Amazon sells board games by inch and ounce
Never mind the quality, feel the width!
It hadn't occurred to us that you could pay for board games by weight, or by length .
But we are less sophisticated than Amazon, which is quoting prices for many games in cost per ounce or inch.
As you can see, the post-Plague farming game Agricola costs 62p per ounce, or - let's make it easy for you - about £21.18 a kilo. Much cheaper than fillet steak - bargain!
Amazon takes a different tack with Pandemic, a "truly co-operative [board] game where you all win or you all lose". Here it is charging £2.12 an inch, or £83.46 a metre.
Admittedly we have not seen this game in the flesh, but with the board game costing £25.39, it seems unlikely that Amazon is charging by the square metre.
But how much does it cost in linguine? It may be time to update the Reg online standards conversion calculator.
[Thanks to Charles Anderson]
I propose a new unit system.
Starting with the basic Linguine, six and a half Linguine become a Pootle, and you get 7 Pootles in a Quadod. If you need smaller you divide your Linguine into 16 Selepates, three and a quarter of which make a Sorril.
A Square Sorril of water weighs one and one seventh of a Buldy. For smaller units 17/28ths of a Buldy is a Kasoop. For larger there are 3.33333/Pi Buldys in one Orgunt.
The above is how I feel about the constant 16 of this is 14 of this, but 12 of these is one of these nonsense in Imperial units.
I'm not saying that using decimal units is perfect (perhaps Hex will end up better, or binary) but using units that need constant mixed-base calculations is just a waste of time.
I am more interested in.
Where can I buy a licence to sell the reg converter to Iran, after reading the small print I am intrigued. :)
"and may not be reproduced, altered, disseminated or sold to Iran without the appropriate licence."
Or is there some secret link between "% speed for a sheep in a vacuum" and Nuclear particle physics when making a bomb?
Should I be contacting an appropriate inteligence service, or will they be contacting me?
@I propose a new unit system
"The above is how I feel about the constant 16 of this is 14 of this, but 12 of these is one of these nonsense in Imperial units."
What!? I thought you WERE describing the Imperial units all along!
Weren't there court cases taken against those who insisted on using nonmetric units... I think the EU is gunna go bananas.
Settlers of Catan should be priced in wood or sheep?