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Subject: Why is this so hard to find at Canadian retailers? rss

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R K
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We're looking to pick up a copy of this game but have been really frustrated by how hard it is to find.

I've checked at four local board game and hobby shop retailers that stock other Z-Man games, no one had it in stock and one couldn't even find it on their distributor's list. Another told me that they were unsure when they would be able to order it because of distribution issues.

I managed to find the Z-Man distributor in Canada online and a quick look through their catalog shows entries for Pandemic and the expansion, but both are listed as out of stock.

Is there a supply problem with this game in Canada, or is it out of print or what? I realize it is available online, but prefer to support local businesses and avoid shipping fees when I can.
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Josh Chen
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It probably has something to do with the first patch of misprint boards. Best of luck. I got mine from Target but it was the 1st prints.
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This is the new edition which was only printed recently. Your competing with everyone who is a fan and wants to be able to play the extra 'in the lab' mini expansion which is included in this base set not to mention anyone new to the game who got caught up in the buzz of the release.

Josh's theory on the boards may also be a significant factor, though I haven't heard anything to confirm this. They offered replacement boards to anyone who got in touch with them requesting one.

I have no doubt that another print run is in the works as we speak and no doubt at some point in the near future a copy will be in your hands.

I can guarantee you it's worth the wait.

(as an aside the new version of the expansion hasn't been released yet to my knowledge, though I haven't been following things closely)
 
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Paul
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There are copies in stock at Fun Games Cafe (dot) com.
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try ordering from a online canadian store like geekstop or waterloo based jjcards?

Good luck.
 
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Thanks guys, I know it's available online, was more just wondering if anyone else had run into this brick and mortar distribution problem or if there's any official word from a distro or the publisher themselves.
 
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Hubert Figuière
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I didn't have issues finding it at my local retailers here in Montreal.
 
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