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Gunther Schmidl
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If it's like the other Okazu Brand games, they'll have a limited number at Essen, with rules in Japanese, English and German.
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There's also the store at http://japonbrand.ocnk.net/. It's not listed there yet, but probably will be.
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This past weekend, there was a board game market/convention in Tokyo and Okazu sold a limited number there. I then got in touch with the designer and he told me that they will, indeed, be at the Japon Brand booth at Essen. He also said that a certain Japanese game store will create a site in the future to sell the game to overseas customers. More details will be released in the future.

The current version is Japanese only but the Essen version will also have English and German.
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Hi,

any idea if/then we can preorder the essen edition to pick it up at their booth this year?
 
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I don't think you can. However, last year's 100 copies of String Railways weren't sold out on the last day, so I don't think there'll be too much of a problem.
 
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gschmidl wrote:
I don't think you can. However, last year's 100 copies of String Railways weren't sold out on the last day, so I don't think there'll be too much of a problem.


but now everybody knows how cool String Railways is. So I think there is another booth which must be besiged at thursday morning ... cool
 
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Unless some of their stuff gets stuck in customs again and arrives Saturday midday, like last year...
 
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I just bought a copy from my FLGS. He DID have others, don't know how many though.
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So it is already available in print?

Any chance you could buy another copy and ship it to the US?

How much was it?
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I thought of asking, but realized that I couldn't justify the cost.
 
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Yeah, it's already available - I've got one copy reserved at the Banesto online store, hopefully.

String Railways was very cheap when ordered from the Banesto store last year, it and Let's Catch the Lion were together something like 30 €. Ridiculously cheap, Japanese post office has very reasonable rates.
 
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Can you post a link. I couldn't find it.
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Definitely post a link if you can!

Luke, from the description it sounds like this is String Railway + the cargo expansion boxed into one? Is that correct, or is it a different game that is part of a series?

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It's http://japonbrand.ocnk.net/ but the game is not available in the store yet.
 
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I got it from Banesto for 3,000 yen. Postage would probably be somewhere between 600-1000 yen. Check out the exchange rates to see if that seems worth it to you. It's pretty cheap for Japan.

I haven't been able to play it yet but I'll let you know when I do. The rules of course will take some time to decipher.
 
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Just picked up a copy of this at Sugorokuya in Tokyo while on a business trip there.
 
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Solamar wrote:
So it is already available in print?

Any chance you could buy another copy and ship it to the US?

How much was it?


If someone in Japan is willing to do that, I'll go in on that...
 
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Try emailing Banesto directly. I got four copies of the game that way, for 3000 JPY each and 3000 JPY for shipping (and 30 euros of VAT in Finnish end, but that's another story).
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I'm trying to email banesto directly to see if I can get a copy. I'd be willing to pay a premium to import a copy of this. I'll let others know the outcome.

But can someone explain to me... with String Railway Transport, does it include ability to play the original game (without Transport of goods)?
 
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No, it doesn't. There are no original stations and no river.
 
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I see. Can you give insight on comparing the both? I kind of like the simplicity of the original... but I think the transport version would add a bit of depth (as the original alone may get stale after lots of plays), but not over complicate the original.
 
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I've yet to play Transport, but my brother has played both and very much prefers the simplicity and lightness of the original. The new version is much heavier game.
 
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DjFIL wrote:
I'm trying to email banesto directly to see if I can get a copy.


can you tell me the email adress?
 
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banesto AT cside9 DOT com

found at the right side of the http://japonbrand.ocnk.net/ website.

No reply yet... but I'm still somewhat interested. I do like the concept and simplicity of the basic game, so with that I am planning on making a "print and play" personal copy of the basic String Railway as mentioned in the following thread... unless Asmodee Editions finally comes out with their release for the game.

For PnP details see: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/583831/self-made-version...
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They are very slow to answer emails. I didn't even make an actual order with them, just agreed to have four copies of the game reserved, when I got notice from Finnish customs that I have a parcel waiting from Banesto. I hadn't even paid yet.

My brother got one of the Transport sets, bought a river string and printed out a set of stations, using the strings from the Transport version (they're the same, just different colour).
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