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Todd Derscheid
United States
Houston
Texas
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10
Oct 2011
Benelux is my go-to teaching map.
2011-11-09
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Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
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10
Nov 2006*
Love it. Got all the expansions for Power Grid...
2006-11-22*
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Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
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10
Mar 2013
Again It's still Power Grid, It's still good - I like the speed variant played on the Benelux board in case you just have to have a game of Power Grid but don't have a huge amount of time to play. Central Europe just adds a little something different to an already good nay great game. 4 Plays. Benelux 3, Central Europe 1.
2012-04-12
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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10
Sep 2007*
Played Central Europe map at Origins '06 and loved it. great tension and the rules changes were very interesting. I especially love the changes on the Benelux map, and the speed that the game happens at there.
2007-09-19*
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Bob Carstensen
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Dec 2006*
BeNeLux -- Very, very different!!!
2006-12-10*
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Werner Bär
Germany
Karlsruhe
Baden
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10
Aug 2014
rated after 2 plays of the BeNeLux map. The fasted Power Grid ever. And 1 play of Central Europe: interresting variant. Rating stands after 7 plays
2007-06-05*
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Amy Kennedy
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Jan 2007*
The shortened version for the Benelux board now tightens up this game perfectly in my opinion.
2007-01-19*
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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10
Aug 2014
The speed of the Benelux board can be a shock the first time!
2015-02-19
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Chris Kalmbacher
United States
hershey
Pennsylvania
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10
Mar 2008*
Power Grid maps - what's not to love?
2008-03-27*
Kien Hung Yeo
Malaysia
Batu Caves
Selangor
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10
Jan 2010
Beneluxe is great as an intro to the power grid series. The central europe nuclear restriction pact would have been more interesting if the game had additional nuclear and trash power plants to increase the tension in the game.
2007-02-19*
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Ann De Haes
Netherlands
Doorwerth
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10
Mar 2007*
The Benelux map is blazingly fast. We play it in little over an hour with experienced players. Very cool if you want to play more games.
2007-03-11*
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Just call me Erik
United States
Waldorf
Maryland
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10
Dec 2010
The Central Europe side of the board doesn't get played often, but Benelux is the group's favorite map now, due to the low connection costs and quickened gameplay.
2008-04-23*
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David Mills
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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10
May 2013
I quite like the quick-play version of Power Grid that the Benelux map provides. Possibly my favourite map.
2013-05-10
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Edwin Leung
Hong Kong
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10
May 2007*
Expansion #2 for "Power Grid"
2007-05-17*
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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10
Oct 2008*
(2-6) - 120 Min.
2007-07-31*
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Karl Voelker
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Jun 2007*
Central Europe takes nothing away from the original Power Grid. I have only played Benelux once. It is supposed to be a shorter game, but I'm not sure if it's as perfectly balanced.
2009-07-08
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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10
Dec 2007*
Benelux: The Benelux map is great. The board is tight and the costs are low. The system pushes green plants into play quicker and dumps worthless plants sooner. All in all the pace is just right where it needs to be. Great!

Central Europe: The no nukes is a nice idea, I'm not sure how well it works. Perhaps if Poland were cheaper it would make more sense. I do like the Vienna trash reduction (and proliferation) though, it actually makes trash a viable strategy from early on.
2007-12-12*
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Matthew Lucas
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
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10
Oct 2009*
Benelux plays a lot faster than the other maps - with 2 players, it feels nice and fast, and competitive
2007-07-06*
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Jeno Szabo
Hungary
Budapest
Budapest
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10
Jul 2007*
funkenschlag forever, central europe forever
2007-07-22*
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Grzegorz Kobiela
Germany
Hanover
Lower Saxony
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10
Jan 2008*
Excellent variation of the basegame.
2008-01-09*
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Jeff DeBoer
United States
Jacksonville
Oregon
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10
Sep 2007*
I really like the Benelux expansion and like the "sped-up" features it brings. I think the "lowest and highest" power plant going away at the end of the turn may help the game in any format from dragging down in the middle....like it normally does....anxious to try that rule on other maps as well....
2007-09-05*
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Ben Holbrook
United States
Dallas
Texas
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10
Jan 2009*
Love the different rules for the different maps!!! We played Benelux for our 1st shot at the expansions, expecting faster game play. With 6 players it still took 3 hours!Some of us must think slow!
2007-11-27*
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Krzysztof Miernik
Poland
Warsaw
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10
Jan 2012
Very good map, and a nice alternative to original ones. I especially like the Benelux map as it is much faster than the Germany/USA map.

About 5 plays before recording.
2012-01-02
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Ben Clinger
United States
Rossford
OH
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10
Nov 2007*
I love Power Grid, but I thought this map expansion would be worth while originally. Not many of the rules change, so it is just a new map. Boy was I wrong! It is amazing how the little changes can drastically effect the game and make it different than base game! It truely shows the game's brilliance in design.
2007-11-08*
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Maciek U
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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Nov 2007*
Power Grid is always fun. No matter what map you play.
2011-11-12
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Oh! Look at my wrist! Gotta go.
United States
Central Point
Oregon
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10
Nov 2007*
Thank you Secret Santa '07
2007-11-29*
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Eugene van der Pijll
Netherlands
Den Haag
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10
Apr 2008*
Only played Benelux so far: quicker than the standard maps, which makes it a very good alternative for game nights with unexperienced players, if you want to get some other games on the table afterwards too.
2008-04-19*
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Richard Voorintholt
Netherlands
Soest
Unspecified
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10
Jan 2010*
rating for Benelux. It is the fastes variant I know and good with three or four. Therefore a perfect game to introduce this to new players or with a group that doesn't want to play a really long time.
2010-01-02
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Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
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10
Feb 2008*
Benelux: Wow, this variant of Power Grid moved along very quickly. Getting the Power Grid experience in a lesser playing time is definitely a plus. The reversal of the oil and coal starting prices seems to make the 3-plant very powerful. This board seems a little more forgiving to inexperienced players because of the speed at which plant cards cycle.

Central Europe: The low connection costs seem to clump toward the middle, meaning that players will probably butt heads right away. The "no nukes" rule seemed to have little effect on the game. Overall though, this is a very balanced board--probably my favorite.
2014-09-12
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Vaughn Sandor
United States
Eastlake
Ohio
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10
Dec 2009*
Power Grid is fast becoming one of my favorite games.
2008-04-15*
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Mauricio Arruga
Brazil
SAO PAULO
SP
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10
May 2008*
For a faster Power Grid experience use BENELUX map. Central Europe is tricky, close cities but expensive connections.
2008-05-05*
Tadd Colver
United States
Lafayette
Indiana
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10
Sep 2008*
I like this board better than the original, at least the Benelux side. I also like the rules and how it "speeds up" the gameplay a little. More resources, easier connections, moves the game along nicely.
2008-09-18*
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Howard Wagner
United States
Odenton
Maryland
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10
Oct 2010
Great for 3 player game.
2010-10-04
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Bob Anderson
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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10
Jan 2009*
New maps give Power Grid a fresh feel
2009-01-20*
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Thanaroj Vanasrisawasd
Thailand
Bangkok
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10
Jul 2014
700-20
2010-09-19
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Reverend Redd
United States
Bremerton
Washington
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10
Feb 2010
They say Benelux is a faster map. Tell that to my group. The A.P. heads clock their longest game times on that map.
2010-07-12
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Rob Thijssen
Netherlands
Rotterdam
Zuid-Holland
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10
Dec 2011
After first play. This expansion adds value to the game. We player Benelux and the game was very tight (as usual) but developed a lot faster due to the special Benelux rule of removing the lowest power plant after each round.
Also the fact that the lowest ecological plant on the future market becomes available to the market is a great feature.

After 2nd play the initial greatness of this map was confirmed!

The faster playability of this map makes that I raise my rating to 10. By quickly performing the administration per round the gametime for 5 players was slightly more than an hour.
2011-12-12
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Stephen
United States
Orange
California
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10
May 2012
Benelux plays REALLY fast; seems to be the map to go to right now for BBG.
2012-09-03
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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.
2013-09-15
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Tim Ackman
Canada
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10
Sep 2014
I love Power Grid and Benelux plays quickly, while Central Europe adds interesting changes.
2014-09-26
J Chav
United States
Murray
Utah
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9.899
Jun 2011
1.19.11 Excited to try the "quickest version of Power Grid".

9.9.11 Benelux is a great quick version. It follows very similar to regular PG.
2011-09-09
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rui conde
Portugal
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9.8
Jan 2010
More of the same good stuff, some Twists and more replayability.
More Maps are a must with this game.
One of the Maps, gives you a faster game and that's good also.

I give Power Grid a 9.8 and this has the same 9.8
2010-02-23
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Iñaki Ocaña
Spain
Cuenca
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9.75
Jun 2010
Jugamos el Benelux y esta bastante bien por que hay pensar muy bien donde empiezas a construir ya que aunque las conexiones son baratas enseguida se llenan y hay saber elegir muy bien el posicionamiento
2010-06-04
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JP LaChance
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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9.7
Apr 2008*
Didn't care for the "no nukes" on the one side of the board. The extra oil didn't make up for the inability to use nuke power, but it does add an interesting strategy dynamic, and maybe one more way to be "mean and nasty" to a fellow player. From my Secret Santa 2007
2008-04-13*
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Quinn Munnerlyn
United States
Carrollton
Texas
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9.5
Dec 2012
Played Central Europe no Benelux yet. A pretty moderate map, depending on which areas get chosen.
2008-05-06*
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Gwen Tevis
United States
Santa Barbara
California
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9.5
May 2007*
Another excellent pair of maps. The Benelux map is great for "Speed Power Grid" since it makes the game shorter.
2007-05-07*
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Bryan Jensen
United States
Layton
Utah
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9.5
Sep 2007*
A very fun expansion, especially the quicker-to-play Benelux map.
2007-09-06*
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Nico Solitander
Finland
Helsinki
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9.5
Dec 2008*
Makes The Great Game faster. Love it. Even more.
2007-05-15*
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Roy Colver
United States
Ephrata
Washington
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9.5
Feb 2011
Anything "Power Grid" is a 10.
2007-05-21*
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Remus McRhymus
United States
Pennsylvania
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9.5
Oct 2008*
Great board
2008-02-27*
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