I agree that $65 is a bit much for it, but it's a far more quality of a product. The figures, cards, and board pieces are abundant and of high quality. I own Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game and Wrath of Ashardalon: A D&D Boardgame and the quality of them are both amazing. While the mrsp is $65, amazon drops the price to $45 quickly and it IS worth it.
I agree with previous poster that although the starting price is indeed high for a board game - quality shines through in spades! Wrath of Ashardalon was chock full of high-uality figures and game elements just not found in typical board games.
I assume Amazon will lower bthe price a month or so after release. I will wait then myself to buy it!
The other 2 D&D were also $65. Name recognition has nothing to do with it. Does Monopoly have detailed figures? Does Monopoly have an immersive gaming experience? In other words quit bitching and do not buy it.
Yes, you realize there's a TON of minis inside, tons of cardboard markers, tokens and such. Monopoly has paper cash and like 6 minis. This game should honestly set you back more like $100 for all the custom chits, minis, etc (look at other specialty board games with this much included). Plus who pays MSRP on amazon ;)
Yes, the price is high, but for the general quality of the product I see it being worth it. I'm not saying I'd buy for 65, I still don't fault them for asking this price. I ordered the ravenloft one the other day for $38, can't wait to get this in. I haven't played any of these games yet, though I have thoroughly looked into them. It would be nice if they did put out a cheaper version maybe using cut outs, still... I want these games for the quality miniatures as much as anything.
MSRP is 65, the previous two games can be easily found for 45-50, and possibly for slightly less. This game was at 45 for months in the preorder phase. Games like Legend of Drizzt are in a totally different league from games like Monopoly and Life. Lumping them together in the term 'board games' does LoD, and the huge realm of designer games/Eurogames/Ameritrash a disservice. Games don't have to be mindnumbing roll and move games where one person loses or wins through no fault/cause of his own.
I'm going back to playing Elder Sign until my copy of LoD arrives. :)