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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

detective board game box art

detective board game box art

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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

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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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New Board Games: May 4th, 2018

May 4th, 2018 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Rise to Nobility
Deckscape: The Fate of London
Deckscape: Test Time
Dead Man’s Doubloons
Suddenly Drunk Booster Pack
The Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight
Black Souls
Yu-Gi-Oh Lair of Darkness Structure Deck
Kobold Guide to Magic
Spot it! Halloween
Shadows of Brimstone: Swamp Raptor of Jargono XL Enemy Pack
Starfinder: Dead Suns 5 – The Thirteenth Gate
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Ultimate Magic Deck
Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 4 (Pocket Edition)
Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Magic Pocket Edition
Lawless Empire
Supervillain – This Galaxy is Mine!
Zombie Tsunami
Mystic Vale: Conclave Collector Box
Space Base
The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Kingdom Rush
Pioneer Days
Citrus
Bohemian Villages
Aluminum Cribbage Set
Savage Worlds: Rifts – Game Master’s Handbook (Soft Cover)
Conan: GM Toolkit (2D20 RPG)
Fantastiqa: Rival Realms
Android: Netrunner LCG – Whispers in Nalubaale Data Pack
History of the World
Lorenzo Il Magnifico: House of Renaissance
Call of Cthulhu: Petersen’s Abomination (HC)
Drop It!
Magic Maze: Maximum Security
Barker’s Row
Dungeons and Dragons: Dragonfire: Sea of Swords Adventure

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New Board Games: April 14, 2018

April 14th, 2018 Posted in general | No Comments »

Ascension: 3rd Edition
At Any Cost: Metz 1870
Century: Golem Edition
Clank! The Mummy’s Curse Expansion
Crows Overkill
Cursed Court
Firefly Fluxx
Herbalism
Lone Wolf Adventure Game: Terror of the Darklords
Magic the Gathering: Challenge Deck – Counter Surge
Magic the Gathering: Challenge Deck – Hazoret Aggro
Magic the Gathering: Challenge Deck – Second Sun Control
Magic the Gathering: Challenge Deck – Vehicle Rush
Magic the Gathering: Duel Deck – Elves vs. Inventors
Malifaux – Resurrect 2E Gaki (3)
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MBT: FRG (Federal Republic of Germany)
Rising Sun: Dynasty Invasion Expansion
Rising Sun: Kami Unbound Expansion
Rising Sun: Monster Pack Expansion
Sabordage
Shadows in Kyoto
Shards of Infinity
Sparkle Kitty
Tadmor
The Princess Bride: Prepare to Die! Again!
Werebeasts
What do you Meme?: Basic Expansion
What do you Meme?: Fresh Memes Expansion
What do you Meme?

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