|The front of the box...|
|...and the back before removing the shrink.|
|The rules, crisp and clean.|
I love pulling out the rules and having them look perfect and unwrinkled. I sometimes dread even reading them for fear of getting those little creases you get when holding it opened. I especially dread when I keep my rules perfect while carefully reading, then someone else comes along and grabs the rules, pulls them opened, perhaps bends them back and then flips them around and I can see all these little wrinkles forming. They drop it on the floor accidentally or set them down near their drink. GAH! (that's just in my head).
Ok, I'm exaggerating. A little. See, this is one reason I like to make my own player's aids. And laminate them. The other reason is because my son likes to put his hands down his pants and then grab game components. After grabbing his own components. Eech! He isn't going anywhere NEAR this game...
|The player boards / aids|
Nice! Almost all the rules are summarized on these! Now players just have their grubby hands on these rather than the full rules. (Perhaps I should laminate these, too!? Nah, that might be a little TOO anal, even for me)
|Lots of nice cardboard chits and tiles ready for punching!|
|The board is hermetically sealed!|
Now that's what I'm talking about! A sealed board! Which reminds me I need to get some plexiglass....
But alas, I broken the seal and checked out the very large game board:
|The somewhat subdued but completely functional board.|
|Proper prophylactics are provided for my bits and |
a nice cloth bag for keeping the element chits warm and cozy...
|Speaking of bits! Ooo-la-la!|
|And finally, the deck of cards|
|My storage solution for the bits. Well worth it here...|
|Most of the components after punching.|
|Everything tucked away safely, boxed, bagged and|
arranged just so...
In the immortal words of the infamous Billy Joel: "You may be right, I may be crazy! But it just may be a(n) (anal bits crazy) lunatic you're looking for!"
The answer is YES. Now go buy it!