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Jin-Chul An
South Korea
Pusan
KyungSangNamDo
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Nov 2013
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Manuel Siebert
Germany
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Jan 2007*
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Jeff Curtis
United States
Plainfield
Indiana
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Dec 2007*
I've played this twice now, both times with three players. This game gives me AP worse than any game I can think of. I always seems to see what I should have done one turn too late. I enjoy playing it though, even if I'm not particularly good at it. It's very difficult to do long term planning in this game as the board is constantly changing.
2007-12-22*
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Duarte Conceicao
Portugal
Carcavelos
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Jul 2011
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Michael Webb
United States
Western Mitten
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Oct 2010
This is just about the most conditional upon scale rating there is, but this map is about the most rigidly low scale requiring map that I've ever played. While the rules might indicate that this scales anywhere betwixt 3 and 6, let me tell you, this is a 3 player only map. With that many people at the table, there is just enough space to build track that is useful to you, and to take control of your own destiny through careful use of urbanization, production (adding town markers) or first build. In our 3 player game we urbanized all rounds but 1, the end result was still a tightly clogged up ball of track with few useful options left at the end of the game. Each round, we had to carefully create useful moves through good action selection, but we were still able to. With even 1 more person at the table, there would have been no room to lay more track though, and the game would have suffered badly for it.

Now, with that out of the way, I like the ideas that this map has a lot, and it seems to play slightly faster than normal Age of Steam. The modular map gives players a lot of options for adding onto their network, but being able to build track first is often extremely important here, and options generally abound. The early goods growth that fills up the future sea beds is an interesting mechanism, and it seemed to inject a healthy enough amount of goods into the game to keep some possibilities open.

The 3 player auction, while normally problematic, especially on a map like this, which has many good options, was still hotly contested because winning the auction also gives players a free urbanize option at the start of the next round, and that was quite a valuable bonus.

The only thing I really don't like about this map is the weirdly mathy track building, which takes some getting used to. Beyond that, I like this map with 3, and would not hesitate to pull it out with that number. Be warned, any more than that, and you will NOT have a good experience here.
2007-02-22*
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Dietmar Stadler
Germany
Brackenheim
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Jan 2009*
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mike shin
South Korea
seoul
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Oct 2013
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Mikael Andersson
Sweden
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Dec 2007*
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Joaquim
Spain
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Apr 2008*
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J C Lawrence
United States
Campbell
California
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Jul 2007*
Needs more development -- it is too easy to build the board such that other player's activities are dictated
2007-07-20*
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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Michael Panzer
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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Thomas Conrad
Germany
Diedorf
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Oliver Grimm
Germany
Elsdorf
NRW
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Michael Longdin
England
Crawley
West Sussex
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See Age of Steam
2007-10-22*
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Ken Boone
United States
Berea
Ohio
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Germany
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Alex Yeager
United States
Ypsilanti
MI
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Ludovic GIMET
France
SAINT JUST D'AVRAY
France
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Annemette Wolff
Denmark
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Philippe Beaudoin
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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Geoff Brown
United Kingdom
Manchester
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Got one at Essen. Not played it yet
2006-10-31*
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Kim Jeong Kyu
South Korea
Dae-jeon
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Yasuhiro Hoshizaki
Japan
Odawara
Kanagawa
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James Hamilton
United Kingdom
Stockport
Cheshire
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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Peter Drayton
United States
Redmond
Washington
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Big Woo
Scotland
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Chris McBride
United States
Vicksburg
Mississippi
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In-Taek Song
South Korea
kyongki do
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Karl Deckard
United States
Seattle
Washington
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M Evan Brooks
United States
Gainesville
Virginia
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Carsten ◄► Wesel
Germany
Pinneberg-Quellental
Germany
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Shyam Kumar
United States
Cypress
Texas
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Richard Spilsbury
United Kingdom
Stockport
Cheshire
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Christopher Leach
Austria
Wien/Vienna
Wien/Österreich
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
United States
Mountain View
California
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Steve Sartain
United States
Auburn
California
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Kevin Wood
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Allan Frouvne Knudsen
Denmark
DK-2900 Hellerup
Hellerup
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Simon
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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Ingo Griebsch
Germany
Bochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
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Tony
United States
Wyoming
Michigan
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Martin Sasseville
Canada
St-Redempteur
Quebec
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AlbaN ViarD
France
Bourgogne
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Helle Kløft Schademan
Denmark
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Hellerup
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Frank da man
Thailand
Chumpohn
Chumpohn
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