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Jake Kamps
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What's the best & easy/quickest way to find out if a game is Out of Print (or O.O.P. if I'm not mistaken)?

I've noticed some online game retailer sites may list a game as "out of stock", or "temporarily out of stock", but I'm not certain that means if a game is currently not being produced or is hard to find.

I've also recognized that some games prices raise (perhaps when stock is low) & then lower later on (possibly due to a 2nd printing or more in stock).
 
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There's no easy way to know if a game soon will be out of print. But to know if you've already reached that, just search for it on http://www.boardgameprices.com. very few or no stores have it, it's out of print. Of course popular games often get reprinted.
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Email the publisher or check the General or News forum for the game also helps.
 
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Go to publishers website. If they don't have one or if it sucks, then email the publisher and ask.
 
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curtc wrote:
There's no easy way to know if a game soon will be out of print. But to know if you've already reached that, just search for it on http://www.boardgameprices.com. very few or no stores have it, it's out of print. Of course popular games often get reprinted.


Odd, I searched for Sekigahara and CSI wasn't listed. If I did a specific store search it came up. Adding shipping would be nice.
 
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Q: How to find out if a game is Out Of Print (OOP)?

A: Read the BGG forums and look for posts from people who were wishy-washy about buying the game when it was available for $39.99, but are now desperate to pay $100+ in order to get a copy. Such a game is likely OOP.

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BGG could use an "Out-Of-Print" flag.
That way people would know from the game's frontpage whether it is easily available or not.

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fightcitymayor wrote:
BGG could use an "Out-Of-Print" flag.
That way people would know from the game's frontpage whether it is easily available or not.



Or like a 'click here if you want it, but can't find it for any less than 2x MSRP'. Once you see it pass a threshold, you know it's OOP.

Now, figuring it out when it finally gets reprinted...

Definite issues with OOPedness -
IP issues. The company goes out of business that owned the rights...kiss that game GOOD-BYE. Same with contested rights.

Special figures. The pieces were printed years ago, and they would need to remake the molding to make it work. It's not gonna happen.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
BGG could use an "Out-Of-Print" flag.
That way people would know from the game's frontpage whether it is easily available or not.



Great idea!
 
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