Hasbro/WotC Priorites (Not 1914)

  • '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/rest-pieces-hasbro-replace-classic-monopoly-game-token-202310173.html

    Do people still buy this game?  You can just borrow it from your Aunt or your weird neigbor down the street.

    You know they are going to dump the battleship just so they can be rid or war gaming pieces forever.


  • Yeah, the prospects of A&A getting more attention and care don’t exactly seem to be going up.

    The sad part is that a lot of people have wanted a WWI game for so long, that many of us will buy it no matter what.


  • @vonLettowVorbeck1914:

    The sad part is that a lot of people have wanted a WWI game for so long, that many of us will buy it no matter what.

    I resemble this remark.


  • @Old:

    @vonLettowVorbeck1914:

    The sad part is that a lot of people have wanted a WWI game for so long, that many of us will buy it no matter what.

    I resemble this remark.

    Me too.  :-D


  • NO THEY CANT GET RID OF THE BOOT!
    I wont use these new pieces. 'Nuff said.


  • The piece they cut will probably be going for $500.00 on E-Bay by March LOL


  • @WILD:

    The piece they cut will probably be going for $500.00 on E-Bay by March LOL

    “Old Monopoly shoe relic of the past”
    You can buy it for $500.00, with $50 shipping.


  • As much as I enjoy Axis and Allies, I’m sure monopoly out sells it by probally 50 to 1 each month.

    Monopoly is a classic game that will be around forever, in the grand scheme of things a new piece isn’t that big of a deal to the game but everyone knows of monolopy so it is news worthy in the “hey isn’t this interesting” sort of way.

    Introducing a new Axis and Allies game isn’t even a blip on the screen for most people.

    Also it’s not that fair because Monopoly is Hasbro.
    A&A is WoTC and if you didn’t already know WoTC only cares about Magic and DnD.


  • @americancyco:

    As much as I enjoy Axis and Allies, I’m sure monopoly out sells it by probally 50 to 1 each month.

    Monopoly is a classic game that will be around forever, in the grand scheme of things a new piece isn’t that big of a deal to the game but everyone knows of monolopy so it is news worthy in the “hey isn’t this interesting” sort of way.

    Introducing a new Axis and Allies game isn’t even a blip on the screen for most people.

    Also it’s not that fair because Monopoly is Hasbro.
    A&A is WoTC and if you didn’t already know WoTC only cares about Magic and DnD.

    WotC cares about D&D?

  • Customizer

    Man, those new pieces are horrible. The only one I like even a little is the cat, but I still wouldn’t replace any of the original tokens with it.

  • '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    @WILD:

    The piece they cut will probably be going for $500.00 on E-Bay by March LOL

    That’s hilarious :-D :-D  No kidding.

  • '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Looks like they are dumping the iron and adding a cat, get that iron up on eBay!

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    WTF do they want a cat for?

    This is just to spark interest.  FFS, they could just INCLUDE the cat as an extra piece, for the .003 cents it costs per Iron.

  • '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Indeed!


  • WOTC has got to be selling a lot of these AA games. I live in O’fallon MO and 2 walmarts have got 1941 on the shelves. One of them only had 1 left. So I have to believe they are making some bank on these games. I do realize they aren’t for everyone but still there is a market for them. Not to mention the fact that they did a second edition for 2 of them. If it was a losing proposition they wouldn’t be making them. I just lament the fact that the quality has gone down so much with these games. The fact that the community continues to produce side products to supplement these games is what puts the finishing touches on them that WOTC are missing.

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @GoSanchez6:

    WOTC has got to be selling a lot of these AA games. I live in O’fallon MO and 2 walmarts have got 1941 on the shelves. One of them only had 1 left. So I have to believe they are making some bank on these games. I do realize they aren’t for everyone but still there is a market for them. Not to mention the fact that they did a second edition for 2 of them. If it was a losing proposition they wouldn’t be making them. I just lament the fact that the quality has gone down so much with these games. The fact that the community continues to produce side products to supplement these games is what puts the finishing touches on them that WOTC are missing.

    The 1980’s Milton Bradley version wasn’t exactly “great” quality, and also required a -third- edtion.

    I don’t see how the quality has “gone down so much”.

    Infact, overall, I would say it’s improved right up the ladder for the most part.


  • No money, No battle board and not enough chips typically.No storage containers except in global 40.  The pieces are better. Rulebook is in color. Board I would say is kind of a wash. I don’t know I believe that is a bit of a downgrade.


  • The boards have gotten way better.  Look at Anniversary or 1940.  They are much better than Classic or the old Europe/Pacific.


  • I didn’t have a problem with the old style boards on classic or old Europe and Pacific.You could definitely see the boundaries better. Played 1942 second edition over the weekend and you could barely see the lines between territories in Russia. Couldn’t they have made them white so you could see it better. Just saying.


  • WotC is notorious for pushing Magic CCG and leaving other products on the back burner.  They did this back in early 2000’s when they lost the right to produce Pokemon.  They decided to eliminate the 16+ tournament age group to get older Pokemon players to switch to Magic before they lost production rights.

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