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David Hansen
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I have always been curious to know the size of the print run for Napoleon's Triumph. How many units were made?

If this question is gauche, or if the info is sensitive, ignore me and take my apologies.
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It isn't gauche or insensitive to ask. But the answer just isn't information I choose to release.
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Rats.
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Fortunately, I think we can figure it out ourselves. Everyone post how many copies they have, and then we'll just add it up.

I've got two.
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That strikes me as both a difficult and inaccurate way to ballpark it. Gonna just assume it's between 1,000 and 3,000 copies and move along.

But I will definitely say that had I known how much use my copy was going to get, and had I known that Simmons Games would go offline, I would have bought two or three copies. Knowing that my copy may have to last me a lifetime is unnerving.
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kuhrusty wrote:
Fortunately, I think we can figure it out ourselves. Everyone post how many copies they have, and then we'll just add it up.

I've got two.

Brilliant. I have one.

I'll sell it to first face-to-face comer for $100 cash at BGG.con this year. No shipping. I'm much too lazy to go to a post office or bank.
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I'll sell it to first face-to-face comer for $100 cash at BGG.con this year.

Goddammit, I'm going to buy it, then we'll play two team games, then I'll sell it back to you for $150.
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kuhrusty wrote:
jarredscott78 wrote:
I'll sell it to first face-to-face comer for $100 cash at BGG.con this year.

Goddammit, I'm going to buy it, then we'll play two team games, then I'll sell it back to you for $150.

Get out of my head.
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And so they dance.
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DeathMosque wrote:
I have always been curious to know the size of the print run for Napoleon's Triumph. How many units were made?


I admit I'd really like to know this. But I'm ok with just guessing.
 
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bowen wrote:
It isn't gauche or insensitive to ask. But the answer just isn't information I choose to release.


Would you mind if I asked why? It seems like a strange bit of information to withhold!

 
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Hopkins wrote:
bowen wrote:
It isn't gauche or insensitive to ask. But the answer just isn't information I choose to release.


Would you mind if I asked why? It seems like a strange bit of information to withhold!



I just don't choose to release business information. I believe firmly in being open with information that helps people decide whether to buy my games or not, but nobody needs to know the business side of things. It is (literally) my business.
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bowen wrote:
I just don't choose to release business information. I believe firmly in being open with information that helps people decide whether to buy my games or not, but nobody needs to know the business side of things. It is (literally) my business.


Fair enough! Thanks for the reply.

I'd love to thank you for a superb game too, but that will have to wait - it is the first war game that has ever appealed to me (for game mechanics reasons) so I bought it quickly, read the rules a couple of times but I have still not managed to play it! It *will* happen soon.

Going off on a tangent, I often wonder how many games suffer a similar fate and never get played? I have a strong feeling that "many" will be the answer... There is quite a lot of pleasure to be taken from studying games even before getting to play them!
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is there still inventory remaining for napoleon's triumph, and it just remains not for sale, or is it actually sold out? i've been holding off on trying to buy/trade for it here with the assumption that i'd eventually be able to order directly again.
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Perhaps Bowen would prefer to address this himself, but his last update to the Simmons Games website suggests that inventory remains, but his health prevents him from filling orders.
 
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I really hope we can see another print run of this. It's a travesty that a game this highly ranked is so impossible to play.
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mxpf wrote:
I really hope we can see another print run of this. It's a tragedy that a game this highly ranked is so impossible to play.

ftfy
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
mxpf wrote:
I really hope we can see another print run of this. It's a tragedy that a game this highly ranked is so impossible to play.

ftfy


trag·e·dy [traj-i-dee] Show IPA
noun, plural trag·e·dies.
1. a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction.
2. the branch of the drama that is concerned with this form of composition.
3. the art and theory of writing and producing tragedies.
4. any literary composition, as a novel, dealing with a somber theme carried to a tragic conclusion.
5. the tragic element of drama, of literature generally.


A tragedy refers to a play or literature, not real life, in spite of how poorly TV misuses the word

I believe travesty was perfectly acceptable.

You fixed something that did not need to be repaired.
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I believe travesty was perfectly acceptable.

I'm afraid you're mistaken.

trav·es·ty
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1. a literary or artistic burlesque of a serious work or subject, characterized by grotesque or ludicrous incongruity of style, treatment, or subject matter.
2. a literary or artistic composition so inferior in quality as to be merely a grotesque imitation of its model.
3. any grotesque or debased likeness or imitation: a travesty of justice.

verb (used with object)
4. to make a travesty on; turn (a serious work or subject) to ridicule by burlesquing.
5. to imitate grotesquely or absurdly.
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travesty still works, albeit with some logical contortion.
 
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DeathMosque wrote:
I believe travesty was perfectly acceptable.

I'm afraid you're mistaken.

trav·es·ty
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These comments are making a travesty of my comment.
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I think I may have been the last person alive to pick this game up from an online store at the normal retail price. I'm glad I did - when it finally hit the table it was revealed for the masterwork it was. Here's to hoping it becomes available once more.
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The number of owners registered for this game on BGG is truly amazing. The print run was pretty darn large. Normally you can multiply the owners on BGG by a factor between 3x and 6x to get a rough print run.
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rmiller1093 wrote:
The number of owners registered for this game on BGG is truly amazing. The print run was pretty darn large. Normally you can multiply the owners on BGG by a factor between 3x and 6x to get a rough print run.


For an established title (released in the last five years) I use 3 times, for one on the way up 6 times.
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