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Shariman Wahab
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Cool looking minis
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Dennis Russell
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Yep.
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Jon Reed
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and the minis look cool too, oh you already mentioned that
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and i really like the theme / atmosphere... is defenetly going to fill a space on my collection.
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I concur. Definitely a game to play in a dimly lit room wit eerie music.
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Plus the minis.
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Magic Pink
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No game is worth buying just for minis tho.
 
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Magic Pink wrote:
No game is worth buying just for minis tho.

Yes it is. Many games offer a far lower price/mini than when you buy individual miniatures.

For instance, if you want to have a viking army or viking themed diorama, you will at least pay $250-$400 for loose minis - but the Blood Rage game gets you 57 vikings (21 unique) plus 6 Gods plus 7 BIG monsters plus a handful of extra stuff and scenery for just $75 + shipping.

Besides, some games offer even better or more unique looking minis than most miniature companies do.
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Brian C
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Then let me fix this for MP:

Magic Pink wrote:
No game should be worth buying just for minis tho.

Or we run into the situation we have now, where you have some game companies actively creating their board games for, and selling them to, minis collectors. And unfortunately somewhere down the line, actual board gamers end up believing that the game in question is a legit board game, and not just a collection of minis, and so they end up buying in too.

To their lasting dismay.
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Magic Pink wrote:
No game is worth buying just for minis tho.


I actually prefer cardboard tokens for a number of reasons: tokens have a lower cost, they're easier to store, and they don't need painted.
 
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Drpretorios wrote:
Magic Pink wrote:
No game is worth buying just for minis tho.


I actually prefer cardboard tokens for a number of reasons: tokens have a lower cost, they're easier to store, and they don't need painted.

For games like RISK I agree, of course.

One can argue though that having (painted) minis is more immersive, especially if the minis are characters you can identify yourself with, like RPG's and such.

I'm even going to paint the minis (army tokens, camels, we will get in the Mare Nostrum game. =)
 
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Well, painting is an issue. I don't paint. Another issue is storage. And I identify myself plenty with the characters in Arkham Horror, even though they're cardboard tokens.

For whatever reason, gamers seem enamored of minis. I can see why companies go this direction, because games with minis seem to raise about a billion dollars on kickstarter. For me personally, minis have more drawbacks than benefits.
 
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