Batman The Boardgame: Kickstarter only
Monolith haben erklärt, dass ihr neues Batman-Spiel nicht in den regulären Handel kommen wird.
We have decided to go “Kickstarter Exclusive” on our games including Mythic Battles: Pantheon because the deal to go to retail is not fair for us.
If we want to offer Batman: The Boardgame in retail, we would have to sell it to Asmodee at a fair price for our work, like any other board game publisher does.
With all the intermediaries getting their own margin, the game would be sold around $250 in your local store. That is not something most of the local stores want to sell because it is a high price, and buying this from their distributors will immobilize a lot of their cash flow. They would rather buy 20 Spot It and be sure to sell them than offering a board game that already did (hopefully) well on Kickstarter.
So, for the game to hit retail at a lower price, someone in the chain has to cut their margin and guess who…
We could also downgrade the contents of the box but that would result in a weaker gameplay experience, which is not what we intend to do.
The type of games we do is just not fit for the retail channel.