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Amazon sells board games by inch and ounce

Never mind the quality, feel the width!

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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.

Amazon screen grab - text quoting Agricola cost per ounce

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.

Amazon screen grab - text quotes Pandemic price per inch

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]

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