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The other shoe finally dropped. $32 each.
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/search/searchResults.jsp...
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ZombieMark wrote:


More for the 4 minis alone than the entire boardgame?
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Yup.
 
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Even worse when you consider $89 with Prime shipping from Amazon (well, at the moment).
 
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Is that the great news that is in this weeks White Dwarf (issue 95)?
Or is there anything new for the games itself as well?
 
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Nope. It's from the fabulous GW newsletter.
 
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well, maybe those AEF boxes will be flying off the shelves now!

On a somewhat related note, anyone played Betrayal at Calth, yet?

was surprised to see 6 (count 'em SIX!) missions, double-sided boards and the dangling promise of maybe some expanded content / white dwarf support

... we'll see how that goes. But it did seem to get a friendlier send up by the masses.

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I've played Betrayal at Calth. It really relies on the miniatures to justify the even higher price. But, the miniatures make it sell like hotcakes. True that the game has more scenarios, and is more open ended. It is more abstract, and plays more like a boardgame than a miniature game on a board.
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I'm kinda digging this little resurgence of GW Board Games. In both cases, I've been able to snag 'no minis' versions for $20-$25

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I've played Betrayal at Calth. It really relies on the miniatures to justify the even higher price. But, the miniatures make it sell like hotcakes. True that the game has more scenarios, and is more open ended. It is more abstract, and plays more like a boardgame than a miniature game on a board.
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The releases run the spectrum.

Space Hulk 3rd and 4th are simply over-the-top tributes to a GW classic. Expensive, but you get what you paid for. More than you paid for. The minis are lavish, unique, and suited for the game and the boardgamer who is not a 40K player. Complainers are not convincing. If you don't like these editions of this game, go back to collecting sheep and wood.

Assassinorum is a fine game. It'a a co-op game, which is unique for GW. More re-playability would have been nice. The game is even more pricey because the four assassins minis are new, unique, and usable/collectible in 40K The other minis are from the 40K Dark Vengeance starter set. But, don't dis them, they are more than adequate, and easy to assemble. And, they probably influenced the game's setting and the book and audio book, too. Still, 4 minis dictated price.

Betrayal at Calth is a thoughtful game with a lot of promise. Ignoring the minis and focusing on the game in the box, it has high quality components (great graphics, geomorphic gameboards, glossy, well written, illustrated rule book, easy-to-like rules, multiple scenarios, unique dice). It's a game any manufacturer would be proud of. Even if the game is not the main feature in the box, it is not a throwaway effort, at all. It's just that is is not really worthy of such a lofty price. Except for the miniatures. It's included minis dictate everything about the game. They are NOT boardgamer/beginner's minis. They are full on 40K (um, 30K) miniatures with all the bits and extra weapons. Unique and highly desirable, because they are a solid bargain, and can be the backbone of a 30K army. The most obvious sign of who this is aimed at is GW offers the game in bundles of three.

Even when GW dips its toes in the boardgame waters, it makes quite a splash.
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