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Joe S
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Best map board?size, coloring, lack of pet peeves...

Best bits? Wooden, minis, or plastics?

If you could buy just one edition, which? Or will any do because there are no rule differences...?

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Jean Gagnier
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Some older versions, like my Waddingtons Games edition, do not have sufficient wooden pieces - although I enjoy them.

The best advice I can give you otherwise: look at the pictures. There are no significant rules differences (though some have variants for fewer players, or accommodation for shorter games - really, nothing that makes a particular edition necessary).

I play with my wooden custom board, with the Avalon Hill pieces and the Hasbro country markers. If I didn't have my custom board, I'd use the Waddingtons map - and certainly never the Avalon Hill one if I could avoid it. If I had to buy an edition, I'd just pick the cheapest.
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Marty M
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Personally, I would be happy to buy any edition. The game is about so much more than the map and pieces - I don't feel different components make a significant difference to one's experience playing this game.

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marty.
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The Gibson Games edition!

Because ugly colours tend to blind your opponents:






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The Games Research Inc edition.

Lovely large contoured map, wooden pieces.

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The version Fraser posted above is my favorite for playing.

Nice large and easily readable board, and the wooden pieces are more practical to use than the metal or plastic pieces or the cardboard chits.

My "favorite" board is the French language Descartes one. Early 90s I think. I just think it's a very pretty piece or art. I'll try to find a picture to add.
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Karlsen wrote:
The Games Research Inc edition.

Lovely large contoured map, wooden pieces.



Picked up this version today. Beautiful map and it gets cool points for bring 50 years old (51 really).
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l-hansen wrote:
The Gibson Games edition!

Because ugly colours tend to blind your opponents:








I grew up with this one. Love it, ugly as it is.
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I just bought the research edition, complete, for $8.99 + $10.55 Ship via ebay.

Great deal, I love topographical maps.


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