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BioShock Infinite: Seige of Columbia [Board Game] - $59.95 Preorder Price!


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#1 blinknot4

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

Get those mini Handyman figures ready!
Preorder price of $59.95. It will retail for $84.95.

(Release date is still TBD. Shipping is about $10. Bringing your total to $70. And yes PayPal is available.)

http://www.plaidhatgames.com/store/38

More info here: Forbes.com
Additional product photos here. *Thanks Sanges99 for the linkage.

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#2 Not Eric

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

I just want to give a shout out to Plaid Hat Games and Colby for being an awesome company to order from with fantastic customer service and for making great games.

Even if you're not interested in the Bioshock game, I can highly recommend Summoner Wars from them if you're looking for a 1v1 game.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

I've been keeping an eye on this game ever since I heard about it, the wife and I are really looking forward to it. Does anyone know if they sell their games anywhere besides their website?

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

Is this preorder a recent thing? Someone mentioned this game in another Bioshock Infinite thread a week ago and said that apparently there has been a concerning lack of information on this game in recent months.

#5 blinknot4

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Is this preorder a recent thing? Someone mentioned this game in another Bioshock Infinite thread a week ago and said that apparently there has been a concerning lack of information on this game in recent months.


Preorders started today. Check the Forbes link in my OP.

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#6 morrodox

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

So I take it that, being a board game, it's multiplayer only? 8-)

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

I got the collector's edition with the little Handyman figure and as such I am curious about this game. I've never played a Plaid Hat game and the pictures make it look like there's an awful lot going on. How difficult are games like this to pick up?
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

I got the collector's edition with the little Handyman figure and as such I am curious about this game. I've never played a Plaid Hat game and the pictures make it look like there's an awful lot going on. How difficult are games like this to pick up?

From my experience of playing a few boards games, you might get a general idea of how to play after your first game. After a few more times you learn more about specific rules and might start to develop your own strategies for the game. Just don't expect to learn how to play right off the bat without playing a few rounds and reading the manual.

Regarding the actual difficulty of the game, it's anyone guess right now because game is not even out yet.

#9 nJoy7

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hmm... I know it's Bioshock and all.. but $60 for a board game? DAMN!

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#10 jeebert

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

I've been keeping an eye on this game ever since I heard about it, the wife and I are really looking forward to it. Does anyone know if they sell their games anywhere besides their website?


It'll be available at amazon and other online board game retailers. I just hope it doesn't sell out right away like Mice and Mystics. I wanna wait for some reviews, but that game was out of stock for a long time.
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#11 blinknot4

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

Hmm... I know it's Bioshock and all.. but $60 for a board game? DAMN!


Seems to be common for licensed board games, actually. For example, the Gears of War board game still fetches a near-MSRP price.

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#12 ctclements

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

Hmm... I know it's Bioshock and all.. but $60 for a board game? DAMN!


Getting into quality board games is expensive, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan all costed about this when they came out. The way I see it is I just get a new game for a weekend and make that the date night with my girlfriend.

#13 king9x

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Hmm... I know it's Bioshock and all.. but $60 for a board game? DAMN!


I thought the same thing. I wasn't sure if the exclamation point on the topic was for excitement or to emphasize the ridiculous price.

Surprised it was for the former.

On a related note, doesn't it seem assbackwards to make a board game out of a video game? So you can imagine playing the real game while rolling a dice and moving a cardboard character around? Not to mention all the setup that goes with taking it out of the box, reading the instructions, organizing all the pieces. Oh, and other players as well. "Hey, wanna come over and play some games? No, you don't have to bring your XBOX/PS3/PC but can you pick up some soda and chips? We're gonna PARTY HARD!"

Oh, and $60 bucks... the same price as, well, the actual video game. You should buy the actual game and just read the manual. Then "imagine" the wacky adventures yourself. I think that would be comparable, plus you'd have the actual game too if you were into that sort of stuff.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Me and my GF both love Board Games and Bioshock. This will be a no brainer. I am waiting on the actual release date so I know if I can afford it at the time.
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#15 georox

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:40 AM

Hmm... I know it's Bioshock and all.. but $60 for a board game? DAMN!


$60 is fucking cheap for a boardgame compared to others out there. Go to a game convention and look at the ones that are $100+ that have $60 expansions... or $200+ collectors editions.

Hell, my local game store still has the Starcraft board game at retail, which is around $100. Cheapest on Amazon is $163 or so.

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#16 nJoy7

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

$60 is fucking cheap for a boardgame compared to others out there. Go to a game convention and look at the ones that are $100+ that have $60 expansions... or $200+ collectors editions.

Hell, my local game store still has the Starcraft board game at retail, which is around $100. Cheapest on Amazon is $163 or so.


I guess when I think "board game" I think of Monopoly and Chutes and Ladders. I guess board games can be serious business. :P

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#17 bigsick

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

Do they charge up front

#18 Sanges99

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

Some more pics from that "other" gaming community--dizzamn that is some hideous boxart though. :puke:
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#19 AcidRain25

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

Tabletop board games are definitively starting to make a come back. I've seen quite a few on Kickstarter lately and Zombicide Season 2 just finished with over $2.25 million raised with the average pledge being $252 per person. So I would say the price tag of this BioShock board game seems right based on what you get in the box and compared to similar games.

I don't think this type of board game is for me but I do appreciate the post. And now that I know what my handyman figure was supposed to be used for I will probably sell it to someone who is going to buy this board game.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

I guess when I think "board game" I think of Monopoly and Chutes and Ladders. I guess board games can be serious business. :P


Those dicechucking snoozefests ruined board gaming for everyone. Now nobody considers board games real games. Which is a shame because there are real gems of considerable depth and quality in all shapes and sizes.

#21 blinknot4

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Just set him to ignore, I think most others do. You said it yourself, he never posts anything of consequence so you'll be sure you're not missing anything.


A brilliant idea. Just did it - thanks SteveGo.

Some more pics from that "other" gaming community--dizzamn that is some hideous boxart though.


Good find on the additional photos. Added to my OP, thanks!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Some more pics from that "other" gaming community--dizzamn that is some hideous boxart though. :puke:


Total missed opportunity on the box art. Should have emulated the vintage art design used in the game.

#23 Jaysonguy

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

$60 is fucking cheap for a boardgame compared to others out there. Go to a game convention and look at the ones that are $100+ that have $60 expansions... or $200+ collectors editions.

Hell, my local game store still has the Starcraft board game at retail, which is around $100. Cheapest on Amazon is $163 or so.

Yeah but by and large you end up getting better deals on Amazon for games.
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#24 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hmm, anyone know if Amazon will get these in for preorder or not? I guess right now until I know a solid release date and if they don't charge till it ships I will hold off.
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#25 Chronis

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm really interested in this, but i want to know more about the actual game mechanics. :/

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#26 Not Eric

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

I'm really interested in this, but i want to know more about the actual game mechanics. :/


The rulebook should be posted on www.plaidhatgames.com sometime before the game is released.

#27 Sion

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Really interested in ordering this but I got a feeling it would just end up as a shelf piece and never opened. None of my friends have any interest in playing board games which sucks.

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#28 MrshllJcb

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

Normally I'd never consider a $70 board game, but I did just finish Bioshock Infinite (and Bioshock is one of my all time favorite games), and I did get my tax returns recently so I think I am actually gonna bite one this. hopefully this is fun with the lady.

#29 Corvin

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

None of my friends have any interest in playing board games which sucks.


I'm in the same boat. Fortunately I got my wife hooked on Pandemic.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Normally I'd never consider a $70 board game, but I did just finish Bioshock Infinite (and Bioshock is one of my all time favorite games), and I did get my tax returns recently so I think I am actually gonna bite one this. hopefully this is fun with the lady.


Me too, but at this point I think I'd probably even buy an Infinite-themed stepladder. :lol:

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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