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Martina Fries
Sweden
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10
Jan 2003*
easy and so much fun!
2003-01-18*
Stefanie Summerer
United States
Hamden
Connecticut
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10
Mar 2003*
What a fun game to play with the whole family! I would recommend ignoring the rule where you move the "train track of doom" two squares away from the person who's loosing after the third turn though. This just seems unfair!
2003-03-24*
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Chris Jachimowicz
United States
Topton
Pennsylvania
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10
Aug 2003*
One of the best games to hook non-game players. This was a favorite with the office lunch crowd.
2003-08-24*
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Mike Simmonds
Singapore
Singapore
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10
Oct 2004*
Any game I can play with my son (4) and my daugther (6), and have a great time, I give a Ten. Maybe when we all get older it may go to the shelf. But if you play it more than 50 times and have fun everytime, it is worth it. We have played about 30+ so far.... Still fun.
2004-10-10*
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niels s
Netherlands
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10
Apr 2005*
It's simple, it's fast, and it has some pretty good strategy. I just like it, a lot.
2005-04-03*
Toby Roworth
United Kingdom
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May 2006*
this is a good, quick game, perfect for playing on BrettSpielWelt when your board, with nothing to do
2006-05-31*
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Greg Aleknevicus
Canada
Victoria
BC
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Dec 2006*
Track-laying distilled to its absolute core. You need to enjoy laying track and making connections, because that's pretty much all you do in TransAmerica.

Although there's lots of interaction, there's no aggression -- you cannot in any way hurt your opposing players. (You can, however, help certain players and that's where the interaction comes in.)

Don't pay attention to those saying TransAmerica is random -- they're wrong. Yes, there's a healthy dose of luck, but there's much more skill involved than you would think and better players will win most of the time. The key is learning to play your opponents as much as you play the board. How can they help you? How can you avoid helping them? What cities can you leave for others to connect? Which ones will you have to connect yourself?
2014-11-25
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Chris Fenwick
United States
New Jersey
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10
Jul 2007*
Picked this game up on a whim... I used to like Ticket to Ride and games like so I thought this one might be nice. NICE?! It's stinking amazing!!! This game is more fun than I could have ever imagined. It's as fun with 2 as it is with 6. Rules are simple, just on a single page, the map is beautiful, the box is portable. You can play it for 20 minutes and move on, but most of the time we play it for hours and hours. Love it. The rating is not for the depth (the game play is rather shallow), it's for the amount of time we want to play it. Throw Ticket to Ride in the trash (sorry, Alan!), and just keep this. So much more satisfying with so much less time investment.
2007-07-03*
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Dan Crawford
United States
Washington
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Oct 2007*
Gotta love a game that's simple enough to have only one page of rules, but complex enough to require strategic thinking.
2007-10-30*
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Joerg Schaefer
Germany
Frankfurt
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10
Jan 2009*
The one game I have played the most. About 100 games on Brettspielwelt and another 100 on another boardgame site.

There's much more to this game than it seems on the first sight. Luck plays some role but with the right strategy you can twist chances a lot to your favour. Plays quickly and is easy to explain. The perfect gateway game.
2008-02-03*
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Steve Oliver
United States
Alameda
California
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10
Dec 2007*
Scales so well from 2 to 6 players. Prefer this slightly to TransEuropa but glad to play both. One of the best gateway games out there, and also a wonderful 30-minute game.
2007-12-28*
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David Wilcox
United States
Boulder
Colorado
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10
Apr 2008*
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Rail game where all track is common and you try to connect your cities first.
2014-05-08
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Richard Karlsen
Norway
Stavanger
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10
Feb 2009*
I got the worst conbo ever... again!
2009-02-17*
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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10
Jan 2010
Great simple game. The Vexation expansion gives it enough strategy to be a great starter game with tons of interaction. Plays quick and is over fast.
2009-05-12
Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Nov 2012
my parents bought this after playing 2 games. Woah! Although it seems like the scoring could be handled just a bit different, if you think you are playing with people of varying skill. Lots of fFun.
2010-08-30
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patrick stevens
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Jul 2009*
Though this game is simple and quick, it is always fun. There are so many tactical choices that the play keeps you engrossed even when it is not your turn. I like the way it is played in rounds, so usually everyone has the feel of winning. Just a great little game. Sometimes simple is better, and this one nails it.
2010-03-07
chet carmody
United States
Florida
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10
Mar 2010
How can something this simple be so compelling?
2010-03-08
eric hogan
United States
Salem
Oregon
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10
Mar 2010
Unbelievably fun for how simple it is.
2010-03-12
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10
Jan 2012
10/10: this game is so simple and only takes 30 minutes,everybody likes it. I mean: everybody ! After a long day of gaming I always like to end with this one. It's a fast game and not to difficult.
2011-12-31
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Henna .
Finland
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10
Dec 2012
A very good game but you need six players. I'd rate it 7 with five players. It's slightly boring (5) with four, and I wouldn't play it with less.
2015-03-27
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Tom Eigelsbach
United States
Greenbelt
Maryland
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10
Aug 2014
Simple railroad game, shorter and easier than Ticket to Ride, but much different game, easy to learn, and great for kids. Simple enough to be considered a filler game, to play in between intense games; yet if you play with the 'Vexation' expansion's colored tracks (which came included with my copy), there's a lot more strategy as you can place your three special tracks strategically to gain a tempo or two over your opponents.
2014-12-02
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Fred Shugars
United States
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9.5
Nov 2012
Very fast. Even the kids can play. Feels like there's a lot of luck, but there actually isn't. Especially with any players it's all about reading the others intentions, making sure they do your building.
2003-12-03*
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Sunny Fox
Canada
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Ontario
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9.5
Apr 2004*
Light and simple, but the group absolutely adores it. Had to buy spare decks of cards!
2004-04-07*
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Matt Armstead
United States
New Brighton
Minnesota
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9.5
Jan 2008*
Played a lot.

This has become our defacto evening closer for our group. This also comes out when we need a game to play with non-gamers.
2008-01-26*
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sal ubrious
Canada
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9.5
Jan 2009*
This was a very good game! It was nice because it was nice quick and easy compared to other games like Ticket To Ride which is long and diffecult
2009-01-25*
Frank Peters
Ireland
Cork
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9.5
Jan 2010*
Total Plays >100

I think this game is truly outstanding. This is the only game that my wife and daughter enjoy playing, since there is little or know conflict. At the same time, I really enjoy playing. The luck element is significant, but this is not all bad, since it means that more people will have the opportunity to win. My largest complaint about the game is the poor quality of the cards.
2011-03-12
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Let's Play Two!
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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9.5
Apr 2015
Excellent, light gateway game - open the box for the first time and in 5 minutes you're on your way. Went over very well with my 8 y.o., though we played only the basic game so far. I suspect the vexation addition will help the game once my son feels comfortable with the basic rules. Good game - need to explore further.

Edit: Played with vexation which definitely improved the game. Also, bumping up my rating a notch -- this game is a snap to teach to non-gamers and the ones I've introduced it to all wanted to know more about "these games we've never heard of before".
2010-06-05
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Hendrik Kirchner
Germany
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9.5
Mar 2011
Very easy - very good!
2011-03-18
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Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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9.4
Dec 2004*
great fast games that everyone likes to play (or at least people i play with), beter than ticket to ride IMO.
2004-12-27*
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Joseph Peterson
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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9.3
Jun 2015
Man, I must have a thing for train games. It seems to never matter how the game plays, it's all about those trains. That being said, TransAmerica is awesome. I really love it. It's super relaxed and watching the rails grow across the board is really good fun. It doesn't quite reach the greatness of Ticket to Ride (in my opinion), but man, it certainly comes close. Excellent game.
2015-06-28
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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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9
Jan 2003*
An almost perfect filler. Lovely.
2003-01-01*
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David Cortright
United States
los altos
California
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9
Jan 2003*
This one is a keeper. It's the best light game in my collection. The mechanism of giving each player a city in each section of the board to connect keeps things relatively even while allowing for a bit of random luck.
2003-01-04*
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Richard Garfield
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Apr 2003*
This game is spectacular for non gamers.
2003-04-16*
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Paul Sauberer
United States
Hendersonville
Tennessee
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9
Mar 2009*
Light, but fun. Scales well for different numbers of players. A great game to introduce to non-gamers.
2003-06-12*
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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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Aug 2006*
Despite many complaints that the strategic depth of this maxes out quickly, I find this has had a great deal of longevity and remains fun despite the relative ease with which many people seem to think they can find the optimal strategy.
2006-08-12*
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Jukka Kulovuori
Finland
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Jul 2003*
9 coss i like easy games and fast games. Why? coss this ginda games y can play whit girls and that is always A HUGE bonus.
2003-07-09*
pol llovet
United States
Bozeman
Montana
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9
Oct 2003*
excellent game.
2003-10-07*
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Robert Alexander
United States
Winchester
Massachusetts
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9
Dec 2003*
Simple, fun game that anyone can play.
2003-12-24*
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Moomer Gamer
Belgium
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9
Nov 2006*
Quick, easy, fun and slightly addictive game.
2006-11-01*
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W. Eric Martin
United States
Apex
North Carolina
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Jul 2006*
Great game for those new to Eurogaming. You can explain the rules in under five minutes, and almost see them catching on as the first round progresses. Plays well with any number from 2-6, although the four-player game can be harsh since all the cities will be in play, but you may not be able to piggyback to outliers like Boston and El Paso.
2006-07-24*
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Marty Snow
United States
Boulder
Colorado
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9
Mar 2004*
Plays very fast and is popular with non-gamers. Excellent filler.
2004-03-22*
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Rüdiger Dorn
Germany
Nürnberg
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Jan 2014
a nearly perfect family game
i like the semi-cooperative constructing of the railroad network
2014-01-02
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Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
MS
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9
May 2004*
There is just something about trains and route connecting that I really love. Take that and throw it into a game that takes no time to teach and little time to play and you have a game I'm going to enjoy.
2004-05-14*
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Jeff Spencer
United States
Marquette
Michigan
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9
Nov 2004*
Simple train game that starts off slowly, and quicly comes to an end once lines are connected. Quick and easy intro for non-gamers, which is always a plus.
2012-11-03
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John Hartnup
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
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9
Dec 2004*
I really enjoy this. I love its simplicity, and for that reason I prefer it to the (only marginally more complex) Ticket to Ride. This makes me abnormal, apparently.
2004-12-16*
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Mauricio Gibrin
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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9
Sep 2006*
Excellent filler, great for introducing games to non-gamers.
2006-09-13*
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David Lewis
United States
Tarboro
North Carolina
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9
May 2005*
Fast-paced and fun. I love railroad games, and this is one of my favorites, along with Union Pacific.
2005-05-31*
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oystein eker
Norway
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sola
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9
Jul 2005*
everyone loves this filler
2005-07-20*
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Bert Claes
Belgium
Sint Niklaas
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Aug 2005*
Especially interesting with variants and wine
2005-08-27*
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Michael Simitz
United States
Linden
New Jersey
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Sep 2005*
Light, but great fun. Good gateway game as well.
2005-09-13*
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