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Does anyone have any kids games in reasonable condition that they would be willing to part with for a good price? I have 3 kids (age 8, 12 and 15) who are looking at a rather bleak Christmas as I it's out of my budget to buy them anything new at all this year. They all love games (card, board etc) but these things are so expensive new here.
I would also be interested in any do-it-yourself ideas. I am not very diy minded but I am certainly willing to learn or anything else cost efficient that would appeal to those age groups.

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Old 03.12.2007, 13:18
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Hi

Does anyone have any kids games in reasonable condition that they would be willing to part with for a good price? I have 3 kids (age 8, 12 and 15) who are looking at a rather bleak Christmas as I it's out of my budget to buy them anything new at all this year. They all love games (card, board etc) but these things are so expensive new here.
I would also be interested in any do-it-yourself ideas. I am not very diy minded but I am certainly willing to learn or anything else cost efficient that would appeal to those age groups.

Thanks

Starbug

have a look at www.ricardo.ch i have bid and won quite a few of the auctions for toys etc and so far never had any bad experience with the sellers.usually you pay in advance and the stuff is then mailed to you and usually also very quick,so it could be just in time for x-mouse
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Old 03.12.2007, 13:27
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I bought some board games a year ago and have never touched them...no one seems to be up for a game. If you fancy them I would be much happier if they were used and enjoyed.

I think I have some random kind of version of cluedo and monopoly.

Let me know if you are interested, and I'll have a scoot around and see if I have anything else to line the stocking with.

Hope you guys have a great christmas.
That sounds great, I am definately interested!
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Starbug, can't offer you anything I am afraid, but would recommend you visit the brocki. Before our shipping arrived, we virtually lived at our local one. I got our girl several jigsaws, cuddlytoys, draughts game etc. Most cost less than 2chf. I would pass them on to you, but I took them back. Sorry.
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I bought some board games a year ago and have never touched them...no one seems to be up for a game. If you fancy them I would be much happier if they were used and enjoyed.

I think I have some random kind of version of cluedo and monopoly.

Let me know if you are interested, and I'll have a scoot around and see if I have anything else to line the stocking with.

Hope you guys have a great christmas.
I will play games with you me and hubby love playing games you can still sell/give yours to starbug as we have loads we can play we should have a games night.

starbug sorry we use our games and my children are only 4 and 6 so i only have smaller toys to give you can get some great offers on ebay goodluck and i wish you a fantastic christmas oh if you want a cheap christmas tree i posted a thread last week jumbo is selling really nice trees for half price 29.90frcs instead of 59.90frcs (sorry didnt want to go off topic just wanted to be helpful)
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have a look at www.ricardo.ch i have bid and won quite a few of the auctions for toys etc and so far never had any bad experience with the sellers.usually you pay in advance and the stuff is then mailed to you and usually also very quick,so it could be just in time for x-mouse

me again,i should have added that on ricardo you can get all kinds of toys,barbie stuff,Books,Childrens Cd's adn Dvd's,Mickey Mouse Books etc starting from as little as 1 or two francs in really top nick condition!
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Re: Looking for Kids toys/games

I have signed into Ricardo and am looking around the Brockis too. Thanks for your help and your goodwishes, perhaps it is time Christmas reverts to what it was earlier, a time to be grateful for the "little" things like good health, a roof and warmth.

Thank you again!

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Just seen in kidoh cataloge 200 games in 1 box for 14.95 brilliant price i have something simiular and we play alot and never get bored as there are so many games to choose from.
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Hi Starbug,
Have you ever been to the toy library, or the Ludothek in German? The one we have here in Baar is fabulous, you pay just a few francs for the rental of the board game, bicycle or whatever and then you can have it for a month. This doesn't give them anything to unwrap on Christmas morning, but can be great for the rest of the year.
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Hugh, I will be in Zürich tomorrow afternoon (by train tho' so I can't carry too much) but we could meet up if that suits you? I work with Starbug ya see...
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Perfect.

Lets do the switch!! You bring the hands.. I'll bring the board games to carry.

Its only two games.. monopoly and cluedo.. I'll try to russle up an appropriately sized plastic bag to make it easier to carry.

I am playing football from 12pm til about 2pm... so anytime after two would be doable.

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Without wanting to get myself into too much bother, i think there's a spare teddy called Mohammed floating about that may not be too popular in its current location...
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Does anyone have any kids games in reasonable condition that they would be willing to part with for a good price? I have 3 kids (age 8, 12 and 15) who are looking at a rather bleak Christmas as I it's out of my budget to buy them anything new at all this year. They all love games (card, board etc) but these things are so expensive new here.
I would also be interested in any do-it-yourself ideas. I am not very diy minded but I am certainly willing to learn or anything else cost efficient that would appeal to those age groups.

Thanks

Starbug
Look out for the LudoThek in Bern, it is a kind of toy and game library. You should be able to borrow lots of stuff there to keep them gaming over Christmas.

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Without wanting to get myself into too much bother, i think there's a spare teddy called Mohammed floating about that may not be too popular in its current location...
Well if Mohammed doesn't mind being turned into a missile between bunkbeds...we'll adopt him!
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Re: Looking for Kids toys/games

You could join the yahoo group expat mums in switzerland and post on there (that is if you're not already a member, of course). There are often people selling/giving things away. I'm afraid my daughter is a lot younger as well, so we don't really have anything we can pass on to you, I'm afraid. But good luck and wishing you and your family a healthy and happy Christmas, even if the stocking is leaner than usual.
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Well if Mohammed doesn't mind being turned into a missile between bunkbeds...we'll adopt him!
Err, don't get your hopes up, brettstirling was making a rather obscure joke about a recent item in the news.
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Err, don't get your hopes up, brettstirling was making a rather obscure joke about a recent item in the news.
I know he was making a joke..so was I.
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