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Loomis
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Any clue as to who owns the rights to this game? We're curious about reprinting. Thanks.
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Dan Blum
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Have you contacted Phil Orbanes, the designer? If he doesn't own the rights himself I imagine he knows who does.
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Larry Levy
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I have no idea, but designer Philip Orbanes is very much alive (he worked for years with Parker Brothers and Winning Moves). I also think that he had an ownership interest in the game's publisher (Gamut of Games). The most likely answer is that Orbanes either owns the rights or knows who does. He's a user on the Geek, so if I were you, I'd just drop him a Geekmail and ask.
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I will do so. Thank you so much.
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No answer thus far... I see Montage is back in print. Sigh.
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Six months later and no reply. I can never fathom why some great things are purposely lost to history needlessly.
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Two years later... no replies.
 
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Nestor Games recently republished Realm. Perhaps Nestor knows a better way to contact him?

The game looks fun, so I hope you can reach an agreement and re-publish it.
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This may help (you laugh a little bit.)
"Acquiring Game Rights" by Phil Orbanes; The Games Journal, September 2000.

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/AcquiringGameRights....

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A final strategy, if all else fails, is to actually republish the game. Doing so will usually flush out the rights owner who will contact you and make demands. You should be prepared for this and set aside at least 5% of all sales for royalty payments when this occurs. There is a risk here because the rights owner may have something else in mind and may seek an injunction. But the risk is worthwhile if you feel the rights owner has disappeared or you feel he or she would be delighted to have some income flow from a game without licensing interest elsewhere.
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Jose Luiz de Genova
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Hello, just an info, I've been in contact with Phil Orbanes about printing Cartel, I'll keep you guys informed about it.
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