There is an event which occurs twice a year and that I always expect with some feverish excitation, it's the Philibert sales. Philibert is the biggest online retailer in France... And a pretty good one with that (in terms of a consumer experience)!
The Summer sales opened today. Half the stock is already gone, and I was myself a bit late. Still, I found a few games, including some I actually wanted.
One is Dungeon Time. The cover looks especially ugly. It features push-your-luck, memory, and real time; plus the solo mode seems rather tacked on. If one day I get hired in Hell to torment Athena, I'll probably make her play this. Personally, I just hope the retail version is not too gutted out compared to the KS one.
Next one is Pac-Man The Card Game. It was really, really cheap, so it can't go wrong, right? Actually it's almost impossible to find any info on it, not even a picture. This afternoon I finally found a review from a respectable reviewer whose summary was "Worst game ever, burn it." Hmm. Maybe it could go wrong in the end.
But my biggest satisfaction is Mmm!, a soloable Knizia game that was already on my cart prior to the sales, waiting to reach the 'free shipping' threshold. Mindless dice rolling for children 4+. Perfect for me!
It also finally allows me to point out that, in my Knizia collection, I now have a game called Mmm!, a game called Brains, and a game called Mmm... Brains!. I feel much more whole now.