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Bill Cook
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Two choices in the poll; pick the best one. "Both," "Neither," "It depends" etc. are not included

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Which of the following would you rather a publisher come out with
A deluxe anniversary edition of a game
A big box version of a game and its expansions
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Even though it isn't an option, it does honestly depend on how many expansions there are. If there are like, two or three, then deluxe all the way! But if we are talking like 5 boxes of expansions and stuff, then big box.
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Can't they do both?

I would like nothing better than to open a deluxe big box.
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What about the version edition of a game?
 
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What a stupid question.

It depends on many things:
- The game itself--If I don't like the game, I don't want either edition.
- If the expansions suck... And games with lots of expansions (especially poorly integrated ones) often suck.
- Does the "deluxe" edition have beautiful but functionally unplayable art?

It is Bob Dole's answer the "Boxers or Briefs" question: Depends!
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All the expansions in one place is really nice but I dislike the size of the big box games. Turns me off.
 
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Very often an anniversary version also contains all available expansions. So it's equal to a big box. The question is, let's say it in a diplomatic way -> not very rethought
 
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Some big boxes aren't all they were cracked up to be. For example, since Dominion BB comes with base game, Alchemy, and Prosperity. While Alchemy still has a good rating, it is considered amongst the worst set in Dominion, both in BGG ratings, and what I've noticed from forum chatter.
 
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rri1 wrote:
What a stupid question.


Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

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Why not both? How about a deluxe big box version?
 
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Let us be functional, flats are small, shelf-space is valuable. Big box. Deluxe is useless.
 
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rri1 wrote:
- If the expansions suck... And games with lots of expansions (especially poorly integrated ones) often suck.


HAHAHA!
 
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For me expansion all the way. No matter how much I love a game I get burned out eventually. A deluxe version wouldn't change that for me. But expansions that I can mix and match and play with out of the same box? Yes, please.
 
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A deluxe app version with all expansions as DLC. A whole lot cheaper and takes up less space.
 
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Are the stand alone expansions compatible with the Deluxe Anniversary edition?

e.g. Ticket To Ride 10th Anniversary has different size trains that makes using the map packs with it difficult.
 
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Other: it depends.

If I had to choose just one answer, it would be...
Neither: keep the game in print at a reasonable price.
 
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Quaama wrote:
Can't they do both?

I would like nothing better than to open a deluxe big box.

I also pick this. But I voted deluxe. If I have to choose, I want nice things over more things.
 
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Big Box version tend to be Deluxe ones as well. I'm tired of the Big Box movement though. Companies acting like space isn't limited.
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matthean wrote:
Big Box version tend to be Deluxe ones as well. I'm tired of the Big Box movement though. Companies acting like space isn't limited.


I think the idea of a big box is to help people whose space is limited. If a game has 5 different expansions, one box to hold them all is way more space saving then having 6 different boxes floating around.
 
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Count me in the "not answering your poll because it really does depend on the game" camp. That said, I've never had cause to buy either a "big box" or "deluxe" edition of a game: I've yet to play a game I don't own but enjoy enough to want to get every expansion at once, and if I like a game enough to think about a deluxe version, were one available, I'd already have a bunch of money sunk into it.

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It is Bob Dole's answer the "Boxers or Briefs" question: Depends!

That joke is old enough to buy booze!
 
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I think the idea of a big box is to help people whose space is limited. If a game has 5 different expansions, one box to hold them all is way more space saving then having 6 different boxes floating around.

In absolute terms, yes, but the packaging is still driven by marketing. For example, the Carcassonne big boxes have certainly been smaller than the base game and individual expansion boxes, but still bigger than they need to be. I have the base game plus three full and three mini expansions in an insert in the base box.
 
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While I love deluxe editions, they seem to be inevitably bought out by scalpers before regular players have a chance at them at an affordable price. I don't own any deluxe editions for this reason even though a few of them are grail games. So I put big box in the poll
 
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fullbloodlion wrote:
matthean wrote:
Big Box version tend to be Deluxe ones as well. I'm tired of the Big Box movement though. Companies acting like space isn't limited.


I think the idea of a big box is to help people whose space is limited. If a game has 5 different expansions, one box to hold them all is way more space saving then having 6 different boxes floating around.


I've always been able to reduce it down to where the box size simply isn't needed.
 
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This is a GREAT question!


I picked anniversary edition because I really like that idea of a bigger & or better version of the same game I already have.

I do have El Grande Big Box but I'd rather have the 10th Anniversary edition instead.
 
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dpbush wrote:
fullbloodlion wrote:
I think the idea of a big box is to help people whose space is limited. If a game has 5 different expansions, one box to hold them all is way more space saving then having 6 different boxes floating around.

In absolute terms, yes, but the packaging is still driven by marketing. For example, the Carcassonne big boxes have certainly been smaller than the base game and individual expansion boxes, but still bigger than they need to be. I have the base game plus three full and three mini expansions in an insert in the base box.

I suspect it has more to do with shipping requirements than marketing, actually. Pack anything tightly and it does NOT do well in shipping.

But yes, it's certainly a problem with the big box variants regardless of the reason behind it.

(Although I buy them anyway. For me... well... mb.)
 
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