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Chad_YMG

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Going...going...
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:17:55 PM »
Hey All,

Just an informal heads-up that Battle for Hill 218 is very nearly out of print. We shipped more to distributors last month than I currently have in-stock, so even allowing for copies on store shelves and in distributor warehouses I have to assume that it will be officially out of print within a couple of months at most.

Thanks for selling out our print run so fast!

Best,
Chad
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules

NegativeZer0

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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 08:49:04 PM »
WOW that's awesome news.  That means you have more money to print new BF factions [insert evil grin]

Seriously though congratulations that is really cool it sold that fast.  I love the simplicity and speed of the game.
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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 08:50:41 PM »
I really enjoy hill 218 and I'm glad it is selling so well for you!!! ;D
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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 09:11:51 AM »
Congratulations!

I've got two decks (well, I've got one deck and my girlfriend is the proud owner of the second deck).

We really enjoy playing Battle for Hill 218.



Cheers!

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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 04:52:50 PM »
Congrats!  Glad I have my copy.

I just got my wife to play this with me last week for her first time.  She caught on quickly.  She likes abstract strategy games like Yinsh and Dvonn, so she enjoyed this as well. 

Any plans for reprint?

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 02:37:16 PM »
We're definitely not just going to let it fade away.  :)

A straight reprint would be fairly simple, and the pattern of monthly sales makes me think it would be pretty low-risk.  That said, my inclination is to expand and retheme it.
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules

NegativeZer0

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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 08:27:12 AM »
I suggest you include a perfect information variant if you reprint. (start with every card in your hand)[you should like this chad it's even more like chess no card drawing luck :)]

See here http://yourmovegames.com/forum/index.php/topic,757.0.html for more in depth rules of how I made this work.
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Chad_YMG

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 01:42:03 PM »
Interesting.  Have you played that variant at all?  I could see it being fascinating or awful, but I'll have to try it out to see.
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules

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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 01:12:57 PM »
the pattern of monthly sales makes me think it would be pretty low-risk.  That said, my inclination is to expand and retheme it.

So, do you think there would be a market for both? The original, plus the expanded and (significantly) re-themed version? If the theme was different enough, I suspect so.

Chad_YMG

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 11:39:21 AM »
I think there would.  It's cheap enough that I think a lot of people would pick up both versions and there are definitely some people who have said they want to give it to friends who would like it if it weren't for the WWII theme.
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011, 05:45:36 AM »
The only criticism of the original I had was that both colours used the same images.  There was definitely a missed opportunity to include alternative Axis images, in my humble opinion.  Otherwise, an awesome game and best wishes for future success.
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Re: Going...going...
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 10:50:57 AM »
We had a VERY hard time finding the same type of public domain art for the Axis armies.  If/when we do a third print run for Hill 218 I'm pretty sure we'll take that extra step.
David Humphrey está todavía en la Colina 217.
      - From Spanish translation of Hill 218 rules