I really miss the days of chits or simple plastic pieces in board games. Why? Nostalgia? No. It's because I SERIOUSLY CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY $150+ FOR EVERY SINGLE BOARD GAME I WANT TO PLAY. Come on, having a deluxe version is a real option, as is having an "upgrade kit", but even cardboard standees would be better than adding >$100 to the price of every game so you can include photorealistic miniatures.
@PastaThief ironically my paper map and cardboard chit war games also get to that price!!
@PastaThief I often haunt Kickstarter to find games I want to play. I ignore the ones whose prices are jackedup to pay for fancy plastic pieces. There are usually plenty of other games to choose from. Keep looking! (Board Game Geek should have a subgroup that considers only games with inexpensive tokens.)
@PastaThief these are good words.
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