Tuesday, January 03, 2006

RR Tycoon as a Prize.... Probably

Since today is the day of a million blog posts, I'll add another.

If you haven't yet bought Railroad Tycoon and want to, you might want to hold off for another week or so. I'm probably getting a second free copy, in which case I'll offer my existing copy up as a prize at an upcoming game night / afternoon.

The only downside is the one I'd give away would have a slight ding on the outside of the box, which happened during shipment. Otherwise the game is fine. I requested an exchange from the vendor, and instead they're just sending me a whole new game for free.


At 9:51 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

What if I just bring you a doughnut on Thursday?


At 9:52 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Kendahl said...

Wow...that's pretty generous Ben. You could probably score enough on ebay to buy yourself another game. Not that I am trying to talk you out of offering it up as a prize. Heck, I am in all the way!!

At 10:00 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

No doughnuts... I want to see mortal combat over this baby!

Actually, I was thinking we could just play the game, with the winner (assuming its not me) getting to keep it.

At 10:33 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

Dang! I can't make it. Hey...could this be a trend setter? Host has to offer up prizes? I likes.

At 11:26 PM, January 03, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

This looks sweet, I hope I can make it that night.

At 3:05 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I'm with Kendahl on this. I would have sold it on ebay....hehe. You're a cool guy Ben.

I just wish I could've made it tomorrow...even if I didn't win the game.

At 4:17 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...


How much warping has your game board had on RRT? Just wondering since this is all over BGG.

At 6:40 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I have one and it hasn't had any, but it hasn't touched the table but once.

At 7:32 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Ben said...


Bad news. Fed Ex (the shipper that damaged the original game) wants to claim it as proof of the original damage... I should have known it was too good to be true.

To be honest, the damage is minor enough I need to think about whether I want to go through all the trouble. The hidden cost of on-line shopping...

I'm very sorry for the false alarm!

At 11:02 PM, January 04, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I haven't messed with the board much yet, since I hadn't planned on using the game. I did pull out the board just to check for warping, and so far it looks fine.

One thing I did notice was how fragile the ink was on the board. Just from the jostling back and forth that must've occured during shipping, the color on the map is rubbed off in several places.

I'm taking this copy to Fed Ex and let them play with it on Friday.


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