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Mark Bohannon
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I was in my local Target (Knightdale, NC) this weekend and I noticed that they are now carrying several Fantasy Flight Games. They had copies of Black Sheep, Deadwood, Lord of the Rings: The Board Game, and Rune Age. This is good to see.
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That's awesome! How were the prices? They may not compete with online but another local option would be great hopefully being in Atlanta bodes well for Targets here.
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I used to live in Minnesota and the corporate headquarters for both companies is right around Minneapolis. I wonder if that close geographical connection has helped get FF games into Targets.

Regardless, a good development to see the hobby spread to more markets. It's pretty easy to recommend that someone pick up a game from Target.
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Yeah, I bet Target can't compete with online prices, which makes it tough for them...
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kendahlj wrote:
Yeah, I bet Target can't compete with online prices, which makes it tough for them...


But they're not competing with online stores... They are not catering to the finnicky, penny-pinching users of Entitlementgeek.com, they are catering to mothers and grandmothers shopping for little Johnny's birthday present...

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CovertDad wrote:
But they're not competing with online stores... They are not catering to the finnicky, penny-pinching users of Entitlementgeek.com, they are catering to mothers and grandmothers shopping for little Johnny's birthday present...


Exactly. This is a great opportunity for FFG to gather completely new fans.

At Steve Jackson Games we've been pretty happy with the results of having Munchkin in Target -- last mentioned here: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2012-01-05 -- and it's kinda cool to see Target working to get a wider variety of games on shelves.
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kingarthur1976 wrote:
That's awesome! How were the prices? They may not compete with online but another local option would be great hopefully being in Atlanta bodes well for Targets here.


Black Sheep was $14.99. All the others were $29.99.
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Same in Oswego Illinois. Sadly all of the games were stacked behinid one another.
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I saw Ticket to Ride at my local Target. It was selling for $49.99 and on the very bottom shelf where the games were. It's nice to see these games showing up, but at full retail and with poor presence I don't see how they can make a dent.
 
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I saw Rune Age, LOTR, and Deadwood at our local Target (Opelika, AL, USA) last week. They were also $29.99.
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okiedokie wrote:
Same in Oswego Illinois. Sadly all of the games were stacked behinid one another.
If you look closely at the tag it says "Deadwood Assortment". I thought it was odd too, but hey, the more games go mainstream the better.
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I saw deadwood @ a local target in Phoenix, Arizona for $29.99 a couple of weeks ago. They didn't even have a tag for it but it was in the system.
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Same here in Columbia, MO. The "Deadwood Assortment" comprised of Deadwood, LotR, Rune Age. Didn't see Black Sheep.

Reminds me of a recent SNL joke about Target - "the poverty line...the invisible line that separates Wal-Mart shoppers from Target shoppers." or something to that effect.


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CovertDad wrote:
kendahlj wrote:
Yeah, I bet Target can't compete with online prices, which makes it tough for them...


But they're not competing with online stores... They are not catering to the finnicky, penny-pinching users of Entitlementgeek.com, they are catering to mothers and grandmothers shopping for little Johnny's birthday present...

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Those people tend to lean towards stuff they've heard of (ie Monopoly, Sorry, or a party game). I doubt any mom or grandma is going to pick up Deadwood for little Johnny...
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I don't think parents buy toys for kids out of the blue without any input from the kid. What they buy for Johnny is based on what Johnny is asking them to buy.

Don't you think a boy looking at the games in the toy area wouldn't be attracted to this game over Sorry????
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It is certainly a sign that playing designer boardgames has gone a little bit more mainstream. I think that sign echoes others. Mainstream is good in that it creates the possibility of more people being hooked!
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CovertDad wrote:
kendahlj wrote:
Yeah, I bet Target can't compete with online prices, which makes it tough for them...


But they're not competing with online stores... They are not catering to the finnicky, penny-pinching users of Entitlementgeek.com, they are catering to mothers and grandmothers shopping for little Johnny's birthday present...


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budsticky wrote:
I saw Ticket to Ride at my local Target. It was selling for $49.99 and on the very bottom shelf where the games were. It's nice to see these games showing up, but at full retail and with poor presence I don't see how they can make a dent.


Its an uphill battle for sure, but the nice thing about TtR is the box - it has the wonderful, vibrant, colorful art (which depicts people having fun), several awards, and the stamp that says something like 1.2 million copies sold.

All things that will help push a non "geek" to purchasing it over the Monopolys and Sorrys that a son/daughter or niece/nephew surely already owns.
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