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The Christmas rush

Captain Sonar
Captain Sonar

The shop has been really busy over the past couple of weeks and it’s great to see so many people buying board and card games for each other as festive gifts. The Guardian’s new board games column has undoubtedly been a major factor in this. One of the games covered in the most recent column is the frenetic Captain Sonar, which we currently have in stock, and is a real-time game between two teams of submarine crew, trying to be the first to blow each other out of the water. There’s a great review of it on Shut Up and Sit Down.

Also popular has been HMS Dolores but at the time of writing we have sold out – again it was covered in the Guardian column. Many other perennials are selling well, such as Catan, Puerto Rico and Ticket to Ride – stocks of these are dwindling but we will keep topping up as and when new supplies become available. One of the other popular games in 2016 was Funemployed, now reprinted through a different publisher and should be a great addition to any festive gathering.

If the game you want is out of stock, you can subscribe to an email alert on the product page, but it’s not possible to know if game x or game y will be in stock again before Christmas. When new shipments arrive from manufacturers, wholesalers are finding their shelves stripped bare pretty quickly at this time of year – so there’s no guarantee we will get an allocation of any new supplies. To be sure of getting your orders delivered in time, please place them by Monday 19th, and please allow an extra day for us to process orders at this time of year. We will keep sending orders out right up to the 23rd and again from the 28th to the 30th. No orders will be posted out from Dec 24-27 or Dec 31 – Jan 2, but you can still place orders via the web site during these times.

Have a great Christmas and in the words of Mr Wil Wheaton – whose Tabletop Season 4 has recently begun with Lanterns – “play more games!”