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I thought I read somewhere that Kingsburg was going out of print? Can anyone confirm or deny?
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It's a bit of an odd term (Schrodinger's board game). Board Games tend to always have short staggered print runs, the second the printers stop some argue that they go out of print, until hopefully the publisher decides demand is high enough to warrant another print run. Others argue that OOP means unavailable, others not widely available.

Currently Kingsburg is not being printed so technically I suppose it is out of print, as it has been in the past. This is not to say that in a little bit Fantasy Flight won't decide to print off another 20k copies.

I suppose Out of Production might be a more neutral term that doesn't come with the same baggage as 'out of print'.

In 2011 it was out of production/print and not widely available, the expansion was even more difficult to find. There was a lot of demand so FF printed off another run. Currently it's out of print/production but widely available.

I suppose the bottom line is get a copy while you can but I'd be surprised if it's going to be permanently out of production. This said it's big competitor Alien Frontiers and other similar(ish) games have and no doubt will continue to eat into Kingsburg demand, until one day it will be deemed not to be worth reprinting by FF cry.

Then the gaming community will speak in hushed tones about how amazing Kingsburg was and how stupid FF are. At which point my copy will skyrocket in value... and FF may consider another print run.

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monkeyhandz wrote:
Then the gaming community will speak in hushed tones about how amazing Kingsburg was and how stupid FF are. At which point my copy will skyrocket in value... and FF may consider another print run.

After which your once extremely valuable copy of KB is now worth nil, because FFG incorporated some new stuff to drive up the sales. Then a discussion about a separate entry here on BGG will follow meeple
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