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Deep Thought – How Much Should A Wargame Cost?

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Dec 28 2015
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It’s holiday time, so kick back with your fellow BoLS gamers, and talk about our favorite pastime.  Come on in!

As we approach the New Year, we want to have a change to have the community weigh in on series of fun open questions and see what we all think.

So put on your robe, grab some hot cider and enjoy a gamer conversation with your friends.

Today’s topic is:

“How Much should a Wargame Cost?”
 

Todays questions is both simple and complex.  Think about it from the angles of:

How much should the initial buy-in cost?
How much should it take to build a solid playable army?
How much should you need to spend to keep your army up and current each year?

Cost a game too low and you may not be able to present a deep enough game experience…

Cost a game too high and you will lower your potential audience…

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Here are some Price Points to get you started:

X-Wing the Force Awakens Core Set: $39.95
40K Dark Vengeance: $110
Warmachine Two Player Battle Box $99.99

There are quite a few starter sets in the $75-$125 from lots of companies, with only a few outliers on both sides. However, there have been some astounding hits on both sides of the line like Kingdom Death’s Monster at over $300 and X-Wing at $40.

What do you think is the secret sauce?

~The floor is yours my friends – your turn.

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