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Michael Weber
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The latest USAopoly release Star Trek Panic is a US/Canada release only due to licensing constraints.

Will the Hogwarts game be released in Europe?
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Natasha T
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The USAopoly website says only the US and Canada also.
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sublimestars wrote:
The USAopoly website says only the US and Canada also.


I was going to say that this seemed odd since WB doesn't need to impose that kind of restriction on their property. But then I checked the FAQ on the USAopoly website and I get the impression that all of their games are US/Canada Only. So I think the issue may have to do with the company's distribution system and not licensing. (Does USAopoly normally distribute outside North America? I honestly don't know.) It was my understanding that Rowling has tried to make sure that the money from HP related licensing comes back to Britain as much as is possible. It must be impossible for her to track every piece of merchandise created, but I wonder if she might not approve of this.
 
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However, a lot of the other USAopoly games, including the other HP themed games (where it says US/Canada only), seem to be available over Amazon UK or Amazon.de (directly or other resellers) by no big price differences.

Star Trek Panic however seems impossible to find there and you have to import it directly from the US with huge transport charges, so I reckon it's a different issue with that one.

So I still see hope to get this kinda easily to Europe
I'd really want this game at launch, but I fear that we would have to wait a bit for it to come available without paying extravagant preorder/shipping charges.
 
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Dave Daffin
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Risk: Game of Thrones was a USAopoly game that made it to the UK eventually. Harry Potter would sell well here in the UK - because it was set in the UK!
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I asked USAopoly and they confirmed N America only so have asked J.K. Rowling if she knows of any way outside N America to get it
 
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Robert Mair
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They might be holding off in the EU and UK for an Essen release.

EDIT: Corrected for Brexit
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Guilly Berto
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davypi wrote:
sublimestars wrote:
The USAopoly website says only the US and Canada also.


I was going to say that this seemed odd since WB doesn't need to impose that kind of restriction on their property. But then I checked the FAQ on the USAopoly website and I get the impression that all of their games are US/Canada Only. So I think the issue may have to do with the company's distribution system and not licensing. (Does USAopoly normally distribute outside North America? I honestly don't know.) It was my understanding that Rowling has tried to make sure that the money from HP related licensing comes back to Britain as much as is possible. It must be impossible for her to track every piece of merchandise created, but I wonder if she might not approve of this.


Universal studios probably makes more off licensed property than anyone, and that is located in the US. If she was really serious about this she would have made them build one in Britain as well.
 
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