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This category contains games that have at one point sold out. We sometimes find small stocks of games when we move offices or clean our attics and put them up for sale in this section. Note that we are selling these games at very, very high prices. In many cases, you will be able to find them much cheaper from (second hand) resellers. A good place to start looking is on Boardgamegeek.
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Spöl
€35.01 Inc VAT

Spöl is a short cardgame published and designed by Splotter for the city of Enschede in 1999. We used the profit we made from publishing this game to fund the first printrun of Roads & Boats, so, in a way, this is the game that founded --or at least funded-- Splotter. We still have a small number of these games available for collectors. As there were 50.000 copies once, it should be available elsewhere as well. The game itself is quite simple to play and highlights the city's policies at the time. The rules and all cards are in Dutch only.
Oraklos
€50.00 Inc VAT

This game was originally published as Tetragons in 1997 in a small trial edition, and then as Oraklos in 2002. We have only very few copies available. You may be able to find them somewhere else at better prices.

Here's the original Oraklos cover text:

Alexander, the Great King, will visit the Oracle! Apollo, God of Clairvoyance, help us! Why this is bad? Well, as high priest of the oracle, it is your craft to tell the future. No issues there. But it will be hard to tell only that part of the future that the King wants to hear. Because if the prediction displeases His Majesty, your own future may not look too bright...

In Oraklos, players predict the future by throwing many-coloured dice onto the table. By gazing at the resulting pattern, they simultaneously try to find elements of the prediction Alexander wants to hear. The fastest sweettalking soothsayer wins the game.
Apart from the standard game, Oraklos contains 2 variants. Oraklos Junior, an easy variant, is suited for children from 6 years onwards and children will often beat the adults! Antipodes is a more difficult game, suitable for players from 10 years onwards. All variants take about 15 minutes.

 The playing material consists of 70 wishcards, 54 dice, 3 audience tokens, a measuring cord and rules in English, Dutch and German.

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Cannes: Stars, Scripts and Screens
€89.54 Inc VAT

Cannes was published in 2003.  During playtest, the game was called Kleinverlag, or "micro-publisher", and was themed around small companies creating boardgames. However, we felt that this theme would not be of interest to the public at large, so we rethemed the game to be about making movies.

When we made it, I (Joris) thought it was our nicest game to date. It turned out that this game was a little too simple for most of our fans and much too complicated for everyone else. Due to time constraints, the box design did not work out as we had hoped, so that the game sold well only to people who knew it. We sold a solid 1300 copies, but we had made a very large print run and when we moved our stocks in 2007-2008 we sold off the rest at bargain prices.

Now, we have only a few copies left so if you cannot find them elsewhere, feel free to order one here at collector's prices. By the way, there's also a mini expansion which we gave away at Essen in 2004. But we don't have any of those left.
VOC!
€90.00 Inc VAT

This game was published by us in 2002 as a joint project with the city of Middelburg. It had a very large print run, of which about 50% was in Dutch with the title " Naar de Oost!". These were sold by museums and bookshops in the Netherlands.

The international version, " VOC!"  was made for the gaming public. The game combines heavy trading and negotiating with a strange trick: drawing on screens with your eyes closed. To appreciate the game, you therefore need a strange mixture of playing styles. The game uses a lot of original period artwork such as the front cover and the maps.

If you cannot find a cheap copy at a retailer near you, please have a look here.