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New comment on Video Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews - Mage Knight (Part 1 How To Play)

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:27

by Grumsh

Related Item: Mage Knight Board Game

Kyur wrote:

Hey Michael,

what's your opinion on Star Trek: Frontiers ? :)

Guten Tag Kyur, unfortunately I kind of went super crazy with Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 2 :whistle: so unless I want my wife to hang me out to dry I am sworm off buying any new games until September (it might have been an October glare I am not sure...). The good news is... I am going to have a heck of a cool Cthulhu Wars Video sometime this year!

If Wizkids is willing to send a review copy I would be more than happy to do a video but the loving wife says no more buying until I clear a game shelf (She didn't say I can't choose that really small shelf, she said shelf, and I am going to lawyer that one!).
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Reply: The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary:: General:: Re: What the heck is up with the exclusives? And the levels in general?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:27

by himurakensou8

jakecarol wrote:

Phate999 wrote:

jakecarol wrote:

Sorenthion wrote:

jakecarol wrote:

Phate999 wrote:

Mini's and the liscense for TWD.

That is a crock. Minis don't add that much cost to the game intended to go to retail (way to many examples of games well under $100 with nice and plentiful figures) and the licensing fees are going to apply to the 'no frills' version as well.

I have a lot of experience in producing board games. I was a game producer before I was a deigner. Miniatures add a ton of cost to games. It's why you see so many miniatures games on Kickstarter to help offset the upfront costs. It just makes financial sense.

And yet, there are plenty of games with good minis which don't cost $100.

My point stands.

Facts: Sara Miguel (a person who once worked for Cryptozoic) agrees with me. Then one of the designers of the game Adam Sadler, with prior game production experience, also agrees. But your point still stands? <Chuckle>

What I think you fail to realize is the upfront cost to make all the molds and stuff. Once all that stuff is done and the game is ready to be mass produced, the prices can go down below $100 like you are seeing. Also those games at retail usually do not come with all the KS stretch goals and exclusives, which lowers the price.

If you want to make a point, go look at all the recent KS miniature games and see how much the pledges cost.

I think you will find that you will take back your confident assertions and see that your point has no legs.

No, I see how much others cost,and how much more they come with. As it stands, your value for what you are asking is not there.

And as you point out, once those molds are made, the cost goes down. KS helps get you those molds, it is not an excuse to rape the backers for a higher price than what you expect to retail the game for. The minis at retail don't become cheaper than they are during the KS... The sunk cost of the molds should be spread across the whole run, not just what you are delivering to the KS backers.

Doesn't the $125 pledge come with 54 Miniatures (including Daryl's 5 crossbow tokens)? I think that's pretty good considering it's a big license. It's way more than Evil Dead 2 and the game seems to be a lot more of a game in all aspects of gameplay. The minis also look cooler than Mantic's game too. Plus there's other components in the game too not just plastic.
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Reply: Games in the Classroom:: Re: Help: Games With Educational Content (that were NOT specifically created as classroom games)

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:26

by jeffinberlin

If there's too much pressure to make sure everything is quantifiable, it may be necessary to do it as an after school gaming club (and that was one of your options).
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New comment on File My take on Nightmare House

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:26

by sylvain3800

Related Item: Nightmare House

This is an amazing job you've done !!!
Thanks a lot Gimplet !!!
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Reply: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition):: General:: Re: AGOT 2.0 vs L5R?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:26

by bgm1961

Well, assuming that Lot5R will be just as good as AGoT, then it really just comes down to which theme your group prefers, doesn't it?

OTOH, if Lot5R is designed to be a superior game to AGoT, then that should help you decide. But I don't think anyone knows that to be the case, nor do I personally expect that it will be. AGoT is a superb LCG in its own right so will stand the test of time.

Also, I don't expect that learning about the old Lot5R CCG will help too much toward answering your specific question, as FFG says that the new LCG is a total redesign.

So again, IMHO, it all comes down to theme. Which do you like better?

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Reply: The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary:: General:: Re: What the heck is up with the exclusives? And the levels in general?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:25

by Sam and Max

von wildensee wrote:

If it is the same cost for minis, why would they not have just made the base no frills game with miniatures for $40? Why switch to standees for the asserted extra effort?

If it is to try and force people into the more expensive tier, then why not just delete the basic no frills tier altogether?

That's a good question.

* The $40 product will be made, even without KS funds. The $90 product with mini's may not be.

* CZE has seen other KS with expansions and most of the backers wanted the expansions, anyway. Their own GBII KS had only 80 backers out of 4K who wanted the base game.

* CZE *is* thinking retail and will release a $40 MSRP retail WD product. $40 without mini's is much cheaper than, say, a $90 MSRP product with. The cheaper game will appeal to non-gaming WD fans who will buy the base game, but wouldn't buy expansions at all.

* *Old* KS conventional wisdom is to have a low priced tier to attract less sure backers. A "foot in the door" if you will. If you look back at CMON's first Zombicide KS, or Reaper's first Bones KS, they had low-priced tiers.

* As you can even see on this thread, not everyone wants mini's, so CZE offers a product without them to this audience. If the $40 product will be made regardless of the KS, some backers would be upset that it wasn't offered during the KS.

All of this is reverse engineering, but, yes, there are explaguesses why the odd pledge structure. I'm wondering what CMON will do next. While FFG introduced the $100 boxed game, CMON looks to have made it acceptible. Now, they pushed the price of a boxed game to $120, by selling you a game that has as much stuff as another company's base game plus an expansion. Maybe CMON, whose use of KS is almost an integral part of their business model, will use, or more often use, this single-fulfillment pledge level that is neither as low as a $100 base game, nor as high as a $140 base game plus expansion.
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Reply: Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game:: General:: Re: WQACG Expansion Packs – Where to get in Europe ??

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:25

by Agerkvist

I just ordered at http://www.orcsnest.com/index.asp

http://www.leisuregames.com/ seems to also have them in stock.

I got the tip by a friendly sould in another thread.
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Reply: Games in the Classroom:: Re: Help: Games With Educational Content (that were NOT specifically created as classroom games)

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:25

by jeffinberlin

Another way to use games in the classroom: have the children design their own games around a topic.

Playing different types of games during a special "project day" would give them the background in various game mechanics. Then, they research whatever subject(s) you would like them to learn about, and instead of writing a paper on it, they need to design an interactive board game about it that they could then share with the rest of the class.

I did a boardgame design workshop for my sons' classes, and our science teacher was so excited about the student's enthusiasm, that he gave the children the assignment to design boardgames about pollination. He was very impressed by the results, and the students learned a lot more about the subject (probably without even realizing it) than they would have if they had simply grabbed text and images from the internet for a report.

Playing a variety of games opens the door to using game design as a tool to teach.
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Reply: General Gaming:: Re: Help needed, GG Reward: Questions for Board Game Pub Quiz

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:25

by Immortal Thanos

The game Pachisi originates from which country?


What card game first published by Parker Brothers in 1972 is known for having a bathtub-shaped card tray?


How many total dice (all colors) are included with a standalone base copy of King of Tokyo?


How many spaces are on a Reversi (aka Othello) game board?


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Reply: Board Game Design:: Re: Spellbound: A Card Game (WIP: Idea and early prototype phase)

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by Miller4h9

I cut a few extraneous rules from what I have listed below. After playing a few more times, it works fine to have these static actions throughout the game, even when you level up. It just encourages you to buy Spells, which is the whole point of the game.
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Reply: Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers:: Rules:: Re: Could Planeswalkers Summon Classic Heroscape Units?

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by rseater

Teamski wrote:

Without seeing the units, I would expect some serious balancing issues between units, not unlike Marvel Heroscape.


I suspect some serious balancing issues between units, completely unlike Marvel Heroscape.

Marvel Heroscape units were very powerful, very costly, and quite well balanced. The rules were completely compatible with HS. Arena is a reminiscent system with several critical differences. The costing systems are close, but note quite aligned, and there are several cases where additional rules/rulings are needed to merge the two systems, with no precedent.
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New comment on Item for Geeklist "Gen-Con-Pickup (Only) Auction"

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by Hendal

Related Item: Ticket to Ride

$10 oh yea GC pick up
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Reply: Broom Service: The Card Game:: General:: Re: Broom Service expansion components

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by belial1134

AlexP wrote:

rondaa wrote:

Any word on whether the Broom Service expansion included with this game shares components between the two games? Will I be able to give the expansion to my friend and keep the card game?
Yes you can. The mini-expansion are action cards. Everytime instead of taking the cowardly action you may take OR play an action card. Playing an action card may give you some potions or you may hand in potions for VPs, make a movement etc. With these action cards you may play a little riskier because if you can't use the role, just take or play an action card.

Just to confirm, the mini expansion of action cards is strictly for Broom Service and is not useable in the Card Game at all?
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Reply: Board Game Art and Graphic Design:: Re: Purchasing rights to a painting

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by mineralfellow

Thanks for the help! I think selling the originals with the kickstarter is a brilliant idea.

I am attaching a picture of some of the art in question; do you think this sort of art would be appropriate for village tiles that need to be visited by missionaries? (The objective of the game is to prove your cult is best by having your missionaries convert the most heathens.)

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Reply: Duel of Ages II:: News:: Re: Duel of Ages II Codex coming soon

Board Game Geek - Marketplace - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:24

by SpitfireIXA

DaviddesJ wrote:

Are the last two Spire Mystery books ever coming out? Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who read the first three.

* pinches thumb and finger nearly together *

Hold on just a few moments more, David. The Codex is not the only news. Things are livening up.
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