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james napoli
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i want to get this as a gift for someone, anyone have any ideas when it might be available, or maybe a retailer that has it that i might not know about ?
 
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James,

All of the etailers that I have seen have this game marked as pre-order December. However, I wouldn't bet on it. The last reprint of Age of Steam was nearly six months later than declared. I think your best bet is ebay if you want it in time for Christmas. Be prepared to pay for the convenience though.
 
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I just stuck "age of steam game" (without the quotes) into Google, and found some obscure game online retailer who still had one in shrink. I paid like $45 for it.

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It seems that there are very few still in circulation. I was waiting for the reprint but after reading a thread including comments from Martin Wallace and Winsome Games the reprint seemed to be in some doubt. I bumped it up my priority list & looked around USA & UK online stores & bought the only one I found at Spirit Games in the UK. Phil at Spirit Games commented that it looked like I got the 'last one in captivity'.

Jennifer's experience gives you some hope though, plus there is always the BGG marketplace & eBay.
 
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I got the last copy at timewellspent a month or so ago. It was a ding/dent.

 
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My FLGS (www.gatorgames.com) had two copies on the shelf (at $70) when I was in there 9Dec2006.
 
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Ther may be a handful out there (I was aware of the one at Spirit, and Warfrog themselves had a few left *before* Essen, but they've all gone now AFAIK), but there are no big stocks of them anywhere.

And again, as far as I know, the game is not about to be reprinted; anyone saying that they're expecting supplies in the next month or so either knows about a secret stash somewhere, or is kidding themselves.
 
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I suspect I have the biggest stash of AoS about and I think I have 10 or so copies. The problem is I am in the UK and transatlantic shipping is not cheap.

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Our local shop had one a while ago for the MSRP. I wonder what it would fetch on ebay now...

Here's a copy:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

Our local game store has one new copy on shelf, priced at $60!
 
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darlok wrote:
i want to get this as a gift for someone, anyone have any ideas when it might be available, or maybe a retailer that has it that i might not know about ?


If you are still looking plz msg Ron from Cafe Games. I just bought one from him at MSRP; I think he has about 2 or 3 more.

Thanks Ron!!
 
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