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Sam Pak
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I had a chance to play this the other night with some friends, and oh my goodness.....I love this game. I was always a fan of Specter Ops (another title by Emerson Matsuuchi), so I went into this game with high expectations. It's elegant, fast, fun, thoughtful, {insert more adjectives here}.

However...I am a little taken aback by the cost of this game right now. $50 on Amazon?? Honestly, it's pretty light in terms of components. Yes, they are higher quality components (metal coins and plastic bowls, tarot cards and cubes), but I'm not sure they warrant the price point this has.

I know you can find the game other places for a little cheaper right now, but even $40 is pushing it for me. CoolStuffInc had it for $32, but is out of stock (boy, I wonder why )

I know a lot of people compare it to Splendor in terms of complexity. Splendor doesn't skimp on the components either, what with those heavy poker chips, and that's currently $20 on Amazon! Is it because its debut at Origins was not long ago and therefore its in high demand? Can we ever expect to see this game at a similar price point to Splendor?

Someone please set me straight.
 
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Chris Gordy
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If it is $50 at Amazon, it is likely because it is between print runs and is currently dealing with scarce inventory and high demand. When in stock, the game sells for $34.99 at Cool Stuff Inc
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Kharasho Khariosa
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Currently for $30 at GameNerdz.
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Ian Kissell
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Because of how Amazon does pricing, they are never the best way to judge "normal" prices.
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Kyle A
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you might want to check out the threads relating to Splendor's recent quality of printings...
 
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mortego
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Just curious, is this a case of "supply & demand" driving the price upwards?
 
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Charles Mesa
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Cool Stuff inc. was at Florida Supercon and they were selling copies of the game there. Managed to get it for 35$. I'm guessing they saved some of their stock for the con since its currently sold out online.
 
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Michael Young
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The Plan B webstore is stocked - plus we just got restocked on playmats.

Great opportunity to get both!

PlanBGames.com

 
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Lieven De Puysseleir
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Even in Europe, Belgium it was only about 25€ when I bought it couple weeks back. No reason to buy for 50$.
 
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