones online.

      https://www.amazon.com.au/Giochi-Uniti-Carcassonne-2017-GU57...

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      Dunno about the big box, but I got one with a few expansions and it was the most boring game I've ever played.

      I have about 50 board games and it's locked at the bottom of the pile.

      That's just my experience of about 10+ games of trying to like it given all the glowing reviews, but I played with 2 other people and all 3 of us agreed it just was flat, boring and not a lot of fun.

      Don't take my word for it, but I would maybe recommend either finding a friend who has the game and trying it or buying the more basic version which is WAY cheaper, just in case.

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      I bought the big box many years ago and only ever played the base game, and the river expansion on occasion.

  • +2 votes

    If you're after Codenames and that's all you're getting, it's probably cheaper to get it from Kmart once you add shipping cost to Amazon.

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    Sequence is $22.50 at Big W with an EDR card linked.

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    7 Wonders Card Game, cheapest ever according to ccc, $46.45.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Asmodee-7-Wonders-Board-Games/dp/B...

  • +2 votes

    Unstable Unicorns is $19.65 with Prime shipping: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07BMLQBM1/?smid=A2BLDW...

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    They have a pretty good price on my (almost) favourite game, Kemet. But then I found a better one (+$7 shipping):
    https://www.thenile.com.au/toys/kemet/3760146644625?gclid=Cj...

  • +2 votes

    Some of these are price matched to the Mighty Ape sale.

    Always check boardgameoracle (or similar price tracker) before buying.

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    Codenames is 14c cheaper if bought through Handsome Games (go to 'See all buying options' on Amazon store page).

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      I purchased a copy from them recently and it turned out to be a dodgy fake.

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        If it was through Amazon's website they refund fakes, or is that only if sold by them?

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          They refunded without too much hassle (I offered a photo showing the obvious issues and a website that referenced those errors as a definite fake), but I'm a little disappointed that they haven't taken more action to stop the seller.

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        Yep, only buy if sold by Amazon or a well known games shop.