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Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
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10
Mar 2013
Not Played Yet
2010-12-31
Owned
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Games, games and more games!
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10
Aug 2014
Japan - an interesting new board, without radically changing the game.

Russia - nice twist with the power plant market. Fun map.
2010-12-01
Owned
paul green
United States
secane
Pennsylvania
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10
Jan 2011
Both maps are very fun to play on.
2011-05-16
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Thanaroj Vanasrisawasd
Thailand
Bangkok
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10
Jul 2014
700-20
2011-02-16
Owned
Vaughn Sandor
United States
Eastlake
Ohio
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10
Jun 2011
The Russia board was cool although I'm pissed at the missing connection cost from Moscow.
2011-06-07
Owned
Daniel Hedigan
United States
Barnegat
New Jersey
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10
May 2011
These two boards are the best variants so far. The Russian rule of eliminating the lowest plant if someone passes helps to speed up the game. Japan has a very interesting board. The two networks and different availability of the cities can make city building require more thought.
2012-02-25
Owned
Damian Evans
United States
Spokane
Washington
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10
Mar 2014
Based on Japan play. You can have two networks and all cities arent the cookie cutter 10/15/20. Makes connecting cities really interesting.
2011-08-13
Owned
Joe Potteiger
United States
Reading
Pennsylvania
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10
Oct 2014
It is probably splitting hairs, but the Russian map may be my favorite.
2014-06-20
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Alex Drazen
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2013
Second only to China/Korea, and perhaps Brazil, as "expert" maps.
2014-01-03
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Luke Meads
United Kingdom
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
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10
Feb 2013
2 player game on Japan was tough. But good fun nevertheless. Looking forward to Russia!
2013-02-15
Owned
Dick Hunt
United States
Ovid
Michigan
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10
Sep 2013
Purchased at favorite local game store. All things Power Grid are 10's. Especially love the Russian map.
2013-09-15
Owned
Richard Z
United States
Ridgewood
New York
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10
Jun 2014
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2014-08-12
Owned
David S
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10
Mar 2014
My favorite Power Grid maps
2014-03-21
Owned
J Chav
United States
Murray
Utah
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9.898
Jun 2011
Both Russia and Japan at a glace appear to be winners.

1.22.11 Russia was quite fun. Looking forward to future plays.
2011-09-09
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Tiago Duarte
Portugal
2870-122 Montijo
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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
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9.6
Aug 2012
Played Japan map: Expensive. Tight.
2012-08-31
Owned
Sheldon
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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9.5
Jan 2011
I quite like the Japanese map, it can be quite brutal, especially if you fail to snag a secondary starting point.

Russia is also interesting with the reduced power plant market.
2013-01-05
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Burster of Bubbles, Destroyer of Dreams.
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Just imagine the red offboard up here. I'll create it Real Soon Now...
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Yes, I know a proper 18XX tile should have a tile number.
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9.5
Dec 2010
The one free teleport + constrained start cities in Japan is a clever mechanic; this is an unfriendly map well-designed to break the players across the spine of the mountains.

Have not tried Russia yet.
2010-12-05
Owned
John Newall
United States
Lehi
Utah
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9.5
Sep 2012
Mike got us this as a thanks for Thursday night dinenrs and use of washing machine and dryer! 12/12/10
2010-12-13
Owned
Mark van den Boer
Canada
Richmond
BC
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9.5
Feb 2012
Japan: the resources here are the tightest of any map if you play with the standard deck of power plants. With the expansion power plants, a lot of the tension goes away.
2013-01-10
Owned
Shane
United States
Zeeland
Michigan
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9.5
Dec 2012
Japan: Makes a 3-player game enjoyable. There are many cities restricted to only 2 players and the second network both provide actual strategy to this aspect of the game with so few players.

Russia: Extremely fast game. The new power plant rule usually benefits the group as its more likely to remove the lowest plant than in the base game. Opposite of Japan, this makes the 6-player game more enjoyable. As EVERYONE is clamoring over one another.
2012-12-24
Owned
Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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9.1
Dec 2010
Only played Japan so far. The new map gives a little variation. I like the two networks, makes it possible to still have a chance if you get cornered in in one location. Felt like resource hogging was more important than other expansions I've played.
2010-12-03
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Ville Inkiläinen
Finland
Helsinki
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9
Feb 2014
Special market rules for Russia. In Japan players can have two networks.
2013-11-06
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Jérôme
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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9
Jan 2012
As Funkenschlag-fanboy it hurts me to say some negative about these maps, but to me this expansion is one huge missed opportunity to bring the esthetics to a new level.
What is wrong? Japan doesn't look like Japan and Russia doesn't look like Russia. Granted, both are very long countries and the solution to respectively cut off Hokkaido and put it next to Japan's mainland seems logical, and so is the decision to cut off much of Siberia. No cities to be found there, anyway. But the problem is that the recognizability of both countris is destroyed. The solution sounds as easy as exciting: make this a 6-fold board instead of a 4-fold. Imagine Japan in its full length, seahorse shape and Russia in its typical Mercator projection where the north is much more compressed. Als there'd be a spot for Wladiwostok and Magadan.
2010-10-24
Owned
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Brad N
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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9
Apr 2013
One play on the Russia map. It was fine, but didn't feel especially different than other maps.
2013-04-13
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Bradford Stokes
United States
Logan
Utah
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9
Dec 2010
Only played Russia. It was extremely fun, but has the potential to change the game dynamics to an extreme level. With the smaller market it is more likely that a higher level power plant can make it to the current market. Still fun and I hope for more future expansions.
2011-03-01
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