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R.I.P Eagle Games

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DSfan
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Hopefully this is the right place to put this.

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According to an official source -- Glenn Drover -- of Eagle Games the company is now insolvent and has ceased all operations since May 31, 2006. An official statement by Glenn himself:

Hello All,

The auction that has just been noticed by Amcore Bank is a part of a foreclosure process. Due to a sudden and severe downturn last year in the demand for poker products, Eagle Games, Inc. became insolvent and finally ceased operations on May 31, 2006.

The Eagle Games brand and the existing inventory is what is being sold at auction.

I am personally continuing to work on game design and development for Age of Empires and Pirates! (The guys at SDR are spearheading the actual game design for Pirates!) and expect that they will both be ready for publication this Fall/ Holiday season.

More details will be forthcoming after the auction on August 4th.

I appreciate the support that you have all shown Eagle Games in the past and hope that Eagle Games products are available for years to come.

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So, does this mean that Eagle products will go on sale soon? If so, I need to make another order!

Rest in Peace Eagle Games
Justin

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DSfan wrote:
So, does this mean that Eagle products will go on sale soon? If so, I need to make another order!

Well, if you have $85,000 or so to spare, you can buy ALL of their remaining inventory:

Quote:

Pursuant to Uniform Commercial Code 9-610, the following personal property of Eagle Games, Inc. (Borrower) will be sold by Amcore Bank, N.A., the Secured Party (SecuredParty), at a public sale on August 4, 2006, at the hour of 10:00a.m. at Tishler & Wald, Ltd., 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago, Illinois 60606:
All of Borrower's inventory and all tangible and intangible property rights of the Borrower arising out of, or relating to, its ownership in certain of its inventory, including all related trademarks, trade names, copyrights, licenses, contracts, trade secrets and patents (collectively, the Collateral) of the Borrower, which is a publisher of high-end board games. Expressly excluded from this sale is Borrower's equipment, furniture, website, webstore, and all rights and interests associated with these excluded assets.

A list of the Collateral to be sold may be obtained by contacting Mr. Jamrozy at (815) 741-7196.

The Collateral will be sold in bulk. The Secured Party has received a cash offer in the amount of $75,000 in total consideration for the Collateral. The next acceptable bid must be $85,000 and subsequent bidding shall be in increments of $5,000.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/genmerch/results.classified?cla...
(scroll down to #9)

Always a pity to see another game company go under...

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R.I.P Eagle Games

I read about the auction at www.boardgamenews.com today, but hadn't heard the reason that they folded. I'm shocked that it's a downturn in the poker products market. They must have invested a ton in that Texas Hold 'Em game. Perhaps there's a lesson in this, that going for the quick buck rather than sticking with your core competency can get you in trouble. It's certainly a lesson Uberplay may learn as well with their new Sudoku game.

To be honest, while I'm sorry to see any game company close shop, I am glad that Eagle's venture into poker failed. If it succeeded wildly, it could encourage other game publishers to stop publishing for the hobby market and aim for quick mass market success.

I'm confused as to what the actual status of Eagle is at the moment; I guess we'll learn more as time goes on.

-Jeff

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R.I.P Eagle Games

jwarrend wrote:
I'm confused as to what the actual status of Eagle is at the moment; I guess we'll learn more as time goes on.

As am I. According to boardgamenews Eagle games has still updated their release schedule:

Age of Empires III - The Boardgame - Early October 2006
Game Designer’s Toolkit - Q4 2006
Sid Meier’s Pirates - The Boardgame - Q4 2006
Civilization IV - Q2 2007
The American Civil War II (New Version) - ?
Charles Town Exchange - ?
Corner the Market - ?
Conquest of the Empire Expansion - ?

Justin

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