thread: 2012-03-21 : Monster Mania Con: barriers to interest

On 2012-03-22, timfire wrote:

@Eric E: I get the point about Monopoly or whatever board game containing lots of stuff, which increases its perceived sense of value. But my point is that people pay more for comparable products all the time. The official Skyrim game guide is, like... $26.99 msrp. "Poker for Dummies" is... $16.99 msrp. (Both of those books can be had for cheaper through discounted means, but I would argue that's another issue.)

Now, to deflate my own argument, most "Choose Your Own Adventure" books and its various rip-offs seem to be going for $7-9. I think it's important to note, though, that most of those are targeted at kids, which I think deflates their perceived value.

I found a few more adult-ish looking CYOA clones on Amazon that were going for $10-14. So I would argue that Murderous Ghosts' price point is probably on target.

I suspect Julia is probably on to something as to MG's poor showing at the Con.


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