thanksindians | hold the cheese
King Hrothgar's Whoville
(in an uncanny valley)
Front Fell Off
Great Big Holes
"My cousin Dave bought Fluxx 3.1 from a Mall in Louisville
and brought them over for Thanksgiving and we all had a blast.
I had to have a Fluxx game too and I am telling everyone I know
about it and your web site. This is the greatest game ever."
-- Joseph G, comments with Order #87734
The end of absinthe
prohibition and other links
||Beware of the Potato!
week we're doing not one but two big mailings, each of which
features a new marketing thingy we've just made. (Oddly enough,
in both cases it's the 3rd in a series.) The first is a new 11"x17"
shown here (click on it to see it better). The other is another
featuring a punch-out special new Fluxx promo
The first big mailing is going out to all the game stores
that sell our games, and along with this cool new "Beware
of the Potato" poster (which was created for us by Sarah
Adams) we're also sending them some free samples of the Tenth Anniversary
Party Packs, which of course feature the dangerous spud depicted
on the poster.
The second big mailing, of the new promo card postcard, is
going out to everyone in our database, and since I don't want
to ruin the surprise for anyone who might read this page before
they get theirs in the mail, I'm not going to reveal what this
new card actually is at this time.
Getting these two big mailings done has been a lot of work,
of course, particularly since our fulfillment team is already
extra busy right now dealing with the holiday spike in sales.
Thanks as always to Brian
and his team at PMC, to our programmer Craig
for all his behind-the-scenes work, and to Kristin
for all the hours she spent wrangling our databases.
The new poster
and the new postcard
will both become available soon at the Accessories
department of our Webstore.
for reading, and have a great fortnight!
||We have a new corporate catchphrase: Smart Games for Smart
People. We've been trying it on for awhile now and it's been
getting very favorable responses, so this week we decided to
make it official, by registering it with the Patent & Trademark
||"It used to be that 'conservatives' were in favor of
smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and tighter constraints
on the Man's ability to monitor you, arrest you, and control
your life." -- Zarf's
||"Five hundred top economists, including three Nobel
Prize winners, sent a letter to President George W. Bush
saying if legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol, it
could produce revenues of $6.2 billion a year. So instead of
losing $10 billion, the economy could make $6.2 billion and that
money could be taxed. This does not include the amount of revenue
that a legalized, industrial hemp industry could produce... Whether
it is moral, economic or practical, there is no good argument
for continued prohibition. It is time to hold these politicians
and grand-standers who waste billions on this fruitless venture
accountable, and finally do the one thing that makes sense: Legalize
it." -- Andrew O'Connor, "Legalize
It," The Daily Egyptian, 29 Nov 2007