While we have resisted raising prices over the past few years, fast-rising fuel and raw material costs, combined with a weakening dollar, have led to significant increases in our production and shipment costs for games. These issues have finally reached a point where we can no longer ignore them. We have made the decision to offset these costs by increasing the MSRP on a number of Days of Wonder titles. Below are the products that are changing, along with their new MSRP.
Mystery of the Abbey
Shadows over Camelot
Ticket to Ride (almost forgot this one)
I'm also getting news that Vallejo paint prices are going up by about 10%, based entirely on currency adjustments. Paint bottles have risen from $3 to $3.29 to probably $3.59 soon, all over the past three years. Vallejo is from Spain, while Citadel standard paints are made in the UK, with foundation paints made in China (Shanghai).
Those new MSRPs might mean more to me if I knew what the old MSRPs were :-PReplyDelete
$10 raises on each title if I recall how much I paid for most of them.ReplyDelete
Yep, most were $50 games.ReplyDelete
So, now you tell people that a board game costs the same as an Xbox360 or PS3 game, instead of an Xbox or PS2 game. Most people will still get a lot more plays out of the board game than the video game (except for us obsessive compulsive collector types).ReplyDelete
Just don't bring up the Wii...
I get a Wii call about once a day; people looking to find a system. If I mentioned a Wii it would be to point out that our games are actually IN STOCK.ReplyDelete
One thing I didn't mention in my post was that it's a very good thing for retailers that DOW raised their prices rather than shrinking their margins (again). Taken on its own, I think a 20% increase is the highest percentage yet.ReplyDelete
Oh, the games are in stock, but it's kind of hard to play them without the console ;-)ReplyDelete