> These price changes are due to the dramatic increase in raw
material and transportation costs in the past year.
Expect to see higher prices for the same stuff ("demand pull inflation"
worldwide. Energy prices are going up, as country economies are recovering from CoVid. China's supply chain disruption means importing more food, increasing worldwide food prices, as well as cheap goods "Made in China".
That said, if you're elastic on your gaming demand, you can still avoid rising prices: PDFs instead of hardcovers; miniature-agnostic games. And, of course, Asmodee and FFG
can raise the MSRP as high as they want, but Amazon and other big box companies will have their say over the final price. Myself, I just picked up the BIlly Kerr boardgame, MSRP $30+ for half that price. The boardgame market, especially with KS
, is pretty competitive, and boardgamers have a lot of dollars available to spend...!