I'm sitting in the Red Carpet lounge at PDX, doing some demo work for Corillian and waiting for my flight to SFO. I'll end my journey in Melbourne, Australia sometime on Saturday morning. Mostly meetings next week, but as I'm arriving early (about $1500 cheaper leaving today rather than Friday), I'll have some time to explore Melbourne on Saturday while I try and stay awake and shift time zones.
BoardGameSearch is a useful site for searching prices for online games. This is a good start, but I want more (actually, my friend George wants more and I agree with him): scrape the sites rather than frame them in, then present the prices in a list. Sort of a Froogle for board games. Froogle already does a decent job here, but it needs to index more retailers.
I know these are SO scarce these days, but let me know if you'd like a gmail invitation. Please leave a comment here with your first and last name and email address. Oh, and tell me what your favorite board game is.
There are a few good deals out there that are worth looking into:
- ToysRUs is still offering Roller Coaster Tycoon for a paltry $5.97 plus shipping. Well worth it. You should probably stay away from Austin Powers Pictionary though.
- GameFest is running a blowout sale with some decent titles at some decent prices. Some good deals include Adam & Eva and Amun Re. Make sure you compare prices with Boards & Bits - they generally have the best prices on the web.