Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trading Fool

I've been a trading fool as of late. An Ultimate Trade got me a copy of Edel, Stein & Reich. Shortly after that I traded off Liberté and Samurai Swords in a math trade for Battle Cry and Age of Steam. Now, it should be noted that I traded Battle Cry away a couple months ago for a new copy of Diplomacy (the new AH/Hasbro version of course), so I had to get it back. I picked up Age of Steam, not because I love the game (I do), but because it would be easier to trade than Samurai Swords and because its probably a trade up in value so long as John Bohrer continues to be an ASSHAT. I also got two new laminated maps out of the deal - Japan and Umbria. I currently have it (minus those two maps) in an Ultimate Trade in an effort to try and get a hold of Antiquity. I've been approached about getting OUTPOST if I was willing to up the ante on my end (Outpost is easily a $200-$300 game). If I get no hits, I may very well consider throwing in some of my AoS maps on top to see about Outpost. I don't really want Outpost, but lots of folks do, so...
I also just made a trade for a game I've been wanting for a while - Himalaya. I can't keep waiting for Matthew Frederick's Everest ;) I was able to get the base game and the 5-6 player expansion in exchange for a new copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill and for my Age of Steam map - Disco Inferno. This particular map (sadly) never got played. However, I was willing to part with it since IT DOESN'T FIT in my AoS case. Its been an interesting last few weeks.

4 comments:

Matthew Frederick said...

FYI:

a) Himalaya is an excellent game, imo. It has all the programming fun of Robo Rally without all the tedium, and

b) We playtested a new Everest last Friday and it went quite well. One more playtest this Friday and it's probably ready for the Gathering, where I'll present it to a few publishers (may send it out for a bit of blind playtesting in March, though).

sourwyrm said...

you realize the true winner in the trades is the Post Office, right?

Red October said...

charles - let me know if/when you decide to trade that extra copy of AoS...and just what sort of trade value you'd tack onto it.

Tatsu said...

Its up for trade now - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/29384

Its value is apparently currently at one copy of outpost. I'm trying for Antiquity or possibly Princes of the Renaissance