Expensive Games: worth it, or not?
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Most games are in the $30 - $60. There are others that are very expensive. Some are worth the cost, some are not. Here is what I think. What do you think?

If you have experience with other expensive games (Devil's Cauldron, Case Blue, etc) let us know the verdict.


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51. Board Game: Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:515]
Ryan Gritter
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OK - so I've got the original MB version, the revised version, and even the Guadalcanal version. Those all come in around $45, but now it's the "Anniversary Edition" which comes in at $100 list. Haven't bought this one (yet?), but I'm guessing it's worth it because there's hardly a copy to found out there (plus with 600+ pieces that's under 16 cents a piece!). At the same time, I can't help but wondering if I'm just buying the same game over and over again... shake

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52. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:709]
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RRP is around $60US but probably sells online for around $45 USD, so its not as expensive as some games listed here but it is getting up there.

The production values and quantity of components are excellent, on par with Arkham Horror. However, I've only played a half game which lasted for 3 hours and came away with mixed feelings despite the promise of an immersive cyberpunk narrative game. I can't see this one getting to the table more than once a year, if at all, so it seems "not worth it" to me.

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Very Worth it
Barely Worth it
Not Worth it
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Not Sure Yet
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53. Board Game: PitchCar Mini [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:713]
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The baby brother of Pitchcar. It's cheaper and smaller, but is it worth it?

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Not Sure Yet
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54. Board Game: Planet Steam [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:409]
Randolph Bookman
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Los Angeles
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IT SOUNDS AWESOME, but is it worth the price?
 
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55. Board Game: Master Thieves [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1861]
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Great Company, Great Game!!

It's expensive but, I think it is totally worth the money.

 
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56. Board Game: War in the Pacific (second edition) [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:5076]
sean gillespie
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At £250 here in Scotland (at current conversion is $370 US) im interested to know how this could ever be worth it....shake
 
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57. Board Game: History of the World [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:399]
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You can get this classic for about $150, but Ive seen it over $220. I know its a lot of money, but that's a lot of army figures (different for each epoch), and the city/capital pieces are great. It also has some neat forts and monuments. I design wargames and this game helped many of my prototypes greatly. Plus, as a risk variant with VPs and deep historical theme, it gets a great reception among non-gamer friends. If you can get your hands on it with a good deal, it's totally worth it.
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58. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:136]
Michael Orford
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Oh god yes! Best game of its time and still one of the very best games. The only problem is... considerable. You need seven people... who are all good sports... and fourteen hours.

I have a deep hatred for the expansion, Advanced Civilization. Makes the game much more playable by gutting the things that make the game great.

I would go to prison voluntarily if there were a sufficient number of acceptable Civilization players there.
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59. Board Game: The Battle for Normandy [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:1615]
Adhika Widyaparaga
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For the last month or so I have been agonizing whether or not to get this one. The orders of battle are done in excellent detail and simulating the Overlord campaign at this scale is just epic.

Yet, if I buy this, it is very unlikely to see any table (or carpet) time.

On the other hand ... argh... help me decide

Is it worth it?
 
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