Eric Martin posted a story that many of the Sid Sackson games, including Samarkand, are on-track to be re-released. This story can also be found at gamesalute.com. Eric's BGG news item is quoted below and also at:
FRED Distribution Prepares a Tsunami of Sid Sackson Titles
Posted by W. Eric Martin
12 Feb 2011 W. Eric Martin
Concord New Hampshire
Two days ago, FRED Distribution announced that it had acquired Face2Face Games from owner/president Larry Whalen. Now FRED has unveiled plans for how it will handle the biggest part of the Face2Face library: the works of famed game designer Sid Sackson.
In a press release today, FRED announced that "it has signed an agreement to publish over 30 games from Sid Sackson" in a multi-year project that will start in 2011. From the press release:
In addition to re-releasing Can't Stop, BuyWord, and Sleuth, one of the multi-game projects in the planning stages is a Sid Sackson Legacy Series. This series will consist of several games presented in bookshelf format, an homage to the 3M Sackson releases of the 60's and 70's.
Some of the games included in this agreement are Bazaar, Metropolis, Domination/Focus, Monad, Venture, Executive Decision, Samarkand/Isfahan, New York, Einstein/Choice, DaCapo, Corner and Gold Connection.
As Keith Blume, FRED's Managing Director, notes in the press release, "During the acquisition process of Face2Face Games, Larry Whalen introduced us to his friends with the Sackson Estate, and events really took off from there. We are very excited to continue and expand the work that Larry started with several of Sid Sackson's games, and it is a real honor to have the opportunity to bring so many of his games back to print."
Anything new news on the re-issue? Would love to see this come out again.