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Barry Coote
United Kingdom
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10
Feb 2005*
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John Michalski
Belgium
Namur
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10
Sep 2005*
Great extensions to a great game; the Korean map is really different, and the Scandinavian map is challenging.
2005-09-08*
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Eran Eldar
United States
Highlands Ranch
Colorado
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10
Sep 2005*
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Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
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10
Mar 2006*
This expansion has a brilliant new map: Korea. The change to "generic" gray cities which accept deliveries only of the color cubes they currently have adds a level of play to the standard game. An easy 10.

The other map: Scandinavia is not as good. But it is a decent 3 player game map--4 players seems unduly restrained. It adds a Ferry action to allow some of the water to be crossed. Probably a 9 overall.

Overall the package is a 10.
2006-03-15*
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Detlef Jakob
Germany
Köln
NRW
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10
Aug 2006*
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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10
Sep 2006*
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Champion Eternal
Malaysia
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10
Sep 2006*
Korea-nice dynamic map. Since the demand for goods vary with the availability of goods, the strategy for building new tracks for this map differs from other maps. Good for 4 players
2006-09-24*
Owned
Sunshine NG
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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10
Jul 2009*
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C Sandifer
United States
Lutherville
Maryland
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10
Nov 2009*
Scandinavia:

I have a soft spot for Scandinavia because I earned my very first Age of Steam win on this map. It was my second game of AoS, and from then on I knew that I loved the system.

A great three-player map, touch-and-go with four, and insane with five.

Korea:

The most unpredictable of the expansion maps, as cube-clogged cities force shorter deliveries and you never can tell when a "lucky" production roll will add a cube to an intermediate city that turns your 6-link delivery into a paltry 1- or 2-link delivery.

Still a good time.
2011-11-27
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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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10
Mar 2010
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LEMAY Bertrand
France
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Oct 2011
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John Roach
United Kingdom
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
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10
Jan 2014
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Loïc Vinet
France
Paris
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Sep 2013
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Christopher Fritel
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
Sep 2014
Scandinavia: "Difficult", Best:3-4, OK: 5-6
Korea: "Difficult", Best:3-4, OK: 5-6
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2014-10-06
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United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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10
Jan 2015
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Ludovic GIMET
France
SAINT JUST D'AVRAY
France
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9.5
Apr 2005*
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Jussi Pirinen
Finland
Helsinki
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9.5
Oct 2009*
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Mike Westphal
Germany
Bargeshagen
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Aug 2009*
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CORWYN59 .
France
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9.5
Nov 2011
Scandinavia is average but a good map for 3 players

Korea is terrific with colors of towns determined by the goods cubes ! for 4 players
2011-11-10
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Jean-François Bibeau
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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Jun 2015
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Ryan Gatti
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9.25
Oct 2008*
Played Scandinavia with 3 players. The map seems quite open at first, but the narrow terrain quickly chokes opportunities and the plentiful expansion cities become essential to survival. The Ferry action helps alter the Locomotive/Urbanization dynamic.

Played Korea with 4 players. The dynamic city wants was very cool. The map seemed to play well with 4, but 5 would likely also be good. Definitely a map that will get played many times.
2008-05-23*
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Michiel Hillenius
Netherlands
Hoogland (Amersfoort)
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9.25
Nov 2011
9.5 rating for Korea. I love the rule changes in Korea. We played it with Steam rules by the way, worked excellent, no problems at all. For Steam, start out with a City Growth marker at Pyongyang, as there is no production there.
9 for Scandinavia. 3 or 4 players seems best. Control over the center is important. Then in the late game it is about control over the ferry action. Interesting map.
2011-11-15
Owned
Jean-François Bibeau
Canada
Lachine
Québec
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9.1
Mar 2015
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Vincent Pardo
Belgium
Grand-Leez
Namur
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9
Nov 2004*
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Daniel Karp
United States
Rockville
Maryland
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9
Jul 2007*
Korea may be my favorite expansion map, although I haven't gotten to play it many times.
2007-07-04*
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Ralph Ganska
United States
Reno
Nevada
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Dec 2007*
Played Korea, Loved it!
2007-12-20*
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Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
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9
Oct 2010
Only played the Korea map so far, but it's an excellent addition to the game. Goods are not as scarce late in the game, due to the new cities each providing two cubes on entrance. And the new goods rules can really hinder your plans in the endgame.
2005-03-25*
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Anye Freer
United States
Arlington
TX
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9
Apr 2005*
Haven't yet played Korea but Scandinavia is nice, the board is very tight with a lot of cities only having a couple connections. The ferry mechanism is very useful and adds a nice dynamic. I'll rate after more playings but it's a very solid addition to the series.
2005-04-10*
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Michel HERMENT
France
CROLLES
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Feb 2008*
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Robert Jones
United Kingdom
Woodbridge
Suffolk
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9
Apr 2009*
Korea - wow!
2008-05-06*
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Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
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9
May 2009*
Scandinavia was the first AoS expansion I ever played!
2007-04-23*
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Brian Beyor
United States
Willington
Connecticut
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9
Apr 2005*
The rating is based solely on the Scandinavian map side as that is the only one I've played so far. I find the map 'perfect' for three players, and the new "ferry" action choice is tricky and angsty all at the same time. The other nice thing about the board is the position of the colored cities is deliberate. Note the blue cities are far away from each other and the yellow/purple cities are close, makes the early good moves obvious and the late moves scarce. Very neat-o.
2005-04-25*
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Stefan Engblom
Finland
Espoo
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Apr 2005*
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Ulrich Blum
Germany
Cologne
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9
May 2005*
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Iain Cheyne
United Kingdom
Reading
Berkshire
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9
Nov 2006*
The ferry action is poorly explained in the rules. Just think of it as a free jump along a coast during a goods move.
2006-11-04*
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Ken Boone
United States
Berea
Ohio
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Jul 2007*
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Jim Allard
United States
Dover
New Hampshire
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Jan 2006*
Great map and scenario for the Age of Steam game system - the sea routes and especially the "Ferry Action" are wonderful and interesting mechanics. The Ferry Action makes it possible to essentially move a good to a better run. Probably even tighter with 5 or 6 players.
2006-01-27*
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Marty Hoff
United States
Austin
Texas
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Jul 2013
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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9
Oct 2005*
Excellent set of maps. I really enjoyed the rules changes in this expansion.
2005-10-31*
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Geoffrey Steenberge
United States
Corning
New York
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Nov 2010
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2007-03-16*
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Lasse Björkman
Sweden
Tranås
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Jan 2006*
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Sami Nurmela
Finland
Turku
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Mar 2008*
Korea is a wild, brainburning ride. Both maps play great with 3 players.
2008-03-10*
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Vince Kill
United Kingdom
Broadstone
Dorset
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Jan 2006*
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staffan t
Sweden
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Jan 2006*
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Carl-Gustaf Samuelsson
Sweden
Borås
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Mar 2006*
Scandinavia is probably a good 3-player map, as it was slightly too narrow for 4 players. It's also not a good map for beginners to start on. It took a while, before we understood the power of the new action "ferry".
The Korean map was as said the worst brainburner found in the serie, but it's great as a 3-player game, but might be ok as a 4-player game, as we had some non-explored areas in the game. It was too simple to do an urbanization, as this immediately adds new cubes, but missed that towns were good links, which never got blocking cubes for the long links!
2006-03-06*
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Andrew Scholbrock
United States
Boulder
Colorado
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Apr 2006*
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Sam Noble
United States
Miami
Florida
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May 2007*
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Joe J. Rushanan
United States
Bedford
Massachusetts
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May 2006*
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Reach 93
United Kingdom
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Jan 2011
Owned
Mark Haberman
United States
Painesville
Ohio
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Feb 2007*
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