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Two separate but relatively recent orders of mine from amazon.com (not amazon.de) of Port Royal and Keyflower: The Merchants, both delivered from Germany for only $3.99 happened to come from the same seller: M+L. So far, I've been pleased with their pretty quick shipping time and both orders arrived undamaged.

Fast forward a bit and I found both Ruhm für Rom and Mehr Ruhm für Rom on amazon.de from this same seller but with no option to ship to the United States. I contacted them just to inquire if there was any way that I could order these titles through them on amazon.com rather than amazon.de and (much to my surprise) they replied. Two weeks later and they're available on amazon.com for what seems like a reasonable price:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CTDHBO
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5ZQPM
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The first link - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CTDHBO?tag=article-bo... - is for the expansion: Mehr Ruhm für Rom Erweiterung, $14.58 + $3.99 shipping.

The second link - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5ZQPM?tag=article-bo... - is for the base game: Ruhm für Rom, $30.09 + $5.49 shipping.

As of this post, there were 3 of each available.
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From what I can see there's a lot of (German) text on these cards. Isn't that somewhat problematic for folks who don't possess those language skills? (Or do you need the text after a few plays?)
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Russell - Thanks for the heads-up! (GG tipped)

How ridiculous is it that gamers who want a decent copy of this game have to jump through hoops to track down a German-language version? shake
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cyberkev63 wrote:
The first link - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CTDHBO?tag=article-bo... - is for the expansion: Mehr Ruhm für Rom Erweiterung, $14.58 + $3.99 shipping.

The second link - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5ZQPM?tag=article-bo... - is for the base game: Ruhm für Rom, $30.09 + $5.49 shipping.

As of this post, there were 3 of each available.


I can't believe I forgot to include those details! I blame a long day at work... thanks for doing that. zombie
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joebri wrote:
From what I can see there's a lot of (German) text on these cards. Isn't that somewhat problematic for folks who don't possess those language skills? (Or do you need the text after a few plays?)


Joel, I haven't done it myself yet, but there are paste-ups available in the Files section:
Glory to Rome - English paste-ups for German cards

...as well as some examples of amazing custom English-language versions of the German game:
I just got tired of waiting...
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Russell - Thanks for the heads-up! (GG tipped)

Thanks!

DerMahler wrote:

How ridiculous is it that gamers who want a decent copy of this game have to jump through hoops to track down a German-language version? shake

I completely agree... I've really tried to justify the ever-climbing price of the Black Box Edition to myself but I just can't do it.
 
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DriverDown wrote:
Joel, I haven't done it myself yet, but there are paste-ups available in the Files section:
Glory to Rome - English paste-ups for German cards

...as well as some examples of amazing custom English-language versions of the German game:
I just got tired of waiting...


Ah, I see. Thanks for sharing!
 
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You can't even find a German version anymore. All German stores I could find are sold out, except for the expansion.
 
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