Games that CURRENTLY defy (Tom) Vasel's Law
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Background: In the Dice Tower Audio Podcast - Episode 418, Eric and Tom were talking about different Laws of board games such as the Jones Law for culling ones collection. Tom Vasel declared his new law for board games which can be paraphrased as:

Any game that is good will not remain out of print and will be eventually available.

Exception: Games that have issues with property rights and ownership may not ever be reprinted such as Dune.

This geeklist is to identify those games that CURRENTLY defy Vasel's Law.

Maybe some great games added to this geeklist will becomes available again to satisfy Vasel's Law or maybe some games will satisfy Vasel's law by being proven to be sub par or maybe Vasel's Law will be proven false.

Feel free to add other games but be prepared to defend it. Please double check that the game hasn't been recently reprinted. I was about to add Manila - one of Franz-Benno Delonge's best designs - only to discover it is back in print (maybe Vasel's Law is true).

Any ways please keep it civil and happy gaming.

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1. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:164]
Runcible Spoon
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For those that know the story of the infamous Black Box edition, and CGF's checkered past, it seems reasonable to conclude that this one might fit the bill.
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2. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:241]
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Reprint announced and kickstarted

~~~ Another Game that now agrees with Vasel's Law ~~~


This game is a really great area control, set collecting, engine building Euro game. It was the second game that I thought of that defies Vasel's Law. It seriously should be back in print. If it came out before 2004 it would have been more popular that Puerto Rico. Last English Edition published was in 2009.
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3. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:256]
Lyle Schulz
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https://therewillbe.games/news-new-and-upcoming-games/6530-s...

Came here just to add this game since it was mentioned as an exception in the List Intro....lol.
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4. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:304]
Andres Cervantes
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I'm adding Blood Bowl (REPRINT COMING!!), but this can stand in for all the other Games Workshop games that will never be reprinted, solely because GW does not care nor see their publication as being profitable enough.

Blood Bowl (Third Edition) REPRINT ANNOUNCED!
Warhammer Quest
Aeronautica Imperialis
Battlefleet Gothic
Man O' War
Mordheim: City of the Damned
Gorkamorka
Necromunda
Space Crusade
Judge Dredd
Doom of the Eldar
Advanced Heroquest
HeroQuest (No, HeroQuest 25th Anniversary Edition does not count, if it even actually ever gets made)
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5. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:432]
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I can't think of any game that is similar to Tobago. It often gets listed with deductive games but the players are limiting where the treasures are rather than solving anything. Last official English printing was in 2009.
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6. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:469]
Brian S.
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Never say never, but there are no rumblings of a reprint.
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7. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:575]
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Reprint announced and kickstarted

~~~ Another Game that now agrees with Vasel's Law ~~~

A multiple meeple rondel mechanic with set collecting. Unique theme and extremely difficult to find. The first game I thought of that defies Vasel's Law. Last English Edition was 2009.
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8. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:632]
Mike Goss
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This will never be reprinted!
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9. Board Game: A Study in Emerald [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:686]
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Oh, sure, it's being redesigned but who wants that???? whistle

More copies of the original please.
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10. Board Game: Keythedral [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:795]
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Great game using a hybrid area control - worker resource collection mechanic. Surprised that it was last printed in 2004.
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11. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:898]
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does this make the list?


maybe change soon though; https://boardgamegeek.com/article/28517459#28517459
 
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12. Board Game: Pueblo [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1115]
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A game featured in Eric Summerer's Top 100 but sadly last published in 2002.
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13. Board Game: Key Market: First edition [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1678]
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Key Market: First edition is a fantastic heavy worker placement game that will not be reprinted. The original print run was in 2010 with fewer than 1000 copies.

There are lot of different paths to victory and a lot of variables that fluctuate enough to keep the game from getting stale. The modular boards, variety of guilds and fluctuating market make this a worthwhile game for those who enjoy tight worker placement games.
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14. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
O.Shane Balloun
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This and its base game will never be reprinted.
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