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Deep Thought – How Much Should A Wargame Cost?

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Dec 28 2015



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…


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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