It seems like every year we’re seeing more and more reprints of older games. Sometimes it’s just the same old game with coat of fresh paint, sometimes there’s new rules, and sometimes it’s really not the same, old game anymore.

So what are your thoughts on reprints? Do you generally buy them?

If I’m interested in a game, I’ll pickup a reprint over an original if the reviews are good enough. Most of the time I’ll leave a reprint alone if I’ve already got a previous version of the game.

Now I’ve got both the Avalon Hill and Fantasy Flight versions of Cosmic Encounter, but only because I got the Avalon Hill one for $10 when I first started getting into the game. That’s also one game that I’d love to get my hands on a copy of the original eventually.

Your thoughts?