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Jim Dietz
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I was just curious--who holds the rights to the game currently?

I asked someone affiliated with VG years ago and they had no idea.

Does anyone in BGGland know?
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Dan Blum
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You could contact the designer:

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Dave Turansky
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Victory Games was acquired by Avalon Hill, which was ultimately acquired by Hasbro in 1998. It is likely that Hasbro has the rights to the game. I am not aware of any attempts to republish the game. Some designers do have rights to some games.
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Hair-splitting point: VG was founded as a division of AH.
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Warren Bruhn
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You could search back on the Consimworld Forum for this game. I think that was discussed about a year ago in connection with the rules clarification and revision project completed by Dave Turansky & friends.
 
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Can you cross post anything you find out on CSW here. Some of us don't get over there.
 
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Was there ever any answer about whether or not the designer wants to get this republished? Scrolling through the CSW message board, he's apparently waffled on getting around to it for more than a decade.
 
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I would not expect that Eric Smith will ever try to re-publish this game. He told me that he didn't think that there was any way to design it for solo play (A/I against the computer). It's my further understanding that Hasbro's licensing fees would render re-publication infeasible.
 
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