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Drew
United States
Wisconsin
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Zgwortz is gluten-free!
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Living rent-free in your head!
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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
Owned
Matthias Wagner
Germany
Dreieich
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Apr 2007*
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Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
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This week's podcast - Nations the Dice Game and Neptun
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9
Oct 2008*
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Dierik
Netherlands
Emmeloord
Flevoland
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8
Oct 2007*
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Pretentious? Moi?
United States
Pocomoke
Maryland
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Jan 2009*
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James Ridgway
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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How much for the little game in the window?
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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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Feb 2009*
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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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Justin Moore
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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8
Oct 2009*
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Gregory Wyman
United States
Lawrenceville
Georgia
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Jul 2009*
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Robèr Boonmann
Netherlands
Geldrop
Noord-Brabant
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Jul 2013
Mooie variant van het basisspel.
Leuk voor de afwisseling
2010-05-12
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Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Jan 2012
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Michał Jarocki
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Nov 2014
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Ben O'Steen
United Kingdom
Bishops Stortford
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Dec 2014
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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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aseltegio montag
Japan
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7.5
Nov 2014
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Curt Churchill
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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May 2007*
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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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Jamie Slaughter
United States
Bremerton
Washington
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Nov 2007*
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Kohsei Iwamoto
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Mar 2008*
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Bart Pleumeekers
Belgium
Sint-Truiden
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Mar 2010
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Bill Bennett
United States
Newton
Iowa
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Jul 2010
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Matteo Gazzato
Italy
Mira
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Nov 2011
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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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7
Jan 2011
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Bill Fogarty
United States
Seffner
Florida
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Feb 2015
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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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