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Beau Bailey
United States
Missoula
Montana
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Why don't you believe me?
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Seriously, I'm a weasel.
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9.5
Sep 2011
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Mark Gerrits
Belgium
Leuven
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Feb 2012
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Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Powers:Coleridge:Milton: Faith...must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God.
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That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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7.7
Sep 2011
--Jul2011-- Added to the SNCF clamshell.
--Sep2011-- It's cool; the start-a-new-railroad mechanism is a nice delta on the base system. And the map is gloriously asymmetric. A very nice addition.
2011-09-11
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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7.5
Jan 2012
(Essen 2011 buy)
2011-10-25
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Brandon M
United States
Branchburg
New Jersey
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7.5
Oct 2012
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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One of Alabama 3's finest songs, especially the versions on the single this image is from...
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Sweet Pretty M*th*rf*ck*ng Country Acid House Music - All night long!
6.8
Jan 2012
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Claudio
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Dec 2011
Last year's Winsome Set contained the very lovely SNCF, recently released by Queen as Paris Connection. This year's set expands the game with two new maps, each with a some rules tweaks. So far, we've played the Germany map a couple of times and thoughts have been very mixed. There are some very significant rules tweaks on this one including no set starting cities and a very 'gamer-y' end-game condition where one needs to prove the impossibility of connecting to all the major cities.

Gameplay of the original is sleek, the strategies subtle, the experience quick and clean and invigorating. The Germany expansion is none of those things. It is simultaneously less delicate and much more fragile. The two major point clusters create very intense speculative booms that can sap a company of its ability to get places since cubes can be both shares and track. The boom can lead to pretty intense crashes as well - particularly around Koln/Essen - and cube management is at an even higher premium than the original.

Overall, I think expansions should maintain the soul of the original while changing the experience in a fundamental way. SNCF:G fails at maintaining the soul of the game, but succeeds in providing a very different - and quite rich - experience. It is, frankly, a different and - to my mind - slightly inferior game.
2011-12-25
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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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Oct 2011
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Ingo Griebsch
Germany
Bochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
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Costas
Canada
London
Ontario
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J S
Germany
Essen
North Rhine-Westphalia
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Cindy Nowak
United States
Kenosha
Wisconsin
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Scott Smith
United States
Madison
Alabama
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john guthrie
United States
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maryland
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Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
MS
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Bradley Keen
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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www.punkzter.blogspot.com
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It's a horse. On a chair.
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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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Chief EGG Head
United States
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Richard Pardoe
United States
San Ramon
California
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Grandville
Michigan
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Abdiel Xordium
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Edwin Nealley
United States
Ardmore
Pennsylvania
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Wystan Benbow
United States
Stoneham
Massachusetts
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Blazars are a special type of active galaxy that indirectly pay for my boardgame habit
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Life is good!
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John Brodin
United States
Plymouth
Massachusetts
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Patrick Korner
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Stop poking me! Ow! I mean it! That hurts!
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Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
California
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Mike Johnston
United States
Williamsburg
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Aaron N. Tubbs
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Norwalk
Connecticut
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Philip Johnson
United States
Boonville
Indiana
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The Honorable Mayor McCheese
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Windermere
Florida
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Jason Miller
Canada
Medicine Hat
Alberta
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Arden Nelson Jr.
United States
Ohio
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Mats Karlöf
Sweden
Stockholm
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Joshua Buergel
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Henrik K.
Finland
Helsinki
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H Harengel
Germany
Greven
Münsterland
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this geek loves strategy games
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Winsone Games 2011 Essen Set
2011-09-02
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Guy Riessen
United States
Sebastopol
California
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Jeff Sprandel
United States
Crofton
Maryland
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Martin Stever
United States
Bainbridge Island
Washington
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Masanori Mizuumi
Japan
Awaji-City
Hyougo-Ken
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Jon
United States
Edmond
Oklahoma
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Winsome
2011-09-07
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Kyle Nauman
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
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Winsome
2012-02-16
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Chuck Parrott
United States
Winnabow
North Carolina
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Nauman
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
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Michael Wotawa
Austria
Vienna
Vienna
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Steve Sartain
United States
Auburn
California
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Essen Spiel 2011 Collection
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Gregory Wyman
United States
Lawrenceville
Georgia
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Knut Krummnacker
Germany
Kürten
North Rhine-Westphalia
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James To My Friends
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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