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Anto Mano
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10
Feb 2013
Sheer genius of game design. An absolutely brilliant approach to utilizing the physicality of the board game. Manipulating the strings is incredibly engaging. The game is a shining example of elegance, too: String Railway allows very intricate (while still accessible to anyone) strategic and tactical manipulations with only a couple of paragraphs of rules governing them – the intricacy is in the physicality which is perfectly intuitive. From the design perspective – one of the best board games in existence!
2013-02-01
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Xaime Recio
Spain
Manzanares el Real
Madrid
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10
Jun 2015
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Mark Gerrits
Belgium
Leuven
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9
Nov 2010
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Mike Banks
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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9
Jul 2013
Great fun!! Fast, easy to teach, strategy & tactics -- and just silly fun
2013-07-21
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Mikko Saari
Finland
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http://www.lautapeliopas.fi/ - the best Finnish board game resource!
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9
Nov 2010
This game is tiny! I was expecting a bigger box. However, the box is packed full of fun and joy. Amazing. I love the game.

The two-player game is surprisingly good.

Enthusiastic.
2011-12-17
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Chris Darden
United States
Lake Saint Louis
Missouri
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9
Apr 2011
Love this game, it's quick and easy to explain, and a ton of fun to play. My new favorite filler.
2010-11-26
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Michael Lessard
Canada
Breakeyville
Quebec
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9
Feb 2011
Owned
Finland
20100 Turku
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All reality is a game. Physics at its most fundamental, the very fabric of our universe, results directly from the interaction of certain fairly simple rules, and chance; the same description may be applied to the best, most elegant and both intellec
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and aesthetically satisfying games. By being unknowable, by resulting from events which, at the sub-atomic level, cannot be fully predicted, the future remains malleable, and retains the possibility of change, the hope of coming to prevail; victory.
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9
Dec 2012
A very different, very fun train game.
2013-03-28
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Ville Saari
Finland
Hämeenlinna
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9
Jul 2011
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August Larson
United States
Sandy
Utah
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9
Jan 2013
I think this is a wonderful game, my wife hates it. So it doesn't get much play
2014-09-14
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Scott Hacker
United States
Elmhurst
Illinois
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9
Dec 2013
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Justin van der Merwe
United Kingdom
Woking
Surrey
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9
Mar 2013
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Megan Smith
United States
Bluffdale
Utah
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9
Sep 2013
Light, fun, fast, and an interesting mess of a "board" by the time you're finished.
2013-01-05
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Andreas Timmann
Germany
Hamburg
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9
Mar 2014
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Frances McGregor
Canada
The Pas
Manitoba
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9
Jan 2014
I love this game. It tickles all the right parts of my brain. It's so much fun to figure out the best way to maximize points, and it's neat to see the "board" at the end of the game, sprawling across the table.
2014-01-06
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Erik R.
United States
New York
NY
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9
Nov 2013
It's not the most intellectually challenging game, nor the most emotionally stimulating game, nor does its theme light (normal) people up with a desire to play - but it's a game you play with string, and that novelty will charm the pants off of a lot of people. I'm not saying you're soulless if you don't adore this game, but you might want to double-check anyhow.
2014-07-29
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Romain Maillart
France
Annecy
France
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9
Jan 2014
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Vasco Sp.
Germany
Düsseldorf
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9
Aug 2014
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Megan Krow
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9
May 2015
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Josh Laison
United States
Salem
Oregon
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8.5
Mar 2015
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Josh Jenkins
United States
Bowling Green
KY
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Hunky-dory.
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8.5
May 2013
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Andrew Powell
United States
West Columbia
South Carolina
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8.5
Mar 2014
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Juggling Mike
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8.5
Aug 2013
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Robert Sell
United States
Stevens Point
Wisconsin
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8.5
Feb 2014
This has been a wow game for me. I enjoy how the game looks at the finish. The rules are pretty straight forward and the scoring has been tight.
2014-02-12
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Alexander Urban
Germany
52074 Aachen
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8.3
Apr 2013
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Manan Thakkar

Massachusetts
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8.3
Aug 2014
This game is surprisingly more cut-throat and aggressive than I thought one could ever be while playing with string.
2014-08-14
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Andrew Rothfuss
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8.3
Mar 2015
Draw and place a station card. Place your railway string and get points for the stations you touch. That's the rules in under 100 characters!
2015-02-11
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James To My Friends
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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8.25
Nov 2010
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David Kegg
United States
Batavia
Ohio
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8.2
Apr 2014
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Doug Martin
Scotland
Lanarkshire
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8.1
Nov 2010
Fab game, as long as you play it on the carpet rather than a slidey surface...!
2010-12-16
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Simon Lundström
Sweden
Täby
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Come, come, all children who love fairy tales.
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8
Feb 2012
Cool toyish train game where you place strings on tthe table to represent your train lines. Stations are small tiles which you try to connect with the strings, and they're worth a various amount of points and may have a player (company) limit. As the strings move a bit, this can't be played extremely competitively, but it's a very cool game.
2010-10-26
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Mika V
Finland
Tampere
Pirkanmaa
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8
Aug 2011
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Bruce Bridges
United States
Los Altos
CA
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8
Jul 2011
Home made version using mason tiles with labels applied plus different colored shoe strings.

Played once two player. Wow. What a fun game that can have its tactical moments. Very functional game that is quite different than your typical Euro, train game. String is where it's at.
2011-01-20
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Anthony Boydell
United Kingdom
Newent. Glos
Unspecified
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8
Oct 2010
Odd but fun
2010-10-23
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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8
Nov 2010
One of these little gems I brought home from Essen 2010. Great fun in a small box!
2010-11-04
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ian smith
Scotland
Glasgow
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8
Oct 2010
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John Mitchell
United Kingdom
Enfield
Middlesex
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8
Dec 2010
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Charlie Paull
United Kingdom
Nailsworth
Gloucestershire
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8
Oct 2010
Owned
That is not Depeche but rather
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Grandville
Michigan
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Jan 2011
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Kevin Mc Gowan
United Kingdom
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Nov 2010
I love the simplicity of the physical mechanics. You lay pieces of string according to a set of simple rules, however as the game progresses the playing area gets tighter and tighter. I think this is a brilliant game.
2010-11-01
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TOKYO Heartbroken
England
York
North Yorkshire
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8
Nov 2010
Extremely simple and quick, but remarkably novel mechanism. it does what it says on the tin. Top fun and mischievous.
2010-11-06
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Mike Mayer
United States
Arcadia
California
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Jun 2015
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Peter Armstrong
United Kingdom
Hove
Sussex
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8
Nov 2010
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Willy Mertens
Germany
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Nov 2010
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Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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Dec 2010
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Stephen Tavener
United Kingdom
London
England
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8
Nov 2010
Now THAT's what I call a railway game!
Best played on a rough surface to stop the strings from moving.
2010-11-19
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Wystan Benbow
United States
Stoneham
Massachusetts
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Life is good!
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Nov 2011
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Tim Love
United Kingdom
Ipswich
Suffolk
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8
Nov 2010
Although I expected this to be more of a gimmick than a game, it is actually a very good network expansion game. Plays just as well with 3 or 5.
2010-12-07
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Vlad Balica
Romania
Bucuresti
Bucuresti
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8
Dec 2012
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Dennis Egbers-Schoger
Germany
Braunschweig
Lower Saxony
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8
Oct 2014
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