Hi fellow gamers just wanted to let everyone know that a recent copy of the 70's game BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC by Tarus games just sold on ebay for 300.00 $USD!!!!! I have said it before but i'll repeat my self...For all boardgame designers and computer programers..there is a niche market waiting for a good game on the battle of the atlantic...It has rarely been done...I especially think a computer game that has a strategic said and then a tactical tie in would do real well...Not a simulator version more like a computer version of avalon hills SUBMARINE game...what does the rest of the gaming community think?????
The price for this game is not really related to the subject matter. Its related to the rarity of the game. Taurus games was a weird little 3rd world (at least, that's the term we used to use) game publisher. They had a very small line, and lots of production difficulties. They actually produced very small numbers of this particular game.
You'll see the same sort of thing on Ebay for Jagdpanther games. Their games are not that good (trust me, I've played them and mounted and cut their counters), but since the print runs were relatively small, they go for big $$$. Are they actually worth it?
Nah... if you knew what the magazine issues actually looked like, particularly before the PQ17 issue, you would probably never take another look at them. They were a couple of guys with a limited amount of money, a lot of time, and guts. They threw together tons of Panzerblitz units out as expansions, made a ton of cheap mapboards, and did some interesting game design. Physically, until the last few issues of the magazine, they didn't die cut the counters, and they were thin as hell even then.
So value in both these situations is less related to the actual game than the rarity of the item. I, personally, would never pay even $50 a title for one of the early Jagdpanthers, but there are tons of people who are bidding on these items.