Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21.06.2008, 22:16
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 14
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mayla has no particular reputation at present
Board games

Hi,
I've recently become quite interested in playing board games and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place I can find a variety of them in Geneva.
I know Manor has the more popular ones like Trivial Pursuit and Clue, but it is still a little limited.
Are there any places which offer a larger variety than that?

Thanks for any help.
Mayla
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21.06.2008, 22:32
Anton's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pfaffikon ZH
Posts: 23
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Anton has annoyed a few people around hereAnton has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Board games

I am not so sure about geneva, but one thing for sure .Ebay .

anton
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22.06.2008, 00:16
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 14
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mayla has no particular reputation at present
Re: Board games

Thanks. But what would the shipping charges be from US to Switzerland...any idea?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22.06.2008, 13:49
Flashman4's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Haegendorf
Posts: 836
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 455 Times in 259 Posts
Flashman4 has an excellent reputationFlashman4 has an excellent reputationFlashman4 has an excellent reputationFlashman4 has an excellent reputation
Re: Board games

Use Ricardo, then you only have to worry about postage from Switzerland
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:30
Integer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 156
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Integer is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

Any suggestions - if any - for board game stores in Lausanne?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

amazon.co.uk ship board games here, the price even with shipping is usually less than the same game bought in the swiss shops, and its in english so that there are no doubts about the rules!!(if your german is not too good, like mine!)
Also I don't know if they have them where you live but attached to the library in Baar there is a "Ludotheek" which is like a toy and game library. We borrow board games, for a couple of francs for 4 weeks, which is great value.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rachael8816 for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:38
Integer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 156
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Integer is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

Quote:
View Post
amazon.co.uk ship board games here, the price even with shipping is usually less than the same game bought in the swiss shops, and its in english so that there are no doubts about the rules!!(if your german is not too good, like mine!)
Also I don't know if they have them where you live but attached to the library in Baar there is a "Ludotheek" which is like a toy and game library. We borrow board games, for a couple of francs for 4 weeks, which is great value.
Well, the only problem is that I don't have for the time being a credit card (just a debit), but I'll consider it I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

If there is a Ludotheek in your area all you need is a library card!!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rachael8816 for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:51
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 40
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Pambot has no particular reputation at present
Re: Board games

I highly recommend googling 'Ludotheque' for Geneva. Morges has a ludotheque, which is a games library. It cost 5 CHF for a card and about 1 CHF per game rental, which is SO much cheaper than purchasing board games in Switzerland. But the hours and days of opening are really limited.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19.05.2012, 19:55
Integer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 156
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Integer is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

Quote:
View Post
I highly recommend googling 'Ludotheque' for Geneva. Morges has a ludotheque, which is a games library. It cost 5 CHF for a card and about 1 CHF per game rental, which is SO much cheaper than purchasing board games in Switzerland. But the hours and days of opening are really limited.
Found this list for the whole CH --> http://toy-net.ch/ludothek/ludotheken.htm
Sorted per postcode. Not sure if up-to-date though. :/
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 19.05.2012, 20:12
Bookworm's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: near Muri AG
Posts: 181
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 79 Posts
Bookworm has earned some respectBookworm has earned some respect
Re: Board games

I've had a couple moms recently recommend Monopoly Junior and one said it could be ordered on Amazon.de -- but I just checked and only found the German version ... In any case, it's good because the money dimensions are smaller so young kids can do the addition themselves. Plus, it's a fun game!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 19.05.2012, 20:22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 250
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 143 Times in 85 Posts
Prishe has made some interesting contributions
Re: Board games

Keep your eye open for flea markets as well. We had one in our neighborhood last weekend, I bought a couple Lego games for 8-10 francs each.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20.05.2012, 12:49
Puhutes's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: val Müstair
Posts: 1,017
Groaned at 22 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 606 Times in 318 Posts
Puhutes has an excellent reputationPuhutes has an excellent reputationPuhutes has an excellent reputationPuhutes has an excellent reputation
Re: Board games

The larger Migros stores have huge board game sections. Ours has 3 whole rows of them. We've always bought ours there when they have their 30% off everything in the games section (usually around Easter and Christmas)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 17.08.2012, 14:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 58
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
realnewton has no particular reputation at present
Re: Board games

Amazon.de is the definitive place. It's secure, it's fast and it's cheap! It even has a wide collection (almost everything). But the most interesting part is that, as long you buy to Amazon.de (not the other stores in Amazon) if you spend more than 20€ the delivery in Switzerland is free AND as long the delivery address is in Switzerland you don't pay the taxes!! Which means that you can buy with a 19% discount always!
It's possible to find games in Englische Ausgabe, but they are typically more expensive. Nevertheless, there is a LOT of games that have no language dependence.

BTW, the credit card is mandatory for online buying, so think about getting one. You'll probably cover the expenses of having a credit card in three or four orders to Amazon...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 29.09.2012, 05:02
Integer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 156
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Integer is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

Quote:
View Post
amazon.co.uk ship board games here, the price even with shipping is usually less than the same game bought in the swiss shops, and its in english so that there are no doubts about the rules!!
Quote:
View Post
Amazon.de is the definitive place. [...] as long the delivery address is in Switzerland you don't pay the taxes!! Which means that you can buy with a 19% discount always!
What happens with shipping + taxes if you order from amazon.co.uk?

I have found some stuff to be cheaper in amazon.co.uk, about 10€ (after converting GBP -> EUR). However, will the final cost be probably more?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 29.09.2012, 07:40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

You don't pay tax until the total order + postage is about 60chf.

On amazon.co.uk, they also take off the V.A.T. if it is being shipped to Switzerland, which takes the price down a little.

For example right now, Monopoly classic:
amazon.co.uk £13.50 including shipping (about EUR 16.95)
amazon.de EUR 25.99 (deutsche version)
amazon.de EUR 21.99 (inc shipping) (english version, sold by an associate of amazon.de)

So cheapest is amazon.co.uk
It might take a few days longer to get here, but I've never had to wait long for anything from amazon.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 29.09.2012, 11:55
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 21,143
Groaned at 367 Times in 282 Posts
Thanked 15,908 Times in 9,060 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Board games

Au Vieux-Paris in Rue de la Servette, 1201 Geneva is an Aladdin's cave of gaming and modelling treasures. Reasonable prices too. A lot of the stuff is English as well. You could spend hours wandering around in there spotting all the things you have seen for years. It's only 250m from the train station. And the propriator speaks English too.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 11.11.2012, 12:20
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
grepthis has no particular reputation at present
Re: Board games

For those that are really into board games, there is a game fair in Essen, Germany every year: http://www.internationalespieltage.de/

I have about 75 board games and have found amazon.de to be good for prices.

To manage your collection, boardgamegeek.com is a great site that offers rule books in various languages as well as tons of other additions to the games.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12.05.2014, 14:20
Integer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CH
Posts: 156
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Integer is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeableInteger is considered knowledgeable
Re: Board games

I had completely forgotten that topic.

So, on Saturday 24.05.2014, we're celebrating the 8th "National Gaming Day", with multiple events taking place at Lausanne, Genève, Basel, etc.
For those living in/near Lausanne, note the day and place:

1022 Chavannes-près-Renens, Terrains de sport de la Plaine
Saturday 24.05.2014, 11:00 - late at night, free entrance


A big event is being organized by multiple associations: the Ludothèque "le dé blanc" in Ecublens, the Ludothèque "le Potiron" in Renens and the board game association "Ch'piiL" (pronounced: Spiel).

You're free to come with company or even alone (don't hesitate, you'll quickly get integrated), to play modern board games and get to know new people! If you're not speaking French this is not a problem, as there will be enough people who know English.

The only prerequisite is to have positive energy with you and be prepared to have a lot of fun.

More information: http://www.journeedujeu.ch/programm/region-vaud
How to get there: http://www.chpiil.ch/
  • Metro M1, station "Cerisaie"
  • Bus 31 from "Renens Gare (VD)", stop "Chavannes-Plaine"

I'll be happy to see you there.


Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to find carom board in Zurich? shashankss_07 Other/general 2 10.09.2007 00:19
Been 6 years in Zurich but new to this board Greg530 Introductions 2 03.04.2007 22:35


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0