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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
Owned
koen verstraete
Belgium
ruddervoorde
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9
Oct 2011
Best map until now. Played the three games in a row : Paris Connection, then Iberia and at last Germany. The Germany map was the best until now because of the free choice to start.
2011-10-22
Renaat Delhaye
Belgium
Eernegem
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8
Oct 2011
Mark Gerrits
Belgium
Leuven
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8
Feb 2012
Owned
Daniel Aguiar Espínola
Brazil
Brasília
Distrito Federal
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8
Mar 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
Owned
Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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7.5
Jan 2012
(Essen 2011 buy)
2011-10-25
Owned
Brandon M
United States
Branchburg
New Jersey
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7.5
Oct 2012
Owned
Breno K.
Brazil
Brasília
Distrito Federal
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7
Aug 2011
Willing to play it to try to understand it, but after one match I have no idea WTF happened.
2011-08-22
Tagore Nakornchai
United Kingdom
Fulham
London
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7
Jul 2013
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
Owned
Claudio
United States
Portland
Oregon
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6
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
Owned
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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6
Oct 2011
Owned

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