$10.00

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  

User Rating Comment Status
John Michalski
Belgium
Namur
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Sep 2005*
Great extensions to a great game; the Korean map is really different, and the Scandinavian map is challenging.
2005-09-08*
Owned
Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Mar 2006*
This expansion has a brilliant new map: Korea. The change to "generic" gray cities which accept deliveries only of the color cubes they currently have adds a level of play to the standard game. An easy 10.

The other map: Scandinavia is not as good. But it is a decent 3 player game map--4 players seems unduly restrained. It adds a Ferry action to allow some of the water to be crossed. Probably a 9 overall.

Overall the package is a 10.
2006-03-15*
Owned
Champion Eternal
Malaysia
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Sep 2006*
Korea-nice dynamic map. Since the demand for goods vary with the availability of goods, the strategy for building new tracks for this map differs from other maps. Good for 4 players
2006-09-24*
Owned
C Sandifer
United States
Lutherville
Maryland
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Nov 2009*
Scandinavia:

I have a soft spot for Scandinavia because I earned my very first Age of Steam win on this map. It was my second game of AoS, and from then on I knew that I loved the system.

A great three-player map, touch-and-go with four, and insane with five.

Korea:

The most unpredictable of the expansion maps, as cube-clogged cities force shorter deliveries and you never can tell when a "lucky" production roll will add a cube to an intermediate city that turns your 6-link delivery into a paltry 1- or 2-link delivery.

Still a good time.
2011-11-27
Owned
michael dorazio
United States
tyngsboro
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Sep 2007*
Move by sea option is a cool addition on Scandinavia map. Yet to try that crazy Korea map.
2007-09-21*
Christopher Fritel
United States
Austin
Texas
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Sep 2014
Scandinavia: "Difficult", Best:3-4, OK: 5-6
Korea: "Difficult", Best:3-4, OK: 5-6
Wallace
2014-10-06
Owned
CORWYN59 .
France
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.5
Nov 2011
Scandinavia is average but a good map for 3 players

Korea is terrific with colors of towns determined by the goods cubes ! for 4 players
2011-11-10
Owned
Ryan Gatti
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.25
Oct 2008*
Played Scandinavia with 3 players. The map seems quite open at first, but the narrow terrain quickly chokes opportunities and the plentiful expansion cities become essential to survival. The Ferry action helps alter the Locomotive/Urbanization dynamic.

Played Korea with 4 players. The dynamic city wants was very cool. The map seemed to play well with 4, but 5 would likely also be good. Definitely a map that will get played many times.
2008-05-23*
Owned
Michiel Hillenius
Netherlands
Hoogland (Amersfoort)
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9.25
Nov 2011
9.5 rating for Korea. I love the rule changes in Korea. We played it with Steam rules by the way, worked excellent, no problems at all. For Steam, start out with a City Growth marker at Pyongyang, as there is no production there.
9 for Scandinavia. 3 or 4 players seems best. Control over the center is important. Then in the late game it is about control over the ferry action. Interesting map.
2011-11-15
Owned
Daniel Karp
United States
Rockville
Maryland
flag msg tools
admin
Developin' Developin' Developin'
badge
100 geekgold for OverText, and all I got was this stupid sentence.
9
Jul 2007*
Korea may be my favorite expansion map, although I haven't gotten to play it many times.
2007-07-04*
Owned
Jeff Barrett
United States
Irvine
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Mar 2005*
A great game and a fun expansion (both sides).
2005-03-07*
Ralph Ganska
United States
Reno
Nevada
flag msg tools
9
Dec 2007*
Played Korea, Loved it!
2007-12-20*
Owned
Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Oct 2010
Only played the Korea map so far, but it's an excellent addition to the game. Goods are not as scarce late in the game, due to the new cities each providing two cubes on entrance. And the new goods rules can really hinder your plans in the endgame.
2005-03-25*
Owned
Anye Freer
United States
Arlington
TX
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2005*
Haven't yet played Korea but Scandinavia is nice, the board is very tight with a lot of cities only having a couple connections. The ferry mechanism is very useful and adds a nice dynamic. I'll rate after more playings but it's a very solid addition to the series.
2005-04-10*
Owned
Robert Jones
United Kingdom
Woodbridge
Suffolk
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2009*
Korea - wow!
2008-05-06*
Owned
Want To Play
Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
flag msg tools
We love our pups!! Misu, RIP 28 Nov 2010. Tikka, RIP 11 Aug 2011.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
May 2009*
Scandinavia was the first AoS expansion I ever played!
2007-04-23*
Owned
Brian Beyor
United States
Willington
Connecticut
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2005*
The rating is based solely on the Scandinavian map side as that is the only one I've played so far. I find the map 'perfect' for three players, and the new "ferry" action choice is tricky and angsty all at the same time. The other nice thing about the board is the position of the colored cities is deliberate. Note the blue cities are far away from each other and the yellow/purple cities are close, makes the early good moves obvious and the late moves scarce. Very neat-o.
2005-04-25*
Owned
Iain Cheyne
United Kingdom
Reading
Berkshire
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Nov 2006*
The ferry action is poorly explained in the rules. Just think of it as a free jump along a coast during a goods move.
2006-11-04*
Owned
Jim Allard
United States
Dover
New Hampshire
flag msg tools
mb
9
Jan 2006*
Great map and scenario for the Age of Steam game system - the sea routes and especially the "Ferry Action" are wonderful and interesting mechanics. The Ferry Action makes it possible to essentially move a good to a better run. Probably even tighter with 5 or 6 players.
2006-01-27*
Owned
David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
flag msg tools
designer
Or maybe PowerGrid?
badge
Yeah, that's me. Handsome devil, I know.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Oct 2005*
Excellent set of maps. I really enjoyed the rules changes in this expansion.
2005-10-31*
Owned
Geoffrey Steenberge
United States
Corning
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Nov 2010
Bought
2007-03-16*
Owned
Sami Nurmela
Finland
Turku
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Mar 2008*
Korea is a wild, brainburning ride. Both maps play great with 3 players.
2008-03-10*
Owned
John Mellby
United States
Plano
Texas
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Dec 2008*
I don't like the mechanisms as much as the base AoS, but this is still
above most other games.
2006-02-28*
Carl-Gustaf Samuelsson
Sweden
Borås
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Mar 2006*
Scandinavia is probably a good 3-player map, as it was slightly too narrow for 4 players. It's also not a good map for beginners to start on. It took a while, before we understood the power of the new action "ferry".
The Korean map was as said the worst brainburner found in the serie, but it's great as a 3-player game, but might be ok as a 4-player game, as we had some non-explored areas in the game. It was too simple to do an urbanization, as this immediately adds new cubes, but missed that towns were good links, which never got blocking cubes for the long links!
2006-03-06*
Owned
Charles Hasegawa
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Dec 2007*
I thought Korea would be too chaotic, but the changing colors of the cities adds a whole new layer of strategy and options that must be taken into consideration. I really enjoyed Korea.

Scandinavia would be fun for 4 players, but was too harsh with 5. The ability to "steal" a good is a great screwage tool.
2007-12-19*
Prev. Owned
Marko Tamminen
Finland
Espoo
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Sep 2006*
More goodness for the excellent base game.
2006-09-28*
Owned
Aleksi Ahtiainen
Finland
Helsinki
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2009*
Scandinavia map is very good.
2010-10-16
Owned
Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
Plate of Shrimp.
badge
Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
May 2007*
Scandinavia: Works very well for three. This is perfect for those that want to play a tight game with three without the brutality of the Ireland map (although I like how tough Ireland is at times). Really, with the ferry, this is much lighter, and gives players an out if they are hemmed in with no way to get any income. Overall a fine expansion map.

Korea: It is zany. I like the delivery system, and I love how losing goods not only means that you can't deliver that good, but it also means you won't be able to deliver another one there. My only issue with is is that the luck of the production rolls really make a huge difference. If goods get dropped at the right time at the ends of your track, you have great runs. If goods get dropped in the middle of your runs then you will have a tough time with it. It is fun dealing with supply being a bad thing, but really a poorly timed drop can eliminate you from winning.
2011-08-18
Owned
leftfield
United States
Durham
North Carolina
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Feb 2007*
played korea map. tough map...even more unforgiving than the base game. the map feels pretty open, though there are some very tight corners that we had a bit of contention over. map is almost entirely mountains which cost 7 gold for each hex. (EDIT: ok, I was just informed that we were using the wrong cost for mountains. They should only be 3. That could explain why the board felt so big. It was too expensive to fill it up!!) the key differentiating rule, however, is what determines demand in a city. Whatever color cubes a city has in it, are the colors it wants to have delivered to it. So you must look for pairs of cities that have the same colored cubes or have the potential to produce the same colored cubes as a neighboring city. This raises the screwage factor a bit. Players can deliver cubes to remove the demand from that city. This is nastier than de-urbanization in the Ireland map. This rule also seems to amplify the luck factor a bit. You may have two cities that are 4 links apart, but if one of cities in between produces a cube of the same color as your cities making your 4 link, you now can only do a 2-link delivery since you have to stop at the first city that demands that cube. So the dice rolls that populate the cities with goods can wreak even more havoc on your plans.

Because of the expense of building in the mountains, it is much harder to turn a profit. Profits tended to be smaller and going into the black happened later in the game for us. One of our players didn't turn a profit until the very last turn!
2007-02-09*
Petri Savola
Finland
Espoo
Unspecified
flag msg tools
9
Jan 2008*
Scandinavia is probably the best map I've played Age of Steam on and Korea is very nice with 5 players.
2008-01-24*
Mike Bazynski
Poland
warsaw
mazowieckie
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2008*
scandinavia is a great replacement for the original map, with its almost vanilla rules.

the korea is by far the best map I've played. I don't really see why it's considered so chaotic. you do need to take a lot more care what the others' options are, if not the chaos will certainly rule. with enough care however this turns into the most satisfying map.

you NEED to get this expansion - scandinavia will replace the basic map for 3-4 players, and when you want even more brain burning experience korea is just fantastic. korea is for 4+, with 3 there are too many goods, and players start earning way too much by second half of the game.

played (people/times played/rating):
scandinavia: 3/2/7, 4/3/7
korea: 3/1/8, 4/6/10, 5/2/10 peroxide: 3/1/-
2008-06-23*
Owned
Dymitr Pszenicyn
msg tools
Spending 100 gold on that was fun.
badge
Spending 100 gold on that was fun too.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2007*
Map name/number of players/times played:
Scandinavia/3/1
Korea/5/1
2007-06-08*
Owned
John Squires
United States
Brooklyn
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
May 2007*
Rating is only for Scandinavia: sea routelinks and a ferry action set this map apart from others. Although the sea routes cost 6 to build on they are in key areas as they connect parts of the board. Players will tend to take out more stock early on to build on the sea. You do not need the water routes to get from one end of the board to the other. If you choose the ferry action you can transport a cube from one sea-adjacent city to another (before, after or during the move phase). This is key to connecting to our your routes together for maximum payout. It's quite powerful and drives up the auction prices. The map is really tight with 4-players so you'll often see players using your well-placed links.
2007-05-17*
Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
flag msg tools
Orange County Board Gamers - come play games with us! http://www.ocbg.net
badge
Prince With A Thousand Enemies
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Oct 2009*
Played Scandinavia once and Korea once. Scandanavia: four may be the optimal number of players on this map. Watch out for players stealing cubes from your cities via the Ferry action. Korea: the twist on the demand creates an interesting variation on "standard" AoS thinking.
2014-06-16
Owned
Dan Freedman
United States
Apex
North Carolina
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2007*
Scandinavia - 7 - After 1 4er game, it was fun but the map was a little biased towards the southern areas and sea routes. Need to try again. After another play, think I'm dropping Scandinavia down from an 8 to a 7. Just doesn't seem to flow real well.
.
.
Korea - 10 - After 1 3er game. This may be my favorite map I've played thus far. Turns the goods delivery into a game unto itself. Recommend!!!
2012-12-06
Owned
Larry Chong
United States
Kendall Park
New Jersey
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2007*
Scandinavia is really tricky with the Ferry power - a really nice twist to AoS that's even nastier than the De-Urbanization power from the Ireland board. Korea is also an interesting twist - none of the cities have a fixed color, they are the color of whatever cube/good is in that city. Therefore, each city usually has multiple or changing colors as deliveries are made and cubes move off the city map. I like Scandinavia a great deal. Korea has an extra AoS randomness factor with the cubes always changing/rotating so I would only play it ideally with 3 (4 is okay).
2007-06-14*
Owned
Joakim Björklund
Finland
flag msg tools
Overtext?! We don't need no stinking overtext! Oh wait...
badge
Overtext?! We don't need no stinking overtext! Oh wait...
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jul 2008*
Scandinavia
13.8.2008: I like this map, although the "Move by sea"-action might be a bit too powerful. Works well with three players. Rating: 9
15.9.2008: Works with four players as well. But more than that is probably too many.

Korea
13.8.2008: I haven't played this map yet.
2009-10-23
Owned
Want To Play
Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Aug 2007*
Korea is very challenging. Especially with 6 players. This expansion ranks as one of my favorites. Of course, Moon/Mars is much more challenging. That is why Moon/Mars is ranked higher than the Korea/Scandinavia expansion.
2007-08-03*
Owned
Koert Debyser
Belgium
Brugge
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Sep 2007*
The Scandinavia map is excellent for three players. Not very forgiving. The ferry action is a nice addition and is ideal to grab cubes needed by other players! Played twice. ***** The Korea map is an interesting and unique expansion, ideal for four players. The movement rules make this a very special experience. Brainburner! Played once.
2010-07-26
Owned
pronoblem baalberith
United States
Pleasantville
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
designer
Is it just me or do my balls itch?
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Dec 2007*
9 for Scandinavia
2007-12-28*
Owned
Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jan 2008*
This makes a good game better for those that like brain busters.
both boards are good. I would rate korea as a 9.5 and scandinavia as a 8.5
2008-01-04*
Owned
Duarte Conceicao
Portugal
Carcavelos
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2010
The Korean map is very challeging and also a bit chaotic, so long time planners won't get along very well in this map. Altough it's very fun to play.

Scandinavia, a challenge for 3, or 4 players maximum in my opinion. The ferry action puts the game in a whole different perspective. It's also a map were I issue more shares than usual.
2008-05-22*
Owned
Ricardo Spinola
Portugal
Lisboa
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Apr 2015
Both good for 3 players.
2013-03-21
Owned
David G. Cox Esq.
Australia
Port Macquarie
NSW
flag msg tools
Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jun 2010
Scandanavia is a tough map with few cities and long spaces between them. Great game!
2010-06-21
Owned
Duncan Gibson
Lesotho
Maseru
msg tools
Will play any game... especially for wine or espresso.
badge
An Australian in Africa.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Jan 2011
Scandinavia: Slightly more chaotic than most maps, the Sea Move and tight connections from north to south can result in unpredictable results. (Dice rolls mean the cubes are all coming out south of the ferries and you're niot there? Hah, I'll just steal your cube then.)
Turn order bidding should have been more tense given the above, but wasn't necessarily so since the Sea Move is an EXTRA choice so there were plenty of worthwhile things to choose in a 4 player game.
Korea: Wow what a wacky game this can be. the colour of cities changes regularly opening up or closing connections and long routes. This makes building a solid, flexible network even more important in order to take advantge of new opportunities and to avoid being done over by your opponents. Good fun and very exciting!
2012-01-05
Owned
Michael Logan
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
My words literally betray me.
mbmbmbmbmb
9
May 2014
Need to play
2010-06-19
Owned
koen verstraete
Belgium
ruddervoorde
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
9
Sep 2011
9 : score for scandinavia. Difficult map to build, good extra option (move by sea).
2011-09-16
Christopher Clouser
United States
Brownsburg
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
8.9
Sep 2007*
For 1 play on Korea map. A brain burner of joy!!
2007-09-04*
Owned
Charles F.
Germany
Berlin
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8.5
Dec 2006*
I was very impressed by the Scandinavian map and it instantly became my favourite manner of playing AoS (followed by London and then Rust - haven't tried yet the others). The ferry move and varied geography add a lot to the game.

Now, I need to revise the above. Korea rules! Indeed, I don't want to miss the whole new dimension of changing demand irrespective of what map I'm playing on. Furthermore, especially the production and first move privileges become more popular and the goods movement phase is a lot more exciting!

I don't see this alteration making the game a brain-burner. Indeed, in our first Korea session, players didn't take any longer picking the goods they wanted to transport than with other variants.

Bottom line: Korea takes AoS to a whole new level. I very much recommend those enjoying AoS and seeking variety and new dimensions to the game. One of the best game expansions I've encountered.
2006-12-31*
Game On
United States
San Jose
California
flag msg tools
8.5
Sep 2014
I think the Korea map is outstanding. It really changes the game but keeps the AoS mechanics. Long term strategies may be tough and luck plays a part but who cares? It still plays great.
2009-12-28
Owned

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.