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Adam Hibbard

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I had the chance to play Oregon recently and I really enjoyed it. Aside from there being a re-print (that sounds unlikely), I don't think I will ever get the chance to own my own copy.

So, are there any games similar to Oregon that I might be able to look into? Some of the things I liked about Oregon:

-Placing things on certain spots on a grid, depending on what cards you have (wouldn't have to be card based)
-Using things on the board that someone else may have played for your own benefit

Livingstone was suggested on Amazon when I looked up Oregon. Does anyone know anything about that game?
 
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Cacao has that similar thing of when you place a tile, someone else may benefit from it also, though it's less obtuse than Oregon.
 
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hibbarda wrote:
-Placing things on certain spots on a grid, depending on what cards you have (wouldn't have to be card based)
-Using things on the board that someone else may have played for your own benefit
Far from being an exact match in mechanisms, yet I think you might pursue Seeland for placing items onto the board and maybe sharing some of the bounty with an opponent.

Another game of longer heritage and short availablilty right now would be Manhattan, which uses cards for placement and lets you "top" your opponents.

 
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hibbarda wrote:
Aside from there being a re-print (that sounds unlikely), I don't think I will ever get the chance to own my own copy.
Several "chances" are available in the BGG marketplace right now. Even if you might be resisting based on price, the length of time some have been sitting there might make the owners more open to other offers.

 
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So I know this doesn't actually answer your question, but as someone who owns Oregon, loves Oregon, and owns 300+ games and has been exposed to probably thousands of games at this point, I'd daresay that if you really enjoyed Oregon, just go ahead and buy Oregon. I can't think of a game that really uses similar mechanics, it's sort of its own unique little snowflake.

Also, while it is currently OOP, I don't think demand for it is high enough that its prices are out-of-whack with other games. For example, as of this posting Amazon has one for $39.95 plus $5.99 shipping, albeit from a new store. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0011X523U/ref=dp_olp...)

Not sure where you live, but there are a large number of copies in different countries in the BGG marketplace for less than $50.

Spielboy shows it going for less than $40 regularly on BGG auctions.

So honestly, rather than try out different games that may be slightly cheaper or easier to get in the hopes that one scratches the itch, I'd say go ahead and track down a copy of Oregon. I don't think you'll regret it.

If the amazon or bgg marketplace listings seem a little high and you are more patient, find one of the sites that crawls the BGG auctions for you, set an alert, and then just monitor whenever one is available on auction. For example, http://bggauctions.workingasintended.com/auctions

Hope this helps!

 
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hibbarda wrote:
Aside from there being a re-print (that sounds unlikely), I don't think I will ever get the chance to own my own copy.
There are 13 copies in the marketplace, and 98 users trading their copy.
 
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It's snowing and I'm in an odd mood.. so here's my list:

Texas

Ohio

New York

Nebraska

Montana

Iowa

Hawaii

Florida

Colorado

California

Alaska

They're all games named after states, just like Oregon, right? whistle
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Given it was one of the games in the first wave of Works offerings, it's likely to be found for cheaper than many other OOP games. Although you may have to be in the UK for it to help much.
 
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I recently snagged a new in shrink copy from eBay for $35 shipped (actually $25 as I had a $10 off coupon).

Keep looking and you'll get a copy at a reasonable price.
 
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If you're still following this thread, OP, check out:

Item for Geeklist "CLOSED - Refugee Aid Auction, ending Thanksgiving Day -- for Charity"

No bid on it yet, starting bid is $10, proceeds go to charity. Flat shipping of $10.

May be a good chance to get your hands on it.
 
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