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Cole Wehrle
United States
Austin
Texas
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"Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation"
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8.5
Jul 2012
Love it.
2012-07-15
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Claudio
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Jul 2012
Really does everything an expansion should do - tweak the system and provide a different experience while still being true to the spirit of the game. Where Iberia was perhaps a bit too much of the same and Germany was too gamey, unstable, and not-slick, Netherlands finds a nice middle ground. A similarly clean ruleset but with a totally different dynamic outcome.
2012-07-13
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Beau Bailey
United States
Missoula
Montana
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Seriously, I'm a weasel.
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Sep 2012
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Edwin Nealley
United States
Ardmore
Pennsylvania
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7.25
Jun 2013
Nice! Easily the best of the (3) SNCF expansions, The Netherlands expansion tightens up the game significantly, works on a smaller board with a radically different setup, and changes the flavour but not the basic excellent feel and flow of the original.

By adding a component where completely exhausted railways bankrupt their 'least competitive' rivals, the pool of available cubes diminishes very rapidly.

This means the game flows to a quicker conclusion, without as much gamey trading and acquisition, and more focus on stock acquisition/value building.

Reserving an initial rating, but after a 1st play I'd guess this will likely exceed the original SNCF, which I also love.
2012-08-03
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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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Oct 2012
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Tiamat
United States
Plymouth
Minnesota
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4.5
Sep 2014
Bad enough that it made me question whether I actually like Paris Connection. (I do, thankfully.)

I don't like the map. The starting positions don't seem balanced, suggesting too strongly which railroads you should invest in. The northern half of the map doesn't seem to get touched. There is no Marseille ending condition to flirt with.

The rules tweak is that each time a railroad's train inventory is exhausted, the least-used railroad loses all its inventory. Effectively the game just ends once three railroads have been used up instead of five. But in the base game I think trying to figure out what to do with the railroads everyone has been ignoring is actually one of the most interesting parts of the game.
2013-10-12
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Ingo Griebsch
Germany
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Stephen Smith
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Wystan Benbow
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Stoneham
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Runs with scissors
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Vancouver
Washington
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The die is cast.
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Scott Smith
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Richard Pardoe
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Bradley Keen
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Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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Martin Stever
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Washington
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Mikko Saari
Finland
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Jon
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Pawel Skierczynski
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Stephane Brochu
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Outremont
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H Harengel
Germany
Greven
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Aaron N. Tubbs
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Steven Canning
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Dave Peters
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Belmont
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--Aug2012-- Added to the SNCF clamshell.
2012-08-14
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John Burt
Canada
Saskatoon
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Matthew Galer
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Guy Riessen
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Henrik K.
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Joshua Buergel
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Seattle
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J S
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Essen
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Michael Wotawa
Austria
Vienna
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Jeroen Doumen
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Christian Frank
Germany
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Tim Love
United Kingdom
Ipswich
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Nick Case
England
Epsom
Surrey
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Eseen 2012: yet to play
2012-10-25
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David Ruddat
Germany
Mülheim an der Ruhr
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