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Hi.

According to this http://www.amazon.com/Dungeon-Board-Game-Refresh-Wizards/dp/..., a new edition of the game will be released on October 16th by Wizards of the Coast.

Here's the description on that page:

"First released in 1975 and revised throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the Dungeon! boardgame lets you explore a multi-level dungeon in search of treasure guarded by terrible monsters. The deeper into the dungeon you go, the deadlier the monsters and the greater the treasure. The player who returns to the beginning chamber with the most treasure wins!

This re-release of the classic Dungeon! boardgame stays true to the original but incorporates several revisions made to the game in later editions, giving players the most fun experience possible.
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The Amazon price is $13.59 (taken down from $19.99), which is hard to believe.

[Edit 1: This was eventually revealed to be a fake listing. See below. Sorry.]

[Edit 2: This was eventually revealed to be a real product: http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndac.... See below. Sorry.]
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Re: New edition?
Excellent! My 1975 copy has some shelf wear - looking forward to the re-boot and curious to see what the changes will be.
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Re: New edition?
Hey Dungeon is one of my old favorites. Thanks for the heads up!!
 
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Re: New edition?
Since theres no image. And a search of the WOTC site turns up not even mention of it. I'll take that Amazon listing with several grains of salt until it is confirmed.
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Re: New edition?
Especially at that price.
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I agree, this is probably "vapor-ware" but it would be a great game to reprint. Thematic, scales well and "fun for all ages." I highly doubt it'd be under $20 much less $14 though!
 
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Re: New edition?
Auto buy for me. My 1975 edition is pretty worn out by my family and nephews. My most played game in my collection, kids seem to love it.

Hard to believe the suggested price though.
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Re: New edition?
Take note of the shipping weight too... a mere 5 ounces? I think not.

Is there a way to report the listing as a hoax or scam?
 
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Quote:
Pre-order Price Guarantee. Learn more.
This title will be released on October 16, 2012.
Pre-order now!
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Pretty sure this isn't a Hoax as this is BY Amazon of course I could be wrong but I am not sure Amazon is into Hoaxes.
 
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Re: New edition?
With not even a word from WOTC?

And I just did a quick weight test. Classic Dungeon weighs 3 lb. 2nd Ed Dungeon weighs at nearly 2 lb. And Im not sure what the original weighed, probably at least 1 lb. So at the listed 5oz what the hell is this supposed to be made of? Typing paper and and some packing nuts?
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I would assume that is a filler for the item. When more details are given they will flesh it out. NOW the price has a pre-order guarantee that it will not be LOWER then what you pre-order it for. It says nothing about the price being $79.99 at release surprise.

I am preordering anyways and will keep updated through amazon I guess since BGG News has NOTHING lol
 
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WOTC news has nothing. It doesnt exist.

If this were real we'd have seen news long before Amazon. That the entry exists only on that one spot speaks volumes of its lack of being real.

Granted it could be a WOTC screwup. But no news on their site when they pretty much announce everything well ahead is the indicator its a fake.

I pinged one of my contacts at WOTC for info but no reply back yet.

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If this were true, my nipples would explode with delight.
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Re: New edition?
Oh wow. My set is banged up too and I'd love to introduce this to the boy.

Yeah, that'd be a really damn cool reprint.
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Re: New edition?
Omega2064 wrote:
WOTC news has nothing. It doesnt exist.

If this were real we'd have seen news long before Amazon. That the entry exists only on that one spot speaks volumes of its lack of being real.

Granted it could be a WOTC screwup. But no news on their site when they pretty much announce everything well ahead is the indicator its a fake.

I pinged one of my contacts at WOTC for info but no reply back yet.



You may want to check your wording. Amazon is not in the habit is hoaxing or joking with customers. I think they are acting in good faith. If this was by a subvendor or something I would say a hoax or joke but listed by amazon directly leads me to believe they have been at least given some. Information regarding a probable release.
 
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Re: New edition?
lordunborn wrote:
Omega2064 wrote:
WOTC news has nothing. It doesnt exist.

If this were real we'd have seen news long before Amazon. That the entry exists only on that one spot speaks volumes of its lack of being real.

Granted it could be a WOTC screwup. But no news on their site when they pretty much announce everything well ahead is the indicator its a fake.

I pinged one of my contacts at WOTC for info but no reply back yet.



You may want to check your wording. Amazon is not in the habit is hoaxing or joking with customers. I think they are acting in good faith. If this was by a subvendor or something I would say a hoax or joke but listed by amazon directly leads me to believe they have been at least given some. Information regarding a probable release.


Never said it was by Amazon did I?

This could easily be a false pose by a hacker or someone posing as WOTC. And theres still no word of this existing at WOTC.
 
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Re: New edition?
Omega2064 wrote:
lordunborn wrote:
Omega2064 wrote:
WOTC news has nothing. It doesnt exist.

If this were real we'd have seen news long before Amazon. That the entry exists only on that one spot speaks volumes of its lack of being real.

Granted it could be a WOTC screwup. But no news on their site when they pretty much announce everything well ahead is the indicator its a fake.

I pinged one of my contacts at WOTC for info but no reply back yet.



You may want to check your wording. Amazon is not in the habit is hoaxing or joking with customers. I think they are acting in good faith. If this was by a subvendor or something I would say a hoax or joke but listed by amazon directly leads me to believe they have been at least given some. Information regarding a probable release.


Never said it was by Amazon did I?

This could easily be a false pose by a hacker or someone posing as WOTC. And theres still no word of this existing at WOTC.


So someone Hacked Amazon to Hoax a bunch of gamers lol

I still think there is some cred to this. Again if it was a post by anyone else I would agree with you but a post ON Amazon by Amazon for an obscure boardgame isn't an elaborate hoax to fool boardgamers to off load old copies of the game before the reprint hits the street.

But I could be wrong Amazon may be having an early Aprils Fool Joke laugh
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Re: New edition?
Just got done talking with a WOTC rep on the phone.

Yes. Its a fake.

They said they would look into it and try and find out who did it and have the false entry removed.
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Re: New edition?
Omega2064 wrote:
Just got done talking with a WOTC rep on the phone.

Yes. Its a fake.

They said they would look into it and try and find out who did it and have the false entry removed.


Argh! What a cruel joke...
 
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Re: New edition?
Bummer.

Thanks for clearing that up. Now I feel like an idiot for writing about it here... I haven't even played the original game (although I was looking forward to trying it out).

I just don't understand why anybody would go to all the trouble of making up a game release on Amazon...
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Re: New edition?
Should I somehow edit my initial post to reflect this new information?

Thanks.
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Re: New edition?
I'd add a note or something that WOTC declared it a fake.

I also this morning spotted two more blanks.

Then came across what look to real game posts... but also with a 5oz shipping weight... The ones with images are listed on WOTCs site. The ones without... are not so far.

Im going to get ahold of WOTC again and see whats up with this.

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Re: New edition? [Edit: Fake]
Omega2064 wrote:
I'd add a note or something that WOTC declared it a fake.

I also this morning spotted two more blanks.

Then came across what look to real game posts... but also with a 5oz shipping weight... The ones with images are listed on WOTCs site. The ones without... are not so far.

Im going to get ahold of WOTC again and see whats up with this.



Do you mean the 3rd and 4th Dungeon Command sets?
 
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Re: New edition? [Edit: Fake]
Looks like WotC has their work cut out for them. Do a search for both of those ISBN numbers and look at the amount of places that are pre-ordering the game.

I have to hand it to whoever pulled this one off. Good one but why go through that much work for a game with very little market value as it is?

Yeah whoever did this did their homework. The ISBN is correct for the most part. 978-0-7869-62983. 978 is meaningless the 0 is English speaking regions and the 7869 is WotC. 62983 would be the title and the checksum I am not a math person but there is a formula for doing it.
 
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Re: New edition? [Edit: Fake]
Some of the entries in gaming shops seem to likely be simple copy-paste off the Amazon site without thinking.
 
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