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New Board Games: October 30, 2018

October 30th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

5 Minute Chase
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor (Revised Edition)
Atlandice
Axis And Allies And Zombies
Bandido
Between Two Castles Of The Mad King Ludwig
Calimala
Caper
Codenames: Harry Potter Edition
Cuba Libre! (3rd Printing)
D&D 5th Edition: Magic Item Cards
Dice Town – Cowboys
Discover: Lands Unknown
Deep 5
Dinosaur Tea Party
Doomtown: Reloaded Trunk w/There Comes A Reckoning Expansion
Dragon Castle
Dragon Pets
Dragonfire Campaign: Moonshae Storms
Everdell
Exit: The Mysterious Museum
Exploding Kittens: Streaking Kittens Expansion
Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare: Two Player Starter
Forbidden Sky
God Hates Charades
Great Western Trail: Rails to the North
Greedy Kingdoms
Gunkimono
Imaginarium
Isle of Skye: Druids Expansion
Kero
The Lady And The Tiger
Mancala – Jumbo Wood Set
Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition): Streets of Arkham
Mesozooic
Monopoly: The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary
Munchkin Red Dragon Inn
Muse – Awakenings
The Networks: Executives
Numenera: Discovery Destiny Slipcase
Numenera: Destiny
Numenera: Discovery
Orleans: 5th Player Expansion
Petrichor
Reef
A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Stark vs Lannister Starter Set
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Knights Of Casterly Rock Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Lannister Crossbowmen Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Lannister Guards Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Lannister Heroes 1 Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Neutral Heroes 1 Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Stark Bowmen Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Stark Heroes 1 Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Stark Sworn Swords Expansion
A Song Of Ice And Fire: Tully Sworn Shields Expansion
Shadowrun Crossfire: Prime Runner Ed.
Shadowrun Crossfire: Prime Runner Refit Kit
Stop Thief
Tiny Epic Zombies
Wallet
Werewords Deluxe
Whistle Stop: Rocky Mountains Expansion

Discover: Lands Unknown Board Game Box

Discover: Lands Unknown Board Game Box

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New Board Games: Oct 5th, 2018

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Before There Were Stars
Call of Cthulhu: 7th Edition – Investigators Handbook
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Leon Soryu Trial Deck
Deep Sea Adventure
Dice and Dragons
Dinking Fluxx
Dungeons and Dragons RPG: Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards 4: Panic at the Pleasure Palace
Exit: The Sinister Mansion
Exodus Paris Nouveau
Fairy Tale Fluxx
Fireworks
Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition
Gearworks
Gizmos
Grackles
Hexpanse
Imhotep: A New Dynasty
Legends of Andor: Dark Heroes
Lost Cities: Rivals
Maiden’s Quest
Mancala – Folding 8.5″ African Stone Game
Munchkin: Starfinder – I Want It All
Mutants and Masterminds: Basic Hero’s Handbook
Nyctophobia
One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
Pocket Mars (2nd Ed)
Professor Treasure’s Secret Spy Castle
Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game
Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right
Sagrada: 5-6 Player Expansion
Scythe Neoprene Playmat
Shadowrun 5th Edition: Street Lethal
Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again
A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Stark vs Lannister Starter Set
Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises
Star Wars: Legion – Boba Fett Operative Expansion
Star Wars: Legion – Scout Troopers Unit Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing 2.0 – Galactic Empire Conversion Kit
Star Wars X-Wing 2.0 – Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit
Star Wars X-Wing 2.0 – Scum & Villainy Conversion Kit
Temporal Odyssey
Timeline: Events
Tome Of Beasts 2: Creature Codex HC (5th Edition)
Tome Of Beasts 2: Creature Codex Pawns (5th Edition)
Tower of Madness
War Chest
Warsaw: City of Ruin
Who Goes There?
Who Goes There? Deluxe Edition
Who Goes There? Van Wall and Norris Expansion
Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
Unstable Unicorns
Vast: The Crystal Caverns – Bonus Cards
Vast: The Crystal Caverns – Minis

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root board game box

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New Board Games: Sept 7th, 2018

September 7th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Brass: Lancashire
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Don’t Mess With Cthulhu – Deluxe
Doppelgänger
Founders of Gloomhaven
GIPF
Illuminati 2nd Edition
Marvel Legendary: Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary
Mercado
My Little Scythe
Pantone: The Game
Rush & Bash: Winter is Now
Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
Tags
Teen Titans Go! Deck-Building Game
Terraforming Mars: Prelude
T.I.M.E. Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast
Woodlands

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New Board Games: August 23, 2018

August 23rd, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

A’Writhe: A Game of Eldricth Contortions
Convert
Dungeon Raiders
Marvel Legendary: World War Hulk Expansion
Million Dollars, But…
Paper Tales
Pictomania (New Version)
Wendake
What Do You Meme: Meme Match
The White Box: A Game Design Kit in a Box

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New Board Games: August 10th, 2018

August 10th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – Big Box
Ascension: Delirium
Big Trouble in Little China: The Board Game
Boss Monster: Rise of the Minibosses
Carthago: Merchants and Guilds
Code Triage
Codinca
Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition
Criss Cross
DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Crisis – Expansion 4
DC Spyfall
Death Note: Confrontation
Downforce: Danger Circuit Expansion
Dreamwars
Gallipoli, 1915: Churchill’s Greatest Gamble
Hitler’s Reich
Hunger: The Show
Mess Machine
Mystery of the Temples
Near & Far: The Amber Mines
No Retreat! Polish and French Fronts
Papa Paolo
Pass the Pandas: Deluxe
Pictomania
Piepmatz (Little Songbirds)
POOP: The Game
POOP: The Game – Kawaii Edition
Remnants
ROBiTS
Round House
Scotland Yard Junior
SEAL Team Flix
Smiths of Winterforge: Special Edition
Sorcerers & Stones
Spy Club
Symbaroum: Core Rulebook
Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Ed
Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Ed – The Dark War
Town of Salem: The Savior or Salem
Veggie Garden: Harvest Festival Expansion
Welcome To… Your Perfect Home

Big Trouble Little China Board Game Box

Big Trouble Little China Board Game Box

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New Board Games: July 15th, 2018

July 15th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

DC Comics Deck Building Game Crossover Pack #7: New Gods
Exit: Dead Man On The Orient Express
Exit: The Sunken Treasure
Grumpf
Hannibal & Hamilcar: Rome vs. Carthage
Junk Orbit
Kitchen Rush
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Boosters
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Booster Box
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Bundle
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Deck Builder’s Toolkit
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Planeswalker Deck – Ajani,
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Planeswalker Deck – Liliana,
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Planeswalker Deck – Sarkhan,
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Planeswalker Deck – Tezzeret,
Magic the Gathering: Core 2019 Planeswalker Deck – Vivian,
Masque Of The Red Death
Minerva
Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden
Noir: Automata Edition
Outlive
Renegade
Sensei
Spy Tricks
The Tea Dragon Society Card Game
Victory & Glory: Napoleon

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New Board Games: July 5th, 2018

July 5th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Android: Netrunner LCG – 2017 World Champion Corp Deck
Android: Netrunner LCG – 2017 World Champion Runner Deck
Armadöra
Before the Earth Explodes
The Builders: Antiquity
Cataclysm: A Second World War
Conflict of Heroes: Eastern Front – Solo Expansion
Coconuts: Crazy Monkey Dexterity Game
Dark Souls: The Card Game
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: Expansion 4 – Dead Ends
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: Expansion 5 – Winter Schemes
A Game of Thrones LCG: 2017 World Championship Deck (2nd Edition)
A Game of Thrones LCG: The Shadow City Chapter Pack (2nd Edition)
Get The MacGuffin
Fearz
Food Truck Champion – Helpers Mini Expansion
Fungeon Party
Geek Out! The Big Bang Theory Edition
Gold Fever
Gretchinz!
Grim
Gyrating Hamsters – Original Edition
Gyrating Hamsters – Unadopted Edition
Imperial Settlers: We Didn’t Start the Fire
Istanbul The Dice Game
Legend of the Five Rings LCG – Tainted Lands Dynasty Pack
Lords of Hellas
Lords of Hellas: Terrain Expansion
Mafiozoo
March of the Ants: Minions of the Meadow Expansion
Monopoly Deadpool Edition
Morels: Foray
Multiuniversum (2nd Ed)
Munchkin Cheats
Munchkin: Spell Skool
The Networks: Telly Time
News @ 11
Nut So Fast
Pirates Plunder
Prowler’s Passage
Race to the New Found Land
Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must be Crazy
Robit Riddle
Safari Golo
Sailing Toward Osiris
Senshi
Shogunate
Specter Ops: Broken Covenant
Star Wars: Destiny – Way of the Force
Steamrollers
Taboo: Midnight
Timeline: Canada
Way of the Panda
Who Did It?
Whoosh Bounty Hunters
Wood Or Wood Not?
Xian

Star Wars: Destiny - Way of the Force Booster Box

Star Wars: Destiny – Way of the Force Booster Box

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Business For Sale – PDB Sales Inc.

June 8th, 2018 Posted in business | No Comments »

Big news!

PDB Sales Inc. which includes Starlit Citadel, the Starlit Logistics (our Kickstarter fulfillment brand) and our other online websites is up for sale. After consideration, after over 11 years in this industry, I (Tao) desire to pursue some other projects. As such, rather than just shut down the business entirely, I’d like to see if there is anyone who is willing and able to purchase the business. I’d prefer to sell the entire business (i.e. PDB Sales Inc. corporation) rather than piecemeal, though dependingo n the offer, that might be viable.

What is included in the sale:

  • Websites and backend for online shipping
  • Over 200k of Inventory (book cost)
  • Youtube videos and other graphics
  • Well-trained staff who deal with 95% of everything
  • Documentation on the majority of processes for shipping, kickstarters and more
  • Current lease (expires February 2019 with renewal option for another 2 years)

I believe Starlit Citadel can continue to grow with a passionate owner. Unfortunately, that owner is no longer me. The Kickstarter logistics business continues to grow every year with 0 marketing effort, the retail store does extremely well even in its basement location.

 

Quick FAQs

Are you closing down?

No. The business is going to be open until Feb 2019 at the least. The business is overall profitable, so there’s no reason to shut it down.

What kind of owner is this suitable for?

Realistically, this is a business that works well for those who want to own and run it themselves. While it’s viable to have the professional manager (Paden who is doing a great job) manage it, there is still roughly 10-20 hours worth of backend work that is required a week. In addition, there’s a lot of work that can be done to expand into markets we don’t touch really well (Magic, etc.).

How much do you want?

… as much as possible? Realistically, I’d be happy to discuss with people directly but at a minimum I’d be looking at the cost of the inventory. Most of the inventory is ‘good’ stock and can be liquidated at either cost to customers and the remainder sent for slow resale with a 3rd party business.

If you are interested or know someone who is willing and able to purchase the business, please e-mail me directly at trwong @ starlitcitadel.com.

 

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New Board Games: June 1, 2018

June 1st, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

878: Vikings – Invasions of England: Viking Age Expansion
Agricola: Artifex Deck Expansion
Catacombs: Conquest
Curio: The Last Temple
Decrypto
Epoch: Early Inventors
Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin
Fae
Glorkian Warrior – PinBox 3000 GameChanger Expansion Bundle
High Society (2018 edition)
Isaribi Deluxe Edition
Island Hopper
Isle to Skye: Journeyman Expansion
Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmares
Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm
Monster Sweets – PinBox 3000 GameChanger Expansion Bundle
Neuroshima Hex 3.0: Steel Police
Orongo
Pathfinder RPG: Monster Codex
Pixel Glory Light
Pixel Glory Shadow
Riverboat
Roll Player: Monsters and Minions
Star Traders
Suddenly Stoned
Swamp Quests – PinBox 3000 GameChanger Expansion Bundle
Taj Mahal (2018 Edition)
The Flow Of History
Unlock! – A Noside Story
Unlock! – The Adventures of Oz
Unlock! – Tombstone Express

pinbox pinball machine glorkian edition

pinbox pinball machine glorkian edition

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New Board Games: May 12, 2018

May 11th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

May 12, 2018

Adventures in Middle Earth: Rhovanion Region Guide
Altiplano
Android: Netrunner LCG – Sovereign Sight Data Pack
Andromeda
Arkham Horror LCG: The Forgotten Age Deluxe Expansion
Ashes: The Path of Assassins Expansion
Bones: Dungeon Vermin Giant Centipedes
Bones: The Great Mother Mashaaf
Bones: Invisible Cleric
Bones: The Kraken
Bones: Learn to Paint Kit (Layer Up!)
Bones: Logrim
Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game
Dungeon Crawl Classics: Doom of the Savage Kings #66.5
Fifth Edition Fantasy #7 – Fantastic Encounters
The Fog of War
A Game of Thrones LCG: Someone Always Tells (2nd Edition)
Judges Guild: Citadel of Fire Adventure
Kung Fu Zoo
Legend of the Five Rings LCG – Honored Duel Two-Player Gamemat
Malifaux: Swine-Cursed
ManaSurge
Mindjammer: Dominion Quickstart Rules and Adventure
Ogre Miniature Set #1 2018 Gama Edition
Orient Express
Pokemon TCG: Shiny Tapu Koko GX Set
Pokemon TCG: Battle Arena Decks – Black Vs White
Sparkle Kitty
Star Trek: Frontiers – The Return of Khan
Star Wars: Legion – Desert Junkyard Game Mat
Star Wars: Legion – Desert Ruin Game Mat
Star Wars: Legion – Snowtroopers Unit Expansion
Super Mario: Level Up! Board Game
Sushi Draft
Tarot Fate Deck
Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Warmachine: Mercenaries – Rinny, Gobber Speculator (Private Press Exclusive)
Yu-Gi-Oh TCG: Yugi’s Collector Box
Yu-Gi-Oh TCG: Kaiba’s Collector Box

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