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Dora Emon
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As the project nears its end, I find myself still undecided about whether to back this or just wait for it to come out in retail. Help! What would be the benefits of buying now vs waiting? Are there disadvantages?
 
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Why do you want to wait? Support a small company, get the limited special edition (they are really limited) and additional:

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Within one month of receiving your copy of Between Two Cities, you can send it back to us for a full pledge refund, no questions asked. We’re in St. Louis, but we have ambassadors worldwide, so the return shipping cost will be minimal (and we’ll reimburse you for it).
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And the fact that you'll help unlock artwork stretch goals that will be included in every retail copy.
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It depends on what shipping would normally cost for you. The price in the Kickstarter is less than what it will retail, and shipping worldwide is really good. For me, living in Thailand, backing is a must. For you, it depends.

This game will retail, and unless you are really wanting to get the special edition with the extra wooden bits (which, from the sound of your original post, you aren't), you could just as easily wait for this to release.
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I personally didn't hesitate when backing the project. I got to play a prototype last year and loved it! My boyfriend and I mostly play 2 player games, and I would've backed it even if it didn't come with the 1-2 player options in the box. It is that good! The semi-cooperative aspect of building the cities is unique and very satisfying in my opinion. The decisions you need to make when there is no 'best tile' for one city and how you sometimes need to favour one city over another... it's all quite exciting!
So, if I may, I'd suggest you back the game and support a great company which is running an awesome campaign (and has a great track record). Or if not, do play it after it gets published. It's really worth it!

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bradandmary wrote:
and shipping worldwide is really good. For me, living in Thailand, backing is a must. For you, it depends.

The $9 for Thailand is really good, sure. But "Worldwide" is the "Everywhere else" category, which is $30.

I mean, sure, MM or CSI would cost more for a single not-tiny boxed game, but for many games on eBay shipping can be much lower, and on Amazon I can usually combine 2-4 games (depending on weight/size of course) for ~$30-40 shipping.

I really like what I'm seeing on this game, and it's absolutely going high on my wishlist for the future, but it's very hard for me to justify it as a $60 game.
It does seem like a very attractive deal on the lower shipping rates options.
 
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yarondav wrote:
I really like what I'm seeing on this game, and it's absolutely going high on my wishlist for the future, but it's very hard for me to justify it as a $60 game.
It does seem like a very attractive deal on the lower shipping rates options.
I feel for your shipping cost
 
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Yaron, hopefully someday we'll have better shipping rates for Israel and the Middle East, but that's the best we can offer for now.
 
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I assume it could had been three Special edition copies for $129 though?

So $43 each if one found three others interested?

May be very hard locally and among friends though. But with the borders of the nation and national shipping maybe?

But then again if that would had cost like $50-55 and people could had backed the regular edition themselves for $59 that likely feel safer.

Also quite expensive at $50 too.
 
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Dora Emon
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Thanks for all your replies. I did decide to back it. Looking forward to playing it!
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jameystegmaier wrote:
Yaron, hopefully someday we'll have better shipping rates for Israel and the Middle East, but that's the best we can offer for now.

I did eventually decide to back, for 2 copies, so the price per-copy became more reasonable. Second copy will either go as a gift, or I'll use the set as a contender in the extremely small range of games that could work well with 14 people, some of which non-gamers, without being a party games (which makes it an expensive game, but close to the only game that hits this need I know of)

aliquis wrote:
I assume it could had been three Special edition copies for $129 though?

That can be reasonable for many countries, if possible to find other buyers, or people to gift them to.
 
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