P500 - comparing GMT to MMP
Arik Yaacob
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There are a few significant differences between this two companies in their P500 systems. I thought to write down the pros and cons of each system for my first geeklist ever.
For more information on the games currently on their list, check out this two excellent lists: GMT P500 and MMP P500
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1. Board Game Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Arik Yaacob
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MMP strongest point is their license to ASL, but they also sell The Gamers games (OCS,SCS, CWBS and much more) and the newest line - IGS (international games series) with excellent games with great production value.
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2. Board Game: A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584 [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:2710]
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PRO - charging on delivery time
MMP charge your credit card just when they're about to send you the game
 
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3. Board Game: The Difference Between Women & Men [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:9608]
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PRO - different target numbers for each game
MMP's pre-order system isn't actually P500, but each game has different target depending on the production costs and price
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4. Board Game: Surprise Attack! [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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CON - pre-order game removed from site (sight)
when MMP starts to ship the game, it vanishes from their pre-order page without any in formation until they finish the shipping. Then it comes up again as in stock game
 
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5. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:584]
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CON - limited shipping options
MMP has only on option for you to choose from
 
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6. Board Game Publisher: GMT Games
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GMT publishes variety of games, notable lines are GBOH and many CDGs
 
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7. Board Game: Daytona 500 [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1349]
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PRO - clear and constant threshold
for GMT, once a game passes 500 (and always 500) pre-orders it is guaranteed to be printed. It still needs more orders for getting into final pruduction
 
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8. Board Game: Charge it! [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:12516]
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PRO - clear charge and shipping date
When GMT is ready to charge, it announce so on its web site together with the shipping date. The game still can be bought with the P500 discount at this state up till it i shipped.
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9. Board Game: Try it Again [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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PRO - reprints on P500
even reprints GMT puts on the P500 list. With titles that it is sure are going to sell, they do it just to enable people to buy with the discount.
 
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10. Board Game: See you later ... [Average Rating:4.79 Unranked]
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CON - games shipped later than charging date
sometimes it can be as late as 12 weeks after the start of charging (according to their web site, I never really checked the real delay)
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11. Board Game: Communicate [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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PRO: GMT has frequent updates on the progress of game development, and regular notifications on the state of what's in the queue.
They even have RSS feeds for their news and recent additions:
http://www.gmtgames.com/NewsRSS.aspx
http://www.gmtgames.com/RecentAdditionsRSS.aspx
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