Happy May Day, comrades!

Happy Labor Day, Public Service Poster PSD

It’s May Day, and while the day is observed more in Europe than Canada or the United States, there are labour actions and anti-rentier unrest aplenty.

TESA Collective, who I have mentioned here before, are having a big honkin’ sale too!

This will be a May Day to remember.

Across the country, renters and homeowners are demanding relief from the escalating crisis. At the same time, workers are going on strike to fight for safer working conditions, better pay in the face of a pandemic, and basic dignity.

Today, in recognition and celebration of all these people fighting for a better world, and with acknowledgement that many people need entertainment while social distancing at home, we are offering most of our games about changing the world for half off! No coupon code needed: but the sale is today only.

We are beyond proud that all of our games and products are made domestically, primarily by worker-owned cooperatives, and using sustainable materials. These are our most popular games:

  • Rise Up: The Game of People & Power. Rise Up is a board game about building people power and fighting together to create social justice—even when the cards are stacked against us. Everyone wins and loses together. 2 – 5 players, ages 10 and up.
  • Space Cats Fight Fasicsm. Space Cats Fight Fascism is a cooperative game where you play as a band of rebel cats trying to stop fascists from taking over the galaxy. You’ll go on secret meowssions to liberate your crated allies. 2 – 4 players, ages 12 and up.
  • Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. In Co-opoly, you’ll learn and practice skills needed to run a cooperative, make tough choices and put your teamwork to the test, and build the cooperative economy in your community! 3 – 6 Players, ages 10 and up,
  • STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion. STRIKE! is on pre-order and is only $5 off, instead of half off, because we want to honor the commitment our Kickstarter backers made when they supported the creation of the game. This game will begin shipping when our manufacturer in the US can safely resume production. All other products are shipping immediately.

Because even while we are at home, we can still imagine – and work towards – the world we want to build.

Also on sale are our other products, like this STRIKE! Shirt. And if you have a young rabble rouser in your life, then check out the adorable and powerful modern classics, A is for Activistand Counting on Community.

We have some more exciting updates and content planned for you – so stay tuned! And please feel free to share this with anyone who you think could use some games to get them through this time of social distancing.

In solidarity with those striking and organizing,

The TESA Collective

Eagerly awaiting my copy of Strike!

 

 

Compass Games sitrep

So, Compass Games has extended the spring sale of 40% many items to April 17, including Finnish Civil War, and added a number of other games at 33% off.

https://www.compassgames.com

On the front page of their website, it says that Brief Border Wars has been pushed back to May 2020, though the pre-order page still says 14 February 2020… obviously “that statement is inoperative”.

Connecticut is under a stay-at-home order but apparently Compass is still able to ship games, and the US Postal Service hasn’t been completely destroyed yet, so I imagine you would get prompt service!

Finnish Civil War 40% off, until April 5!

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Compass Games is holding a 40% off sale now through April 5, 2020.

There is a large selection of game titles and issues of Paper Wars included in the sale. Finnish Civil War is one of them: $28.17 down from $46.95.

Enter the coupon code: 40PERCENTOFF at time of check-out to cash in your savings!

https://www.compassgames.com

 

District Commander: Binh Dinh out now!

District Commander Binh Dinh is out today from Hollandspiele!

https://hollandspiele.com/products/district-commander-binh-dinh

The second volume is District Commander Binh Dinh, set in the jungles of Vietnam circa 1969. This is a period of transition that sees Government forces shifting their focus from pitched battles to providing population security and pacification. Mr. Train gives each player very different tools – here, we have rules for Agent Orange, the Phoenix Program, and the Ho Chi Minh Trail, among others – with which to pursue a sometimes shifting set of operational goals in a highly-customizable sandbox.

  • 17″ x 22″ mapsheet
  • 264 counters
  • 2 Display Sheets
  • 1 Player Aid
  • 16-page Series Rulebook
  • 8-page Module Rulebook
  • 10 Strategy Cards

BGG link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/300175/district-commander-binh-dinh

Introductory price marked down to $45.00, down from $50.00 !

In fact, Hollandspiele have all of my titles with them on a discount now… District Commander Maracas is $45, Scheldt Campaign is $40, and Ukrainian Crisis/Little War is also $40. So didi mau over there and complete your collection!

Hollandspiele + Second Chance Games = $ales$ !!

Even since Hollandspiele got started, they have had a rising tide of interest from customers in the UK and Europe – interest that was promptly deflated by their  production costs (print-on-demand) and postage (which could sometimes be higher than the cost of the item) and probability of exorbitant customs and duties once the item reached foreign shores.

The print-and-play version solution was always there, and it’s the same price to everyone on the planet. But there are lots of people out there who value their time more highly, and their crafting skills less generously.

So today Hollandspiele announced its partnership with Second Chance Games in the UK, as their retailer Across the Water.

https://www.secondchancegames.com/index.php/component/virtuemart/manufacturer/hollandspiele/

Prices range, and I am not sure how much shipping would be, though certainly it would be more reasonable than sending from California. But as an illustration, Scheldt Campaign and Ukrainian Crisis/Little War are 49 pounds each.

Yet more sale! OSS Games -25% too!

It’s on! 25% off on published games at www.ossgamescart.com.

Shining Path, Green Beret, Operation Whirlwind are marked down to $17.25; Kandahar, Algeria Binh Dinh and Tupamaro are down to $18.75.

Use coupon code BLACKFRI at checkout.

Sale runs now through Monday the 26th of November. Does not include pre-order items, subscriptions, or games already on sale.

Oh God, I feel so cheap….

Tiny Battles -25% sale

Tiny Battle Publishing is having a sale!

From now (actually, yesterday) until Tuesday November 27th, all in-stock, games in the Tiny Battle Publishing inventory are 25% off.

So this means:

  • Chile ’73: $25.00   $18.75
  • Red Horde 1920: $34.00   $25.50
  • War Plan Crimson: $30.00   $22.50
  • Winter Thunder: $27.00   $20.25

The PDF versions of these games, available form Wargame Vault, are also marked down, so they are around $10-12 each.

Now, I tootle my own horn here a lot but I’d also like to draw another Tiny Battle game to your attention: Battle for Ramadi by Jay Ward. This is a small game, no bigger than most of the TBP folio games (83 counters, 11×17″ map), on the battle to retake this Iraqi city from ISIS forces at the end of December 2015. It’s designed to be played solitaire, and it’s a good quick simple game on the high points and considerations of kinetic urban combat. I saw an early version of this on Jay’s website ( Off to CSW Expo 2016… meanwhile, Ramadi.) and I’m glad to see that he has had it published. And now it’s also 25% off; $19.50 marked down from $26.00!

https://tinybattlepublishing.com/products/ramadi

A rare find?

konarmiya100

You gotta be kidding me!

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for an unpunched Konarmiya?

Well, at these prices I guess they need to sell only the one copy.

(I think I might have one left; sell it to you for $99.00…)

Finnish Civil War is on sale, while the snow flies

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Cover of #84

Compass Games is having a sale, from now until January 15, 2019.

Paper Wars #84, containing Finnish Civil War, is among the items and it’s marked down to $33.00!

Enter the code HOLIDAY18 when you order to get the 30% discount.

https://www.compassgames.com/paperwars/issue-84-magazine-game-finnish-civil-war.html

Go here for the entire catalogue of sale items!

https://www.compassgames.com/holiday18

Temp +10%, OSS -20%

Illustration: just a few of the things you could get….

One Small Step Games is having a “Boy it’s Hot” sale!

Go to the cart at www.ossgamescart.com and use the code ITSHOT20 to get 20% off your purchase!
Applies to all in-stock games, excluding things already on sale, on pre-order, or magazine subs.

Sale ends August 5 2018.