Games that make you spend too much $$$ for additional stuff
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Games that make you spend too much $$$ for additional stuff

How many of you buy a game then spent lot of stuff adding expansion, miniatures, paints, sleeves , etc and then realized you have spent more for the additional stuff than the original game's costs ?

Please list games that suck your $$$ and nearly ruin your financial state / wallet..

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1. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:113] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
No No No Sheep
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i think i spend more money buying card sleeves , plano boxes and card holder for this game compared to the game itself..

is it worth it ? i dunno i used to love this game and now im on the borderline of either selling this game or shelving it forever..
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2. Board Game: Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:1297] [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked]
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spent too much money on card sleeves and 3 counter storage box. the problem with counter storage is that this game need lots of compartmentalization of weapons counters. i made the mistake of buying box with only 11 compartment , that means some of my weapons are grouped in the same compartment and that make weapon selection phase tedious.. so i opt for 20 compartment box and its the most suitable for this game.. the hunt for perfect box storage cost me a lot.. at least i can salvage the unused boxes for my future games though
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3. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:251] [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked]
Jeff Paul
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Winnipeg
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15 Plano boxes. Two tackle bags. Two plastic file boxes. A dice tower. Surgical tweezers.

I know others that have gone a lot further.

Binding the rulebook. Vacuum-based tweezer-thingy. Custom precision dice. Laminating maps. Etc.

It's not just a game. It's a way of life.
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:155] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Chris Korfmann
United States
Wilson
North Carolina
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What can I say, I love it and I find myself to be somewhat of a completionist. I don't feel the need to buy every big box that comes out, but I do make sure I have at least one of everything. I'd probably buy the poop truck expansion if it came out. meeple
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5. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:3811] [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
Chris Korfmann
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Wilson
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Of course, this game is designed to make you buy every new thing that comes out, and there are a lot of them lately. The Munchkin line accounts for about 2/3 of sales for SJGames if I'm not mistaken. Welcome to capitalism. If you don't like it, don't buy it (or whine about it).
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6. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:295] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Jeff Paul
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Winnipeg
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This is my most recent plastic-crack addiction.

Four of each of the three master sets. Two of each of the terrain expansions. Five of the Castle set.

One of each of the four large figure expansions. One of each of the five flag bearers. Many many multiples of the 12 waves (over 700 figures).

Five six-drawer plastic storage organizers.

And a CD binder to hold them all. (the cards)

But, it's worth it. 173 games played. 8 today as part of NHSD.
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7. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:900] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
Damien
United States
Knoxville
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Wings of war expansions, Miniatures, more minatures, more miniatures, I started with one or two planes and now have thirty and counting.

But.... I love the game and really dojnt mind.
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8. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:71]
benji
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London
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Eurogamers catch 'the disease' too

One of my first great addiction in boardgaming ... T&E
I spent money on :

1 books for learning about ancient Iraq

2 a box to store components for fast set up

3 cloth for a large custom draw bag (thanks Mom for sewing)

4 art supplies for my own Nile board

5 more supplies for my own magnetic travel set

6 a tshirt with the leaders symbols on it
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9. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:275] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
United States
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Let's see...
Since buying the base game, I've bought:

Every big box expansion and every small box expansion (~$300)
A Cthulhu Dice Tower from VixenTor Games (over $100)
The Q-Workshop Arkham Horror Dice ($5-$10)
Custom Chessex Arkham Horror Dice ($30)
A Cthulhu Dice Bag ($30)
A full set of the Investigator Figures (approx $200)
Stands and Markers from Litko (~$50-$75)
A cold laminator and sheets to laminate the Investigator and GOO sheets (~$50)
Card sleeves for every stinking card in the game (~$100)
2 Wooden Artist Cases from Hobby Lobby to store it all in along with another homemade wooden box to house the Investigator Figures (~$75)

I don't have pics of all of it, but will one day soon...I just suck at taking pics.
Here's the Dice Tower
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10. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:66]
Ian Allen
United States
Madison
Alabama
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Does over $500 in lego parts for my custom board with both expansions (see the picture) qualify?
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11. Board Game: Star Fleet Battles [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1868]
Boaty McBoatface
England
County of Essex
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Basic game, umpteen suppliments, silver edition rule book, ship models, new maps.
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12. Board Game: Pirates of the Spanish Main [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:3640] [Average Rating:6.04 Unranked]
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And Pirates of the Crimson coast, pirates of the thingy shore, Pirates of the dead horse, 3d Islands (you can make yourself anyway). This took the idea of collectable games and drained every inch of originality and fun out of it. The basic game was great, but by the end it just got to the stage where there was just too much clutter for two little gain.
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13. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Burster of Bubbles, Destroyer of Dreams.
United States
Sunnyvale
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Can't imagine why this wasn't first on the list.
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14. Board Game: Federation & Empire [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:4953]
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ONe basic game, $69.95, and (now, but when I brought it a lot less) 7 supplements (at $24.95 each). You need a lot of cash, shame its a good game.
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15. Board Game: Car Wars [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2301]
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On the subject of floging a dead horse (and SJG come to that) this monster. Again a good game, but do I really need the Inthemiddleofnowhereville one car arena?
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16. Family: Dominion
Tim Mitchell
Australia
Reid
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I'm surprised Dominion hasn't been mentioned on this list yet. With expansions big and small, all of which have hundreds of cards which need to be sleeved and stored somewhere, it all starts adding up very quick.y I'm just glad isotropic exists!
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17. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:121] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Jonathan Warren
United Kingdom
Wisbech
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I got the game a few months ago in a Maths trade. It was one of those games where I wouldn't have spent money buying it new, but I was curious. Well, I played it and really enjoyed it. I wanted to try some other scenarios and so I obtained the Med Theatre expansion, then the desert/winter board, then the Terrain Pack... followed by Pacific Theatre, Air Pack, Eastern Front, Campaign Book... also a couple of battle maps (SoS; DaD)...

Still wanting to get Winter Wars, and then I suppose I'll have to get the Breakthrough boards to use the included cards.

What makes me smile a little is how some expansions rely on you having other expansions and so it goes on and on...
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18. Board Game: HeroClix [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1984] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Michael Engle
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Battle Creek
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Don't forget HeroClix - gotta have them allshake
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19. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2038]
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Palo Alto
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You guys are all wussies. laugh
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20. Board Game: Hybrid [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:3243]
Tomas
Finland
Helsinki
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This sounds like most games that I own... whistle

But let's go with Hybrid. Apart from the Litko counters, pillars, fallen rocks, sleeves, storage, magnetic bases, paints, themed dice, etc. hunting down the 100 or so OOP miniatures available for the game is not exactly cheap, compared to the 40€ or so that I payed for the game.


Not that you really need anything else than what comes in the box in order to play.
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21. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:26]
Keith S.
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Dallas/Fort Worth
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First, there's the Plano box for the stock bits. Then comes the pimpin', either spending $60 on The Goodies, or a roughly equal amount on either animeeple/vegimeeple kits or the tools and materials to home-pimp. Then you pay another $45 for Farmers of the Moor. Chuck in over 300 card sleeves and this one can cost you over $200 to have it all.
 
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22. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:331] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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Deceptively expensive:

Original game: $33-50
5-6 Player Extension: $11-25

Seafarers: Another $33-50
5-6 Player Extension: $11-25

Cities & Knights: $33-50
5-6 Player Extension: $11-25

Traders & Barbarians: $33-50
5-6 Player Extension: $11-25

Rivals For Catan: $16-25

All told, from Amazon the full Catan experience will cost you $214.40+S&H. Get scammed at a not-so-FLGS and you could spend $325-ish or more. And that's just for boxes that are or build on the base game. Catan Dice, Portable Edition, 25th Anniversary Edition... Plus card sleeves, AND the game is moderately pimpable.
 
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