Tuesday, February 5, 2013

9 Princes Board Game now for sale?

Okay, apparently you can now buy the Nine Princes in Amber board game from this store.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it's nice to see more products based on Zelazny's work. On the other, their site still reads that they're trying to secure permission to use the copyrighted Amber stuff, and I feel very uneasy about it under the circumstances.


  1. Hmmm. Until the game has an entry on boardgamegeek.com, I think I'll stay away.

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  3. I signed up for email updates, but I agree right now it looks highly sketchy.

    There was another sketchy Amber game that came out back in 2002, no one in the world appears to actually own a copy.

  4. Josh, have you ever played Magic: the Gathering? There is a planechase variant that borrows its mechanics from the amber universe.


    1. I actually first heard of Amber (and Roger Zelazny) when InQuest Magazine was doing an article on "dream cards" for Magic, probably 15+ years ago--they just took a bunch of characters from fantasy fiction and put them onto cards. One of the cards they designed was Corwin (or maybe the Pattern--I forget exactly, but I do recall what the card art looked like, because it forever informed my view of what the Pattern should look like).

      Man, I need to dig up that issue.

  5. Thanks for the link to the Magic page! I used to play, but I don't have anyone to play with anymore. However, a new hobby store with Friday night Magic opened a couple blocks away, and the neighbors are in to card games, so I may have a chance to play again.

  6. You know, it never even occurred to be until now, but do you get your screen name from the magic card of the same name, illusionist?