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Daniel Val
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After reading some extremely long threads on the forecoming/inminent closure of Eagle games in the past months, I was very pleased to see them announce the release of Age of Empires III.
I love some of the games Eagle has produced in the last years, from Age of Mythology, to Railroad Tycoon, and reeditions like Conquest of the Empire.
For me it's great news that they're still in business and look forward their new stuff.

I cannot stop wondering, though, what has happened? Were they broke and then they got new investors? Was it all a misunderstanding? Does anybody know?

Thanks ahead for your answers!

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Eagle isn't actually the publisher of Age of Empires III. According to the BGG entry, it's published by Pro Ludo/Tropical Games.

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Eagle closed their doors last summer. Funagain bought most of the remaining assets.
 
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I think the (older) issue of Eagle Games' demise was also discussed here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/118970

Last thing I heard: Glenn Drover is now the mastermind behind Tropical Games. Eagle Games is still out of business, although you seem to be able to order their stuff from their homepage. Funagain bought everything, which was left. If you click on Age of Empires III on the Eagle Games homepage, you get an error message.

At least that's my understanding.
 
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It seems that you can still buy Age of Empires III from the Eagle website, either by clicking on an ad for the game here at BGG or by following this link:

http://www.eaglegames.net/products/age_of_empires/age_of_emp...

It appears also that they are still offering the pre order special which provides a sixth set of pieces for AoEIII when you order the game via the Eagle web site.

 
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Why did they go out of business? Some of their latest releases sold poorly?
 
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monkeyrobot wrote:
Why did they go out of business? Some of their latest releases sold poorly?


In Glenn's own words:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1004618#1004618
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Keith Blume (who used to work for Eagle Games) is running EagleGames.net where you can get the games produced by Eagle Games. You can purchase the games and you can also purchase the individual components for a lot of the games.

I bought some parts for Attack! last fall and some parts for Age of Mythology in January of this year. I know that EagleGames.net also had a pre-order special for Age of Empires III, where you also got a 6th color so you could play with 6 players.

They might have a problem with the Age of Empire III page but if you go to the product catalog Age of Empires III is listed there.
 
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SettlerOfCatan wrote:
monkeyrobot wrote:
Why did they go out of business? Some of their latest releases sold poorly?


They were trying to cash in with video game license boardgames and tons of plastic. Wrong market, boardgamegeeks generally don't fall for that crap. It's the same guy who designs them and then even rates a few of them here on bgg, shameless, blame him. However, I do like bootleggers.


It´s not because of all those nice plastic, it´s because: like Glenn Drover says:"Due to a sudden and severe downturn last year in the demand for poker products"

 
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SettlerOfCatan wrote:
monkeyrobot wrote:
Why did they go out of business? Some of their latest releases sold poorly?


They were trying to cash in with video game license boardgames and tons of plastic. Wrong market, boardgamegeeks generally don't fall for that crap. It's the same guy who designs them and then even rates a few of them here on bgg, shameless, blame him. However, I do like bootleggers.


What kind of a moron would post this? Why not read up on what really happened instead of making asinine posts.
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What kind of a moron would post this? Why not read up on what really happened instead of making asinine posts.


Where's the pleasure in that?

(Which, by the way, John Cleese says is the funniest line he ever had in Monty Python.)
 
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They were trying to cash in with video game license boardgames and tons of plastic.


If by this statement you mean that there was a sudden and severe downturn in the demand for poker products, you're correct-o-mundo.

Otherwise, if that's not what you mean, you should go buy Age of Empires III like the rest of us who don't fall for cool plastic pieces and video game licensed board games.
 
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SettlerOfCatan wrote:
monkeyrobot wrote:
Why did they go out of business? Some of their latest releases sold poorly?

...the same guy who designs them and then even rates a few of them here on bgg, shameless


This part is true, of course.

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Who loves video game licenses with lots of plastic! :-)
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Inntrepid wrote:

I know that EagleGames.net also had a pre-order special for Age of Empires III, where you also got a 6th color so you could play with 6 players.

They might have a problem with the Age of Empire III page but if you go to the product catalog Age of Empires III is listed there.


I purchased my copy of AoE III through the Eagle Games website. Although considerably more expensive than "Thought Hammer" it was shipping free and included the pieces for the 6th player and I got it a week ago Saturday.
 
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SettlerOfCatan wrote:
You could atleast have the decency to pick a classic video game, instead of simply picking the highest selling crap on the shelf at gamestop.

Pong: The Board Game?



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Seriously, they picked the most popular pc game, then tried to make a boardgame out of it!!!!


Who wudda thunk? I'm not sure selling the most popular pc game and selling it in different forms would be an economically feasible strategy.

Maybe someone should alert Disney to tell them that taking highly grossing movies, theme park rides, etc., and turning them into t.shirts, video games, board games, etc. won't make them lots of money. I'm sure people will "see through it."
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Although the Eaglegames.net website is still up and running it is a gamble whether you'll receive anything, including a reply to your emails asking "where is my game?!?"

Does anyone have an alternative contact other than keith@eaglegames.net?
Annoyingly enough I could have bought the same game cheaper elsewhere, but have been waiting hoping this would get resolved...

Choice of games aside, I think it could have been the lack of customer service that certainly didn't help the cause... shake
 
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