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Toby Merida
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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10
Jun 2013
The 7-card Nations Expansion for The Manhattan Project allows each player to play the role of a real-world nation in the race to build the bomb!

Each card is essentially a "building" that is immune to Air Strikes and Espionage. This allows each nation to have its own unique ability throughout the game.
2012-03-22
Owned
Yu-Che Lin
Taiwan
Hsinchu
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10
Mar 2014
含擴1642入,全部2500出
2015-07-26
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Jed Lin
Taiwan
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10
Feb 2013
DIY
2015-07-30
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Jonathan Silvestri
United States
Connecticut
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10
May 2014
In my opinion, absolutely mandatory for the Manhattan Project. Just makes the game more thematic and I'm a huge fan of asymmetric powers
2014-06-10
Owned
Jerod Keryluik
Canada
Abbotsford
British Columbia
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10
Sep 2014
In the context of playing The Manhattan Project, its Nations Expansion IS a perfect 10: I always want to play tMP with this expansion and I expect this will never change. Outstanding!

As the idea of tMP is one of nations competing in a nuclear arms race, the Nations Expansion provides players a specific national identity. Each national identity is basically like having a starting building available that may never be occupied by enemy spies or damaged by bombing. The ability of these 'buildings' is themed to a historic action or stance taken by the country named on the card. These actions are quite well thought-out in terms of gameplay, but may take a moment to understand their connection to real-life events. For instance, U.S.A.'s ability to convert a bomber into cash took place following World War II when airlines like Pan Am bought bombers and converted them into airliners and Japan's ability to use fighters as bombers is the game's way of creating kamikaze pilots.

All this being said, the Nations Expansion doesn't alter gameplay at all, but adds more wonderful theme to The Manhattan Project. It is so simple to understand the national identity cards that they should be used even when introducing the game to new players.

This expansion should just be part of the base game in any future editions.
2014-09-28
Prev. Owned
Robert Bowlds
United States
Simi Valley
California
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9
Jan 2013
Have only used the nation cards once. It's interesting to have an additional ability that only I can use. Keep your filthy mitts of my buildings!!!
2013-01-09
Owned
Jeff Pratt
United States
Anacortes
Washington
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Just admit it already, Small World is not a fantasy wargame...it's a Mancala variant!
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9
Oct 2012
This little expansion adds unique player powers that are basically espionage proof building spaces, with the usual inputs and outputs. They work great and add a lot of flavor, although they really should have just been part of the original package.
2012-08-01
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Chad Weaver
United States
Denver
Pennsylvania
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9
Jul 2013
Excellent little addition
[BGG Store $5.00 May 2012]
2013-07-23
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Thanaroj Vanasrisawasd
Thailand
Bangkok
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9
Nov 2012
250-20
2012-10-27
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Andrew Staines
United Kingdom
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
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9
Dec 2012
This adds a lot to the game. I still feel that the points limit game ending mechanic could be nicer but in every other respect this game is fantastic!

Make sure you do your recall workers before others so that you can then take contractors before they do
2012-12-20
Aaron Frederiksen
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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9
Jul 2014
Pretty close to a perfect expansion. It's cheap and unobtrusive but manages to add fun and theme. Really improves the base game.
2014-07-16
Owned
Robbie O.
United States
Northwest Indiana
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It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.
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9
Sep 2013
Cheap, essential expansion. Adds great flavor to the game and probably should have been in the base game in the first place.
2013-09-15
Owned
Brian
United States
Grand Junction
Colorado
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9
Sep 2013
The nation special abilities are great flavor. Though China is a little OP.
2014-10-24
Owned
Vlastimil Mensik
Czech Republic
Praha 5
Praha
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9
Apr 2014
Self made. Micro expansion.
2015-06-01
Preordered
della bella lorenzo
Italy
Firenze
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9
Nov 2013
Lorenzo D.B.
2013-11-07
Owned
Bayden Hammond
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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9
Dec 2013
We never play the base game without these now. They are an essential thematic addition to one of my favourite games. I took one point off because the powers are a little unbalanced, but these cards are still a must-have for fans of the base game.
2013-12-09
Owned
United States
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9
Aug 2014
Sleeved
2015-03-13
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Ivan Ware
United States
Shreveport
Louisiana
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9
Dec 2013
Added permanent nation abilities. Minor affect on gameplay. Great flavor.
2013-12-22
Owned
robbin van biljouw
Netherlands
den oever
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9
Jan 2014
Adds more flavour and a tactical direction to focus on.
2014-01-24
Owned
Kapu Kapu
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9
Jan 2014
Must buy, makes the game so much funnier.
2014-01-27
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Mark Fuhrman
United States
Andover
Minnesota
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9
Jan 2015
Absolutely essential to the base game, in my opinion. Greatly increases the theme and flavor.
2015-05-02
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Wes Taylor
United States
McDonough
Georgia
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9
May 2014
I really enjoy the Nations cards. Each one lends itself to a specific game strategy that can keep things interesting. The addition of the cards also helps the game get started quicker as you already have a building space in the beginning.
2014-05-15
Owned
Katina Choovanski
United States
Branchburg
New Jersey
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9
Jun 2014
Almost a necessary expansion. Should have been in the base game. Gives each player a nation with a special power that is unique to them.
2014-06-14
Owned
Adam Van Pelt
United States
Texas
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Oct 2014
Adds interesting player powers, and I see no reason to ever play MP without the nations expansion. Some of the war-fare centered nations (I'm looking at you USA) can exascerbate the overpowered air strikes in 2p games, so I may make a habit of leaving them out.
2014-10-20
Owned
Nicole Byler
United States
Lewis Center
Ohio
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Jan 2015
Good little expansion.
2015-01-05
Owned
Nour Aly
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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8.5
Jun 2012
Adds a nice unique nudge to each person's strategy. I enjoy variable player powers, and these seem balanced
2012-06-26
Owned
Ari
United States
San Francisco
California
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Panem et Circenses
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8
Jun 2012
Necessary expansion. Adds variable powers to each players tableau.
2012-09-10
Owned
Laurent M
France
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8
Jun 2012
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2012-04-11
Owned
I will not rest until Biblios is in the Top 100. - Steve Oksienik
United States
Howell
Michigan
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Well I been watchin' while you been coughin, I've been drinking life while you've been nauseous, and so I drink to health while you kill yourself and I got just one thing that I can offer... Go on and save yourself and take it out on me
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8
Apr 2012
An anniversary present for my wife and I. 4/5/12
2012-04-09
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Ken Dilloo
United States
Bothell
Washington
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What? You make with the funny stuff?
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I don't feel tardy.
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8
Dec 2013
These add a ton of flavor. Some are better than others, and many will want to start at even, but just a great addition, giving some variable power by shaping your tactics early.
2013-12-15
Owned
Evil Bob
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8
Aug 2012
I always use this expansion, as it provides for asymmetrical player abilities.
2012-12-17
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Mike B
Netherlands
Utrecht
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8
Nov 2013
Fun little extra. Can't see why it isn't included in the basic game.
2012-04-21
Michael Zehnal
United States
Granville
Ohio
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Raising money to end cancer because those with cancer have better things to do.
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I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body.
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8
Jun 2012
A great expansion. Adds value to the game with virtually no complexity.
2012-06-08
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Dan Poe
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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8
Jun 2012
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2013-01-05
Mark Sautman
United States
Evans
Georgia
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8
Aug 2014
Nations gives each player a unique special ability which adds some variety to the games.
2014-08-29
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Matthew Bearden
United States
birmingham
Alabama
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8
Apr 2013
A unneeded addition but i love it.
2013-06-11
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Dan
United States
Emeryville
California
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8
Feb 2013
This is a good expansion that adds some flavor to each player. It's not strictly necessary to play, but it's nice to have the option.
2013-02-22
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C
United States
Sun Prairie
Wisconsin
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8
Jan 2013
Print & Play (self made)
2012-12-27
Owned
Rocke Serrano
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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8
Jul 2015
Great mini-expansion adding asymetrical player powers.
2014-12-09
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Trevor Kindree
Canada
Waterdown
Ontario
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8
Jul 2013
it's not even an option, I really enjoy Manhattan project, and this is a required addin.
2014-11-12
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John Newall
United States
Lehi
Utah
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8
Oct 2014
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2013-09-05
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James Butler
United Kingdom
Glasgow
Scotland
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8
Jul 2013
Very nice addition to the core game - providing a touch of individuality that adds a little more strategy to the mix. I only wish each Nation had a set condition the meeting of which would earn a load of points.
2013-07-11
Prev. Owned
Austria
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8
Jul 2013
This mini expansion adds very little to the game mechanically, but I love the feel of it. The nation cards give every player a unique ability. The abilities are powerful enough to matter, but don't make the game unbalanced.

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2014-03-26
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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8
Aug 2013
This is a nice small little addition that assigns an actual nation to each player. Each nation has its own special power which adds a nice little bit of variance to the game. I'm not sure if they are all balanced yet but the concept is a neat one that makes it both a little more thematic and interesting.
2013-08-01
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Glenn B
United States
Bedford
Massachusetts
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8
Jun 2014
I love Nations. I always use these cards.
2014-07-13
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James Moline
United States
Tampa
Florida
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8
Oct 2013
These role are awesome. Each player having their own special ability is one of my favorite mechanisms in games and this adds it to the Manhattan Project game for a very affordable price. Plus, even if you get the Second Stage expansion, this little deal is the only way to get countries like the U.S.
2014-02-25
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Andy
United States
Seattle
Washington
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8
Oct 2013
Great expansion. I love the feel of the different nations and how well it works mechanically.
2013-10-01
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Anna Metreveli
Russia
Moscow
n/a
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8
Dec 2013
Great expansion. It adds just a little bit of a flavour.
2013-11-25
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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8
Nov 2013
Excellent addition!
2013-11-29
Björn Hansson
Sweden
Bromma
Stockholm
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8
May 2014
Adds some nice thematic flavour.
2015-02-09
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