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Getting started with Solo Games

Getting started with solo board games

I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy solo games. There’s just something about a tactile, mentally challenging experience which video games or TV cannot provide. I’ve always felt like I alone in SA but recently I’ve been finding more and more solo players; the local stock of Friday sold out before I could even get a copy!. So I thought I’d put together a bit of a guide for solo gamers.

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There’s not 1 but 2 tabletop gaming events this weekend.

Hobby-X 2017

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Hobby-X, South Africa’s premier hobby expo. There’s going to be lots to see, even talks on how to turn a profit from your hobby but what I want to see is the Solarpop exhibit. Solarpop is a company formed by the merger of the 3 largest table top game distributors in SA.

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Kickstarter Shipping Adventures…

Kickstarter shipping

As most will already know Kickstarter is a means by which product creators can get prefunding from people all over the world in order to produce their products. Often these early funders (backers) are given exclusive content or they get the product earlier or cheaper than if they would have bought the item after it was sold normally. Sometimes buying through the Kickstarter campaign (KS) is the only way to get the product.

For board games it’s a fantastic way for small companies and individuals to produce a product without having to fork out massive capital. For the backers it means paying for an item before it is even manufactured. So you will have to wait for the product to be produced and shipped. For us in SA this usually means via the SAPO….

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