I am a big fan of this game, and with its inevitable destruction, has anyone worked towards using any of the free tabletop digital programs such as https://www.tabletopia.com/
(a pricey program, but with the board game community i assume someone here already has this.)
But to my point. If we could make a group out of digitizing this, and make it easier to play it would not be as difficult to keep this game alive past the dooms day, and even continue to bring others into the fold.
Just a thought