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Donald M.
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Compared to others in this series, does this game offer fair value for it's cost?
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Because it's the thing nowadays. Since the business is growing, let's take advantage of it before it blows up.
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Oiler1 wrote:
Compared to others in this series, does this game offer fair value for it's cost?


From what I have seen in reviews, the gameplay is't that great. But pricewise, it is a double sided board, so think of it as a $50 TTR base game plus a $30 map expansion...
 
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aldaryn wrote:
Oiler1 wrote:
Compared to others in this series, does this game offer fair value for it's cost?


From what I have seen in reviews, the gameplay is't that great. But pricewise, it is a double sided board, so think of it as a $50 TTR base game plus a $30 map expansion...
Most of the map expansions are double sided so not a great value even if you think of it like that.
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To be fair, in addition to the double-sided map, it does add a second set of player pieces (ships) and a third set of cards (ship cards). However, Derek's comment about gameplay is what's slowing me down.
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Butterfly0038 wrote:
To be fair, in addition to the double-sided map, it does add a second set of player pieces (ships) and a third set of cards (ship cards). However, Derek's comment about gameplay is what's slowing me down.
Just take a look at the Dice Tower video and you will get a pretty good sense of the flaws of the game. The way the pool of train/ship cards work is pretty bad, and the choose your own number of starting trains/ships is a terrible design decision IMO, even if they provide some recommended numbers.
 
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Donald M.
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I think I'll wait this one out until more people review it. Games are getting more expensive in general, but i have limited budget.
 
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I think based purely on materials alone, it is commensurate price-wise with existing TTR products.

I own all the core games and expansions to date, but this is not an insta-buy for me. I don't think it's overpriced necessarily, but it is still expensive... And I don't know if I need a Ticket To Ride that takes twice as long to play.
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[...] the choose your own number of starting trains/ships is a terrible design decision IMO, even if they provide some recommended numbers.
Why? Like you said, they provide some basic setups, so no harm done. And for the experienced players after several plays it probably provides meaningful decisions.

I'm in line with pretty much everything else written in this thread. Given the material with big double board and boats in plastic and cards, the price seems "normal". (I couldn't care less, about the miniatures might be a bit cheaper according to Sam.)

But, although I never played the game yet myself, the points made by Miami Dice sound cogent to me. I would not seek out a TtR, which increases length and possibly luck to the game, but not depth. It's very likely, that this game would overstay it's welcome with me. The couple in our group, who owns TtR recently bought the UK map pack, and I'm looking forward to try this one out. R&B however looks like a pass to me. Who cares, if a game has double amount of components, if the gameplay does not deliver. I'd rather play a regular TtR, which lasts half of the time, or a deeper game, like Brass, if there is enough time for R&B.
 
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I'm guessing Asmodee may have something to do with it.
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MungSu wrote:
I'm guessing Asmodee may have something to do with it.

Along with a lot of publishers under Asmodee, Asmodee picked up FFG, hence their increase, lack of availability online, they cherry picked a few high volume retailers.. I remember Noble Knight Games getting the Asmodee boot.

Just saw this game, then that artificial MSRP, I think we need a reality check?

I could have picked up an anniversary TtR edition cheaper then that, around $65.

No, it isn't worth a MSRP of $80, if I use that MSRP price across other non Asmodee controlled products to compare "worth", or what's in the box, what I get out of playing it. I would say $35 tops, but that's just me, I am very tired of this rehashed game.

The price seems very arbitrary at first glance.

Seems board games need to be sold as luxury items, we need to be buying less, so that we appreciate them, we need to be charged more.

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/4aqp5g/anton_to...

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