A few weeks ago Girl Ninja and I partook in an annual trip we do each year to Loon Lake, WA (about 6 hours away) with a bunch of our friends. I believe this was our third year participating.
What is there to do in Loon Lake, WA you ask?
And that’s why we love it. There is no cell phone service. There are no restaurants. There is no internet.
We spend our days playing ice hockey on the frozen lake.
Watching the Seahawks dominate the NFC championships (two years in a row). Go hawks!
And we play a ton of board games.
I usually come back from the weekend obsessed with a few of the games I was introduced to. This year was no different. I ended up buying three games after this year’s trip which is not good for my budget.
The games I bought were:
Machi Koro: This is a pretty fun and straightforward city building / dice game.
Splendor: Loved this game. Best with four players. You collect tokens to buy special cards. First to 15 points wins.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Probably my favorite one of the bunch. It’s a game that’s all about bluffing. Each round you try to smuggle goods past the sheriff without getting caught, but even if you do, you can negotiate your way out of some pretty costly penalties.
I ordered the first two games from Amazon, but Sheriff of Nottingham is in really high demand and was sold out everywhere when I first tried to get it. About a week ago, I noticed the game publisher had updated their inventory and had copies available to purchase through their website.
I ordered a copy and thought nothing of it.
Until yesterday, when I opened the package on my front porch and saw this…
Ummm, I ordered one copy. Not six.
I hopped online to look at my order summary and make sure I didn’t accidentally order (and pay for) six copies of the game.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that my first thought was “I wonder how much I could sell these for on eBay.” But after about 0.2 seconds that Jesus guy I’m kinda close with was like “Don’t do it bro.”
High School Ninja and possibly even Even college Ninja, definitely would have kept all six games, but now that I’m a little older, a little more mature, and a little less selfish; I appreciate other peoples’ hard work.
This game doesn’t come from a big conglomerate like Milton Bradley (not that that should matter) so I’m positive this blunder will hurt their bottom line.
I sent them an email informing them of their mistake, but haven’t heard back yet. Hopefully no one gets fired over the mistake.
Have you ever received something shouldn’t have? (I remember a time in high school I gave a cashier at McDonald’s a $5 bill to pay for my food and she gave me back like $16 because she thought I had given her a $20)
Be honest… you ever kept the thing you didn’t deserve? (I think I kept that incorrect McDonald’s change. I’m terrible.)