Paris Connection - Video review (in Finnish) and written summary (in English) Subscribe sub options
Posted: 2012-09-30
Category: Review
Language: Finnish
Tuomo Pekkanen
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Paris Connection was introduced to me when it was just SNCF. It was ugly as you can get but fun, light and fast train game.

Now we have Paris Connection that has production values that are really almost too good. The cardboard in every component (even the box) is thick and nice, the wooden trains are funny and well done... Even the rules are great and short. It weights a ton to carry this around and that is not a good thing (in comparison to the Winsome games version)

But the game? It won the "adult game of the year 2012" award in Finland. I think it should had been in the "family game" category since it is so simple to play (but still you need games to master it). Actually I think Paris Connection is easier than two of the "family games" that were in the Finnish "finals" (Africana and Enigma).

PC plays fast with 3-6 players since you only have two options to do, either you give away one stock/train from you and take two other colored trains/stock to yourself OR you build 1-5 pieces of track/trains for one of the companies/colors...

It sounds confusing but you have to balance and optimize what company to build and own and when to build/buy the company. The game ends when all but one of the six companies/colors run out of trains/stock or someone builds tracks to Marseille.

I like Paris Connection and you can easily play a couple of games in a row if you don't lose your mind putting the trains back to the company-boards (that takes a while).
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