One of Carnage’s newest traditions is the no-ship math trade, an opportunity for gamers to swap away unwanted games for something new and fresh. What, specifically, is a math trade? This Boardgamegeek geeklist explains it nicely: “In Math trades people offer the games they want to trade and then say the games they want to swap for from those on offer. The organiser uses a piece of software to maximise the number of trades.” The no-ship part means there’s no postage involved. Bring your trade to Carnage of the Lost World this November and walk away with your new goodies. In the math trade, you’re likely to find board games, role-playing games, and other gaming and maybe non-gaming goodies.
Matt Golec, coordinator of the math trade lo these years, has laid out a timeline for Trading in the Land of the Lost, a no-ship math trade:
- October 12th, 2015: the math trade geek list opens. Post the games you want to trade away, start scoping out what other people are offering.
- October 26th, 2015: the for trade submission period for the math trade closes. Start composing your want list, noting what you would trade for and wouldn’t.
- November 2nd, 2015: the want list submission closes. Matt runs the trade program and announces who’s trading what to whom for what.
It’s just that easy! Keep an eye on the Carnage news feed and Facebook page for news of when the math trade opens, and other Carnage of the Lost World developments.