Timeless Board Games is still having their monthly board games event and it’s fantastic! Life has prevented me from going to the last 3 or 4 of them but I got to go through this time and hopefully I’ll keep it up for the rest of the year. There have been a few changes to the formula; all of which look like they are going to be a success.
You can sell your old games
The first thing that grabs your attention is the addition of a new table in the sale section. It’s a 2nd hand table. You can bring in the games that you don’t play anymore or don’t like or for whatever reason you need to re-home and give it in to the team. The game will be marked with a seller code and priced and then put on display for all potential buyers.
Naturally these are all priced lower than brand new games and any remarks on the condition of the games will be placed on a convenient label that also carries the price on it. In case you are wondering the label is stuck to the box with prestik (blu tac) so it won’t damage the box. Sales are managed by the Timeless team so you don’t have to worry about a thing while you are enjoying your day of playing games!
When it comes to the cash, you’ve got 2 options. First you can opt to take the money in store credit, Timeless will take a 20% off of the top handling fee. The other option is to get the money back in cash. If you do this then the handling fee will jump up to 30% of the sale price. You can set your own selling price or you can let the team do it for you, it’s up to you.
I’ve got quite a few games that I’m going to bring through next month!
The demo list can’t grow forever…but you can take some of them home
There’s a massive 300 demo games available to play each month. That’s a hell of a lot and with 3 new games opened per month space becomes an issue. It’s also a lot to store and transport. With that in mind the team has decided to start rotating the demo stock. Each month 2 of the demo games are given away as random draw prizes, from a selection of 3, and another game will be auctioned off. This weekend Mr Steven Tu walked away with a pristine copy of Eclipse for under R1K! Bargain!
Timeless has also started hosting Organised Play events. That’s right tournaments, and the entry fee was covered in the entry to the event itself! The Star Wars Destiny tournament had 11 players, which is not bad considering it was the first event. It’s also still a fairly new game, I ‘m glad that it’s getting the support that it needs; I really enjoy it even though I’ll only play it casually.
Highest attendance yet!
The only negative that I can think of is that the Pretoria event is not going to be a regular thing. From what I gather, there are some issues with finding a regular venue. It’s a pity as it was a very popular event, but everyone is just coming through to the JHB one now. This weekend saw a record breaking 223 players!
That is simply amazing. It did mean that the poor kitchen staff were caught off guard as they were not prepared for that kind of numbers. So the food took longer than it should have. I’m not complaining I enjoy their burgers and at the price it’s well worth it. Space was also a bit of an issue, some people, myself included, ended up playing games in the bar area. Having a space for the overflow was handy.
Anyway I had an awesome time and I’ll keep going. It’s great to see the hobby growing like this.