This post is specifially for those who love Everdell, those who really like expansions, and those who have done Kickstarter. If you can identify with all three of these groups, even better to answer my query!
#Everdell has been on my wish list for about a year now, in part because it's a game I think my wife might like it (and I'm confident she'll think it's cute) which will increase how often it gets played in my house. It's been out of stock locally for six months and I've been waiting four months to use my Game Nerdz gift card to purchase it, but it's also been out of stock there since November. I haven't paid $60 MSRP for a game yet which is one reason this game is still on my wishlist. Needless to say, I haven't ever played this game.
I've only purchased three expansions for all my games so far ( #Alhambra: Big Box, #King of Tokyo: Power Up and #The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches-two of these I haven't even had a chance to play with yet) so expansions are not something I have a much experience with. I've also never backed a Kickstarter project before and this one is a year out for delivery.
So, in your opinion, is $199 at a 43% savings for the entire Everdell Complete Collection which fits in one box a good enough deal to support it when I've never played the game, haven't done many expansions, and I don't know if it will get enough plays to use all of the expansion material? If I stick with the base game only (when I can find it), that would be less than a third of the price of the KS, and even less if I get the base game on sale. Is $60> for the base game the better way to go until I know how much we like the game, and then buy expansions when they are available on sale?