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Just Shmooze / Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread
« on: April 03, 2019, 06:19:18 AM »
Did anyone here listen to the big tele-thing on Sunday? I'm curious about what was said.

DDF DO Board / Re: Hobby board games meet-up (Lakewood)
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:09:05 AM »
Sunday the 7th at the public library, anyone? Fairly beginner-friendly games (mostly well-suited to 2 players)
you can request, with instructional YouTube videos:
Azul -
Carcassonne -
Critical Mass -
Dominion -
Hanabi -
Hanamikoji -
Hey, That's My Fish! -
Kingdomino -
Jaipur -
Patchwork -
Potion Explosion - (Note: Actually, the same potion CAN be in 2 sets.)
Santorini -
Star Realms -
Splendor -
Ticket to Ride: Europe -
Tumult Royale -
(I'll throw in a couple of somewhat advanced games:)
San Juan -
The Castles of Burgundy - (Note correction in description.)

Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:31:37 AM »
The author's previous article on the subject
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described Dan as "a non-pulpit Chabad rabbi."

Just Shmooze / Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:20:18 AM »
Bob, could you step into the office for a minute?

("It was that Yushke again, boss, I swear!")

(Requires a bit of pop-culture knowledge:)

Just Shmooze / Re: It is time for a serious Mature Adult discussion...
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:27:00 AM »
Hmm. Turns out adultery is still illegal in quite a few states, although
the place it's most likely to get someone in real trouble is the military.

Just Shmooze / Re: Random questions.
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:23:05 AM »
(Regarding music, that was the major scale - minor scales are different, and there are also other scales that don't use the octave as their length.)

Just Shmooze / Re: Random questions.
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:21:11 AM »
Sefardic custom is to name after living grandparents. But even then, they would just give the name, no "junior".

Junior is not a part of a given name. Also, as far as I can tell, Junior is only used for
a parent/child pair; a grandchild would be Joe Smith II.

Just Shmooze / Re: It is time for a serious Mature Adult discussion...
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:10:30 PM »
Just for fun, I tried out their "Test yourself: Is GYE for you?" questionnaire.
If you're female, you get asked self-or-spouse, both of which lead to the
message that they have resources for you and a sign-up button (same for both).
A male gets the question self-or-other - other gets a recommendation to send that
person to the site themselves or schedule a call so they can advise you about
reaching out to the other person, while self gets a larger question tree.

I'm using a filter - is it preventing me from seeing content in the OP other than the GYE website link?

Deals/Deal Requests / Target - multiple tabletop games
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:52:29 PM »
From most to least off usual price:

Klask - 38.5 (21.5 off)
It's like air hockey, except you control your striker from underneath the board with a magnet, you mustn't fall into your own goal, and you mustn't get 2 of the 3 non-puck magnet-bits stuck to your piece. (I hear ordering a spare parts pack and playing with 4 can be even more fun.)
(By the way, if you live in Lakewood, Toys for Thought also has this on sale for 40 through Chanukah. I think that's in-store only.)

Imhotep - 22 (18 off)
Egyptian-themed light strategy game for 2-4. You mostly load blocks of your color onto public ships or send a full-enough public ship to one of several places to unload its cubes in the order they were loaded, with each of those places scoring differently. There are 2 playable versions of each place for variety.

Kingdomino - 12.8 (10.2 off)
Lighter strategy game for 2-4. Take turns picking an available tile to add to your grid, always having to match a nearby tile - the better the tile you take, the later your turn will be in the next round. Scoring is based on the size of each area of a single type and the number of crowns on the area's tiles. (The Target-exclusive version comes with a tile-dispensing tower.)

Santorini - 23 (7 off)
(Note: This game has a cutesy Greek myth theme and includes the names of Greek avodah zara.)
Position-based strategy game for 2-4 (but don't play with 4). Players each have 2 pieces on the same 5x5 grid. On a turn, move one of them like a chess-King and then build nearby. Buildings (which don't belong to the players) can go up to 4 floors, and players can only move upward by 1 floor in a move. The object is to get a piece onto the 3rd floor of a building (4th floors can't be moved to) or prevent your opponent from having a legal move. That's the basic game, anyway - players can also each have a different special rule. The buildings are plastic and pretty nice.

MegaLand - 20 (5 off)
Light push-your-luck game with some strategy. In the first part of each round, players must choose when to back out from a public card-draw, somewhat blackjack-style - staying in is always rewarded but runs the risk of losing all the round's gains. In the second part, they use their rewards to buy cards that progress them toward winning (and may help them in future rounds). Nice art.

Can you send a box via first class? (The guy specifically wants a box.)

Actually, is shipping a 3-4lb package from Lakewood to somewhere in PA likely to be cheaper with standard USPS pricing than their flat rate ($13.65)?
Same goes for a ~1lb package, Lakewood to California (flat rate about $7.20).

DDF DO Board / Re: DDF DO: Lakewood Edition
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:56:23 AM »
Seeing as I live in Lakewood... What do these things involve?

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