Another week of gaming, reading and painting done at the Sentry Box and we are trying a slightly different approach this time. We are going to go by Staff Member so that you know who to ask about any specific questions. Continue reading
Hey folks. Another week and another influx of news.
First up we have the Release of Space Base from AEG, we played this awesomely fun game (and it’s not just because I won – Kris) on our Facebook Live stream a couple of weeks ago and now you can play it too!
The Kickstarter campaign for Steamforged Games’ Godtear came to an end this week but you can still back it through the Sentry Box as there are still a couple of spaces available on the “all in” pledge level. Continue reading
Lots of new news and announcements this week!
First and obviously most importantly, we have a new Author stepping up whilst Tracy goes on Maternity Leave. I am sure you will join everyone in the Sentry Box family wishing her and Greg well with the next addition to their own brood!
So, unfortunately that means you are stuck with me (Kris) to try to keep you all entertained.
That obviously leads in to our actual news:
This week we welcome some new additions to the Sentry Box family.
Next time you are in the Store make sure you say hello to Renee, Amanda & Maddie!
What Games have we been playing?
An intergalactic dice game of fleet management for 2-5 Space Base Commodores
As the commodore of a Space Base, your job is to draft new ships into your fleet to work and patrol the 12 sectors under your watch. Use cargo vessels, mining ships, and deploy carriers to earn profits and expand your influence. Only one Space Base commodore will be promoted to U.E.S. Admiral of the Fleet!
Kris and Greg played Space Base on last weeks Facebook live stream and we are expecting it to arrive in the store soon so get your preorders in and earn double Vicinity points!
The Sentry Box features a Used Games section, full of gently used games at great prices. Used games are sold on a consignment basis. Each item (or set of items) has an accompanying condition report, completed by the seller, full of helpful information about the games’ condition and completeness. Swing on by and check out the offerings – they change all the time!
Want to sell your gently used games at The Sentry Box? Read on!
• We are currently accepting used board games and game books (such as RPGs) to sell. Miniatures, novels, toys, dice, and collectibles are currently not being accepted.
• A seller is limited to five items for sale in our Used Games section. Exceptions can be made for RPG sets and other situations. Just ask.
• Within reason, the seller may sell a “set” of items as a single item (such as a game plus expansions, or a set of RPG books). These items will be shrink-wrapped together and presented and sold as a single item.
• The seller must complete a Used Game Submission Form (a fillable form that you can complete and print ahead of time) for each item sold. You can download this form and bring it in, or we will have copies available at the store. The seller is expected to be honest about the condition of their item. The Sentry Box staff will review the Submission Form and suggest changes if we deem them appropriate. These forms will be available to view by potential buyers.
• The seller determines a single asking price for the item. Please mark your sale price in whole dollars if possible (but this is not required). This price will be non-negotiable, and The Sentry Box will only sell that item at that price. We will not break up item sets.
• Upon submission, within a reasonable amount of time, The Sentry Box staff will prepare the used game for sale. We will attach a Used Game Slip to the item and shrink wrap the item before shelving. This note includes the asking price of the game and a summary of the Submission Form condition report.
• Once shelved, an item will be given at least 60 days to sell. After that time, The Sentry Box may ask that the seller take the item back. An unsold item may not be submitted for sale again for at least another 60 days.
• Upon the sale of an item, the buyer will be given 3 days to return the item if he or she does not agree with the Submission Form condition report. This is the only condition under which we will accept a used game return.
• Three days after the sale (or as soon as possible), the seller will receive a store credit for 80% of the asking price of the item, as submitted by the seller. The Sentry Box will process any Sales Tax associated with the purchase.
• The Sentry Box has the right to refuse to accept any item due to demand, condition, appropriateness, existing copies already for sale, or any other reason.
• A Used Game is sold on consignment and remains the property of the original owner until such a time as it sells or is removed from circulation. The Sentry Box does not purchase used games for resale.
• The Sentry Box will assume responsibility for the care of item while in our possession.
Here is what our staff have been up to this week.
Cursed Court – The intrigues and scandals of the realm’s greater nobility are a subject of fixation, and even obsession, for the entire kingdom. Most especially for the minor nobility, whose fortunes can be elevated — or shattered — by what happens at court. You must consider both public and hidden information, some of the latter shared among different pairs of players, when wagering your limited influence in each season of the year.
Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.
Helios Expanse from Greenbrier Games
A 4X space themed board game for 3-5 explorers, playable in under an hour.
Godtear from Steamforged Games
Godtear is a brand new, fast-paced, high-action combat game for two players featuring a variety of classic fantasy miniatures.
Here is what our staff have been up to this week.
Red November – A cooperative game in a gnomish attack submarine where everything is going wrong. The sub is descending and the water pressure increasing, the nuclear reactor is overheating, the nuclear missile launchers are pre-igniting, fires and water leaks are everywhere, there’s a giant Kraken looming nearby and there’s very little oxygen and vodka left. While the storyline feels more and more like a disaster movie, the players must get organized to solve the problems, divide the tasks among themselves to minimize the risks, and sometimes accept to sacrifice themselves for the common cause. Continue reading