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David C
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Ok, so... it's pretty hard to find this right now.

The next step was seeing of Zoch Verlag kind of acknowledged its existence. I don't speak German all that well, but it seems like they've disavowed its existence relative to its other games, leaving only a pdf of the game's rules on the site.

The NEXT step was finding a way to bootleg parts from a hobby shop... no one sells wooden eggs that small.

This game fits a niche I've not seen a game fit: a game I can make normally poor-sport kids feel bad about winning against me and my size XL hands.

What are the odds this sucker is going to make a comeback?
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I asked Rio Grande Games about Taluva, Balloon Cup, and GG recently:

"None will come soon, if ever. Jay."

Pretty strange. I guess RGG = Dominion these days.
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So sad. Gulo Gulo is an awesome kids game that deserves to stay in print.
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furtherbum wrote:

Pretty strange. I guess RGG = Dominion these days.


To be absolutely fair to Jay here... it's zoch verlag that controls the printing on this one. If they don't print, it doesn't get printed.

So when I go on Zoch Verlag's site, and I see absolutely nothing (as much as I can read, I figure 'gulo gulo' is the same in English as it is in German) about the game either existing, or going to exist, and barely a hint of it ever existing in the past... I'd say it's nothing Rio Grande can do about it.

Next-up, wooden beads in the approximate sizes with the approximate bowl.
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There are several offers for new and used ones on amazon.de.
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^^ Fair enough points about RGG vs. ZV. I don't know that much about the production and distribution channels, etc.

I'm just in a RGG depression as it seems that I discover interesting games only to find them recently OOP at RGG. I know there are limited resources to do limited things... just a bummer that some great games become so hard to find.
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Hi,

this german side at least sells 4x6 mm and 7 x 10 mm wooden eggs.
HOLZ EIER in german.

http://www.geschenkeonlineshop.de/index.php?cPath=237_385

If I can help in ordering, please do ask so in a PM.

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It's gotta be easier to just order one from Europe rather than trying to piece one together.
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I believe there's a copy at the FFG EC in Minneapolis still. See if you can call and order it from them. (it'll be MSRP)
 
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The sizes of the eggs as measured...
25.66x18.83mm
22.99x16.40mm
19.61x14.35mm
17.35x12.68mm

The yellow and purple eggs are essentially the same size, and the top stick egg is the same as a green egg.

Now, they aren't all the exact same size even within the eggs themselves. That is, within the green eggs, they seem to deviate by a full mm in one direction or another.

I have a copy, and that's all well and good...BUHHHHHT... it kind of sucks to have what is, in my opinion, one of the best adult/kids games ever, out-of-availability.

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LannisterGold wrote:
I believe there's a copy at the FFG EC in Minneapolis still. See if you can call and order it from them. (it'll be MSRP)


I tried that back when someone first posted about it. They don't ship. In-person pickup only. Not very practical at a 2,000+ mile drive.
 
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Any place selling replacement egg sticks?
 
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6 inches of bamboo skewer, you should be good-to-go.
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Last week I was in Trier, Germany and in one of the shops there were four copies on the shelf So I guess you should plan a holiday to Germany.
 
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[thread=/thread/739488/reprint-in-2012-response-by-rio-grande-games]Hey everyone, it's coming back![/thread]
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