I am a Wabash Cannonball game owner (the original one from Winsome Games) so after coming back from Essen I was curious to see what was in such a big box. I already saw the demos in the Queen Games stand but I just wanted to check it by myself in a calm situation.
Opening the box and finding what is inside is always part of the excitement... unless it is almost empty. So I made this small comparison to show everyone that the box is just a flimsy excuse to increase the price. After all, you cannot open the game in the store and check its contents, can you?
Box size outer dimension: 21,7cm x 30,7cm x 9,6cmTotal inner volume
: 30,2x21,5x9,5 = 6168 cm3
Gameboard: 29x20x1,2 = 696 cm3
Charters: 21x14,8x0,8 = 249 cm3
Money: 8x4,6x1,9 = 70 cm3
Shares: 9x6,5x04 = 23 cm3
Rules: 21x29,4x0,2 = 123 cm3
Locomotives and pieces: half liter bag = 500cm3 (including air)Total volume of contents = 1661 cm3% of box (volume) used = 27%
That means that almost 3/4 of the box is empty.
Incredible? I would say Shameful.
That's how Queen Games has to justify a higher price. They could made half size box and there would be still lot of free space.