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Q: out of print board games ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: out of print board games
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: xenologist-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 08 Mar 2006 20:14 PST
Expires: 07 Apr 2006 21:14 PDT
Question ID: 705196
i am trying to find three out of print board games FOR A RELATIVELY
CHEAP PRICE, from dealerships or individual owners, via set price
auction or direct sale. i have looked on ebay with partial success,
which is to say i found the items, just not at a price i feel is
reasonable. although i cannot quote all the sites, i've also checked
with around 15-20 gameshops based in the usa. i've come to the
conclusion that the games would be possibly easier to find overseas.

the items (and manufacturers) are 1) Talisman, by games workshop, and
its related expansion sets. there is a newer version of this which is
not part of my search. the expansion sets vary in price, but any
results under 80 dollars for either an expansion or the main set would
be noteworthy.

2) Swords & Sorcery, by SPI. anything 40 dollars or less. there are
two versions of this game's box art, however, they are the same on the
interior. either works.

3) Cosmic Encounter, by eon. this game was also released by mayfair
and hasbro(?!), but the only one i'm looking for is the eon version,
and specifically the original 1977 release, although any early eon
version will work. i'm also looking for its expansion sets, of which
there are eight.
anything under 75 dollars for any of these.

as i don't expect much from this question, i will have to say that it
is only worth two dollars to me to ask, however any aquireable results
would be worth sizable tips depending on what i end up having to spend
on the item in question.

this is the first time i've used this service and i'm curious to see
if i stump you guys or simply get ignored. best of luck and thanks for
providing the service.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: out of print board games
From: tsbeebout-ga on 12 Mar 2006 20:38 PST
Since I'm not a registered google answer-man, I'll disregard the first
two games, and merely comment from personal knowledge on the third. 
It is my impression (and my research confirms this) that there are in
fact nine total expansions to the original Eon Cosmic Encounter,
though the ninth is extremely rare.  In terms of playability,
Mayfair's Cosmic Encounter and More Cosmic combined form a very
playable replica of the original cosmic and all 9 expansions.  There
are no dedicated online resellers for these games currently, since
Mayfair's stocks were recently depleted (about six months ago).  The
Sherriff and the Frog's ebay store
usually carries a fairly complete set of cosmic expansions, and they
currently have every expansion but four and nine, most of them
complete and under 50 USD.  Expansions 4, 8, and 9 are the rarest, and
therefore the most expensive.  Hope this has been of some help --
Subject: Re: out of print board games
From: tsbeebout-ga on 12 Mar 2006 20:45 PST
For what it's worth, that same ebay store also has a significant
Talisman collection, with a complete 2nd. edition board game
that's close to your price range.  There are also numerous expansions
available, though I'm not sure which edition you play.
Subject: Re: out of print board games
From: ohiogary-ga on 14 Mar 2006 18:37 PST
Theres an auction on E-bay for the Talisman 1st edition that i believe
you're looking for also with an expansion set.

You can find the Swords and Sorcery game here..

Didn't find the 1977 version of Cosmic Encounter,but i did find the
1978.Also,i was unable to locate the fourth expansion set,however i
was able to locate a website that may have them in the future which is
(they're sold out of them right now)

Expansion Set 1:

Expansion Set 2:



6: (Only 85% complete)

7: (Only 70% complete)

8: ( 80% complete)

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