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Episode 2: Miss B Strikes Back

February 21, 2016 12 comments

As you may remember, Miss B wrote to Hasbro UK to let them know her opinion (which was not complementary) of the lack of Rey in the new Star Wars Monopoly set, and they sent her a lame non-response that she instinctively screwed up, so annoyed was she.  A couple of days later a new letter was on its way to Hasbro to let them know that their response was not up to… well, anything really:

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I like not your answer. Send me another.

“Dear Hasbro, My last letter Was about your Star Wars Monopoly game.  I Was comlaining about Rey + other female characters not being included.  You answered my letter by saying you appreciated the chance to assist me.  You have not answered my complaint AT ALL. I do not think this is an appropriate reply. Please give another answer.”

Well, a week or so ago (my bad for leaving it a while before writing this update), Miss B received another reply:

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Okay then…

“Thank you for contacting Hasbro UK Ltd.

“We appreciate the opportunity to assist you and hope you and your family will enjoy our products for many years to come.”

Just breathe a little…

Yup, this was exactly the same letter as the previous time, only with a different date at the top.  To say we are disappointed is definitely an understatement.

Needless to say Miss B has written another letter, which is on its way.  We’re expecting the exact same reply again, but they are having another chance to save face.  Here goes nothing (but another stamp!).

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What was on the table in January?

February 10, 2016 4 comments

January was a better month for gaming with Miss B than I was expecting. We had 22 plays of 15 different titles. This was helped by two days: one where we met up with some friends in Oxford for an afternoon of gaming at Thirsty Meeples, and the other when we visited some other friends in Bristol.

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We didn’t play Cash ‘n Guns, but Miss B had a lot of fun putting together this diorama.

Our multi-plays were dominated by new arrival Wetland with five plays. This was actually thrown in as a dead-stock freebie with a recent delivery of stuff and, though it is right up Miss B’s alley (a quick abstract game with frogs), there are certain problems with it. Maybe we’ll do a full post on this sometime — or it may never get played again, difficult to say!

We also had three plays of the ancient take-stuff-from-the-piles game, Nimm, and two of yet another abstract, Cambio.

I was particularly pleased to get a play of Between Two Cities with Miss B (plus two more people), as it is fast becoming a favourite of mine, being a very scalable super-filler that just works nicely and generally leaves people smiling.

We’re not doing a 10×10 challenge this year, but it’ll be interesting to see if we do get to hit 10 games 10 times anyway.  We’ll see how it goes…