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Manuel Siebert
Germany
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May 2007*
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Adrien Dessemond
Canada
Quebec City
Quebec
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Apr 2008*
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Seamus Doyle
United States
South Carolina
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Oct 2008*
Volker Nattermann
Germany
Hadamar
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Jun 2009*
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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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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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Aug 2010
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Mike Pranno
United States
Chardon
Ohio
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Dec 2014
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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Jul 2014
Great expansion map.
2011-06-17
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Mike Bazynski
Poland
warsaw
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Jan 2008*
extremely chaotic and hard to figure out what can go where, but worked out better than I was afraid of.
2008-01-06*
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Anttoni Huhtala
Finland
Espoo
Uusimaa
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7
Apr 2008*
the board is way too messy for my taste
2008-04-04*
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♪ Isaäc Bickërstaff ♫
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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Entropy Seminar:
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The results of a five yeer studee ntu the sekund lw uf thurmodynamiks aand itz inevibl fxt hon shewb rt nslpn raq liot.
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7
Jul 2009*
Tight, tight, tight. There's not TOO too much new in the game that requires a new way of thinking, but the shares are going to rise up a lot less quickly than one wold expect. Plus, the -5 points per share at the end of the game is going to hit players HARD if they don't plan for them. My biggest complaint is that the hexes need to be larger, and there needs to be an easier way for the players to see and analyze the demand of the cities. Otherwise, this is a nice map, despite the inherent chaos of seven players involved in the same game.

1 play: 7 players
2007-11-27*
Owned
John Palagyi
United States
Hebron
Kentucky
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Nov 2008*
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Uwe Cortz
Germany
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7
Mar 2009*
Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Apr 2010
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Oliver Biesler
Germany
Frankfurt/ Main
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Jan 2012
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Malachi Brown
United States
Hermitage
TN
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It's turtles all the way down.
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“Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself.”
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Jan 2012
This is a weird map. It's a little chaotic for me, and the number of players required makes it hard to get this one to the table.

1 play, 7 players.
2007-05-28*
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Rick Keuler
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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May 2007*
Interesting expansion map for the challenging base game, Age of Steam. There's a lot going on in a small area and it can be kind of difficult to keep track of what good is going where and who can do what where on the map. That said, the map adds some interesting role mechanisms to the game. The problem is that with seven players, and a tight area to work with, it all feels sort of chaotic.
2007-05-28*
Ville Inkiläinen
Finland
Helsinki
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Feb 2011
For larger player counts (5-7).
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Scott Petersen
United States
St. Louis Park
Minnesota
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Sep 2008*
Nightmare to keep things straight during play. The concept is interesting, but it's just plain difficult to play. I did like how it plays so much differently than many AoS maps.
2008-06-10*
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Dietmar Stadler
Germany
Brackenheim
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Aug 2011
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(Jimi) Miguel Fuertes
Spain
León
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Mar 2011
Preordered
Michael Webb
United States
Western Mitten
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Oct 2010
This is an innovative map, and I admire the effort to actually put together an expansion that works with 7 players. The Netherlands features a lot of different rules including very restrictive share issuing, a whole bunch of different special roles, and, perhaps most interestingly, a variable city colour set-up which is accomplished by having a special sub-map adjacent to the board which has goods cubes randomly drawn onto it at the beginning of the game, whatever colour the cube is ends up being the colour of the city, though there is also a role which allows one player to switch two cities. Also, rather importantly, the goods growth is completely changed in this, as cities reload to the number shown via random draw at the end of each round, which means there are always a tonne of goods on the map at the start of each round.

Now, we played this with 5, which is the minimum scale, and I really don't recommend it for that number. Track was reasonably congested early, but the goods were not, at all, and they remained lax throughout the game. Because of the way the cities load back up each round, I think the only real competition for goods could possibly occur at the 7 scale, a number of people which I am not likely to have for AoS anytime soon. Another aside too, the city colour chart thing works, but I was very glad that we had a set of coloured cylinders from Elfenland on hand to put onto the cities to mark their colour on the actual map instead of having to rely on the chart, because it was bad enough with that set-up, mainly because of how congested all of the player markers and goods cubes get.

Overall, I wouldn't mind playing it again, but I would probably only suggest it with at least 6 and preferably 7 players because of the growth mechanic, and I definitely recommend having cylinders or something to physically mark the city colours on the map proper.
2007-06-20*
Kevin Horovitz
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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Apr 2007*
David Wiens
United States
Lakeville
Minnesota
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Jan 2009*
The map I learned AOS on. What was I thinking? I can see the greatness of AOS in here, but it was very difficult to tell what the heck was going on.
2008-02-10*
Joshua Miller
United States
Holland
Michigan
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Sep 2007*
Played once with five players. The bottomless supply of goods cubes makes it too easy to ship your maximum locomotive distance each turn. I also thought there were too many good roles to choose from. Finally, the "build one link regardless of length" rule is a bad idea, encouraging a player with extra cash to build a comical snaking loop-de-loop in the north for extra points. Perhaps track should not count toward victory in this version? The board may play better with the full seven players, but I don't think it deserves a second chance with so many better maps available.
2007-09-23*
Karl Rainer
Canada
Nanaimo
BC
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John Bohrer
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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Ed Meiburg
Germany
Niesgrau
Unspecified
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
United States
Mountain View
California
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Simon
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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Jeph Stahl
Canada
Grimsby
Ontario
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boardgamebrewer.wordpress.com
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Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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As I live here, I can justify an expansion to AoS.
2007-04-05*
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Kim Jeong Kyu
South Korea
Dae-jeon
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Jon
United States
Edmond
Oklahoma
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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As Above, So Below
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My books are forgeries. Nobody wrote them. - Philip K. Dick
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Oliver Grimm
Germany
Elsdorf
NRW
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J
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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Michael Heißing
Germany
50968 Köln
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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!
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Nathan Beddes
United States
CARY
NC
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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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--Apr2007-- Received in Spielbox magazine. Nice.
2007-04-11*
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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Robert van Dalen
Netherlands
Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
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Suzan
Netherlands
Enschede
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Spielbox
2009-09-24
Owned
Mikael Andersson
Sweden
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Pour le Mérite
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Brückenlegegerät BLG 60M2
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Justyna Fagas
Poland
Wagrowiec
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Spielbox
2007-06-02*
Owned
For Trade
Olivier REIX
France
Grenoble
Unspecified
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Andy Leighton
England
Peterborough
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Patrick OBrien
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Chief EGG Head
United States
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Lajos
Japan
Hachiouji
Tokyo
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