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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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10
Nov 2003*
I'm biased. I play tested it but the new boards are rather good. Be a masochist - go Irish
2003-11-21*
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Nam seok-won
South Korea
seoul
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10
Jan 2004*
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Kwan-Young Park
South Korea
Seoul
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10
Jun 2004*
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Ken McMillen
United States
Oceanside
California
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10
Oct 2004*
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Ludovic GIMET
France
SAINT JUST D'AVRAY
France
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10
Oct 2004*
Beautiful game with these 2 excellent maps !
2004-10-27*
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South Korea
Seoul
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10
Jul 2006*
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Barry Coote
United Kingdom
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10
Feb 2005*
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Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
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10
May 2005*
An excellent expansion that features 2 very different maps:
- England is similar to the standard map, with a minor change of pace (London the only red and distances are somewhat further.)
- Ireland converts AoS to a great 3 player game. With no Urbanization and Locomotive the game takes careful analysis of wwhether or when to upgrade trains. Very tight, but highly appropriate for this game.

Highly recommended.
2005-05-07*
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Chris Bloxham
United Kingdom
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
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10
Apr 2007*
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Eran Eldar
United States
Highlands Ranch
Colorado
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10
Sep 2005*
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Phillip Lerche
United States
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Ohio
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10
Oct 2005*
England: Interesting changes from the base game - only 1 real rule change, so easy to get into playing on the map. Rating up to 10 after 2 plays - excellent with 5-6.
Ireland: wow, this is pure evil in its best sense! Fantastic map made all the more brutal by the deurbanization option. 10.
2005-10-27*
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Vince Kill
United Kingdom
Broadstone
Dorset
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10
Oct 2006*
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Eric Johnson
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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10
Jan 2006*
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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10
May 2007*
England: There is nothing overwhelmingly special about England other than it plays six really well - which makes it undeniably special. I'm not sure that I love the map as much as some of the others, but it serves such a specialized purpose that I'm very appreciative of the design. Indispensable as an AoS fanatic.

Ireland: Holy Crap, if you think that the standard rust belt map is vicious, this one is brutal. There is such an amazing sense of joy that you get when you actually get into the black in this one. I jumped up and down when I earned my first 4 dollars!
2007-05-16*
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Philippe Beaudoin
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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10
Apr 2006*
As good as the original. On the edge of my seat for the whole game. The fact that london is the only red town creates possibilities for new strategies, like controlling London and having opponents pay for use of our links.
2006-04-16*
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John Michalski
Belgium
Namur
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10
Apr 2006*
IMO, Ireland is the best map for AoS. The one I own is a copy.
2006-04-17*
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Sam Noble
United States
Miami
Florida
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Aug 2007*
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Detlef Jakob
Germany
Köln
NRW
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10
Aug 2006*
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Chris Kelly
Malaysia
George Town
Penang
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10
Sep 2006*
Ireland map is awesome for 3, which is our usual player number...
2006-09-18*
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Alexander Schmalz
Germany
Köln
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10
Sep 2006*
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Erik Johnson
United States
St Paul
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10
Oct 2006*
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Adam Ruprecht
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Dec 2006*
The best of the official Age of Steam expansions - good maps for the whole range of players. This is almost mandatory if you expect to play with three regularly.
2006-12-15*
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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10
Feb 2007*
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C Sandifer
United States
Lutherville
Maryland
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10
Nov 2009*
England:

An early expansion effort, and one with a design flaw that is repeated in later fan-generated maps: Cities are spaced too far apart, and so engineering is a particularly important special action. Still, a new map is a new map. All is well, though not perfect.

Ireland:

The better of the two expansion maps, and the one that makes this set worth owning. The new urbanization (removing cubes from a city) is just plain mean. And fun.

Though it does seem marginally unfair that the same player can build both Wales connections on the same turn, if so inclined.
2011-12-24
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Magnus Törnqvist
Finland
Cloud 8, Turku
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Jul 2007*
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Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
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10
Aug 2007*
I love Age of Steam and this expansion has two of the best maps in print.
2007-08-03*
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Ed James
England
Portsmouth
Hampshire
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10
Nov 2012
England is a wonderful 6 player map.
Ireland plays well with 3.
2012-02-12
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Wystan Benbow
United States
Stoneham
Massachusetts
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10
Aug 2009*
Ireland is a hard map. It's a struggle just to survive. Anytime the game is that strong of an opponent, the expansion is worthwhile.
2010-09-05
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Gareth
Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
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10
Jul 2009*
Ireland map is superb with 3. Very tense and tight.
2009-07-12
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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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Joe Geerkin
United States
Eden
New York
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Aug 2012
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Hirokazu Tsubaki
Japan
Tokyo
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10
Aug 2010
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Loïc Vinet
France
Paris
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Sep 2013
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Pontus Nilsson
Sweden
Gothenburg
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9.6
Jul 2009*
Ireland: the perfect 3 player map!
England: good beginner map for 5-6 players.
2009-08-18
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Anye Freer
United States
Arlington
TX
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9.5
Nov 2003*
I've only played So. England so far but will try Ireland soon. I love the tight interaction on the So. England board that you get with six players. The 1st timers in the game had trouble staying afloat though, even more so than when we played the original, this is probably due to the tighter config.
2003-11-21*
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Kirk Lim
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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9.5
Jun 2005*
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2012-06-10
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Segeun Yu
South Korea
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9.5
Feb 2007*
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Sean Green
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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9.5
Sep 2006*
Ireland: THE Age of Steam map for 3. Excellent!
2006-09-05*
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Allan Frouvne Knudsen
Denmark
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Hellerup
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9.5
Dec 2005*
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Richard Minson
United Kingdom
Ashford
Kent
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Nov 2008*
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Oct 2006*
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Stig Mandal
Norway
Oslo
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9.5
May 2013
Based on some sessions with Ireland and 3-players.
A superbly tight and brutal map!
England seems to be nice for 5-6-players.
2007-07-25*
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Joakim Björklund
Finland
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9.5
Dec 2009*
England
13.8.2008: I like this map, it's good. A bit tougher than the base map, but doesn't add many new rules. That's nice. Works well with five players. Rating: 10

Ireland
2.9.2008: Rating: 9
2009-10-23
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Ryan Gatti
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9.375
Feb 2009*
Played England. This was another great Age of Steam map. It felt sufficiently tense and balanced with 4 (I'd like to try it with 5).

Played Ireland with 3. Excellent map, but 4 may be a little tighter.
2008-03-05*
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Michael Greene
United States
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9.2
Jan 2004*
Played a 3-player Ireland map game. Loved it. Seems to be a bit easier getting started on, and tracks snake across the landscape more so than the original map (all players trying to get a leg into each city). Had great fun, and a close game--player 1- 90 pts, player 2- 82 pts, player 3 (lagging behind due to high share buys)- 68 pts. If you love the game, get this expansion.
2004-01-15*
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Wolf von der Osten-Sacken
Germany
Luebeck
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9
Oct 2003*
for both maps
2003-10-03*
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Geoff Brown
United Kingdom
Manchester
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9
Oct 2003*
OK Now the cats out of the bag.

Ireland:

I like this a LOT. Tighter than a ducks wotsit. Play it only with 4 people...you NEED to ship across water...

England:

Pretty standard map. Only London has a red destination, so guess what, you need to ship to London to move red cubes. Wales is NOT funny..!

ok..I KNOW some of you don;t like Froggies rating games.....tough I'm gonna do it anyway. Anyone who takes the ratings as gospel should be more careful.
2003-10-14*
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Alessandro Bordin
Italy
Padova
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Oct 2003*
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W. Eric Martin
United States
Apex
North Carolina
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9
Jan 2004*
Freaking brilliant. Rather than simply recreate the mechanics and strategies of the main game, the expansion pushes you in another direction, forcing you to rethink much of what you learned in Age of Steam. All this raving after only one play in Ireland -- can't wait to play again on either side of the board.
2004-01-24*
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Rune Berge
Norway
Bergen
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Jan 2015
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