Here’s my side of the recent Finnish math trade:
- I traded 2038 for Days of Steam
- Bamboleo for Roll through the Ages
- Epäillyt for Age of Steam: Disco Inferno / Soul Train
- Fauna for Santiago
- Fluch der Mumie for Blokus
- Hornet for Finca
- Steel Driver for Stephensons Rocket
Some of these trades are better than the rest, but as a whole I’m fairly happy. Take Blokus, for example — I’ve wanted a copy for a while, but haven’t desired the game enough to buy it, particularly at 35 euros or whatever it usually costs in Finnish stores. Now I scored a copy still in shrinkwrap. Most of the games I traded away were review copies I haven’t paid for, so the value differences don’t matter as much (of course, I could’ve sold the game in the auction next week and especially for Steel Driver might’ve received a better deal, but I’m not complaining).
I was also able to improve my train game quotient, as I traded two train games (well, 1.5 really) away and gained two train games and an AOS expansion! Almost 40% of my collection is now train games. My expansions are 72% train games, not counting expansions my collection is 25% train games.