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David B
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I saw this game at me FLGS the other day and they usually sell games at full MSRP. So this game had a price tag of 59.95. I have not played it, but I have seen videos of it and I have played Patchwork several times so I know how the game works well enough to know this is NOT a sixty dollar game. I realize it is a bit cheaper at OLGS, and it does not appear the game is worth those prices either. The components and game play of this strike me as a $35 "ish" game. Am I missing something or is 59.95 absurd for this?
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Andreu P.
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It's indeed an absolutely absurd price for that game. In Spain it's usually found for about 30€ anywhere, whereas Patchwork's MSRP is 18€. Nothing included in the box makes up for a $60 price tag at all.
 
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cost cca 28$ in Czech republic (thanks Mindok)
 
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Alan Goodrich
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I paid full retail for this and don't regret it. I fully agree that the price is high, but the components are great quality and it's a very pretty game. For us it's a definite keeper and will get played often, which is my only requirement for spending money on a game.
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cayluster wrote:
I paid full retail for this and don't regret it. I fully agree that the price is high, but the components are great quality and it's a very pretty game. For us it's a definite keeper and will get played often, which is my only requirement for spending money on a game.

My wife and I feel like we got our money's worth out of it because we love the theme(and the game) so much but it is overpriced(in the U.S.) simply looking at the components in my opinion.

Current Amazon price for Patchwork: $21
Current Amazon price for Ticket to Ride*: $29
Current Amazon price for Clank!*:$43
Current Amazon price for Roll Player*: $49
Current Amazon price for Terraforming Mars*: $49
Current Amazon price for Runebouned(3rd edition)*: $51
Current Amazon price for Cottage Garden:$53
Current Amazon price for Blood Rage:$59

I just picked five other games(*) with significantly more costly component production costs than Cottage Garden all of which are less expensive. Blood Rage is the close(on my short list above) in terms of price but there is no comparison on component cost(Blood Rage has way more components).

Is it beautiful? Yes. Will some people not buy it because of component value vs. cost? Yes. That is unfortunate. I am not sure why it is currently being priced as it is. I often see this phenomenon with newer "niche" Euros.

Again, the price was worth it to me but I hate seeing such a nonsensical pricepoint because it will encourage "on the fence" people to invest elsewhere. To me this is a missed opportunity for Edition Spielwise.
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Bruce Bacher
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It's currently on sale at Cardhaus for 39.95
 
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bbacher wrote:
It's currently on sale at Cardhaus for 39.95

Still too high for what's in the box but definitely closer to what I believe it should be.
 
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