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So there's been a pretty good thread about the possibility of a Roads and Boats reprint. Jeroen has popped in now and again, but is acting all cagey. So...why is CLS Games taking preorders for R and B in Q4 2012?!?

I emailed them and this was their response...

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In August, we brought in the following Splotter titles:

* Antiquity
* Indonesia
* Greed Inc.

Next up, are the following, which we have been told will be available later this quarter

* The Great Zimbabwe
* Roads and Boats
* & cetera
* Duck Dealer


So what's the deal? You know, the latest Antiquity reprint didn't get any advance notice either IIRC. I therefore have two burning questions:

1) Is a Roads reprint coming in Q4 2012?
2) If so, why keep it a secret? Yes, we Splotter fans do like surprises, but when it comes to a big-ticket purchase like a Splotter game, we also like to have a little time to plan...plus it gives some time for buzz to build throughout the Geek...
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My FLGS says they're getting it in, but no word on specific dates. I've pre-ordered a copy (and &cetera of course)
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I believe if there is a hint of re-print or a new game that CLS posts an item in the Marketplace for pre-order. I've noticed quite a few games that are hard to find show up in the Marketplace only to be disappointed to see it was a "Pre-Order" from CLS.

Everything I have read (including posts from Jeroen) indicate that Roads & Boats will likely be on the reprint schedule in 2013, most likely later in the year, but you never know, it might be earlier.

 
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Kevin in Kansas wrote:
I believe if there is a hint of re-print or a new game that CLS posts an item in the Marketplace for pre-order. I've noticed quite a few games that are hard to find show up in the Marketplace only to be disappointed to see it was a "Pre-Order" from CLS.



I emailed him about it and he said they would have it in sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 
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Kevin in Kansas wrote:
I believe if there is a hint of re-print or a new game that CLS posts an item in the Marketplace for pre-order. I've noticed quite a few games that are hard to find show up in the Marketplace only to be disappointed to see it was a "Pre-Order" from CLS.

Everything I have read (including posts from Jeroen) indicate that Roads & Boats will likely be on the reprint schedule in 2013, most likely later in the year, but you never know, it might be earlier.



Yeah, I know about CLS. And I've been following Jeroen's posts closely. But this seems to be a little more impressive than the usual vapor announcements by various retailers. AND they did this with the Antiquity reprint too...led people to believe it would be much later than it actually was, mainly indirectly/by omission...
 
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FYI

Pre-order for a November release is also mentioned here:

http://www.gtsdistribution.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=B19...

and here:

http://www.starlitcitadel.com/games/pre-order-release-dates....

 
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O ho ho ho! All right, I'm gonna proclaim: REPRINT HAPPENING AT ESSEN. Spread the word. If it's not, Splotter, please issue an official statement to the contrary.
 
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And I'm going to raise my pot-stirring in a new thread. See you there...
 
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~So here's what's going on: we are in active discussions with retailers/ distributors to possibly reprint this game. Basically, for the past 2 years we have told all interested shops and distributors that if they would buy a large enough volume, we would reprint. One distributor took this very seriously and is now very actively collecting pre-orders from shops. We did not know they were doing this until we met them last saturday in Essen, so we were surprised by the pre-order forms as well.

The good news is, it looks like demand is high and we will thus more than likely reprint soon. But we cannot confirm this 100% as we are still discussing/evaluating volumes and conditions. It will unlikely be finished in November but Q1 2013 seems realistic, if we go ahead.

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joriswiersinga wrote:
~So here's what's going on: we are in active discussions with retailers/ distributors to possibly reprint this game. Basically, for the past 2 years we have told all interested shops and distributors that if they would buy a large enough volume, we would reprint. One distributor took this very seriously and is now very actively collecting pre-orders from shops. We did not know they were doing this until we met them last saturday in Essen, so we were surprised by the pre-order forms as well.

The good news is, it looks like demand is high and we will thus more than likely reprint soon. But we cannot confirm this 100% as we are still discussing/evaluating volumes and conditions. It will unlikely be finished in November but Q1 2013 seems realistic, if we go ahead.

Joris
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WOO HOO! I had a feeling in my bones!!!

How can we use the power of the Geek to get out the word? Is it possible to contact the distributor, or possibly retailers, to demonstrate fan interest?
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good news! Can't wait to get this game.
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