NEW YORK, NY – Following a drop in the value of several major cryptocurrencies, alternative investors have begun to buy into what’s being called a “groundbreaking new coinage”: out-of-print board games.
“It’s no bubble,” says amateur financial aficionado and Youtube star Ian Vestar. “The OOP [out-of-print] revolution is coming, and it’s going to change the way people do business. The word on everybody’s lips will be OOPs.”
Analysts are observing major surges in value for used board games, with nonprofit Goodwill Industries reporting $473 million in additional revenue this quarter alone.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says cashier Eve-Lily Imprest, who works at a Value Village just outside of Jersey City. “Someone bought twelve copies of Scene It: Friends Edition that have been on the shelf since 2006.”
OOP investors like Vestar argue that the currency is emergent, decentralized, and kind of smells like grandma’s basement. They argue that it presents solutions to many of the problems that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies didn’t account for.
“These games are out-of-print, which means they’ll only get more valuable forever,” says Vestar in a recent video. “I’m lucky I got in on the ground floor when Chaos in the Old World was only 2000 bucks.”
Wizards of the Coast was unable to be reached for comment.