Question for everybody,

   Would you be more likely to buy a wargame program if it came in box rather than as a download?

   The cost difference would be on the order of ~$10 for the download versus ~$20+shipping for the boxed version.

   The box version would include;

   - 9x11x1 (ca.) full color box

   - A 8x11 full color reference map

   - 4-8 page player guide (b\w, 11x17 Folded)

   - Cardstock piece with charts and table (b\w)

   - CD with a colored label.

 

I never buy wargame programs, or I would be happy with a CD+download are possible answers also.

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Comment by Thomas A Stevenson on April 5, 2013 at 8:35pm

Interesting idea if it especially if it could all fit into a padded manila envelope. US shipping cost might drop from what, 5$ to 1$ then?

Comment by Kev on April 5, 2013 at 5:21pm

or other alternatives....Ship me something with a sturdy box I can fold into existence, so it all ships flatter and cheaper. No need to ship all that air.

Comment by Thomas A Stevenson on March 26, 2013 at 7:39pm

Offering a boxed version of the next game I do along with a download version sounds like the way to go.

Comment by Mark H. Walker on March 26, 2013 at 9:53am

Thomas,

Wargame downloads will only sell about 10-15% of the units a boxed copy will. Then again--depending on your artistic and layout skills they can cost as little as 1% of the cost of a boxed game. So, they are cheaper, the per unit profit is potentially greater, but the market penetration is less.

Now, if you design an RPG or slick set of miniature rules, you can make significant money offering it as a download only.

Mark

Comment by Bill Florig on March 23, 2013 at 12:57am
Boxed all the way! Our hobby won't survive if we move completely away from the boxed physical game. As a collector I'll take the boxed game always!
Comment by Thomas A Stevenson on March 22, 2013 at 8:51pm

My thinking is that most wargame players are also wargame collectors and not having a box hurt sales.  Guess it dosn't hurt to offer just a download version also. 

Comment by Anthony Hicks on March 22, 2013 at 8:24pm

If I can get a download cheaper, that is the way I go. 

Comment by Roger Morley on March 21, 2013 at 10:28am

As i would be classed as an International shipper, a download would be much more preferable

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