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U.S. edition page E24 (Newsweek's Enterprise middle section). Article focuses on Eagle Games' efforts to convert successful pc games into board games.

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I linked to it in my Gaming blog yesterday:

http://www.dreifuss.org/gaming.html

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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7130111/site/newsweek/

The focus is on Eagles' conversion of PC games to board games.

The article reports that one of Eagle's forthcoming games Railroad Tycoon is based on a Sid Meier game. They failed to mention that the game itself is going to be based on Age of Steam though...

And they had US$7 million in sales? That's pretty good.

That's about 350K games sold at retailer rates. 60k copies of Civilisation. Wow. Wonder if that's true?

I work in publishing and one thing I was told early in my career: publishers always lie about their print runs. Heh. Not sure if this is the case! ; )

Brief mention also made of FFG who did Doom and Warcraft and forthcoming World of Warcraft.
 
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molitor4 wrote:
U.S. edition page E24 (Newsweek's Enterprise middle section). Article focuses on Eagle Games' efforts to convert successful pc games into board games.


... and to think 15-20 years ago, everybody was trying to convert board games to pc games ...

 
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shawn_low wrote:
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7130111/site/newsweek/

And they had US$7 million in sales? That's pretty good.

That's about 350K games sold at retailer rates. 60k copies of Civilisation. Wow. Wonder if that's true?


WOW.

Those are *mind blowing* numbers for a board game company - if true, as you say.
 
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