Games with Holy Grail Potential
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This list was inspired by various Geeklists that itemize current Holy Grail collector's games, or that try to assess the value of out of print games.

But instead of looking at today's collector's market, let's set our sites on the future. Which of today's games do you think have the potential to become sought-after collector's items say 15 years from now?

The aspiring game collector just might want to use this Geeklist as a shopping list, while these games are still reasonably priced...
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1. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1100]
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I'll start the list with this one. I think Serenissima will become highly collectible because it's a great game, but is not overwhelmingly popular enough to warrant a reprint, and it's got excellent components.
 
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2. Board Game: TurfMaster [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1364]
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Because it's priced so high to begin with, has such high production values, and is not widely distributed, this game is almost destined for Holy Grail status.
 
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3. Board Game: MotorChamp [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:4978]
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Another AZA Spiele game with over-the-top production values. Not quite as popular as Turfmaster, but still shows reasonable Holy Grail potential.
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4. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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This entry is actually meant to represent the entire "Tikal trilogy", which includes Tikal, Java, and Mexica. My hunch is these 3 games as complete set will be highly sought-after.

Individually, Tikal will probably be the easiest to acquire, but the other two are less popular and may go OOP relatively soon.
 
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5. Board Game: TAMSK [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1507] [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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Assuming they never reprint this, and it had one small print run and was already expensive to begin with, it's going to get there.
 
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6. Board Game: Princes of the Renaissance [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:585]
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This lovely number is already sold out. Most everyone that didn't like this game has sold or traded it to a happy and healthy home. This means that due to the extremely high likelyhood that this will never be reprinted, this baby is gonna fetch some high prices in the 2020's.
 
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7. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:342]
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To much a wargame for most Eurocrowds. Too much a Euro for Grognards. Queen is difficult to deal with as a company, so the likelihood of this getting released is slim. It is kind of expensive, and frankly will be too expensive to reprint. Once this is gone, people will be clamouring for it. Guess what, the price will have to be high before people will part with their copy.
 
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8. Board Game: Show Manager [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1033]
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Already out of print, and redone with a less compelling theme. This is a fav for many that have picked it up. Again, the Queen issues. In 15 years I see this as quite tough to get, but the demand will still be there.
 
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9. Board Game: Runebound (First Edition) [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2941]
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This wears Talisman syndrome like a pox.
 
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10. Board Game: Big City [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:986]
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For many people this game is well on its way to becoming a beloved underated classic. After all, the average score is actually going up. Great bits, and light fun led people to think that this was too diversionary. 15 years from now when the more people play this great light game the more there are going to be people that fall in love with it. Sadly, for them, It is just too expensive to reprint.
 
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11. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:363]
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For some reason this just never got into people's hands. The only way this doesn't become a grail is if someone scans the die cuts and the board and posts it online.
 
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12. Board Game: MarraCash [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1719]
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Never came out domestically. Dorra is quickly becoming one of the more respected designers, but still remains under the radar. The fact that nobody cared about this when it came out means that when people finally catch on, there won't be enough to go around.
 
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