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Kyle Cope
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I wanted to create this list for people to add games which may be going out of print soon (either English or Europe). I got the gaming bug this past year which means I have missed out on purchasing games like Ra, Taj Mahal, Tigris & Euphrates (English) and Union Pacific (English). That stinks! So what games should I pick up before they go out of print so I am not paying $100 for them 10 years from now?
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1. Board Game: Fist of Dragonstones [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2432]
Rich Ochs
United States
Jackson
Wyoming
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Bruno has stated on his website that Days of Wonder has already sold out of the non-English versions of this game, and only has a few English versions on hand for distribution. After those are sold, they are not going to reprint due to a small profit margin and a falling US dollar to the Euro. I just picked this one up and the components are top-notch, and IMO $20 USD is a steal for what you get. If you like blind-bidding games, I would get this one. Mr. Faidutti also said that there was talk about turning Fist of Dragonstones into a big-box game, therefore increasing the price and making the profit margin acceptable for Days of Wonder. Last I heard he was taking suggestions for how to modify the game to make it a big-box version. Check out his website for more info.
 
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2. Board Game: La Città [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:554]
Rich Ochs
United States
Jackson
Wyoming
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Although this game has been out of print for a few months now, many 'geeks have said that it is readily available either online or at local retail stores. This is a fun city building game where you are trying to attract the most citizens with your buildings. It is a bit long, but I rather enjoy it. The board is very large is scalable depending on the number of players, making this game work for 2-5 players. Although it doesn't seem to be flying off the shelves, I feel that once this game is no longer readily available people will begin to miss it and wish that they had obtained a copy when it was in print (a la Ra).
 
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3. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1185]
Rich Ochs
United States
Jackson
Wyoming
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This game is only going out of print in its present incarnation. Avalon Hill is currently working on a new version of the classic Axis and Allies with a new map, some new rules, and new nation-specific bits. Taking into account the fan base of this game, it might be worth it to pick up a copy of the old one for either nostalgia or Ebay reasons .
 
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4. Board Game: Barbarossa [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2218]
Rich Ochs
United States
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This is another one that went out of print a few months ago, but I have still seen copies at a game store a few towns over. I believe that a few internet retailers still have this one as well. Although I haven't played it, from a general rundown of the rules and the history of the designer (Mr. Teuber) this one might be worth looking into.
 
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