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Nicholas Dewald
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Any thoughts on why this game is selling for so much? I get that its out of print and all that but I have seen several out of print games go for 1 1/2 to 2 times their original price. Maybe because it has no chance of being reprinted?
 
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1) It's out-of-print
2) It's Star Wars
3) It's a GOOD Star Wars game (those are rare)
4) It will never, ever be reprinted

This said, the recently released Star Wars Risk is really Queen's Gambit 2.0.
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Because:



If I didn't own this game already (bought it brand new from my FLGS in 2008), it'd probably be my grail game.
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Dam the Man wrote:
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If I didn't own this game already (bought it brand new from my FLGS in 2008), it'd probably be my grail game.

It truly is an epic epic looking game. Love it.
 
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Dam the Man wrote:
Because:

If I didn't own this game already (bought it brand new from my FLGS in 2008), it'd probably be my grail game.


This may be a silly question but what do you mean by grail game?
 
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I would sell mine for $300. I love it; its a great game but hey...PM me here at the Geek!
 
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PapaDeWald wrote:
Dam the Man wrote:
Because:

If I didn't own this game already (bought it brand new from my FLGS in 2008), it'd probably be my grail game.


This may be a silly question but what do you mean by grail game?

A "Grail Game" is basically a game that is your quest to get, based off the concept of the Holy Grail and King Arthur's quest for it. Something you really, really want, but actually getting it is quite an endeavor and, in some cases, nearly impossible.
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It was my Grail Game until I recently got it in a trade. Got it to the table the day after it arrived and far exceeded my expectations. What an amazing game.
 
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deedob wrote:
This said, the recently released Star Wars Risk is really Queen's Gambit 2.0.

From what I have seen, more like 0.5 beta.
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GSReis wrote:
deedob wrote:
This said, the recently released Star Wars Risk is really Queen's Gambit 2.0.

From what I have seen, more like 0.5 beta.


Agreed. I wasn't impressed but it definitely could be a simpler version.

Let me know if someone is willing to let go for some sort of trade.
 
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corkysru wrote:
It truly is an epic epic looking game. Love it.


It's not just the looks even, though for first glance visual impact, haven't found anything quite like it; suppose newbie seeing Arkham Horror in all its glory might feel something similar . But beyond the looks, you get a TON of stuff in the box, minis everywhere. So, might not be the greatest scupts or plastic quality (though okay by me, esp. like the malleable plastic, you could step on the minis and they'd be fine), but quantity, man, quantity.

Of course, if you're having to pay 200+ for it, it might be stretching value off components alone (got mine for 70€ BIN cool ), but the game's good.
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deedob wrote:
1) It's out-of-print
2) It's Star Wars
3) It's a GOOD Star Wars game (those are rare)
4) It will never, ever be reprinted

This said, the recently released Star Wars Risk is really Queen's Gambit 2.0.


5.) The production value of the original game was high (card thickness notwithstanding) and with all of the miniatures, parts, and 3-d palace structure it is not easy to mock up and still look like the original game. In short, there are no substitutes that are close.
 
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Benjamin Maggi wrote:
deedob wrote:
1) It's out-of-print
2) It's Star Wars
3) It's a GOOD Star Wars game (those are rare)
4) It will never, ever be reprinted

This said, the recently released Star Wars Risk is really Queen's Gambit 2.0.


5.) The production value of the original game was high (card thickness notwithstanding) and with all of the miniatures, parts, and 3-d palace structure it is not easy to mock up and still look like the original game. In short, there are no substitutes that are close.


This makes the most sense to me.

Made the plunge finally and paid the eBay prices. Hoping to play this weekend and see if it was worth the cost
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All I am needing is most of the cards now :S I don't know if it is worth piecing this together off of ebay after all . They are selling replacement figures for 5 dollars each.

@ Nicholas, I should have taken the plunge and bought a complete copy. But my luck as soon as I put up the 200+ dollars they would reprint it lol.
 
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Yeah I don't think there is a chance of this getting reprinted. The game is really awesome. The 3d element really makes this stand out. Glad I made the purchase.
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