The indoor wargame price is a factor of the supply and demand of games on a particular day. If there are more games available to buy or rent, the indoor cqb price will drop. Indoor wargames are typically less expensive than outdoor wargames.
The indoor wargame price is mainly determined by whether or not there is demand for the game at that time and what type of game it is (2 player board game vs 5-6 player coop). The general rule for pricing games in an indoor environment: if you have 8 players and no other people with interest in playing, an average outdoor game would cost around $30 as opposed to an average indoor game costing $15.
It’s very hard to measure demand. However, there are some ways you can use to guess how many people are interested in playing a specific wargame. In order to do this, you will need a proper sized playing space and enough tables (1 table per player). If your space is smaller than that, then it would be hard to accommodate 8 people. This can only really be done properly at an event or store that also has a lot of presence such as Wizards or Galak as they will have a large amount of tables and wargaming supplies for rent and sale.
Supply is more constant than demand and is usually better for the player base when it comes to pricing the game. If there are less tables and wargaming supplies present, the prices will be higher. The owner of the wargame (the store or event) can also adjust the price by lowering it for days that aren’t doing as well business wise.
Outdoor wargames are games that are played outdoors as opposed to inside. Some examples of outdoor games include Warhammer 40k and Flames of War. These types of games are generally higher priced than indoor wargames such as Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Malifaux. Outdoor games are also more popular than indoor games and will always be the choice for a player looking to save a small amount of money.
Indoor wargames are games that are played inside as opposed to outdoors. These types of wargames include: Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Malifaux, and Hordes. These games are generally cheaper than outdoor games but can still cost around another $10-$15 if they don’t have enough players or if there isn’t enough items such as tables or chairs. Another factor that makes these types of games cheap is if they run on a special event day (e.g. an extra low price week).