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Small (and brutal) World

We had been to every single shop that we could think of in Durban. We’d spent more money on board games than we had intended on a trip that neither of us could really afford but had decided to come on anyway. And we were still searching for one more game. It wasn’t like it was an obscure one – we probably could have bought it online without a problem, but we were in Durban, a city centre, and for Pete’s sake, somewhere had to have it! On the last day of our trip, we made one final attempt. It wasn’t even to a shop that we held out high hopes for – we’d been to other Exclusive Books branches with absolutely no luck, but we wanted one last try. And sure enough, as I wandered into the aisle of board games, I whooped loudly enough to make other readers glare as I caught a glimpse of the colourful box. “Baby,” I half-shouted, half-whispered, not wanting to irritate anyone else unnecessarily. “They’ve got Small¬†World!”

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King for a Day

Ever wonder who’d win in a fight between Godzilla and King Kong? I know that they made a movie about it and all, but really, who has the time to see silly movies anyway… especially when you can act out the action yourself!

Cast your mind back to the¬†good ol’ days, when horror movies were less about the special effects and more about the story-line; when Godzilla and King Kong ruled the silver screen and everyone marveled at how awful the acting was? Feels just like yesterday, doesn’t it? Well I can’t cast my mind back that far – since I wasn’t actually born in that golden era – but the monsters from those classic movies were Richard Garfield’s inspiration for King of Tokyo.

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Dare to Escape?

The sounds of the rain forest surround you and your group of friends as you clutch boldly to your fistful of dice, nails digging into your palms waiting to hear that rumbling voice. Every breathe feels loud and obnoxious. Beads of sweat begin to form. And then it begins. “ESCAPE.” With that, a scrambling of dice commences as you and your friends race to beat the clock, rolling as quickly as you can and exploring this hidden temple to find the exit and escape alive.

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