|Published on: November
|No doubt you are a mature
Interestingly, the only person below 20 wrote
his experience, and it is worth reading it in the feedback
section about Cry Havoc.
|French-speaking people mostly,
but the USA are a strong number 2. Please note that the US
audience is typically older than the European one. Probably
because they had to wait a few years to get Rexton to
translate and publish the game throughout Europe.
When Did You Discover Cry Havoc?
|Probably linked to the average
age of the panel. Most of us discovered the game when
released, be it with Standard Games for the original version
(20 years ago) or with Rexton/Eurogames for the adapted
version (15 years ago).
Which Games Do You Own?
|You are die-hard fans! With
only a few exceptions, most of you own the entire medieval
series. Still, a couple of people have a lot of boxes but
not the original Cry Havoc game!
Note that Samourai is not as popular, Dark Blades/Dragon
Noir 1 even less and Dragon Noir 2 is left behind. We'll
discuss more when talking about which game you like the
Do You Still Own Them?
|We welcome stock keepers!
People who want to buy games on eBay cannot rely on you to
get rid of your beloved ones. A nice sign of the durability
of the game, isn't it?
Note that the answers to the question about repurchase are
difficult to sort as is. I'll try harder.
What Is Your Favorite Game?
|There are clearly 3 groups of
- Fans of the western medieval series, extended to the
Viking era ;
- Fans of Medieval Fantastic ;
- Samurai lovers are clearly one of a kind. Is it because
this game is not perceived as blending in nicely with the
Which Game Do You Like The Least?
Same as above : Gentle knight and noble lady worshippers are
not interested in Samurai ; Dark Blades/Dragon Noir was not
enjoyed by those of you who didn't care about buying DN2.
The latter has been a real disappointment for many.
Typically, those who enjoy Siege or Viking Raiders don't
like Samurai or DN, and vice versa.
initial results explain partially, IMHO, the fate of both
Standard Games and Eurogames publishers: Middle Ages fans
have purchased every single box dealing with their favorite
topic. They were ready to buy any new extension about this
period, but their number (a few hundreds?) was not enough to
make the deal profitable.
Diversification attempts to lure new customers have failed:
Samurai relates to a civilization which is too far away for
most Westerners to be really attractive. Dark Blades/Dragon
Noir didn't appeal to the historical background lovers who
formed the core of the game audience and didn't get the
expected capture rate among Med-Fan enthusiasts.