FirstJohn318

Most expensive game you ever bought? How much and was it worth it?

5 points by FirstJohn318 - updated 4 months ago | 37 comments | report | subscribe

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I backed the second printing of Deep Madness and expansions almost $300. It comes in August so I hope it is worth it...lol

Mepper 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

The 7th Continent was the most expensive, more than $200 to get the base game, all the expansions, and all the extras.  I went all-in on the Kickstarter.  The expansions should arrive in June.  I think it was worth it.  I'm not interested in the CCGs, LCGs, or big minis games so I'm not normally throwing a lot of money into one game.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice. Have heard good things.

zerotozero 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I've never gotten into kickstarter with board games so probably Talisman before the reprint. If Memoir '44 keeps climbing up that might end up being my most expensive.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

how much was talisman? Memoir?

zerotozero 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Talisman: The Magical Quest Game, 4th edition around $100 if I remember right since it was out of print at the time. They did another reprint not long ago but most of those are gone with Amazon having it at almost $120 now. With the announcement of the Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition reskin and another one later this year I doubt the original game will see anything for a long while.

Memoir 44 Board Game is in the same boat and coming in just over $80 but I think they are still doing small batches of that one. Both games have many expansions that just add to the cost as well and are getting more difficult to find.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

Nice!!!

zerotozero 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I was happy to have found it on the shelf when I was traveling for work so it wasn't too painful on my wallet. Also my co-workers were down for a game on our days off since we were stuck in a hotel usually in the middle of nowhere.

trentellingsen 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Mine was Gloomhaven. I got it about a month ago for $109. I did play MTG for a few years though and spent a lot of money on cards.

zerotozero 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I think MTG is a given for anyone who got into it.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

Ya, well that game is pay to play lol.

zerotozero 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Pay to win with a built in subscription pretty much.

PhasingPlayer 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Roads & Boats with &Cetera for $180. Entirely worth it! This was probably a year or so ago. You can pick it up cheaper now new from Splotter, but at the time it was a good price and I don't regret it a bit.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

As long as you dont regret it. I am always afraid to spend a lot on a board game and then it hardly gets to the table.

Shrubner 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I mean, I'm waiting on the all in BattleCON Unleashed box which ends up around $400 Canadian. But Devastation of Indines is my favourite game of all time by far so I have no regrets. So stoked to try out all the new fighters!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Very nice....seems to be the highest so far!!!

R0land1199 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Gloomhaven for me and it has definitely been worth it!

jasondeutsch 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

Gloomhaven for me as well. We are 4 scenarios in and so far it is totally worth it. 

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

ive heard a lot about gloomhaven. What type of game is it? Dungeon crawler?

jasondeutsch 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

Yeah, it's a legacy dungeon crawler which has made alot of people look at it as a sort of dnd express. But instead of dice for combat you have a hand of cards that you slowly lose throughout each scenario as well as trying to manage hp. 

It's one of the most fun and tactical dungeon crawlers I've played and really the gameplay isn't too complicated. What is overwhelming is the amount of content in the box.

I definitely recommend checking it out!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I just got a new dungeon crawler called Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape From Dulce. It is the first part of a trilogy. I loved what they have done so far and am looking forward to parts 2 and 3. Also, I am looking forward to Deep Madness 2nd printing(another kickstarter) its another dungeon crawler but not legacy.

R0land1199 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think you could call it a dungeon crawler but it's not a dice chucker of any kind.  It's more of a tight euro hand management game with extensive campaign elements around it that keep it constantly fresh.  (New characters with different hands, updating existing characters, new items, 90+ scenarios some of which are quite different from others.)  

You might see it called a RPG-lite but I wouldn't really call it an RPG.  There are a quite few cases where you can subtly "role play" your party in general but the end result of your choices can often not end up being what you expected them to be.  If you do like RPG's I don't think it will scratch the RPG itch myself.

Regardless it's a great game and thoroughly enjoyable!

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

It's a dungeon crawler with cards as opposed to dice.

R0land1199 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree mostly but it's got more to it than something like Descent or the D&D related ones.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree but it still is a Dungeon Crawler regardless of the content :)

Gekey 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Gloomhaven for about 130€, totally worth it! So many hours have gone into this game. And I have the feeling we are only about halfway in the campagin

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Nice

Gekey 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

At second thought, I also went all in on the 

The City of Kings and  Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea campaigns which might be even more expensive 

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

How much was that?

BenjaminWilliam 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Probably Simulacra Games: The Wilson Wolfe Affair. I backed the platinum level on Kickstarter for £239 which just arrived a couple of weeks ago. It's a puzzle game, similar to things like Detective and Unlock!, where you're looking through lots of different documents related to a fictional old-school animation to uncover a conspiracy. The production quality is insane - it's delightful to look at it. I actually ordered a glow in the dark poster to hang in our game room as well, it looks that good. At the level I backed, it includes a 3D slide viewer, a 3D model of an animation set and a custom jigsaw - all of which have clues to the wider mystery of the game.

Haven't had a chance to play yet because we want to really focus on it and make it the best experience it can be, so my group have all booked a week off in April where we plan to at least work through the main campaign that was included at the basic pledge level. So, I can't say it's definitely worth it from a gameplay perspective but I can say that if they put as much effort into making a quality game as they did into making a beautiful game, I won't be disappointed.

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

That sounds cool. I love puzzle games.

Markus 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Settlers of Catan 10th Anniversary 3-D Special Edition Treasure Chest Set by quite a stretch (EUR200 14 years ago) – even if it wasn't as amazing as it is, I could probably sell it now for some $1000, so there's nothing to regret... ;-)

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Do you still play it enough? I am just wondering how often games like Catan get to the table anymore.

Markus 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I can't say I play Catan that often anymore, but then again what game do I play very often? My hunger to try out new games usually wins... But I have no doubt that games like Catan, Carcassonne etc still very much are heavily played amongst the more casual players – there must be a reason why they sell so well... ;-)

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I’m sure it does...I was just wondering if it still got to your table since you paid so much for it lol. Trust me I know the hunger. I have a rule if I buy a game I try to play it 3-5 times to make the purchase worth it. If it didn’t get played that much in the first year then I usually try to sell/trade it.

Markus 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well, it's been 14 years and I intend to keep it around for years to come, so I think I got my moneys worth. 😎

FirstJohn318 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice!