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Drew
United States
Wisconsin
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"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."
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10
Apr 2009*
Homemade copy. Awesome!

A nice change of pace for Hansa, which I always felt suffered a bit from having a static board. The game-ending bonus points add some extra goals to keep in mind, though I feel this board is a bit more difficult to navigate. I rate this slightly higher than the original.

UPDATE: I now rate both the original and this variant map a "10," although I think the bonus scoring options improve the game with their added tension.

But either way, either map, Hansa is, in my opinion, Schacht's best design and a new classic that will hopefully see a new English publication since Uberplay closed its doors.
2009-04-24
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Mar 2008*
Great idea the movement against the wind to cost 2 talers!
2008-03-28*
Kirk Thomas
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
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9
Dec 2009*
Makes an excellent game even better!
2009-12-28
Jay Borden
United States
Somerset
Massachusetts
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Oct 2007*
plays are from MaBiWeb. Not sure if I like this expansion. The new routes and movement are good to change the game up, but the end game bonus items just don't feel right. It was a great tactical exercise in maximization, but being rewarded for loading up a city with more booths and selling more of the worst valued goods seems a bit odd to me. Players were already getting more points from spreading out, so the bonus 4 points just makes it even more critical to get into 8 or 9 cities every game. I'm not sure what the end game bonus items really add...what am I missing?
2007-10-14*
Gary Libby
United States
Middletown
Rhode Island
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Jul 2007*
The more I play this version the more I find I like it more than the original.

I really appreciate how Michael Schacht continually refines his games after they come out and make these expansion free on his web site. Make sure you try this at www.MaBiweb.com where there is a full implementation of this available.
2007-07-05*
Dierik
Netherlands
Emmeloord
Flevoland
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Oct 2007*
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2007-10-08*
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Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
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Feb 2008*
This variant opens up the board a lot, taking away some of the screwage potential. Very rarely will you have turns where you can't do anything positive.
2008-02-25*
Gary Jackson
New Zealand
Auckland
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May 2009*
Lovely addition to a good game - keeps the variety flowing.
2009-05-30
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Robèr Boonmann
Netherlands
Geldrop
Noord-Brabant
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8
Jul 2013
Mooie variant van het basisspel.
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2010-05-12
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United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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7.5
Oct 2007*
So far, I'm finding this variant map and rules for Hansa interesting. However I've only played online.
2007-10-03*
Alexander Portland
Germany
Worms
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7.5
Nov 2011
Printed, mounted & played as an alternative map. I only play Hansa with the expansion and extra endscore rules, so you can the arrows in every direction, when you pay 2 Taler.
2014-05-02
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Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
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Aug 2012
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A nice change! The addition of more arrows on land and sea and the ability to travel against the arrow both seem to open the map up. You're now playing more of the game (i.e., more moving to good ports and buying/selling goods) and less the map, if that makes any sense (e.g., in the basic game, control of Reval and Riga can be overly important, especially in the 2-player game). The scoring bonuses give you something else to keep your eye on -- you CANNOT ignore them since they can result in a pretty big point swing (up to 10 points, for example, if you take the lead in number on 1-barrel goods sold from someone). I think this works better with 3- or 4-players, where it seems to balance things out better (less turn-order-screwage) with the added end-game bonuses. With 2, I'd probably prefer the original game?

Map Changes
1. Several arrows have been changed and new ones added
2. Some cities have a different number of goods tokens

Rule Changes
1. Ship movement:
* 2 coins: move the ship against the arrow direction
2. Endgame Bonuses (generous ties -- all tied players earn points)
* 2 points: tallest stack of market booths
* 3 points: triggered the end of the game (RESUPPLIED from the last pile)
* 4 points: most cities with 1 or more market booth
* 5 points: sold the most one barrel goods


2010-09-19
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Philippe D.-P.
Canada
Quebec
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Jan 2009*
Slightly worst than the original. Lots of new rules; few improvements.
2008-02-13*
Tim Mossman
United States
Gaithersburg
Maryland
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Apr 2008*
A variant map / scoring rules for Hansa that can be selected at http://www.mabiweb.com.

This rule set raises my Hansa rating (6) a bit. Hansa, by itself, is just a bit tight sometimes (particularly if you have a really good player on your right who adeptly denies you opportunities). This option opens the game up just enough (for me).
2008-04-18*
László K.
United States
Hopatcong
New Jersey
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Nov 2007*
2007-11-05*
Brian Eggert
United States
Piscataway
New Jersey
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Mar 2009*
Nice change from the city connections in basic Hansa. The scoring bonuses really change the strategies and add tension. Still too abstract and dry to hit the table often.
2009-03-09
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Andy Parsons
United Kingdom
Chelmsford
Essex
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Oct 2009*
I'm a sceptic about expansions and new maps. Having said that, this map does bring a bit of variation to Hansa. The new rules allowing a move against the wind and awarding bonus points for a variety of new things do add some interest.
2007-05-31*
Michael Ward
United States
Fort Worth
Texas
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Dec 2014
12/20/14 Played using the is alternate board and the "against the wind for 2 gold" rule.

Using the alternate board and the "against the wind" rule was a nice change of pace. But truth be told if you use the against the wind rule you really don't need the alternate board. So my rating of the new board is only a 6. A nicety, but not that big a deal.

2014-12-21
Tom Rosen
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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6
Sep 2008*
It's nice that Schacht came up with a new map for an old game and I was happy to try something a bit different using the same mechanics as Hansa, but I didn't think that this map really added much to the experience or changed it significantly in any way. It also just served to confuse me at times as I couldn't go the route I was used to. I'd definitely be interested in seeing more new Hansa maps, but set in different places around the world.
2007-08-31*
Steve Ramsden
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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6
Oct 2010
The most pointless expansion ever? perhaps
2010-10-27
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Chris
United States
Huntington Station
New York
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May 2008*
We break this out now and again. A fun change of pace from the original board. I love the new rule wherein you can go backwards against an arrow for 2 gold (normal movement costs 1 gold). Been thinking of adding this rule into the main game...

[UPDATE] have decided to not add this rule into the main game.
2008-05-14*
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Kevin Duffy
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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6
May 2010
Expansion.
2009-07-23
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Maarten D. de Jong
Netherlands
Zaandam
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Jun 2013
Finally, after many years, I played Hansa with this map. I'm not sure I like it. The rule that you can pay 2 to double back on a route seems like it upsets the map, but that's not actually the case: if you want to go from city A to B over a seabound arrow in the wrong direction, there is always a route following 2 arrows in the right direction. The exception are the landlocked routes. In other words, that rule was not actually necessary, and the topology has been altered to allow for more local shipping. Especially the latter effect is, I think, not a good change. The extra bonus points provide extra incentive to play the game in a certain way, and that is something I do like... So all in all I think the end verdict is that I would add those bonuses to the basic map and be done with it.

I'm happy that I own this map (a promo from Abacus), but it's not a map I need to play again anytime soon.
2013-06-05
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Wally Jones
United States
Windermere
Florida
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5
Jan 2011
A good expansion that allows the boats to go against the wind (arrows). I like the additional scoring as this incorporates Hansa Extrakarte as well.

Got in 2008

2009 Plays = 1
2011-01-14
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Charles Hasegawa
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
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Jan 2008*
Map is considerably different, despite looking nearly the same at first glance. The additional scoring also makes for much different considerations. The end scoring is ala Hansa Extrakarte, which after a few playings, I'm not sure is all that great (though it does make for more considerations). Still a worthy option for fans of Hansa. BEWARE, the new scoring seems to make the luck factor even more prevalent in this version. Note, Hansa and Changing Winds are really only decent with 3 players. With two, the starting player has way too much advantage over the second player. With three, its is much more balanced - with four, one player gets screwed the whole time.
2008-01-17*
Ed Meiburg
Germany
Niesgrau
Unspecified
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2009-11-13
Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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(2-4) - 45 Min.
2007-06-06*
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Chris
United States
Altoona
Wisconsin
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I like this expansion more than regular Hansa, but feel like there is little control once you learn the general strategy (play markets then focus on goods). Each turn there appears to be an optimal play. Play that and you will do well. In short, there is little control and I worry that the game is playing you.
2007-06-26*
Martin Hagvall
United States
Los Angeles
California
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(downloaded and printed out)
2007-07-02*
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Greg Williams
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Could be worth having to go with Hansa.
2008-02-07*
Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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Sweet Pretty M*th*rf*ck*ng Country Acid House Music - All night long!
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2011-10-03
Owned
Anni Foasberg
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Okay, so this is the only way that I've played Hansa so far and I can't give a fair evaluation. But the things that are apparently only native to the expansion are pretty cool--I like deciding whether it is worthwhile to pay to move backwards, and the decreased possibility of getting completely hosed by the chaos.
2008-03-12*
Bradley Keen
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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PnP Version
2008-03-22*
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Jonathan Walker
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Only interested in the limited release from Essen.
2009-06-08
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Brent Gallmann
United States
Oshkosh
Wisconsin
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Printed and applied to back of standard game board.
2009-09-22
Owned
Przemek Kolczarek
Poland
Szczecin
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2012-01-15
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Johnathan Scharf
United States
Woodland Hills
Utah
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2015-01-18
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NICK WATKINS
United States
New York
New York
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RARE-alternate map for hansa-a must for players
i have extra map
2012-08-18
Owned
For Trade
Bryan Maxwell
United States
Burtchville
Michigan
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Printed on cardstock, taped together. Not yet played.
2010-02-08
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Chris Morse
England
Barnard Castle
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not the nose, not the nose!!!
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Don't buy, just download.
2011-12-02
Owned
Michael T. Probst
Germany
Waghäusel
of the Art
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Had a print-out before, now got a real-playing-board from BGG store.
2015-06-03
Owned
Bret Clifton
United States
Spokane Valley
Washington
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I love this game. This board would be nice to add to it but unless the price gets way lower or someone is mostly trying to get rid of it, I doubt I'll ever get it. I'm not interested enough to do anything otherwise
2013-11-07
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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Rub the wizard! You should probably wash your hands.
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2014-01-29
Prev. Owned
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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--Nov2014-- Included with base game.
2014-11-15
Owned
Shaea Bernard
United States
Saint George
UT
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Print and Play
2014-06-18
Owned
Nathan Milbrath
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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Unplayed.
2015-03-21
Owned
Edwin Nealley
United States
Ardmore
Pennsylvania
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Ordered through BGG Store
2014-11-15
Owned
Daniel Potter
United States
Wilmington
Delaware
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Expansion to Hansa. Need to review.
2015-04-08

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