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Christopher Fritel
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Austin
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Feb 2015
1890 Berlin: Best: 3, Rec: 4
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Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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May 2011
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Medievalbanquet
United States
Wellesley
Massachusetts
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And if you never have, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
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Sep 2011
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Mark G.
United States
Holland
Michigan
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7.5
Oct 2013
Played once as 3P: The shipment queue made for interesting timing decisions (e.g. "If I ship this cube now, it opens it up for Bruce to ship the next cube, which I want").

Seems like a map that would work as a teaching map too. The building costs are greatly simplified: every tile lay costs $3.

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2013-10-04
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Renato Tavares
Brazil
Goiânia
Goiás
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Feb 2011
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Michael Webb
United States
Western Mitten
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Oct 2010
(Colour, American edition)

1890 Berlin has two major twists, the colours of the cities are randomized at the start of the game (from a set mix to insure there are some of each colour) and the cities always start the round with 4 cubes on them, but only the one furthest right in the line can be delivered.

The map was originally included as an insert in Fairplay, so it's a smaller, half-size map that restricts the amount of track you're able to build. There are no towns, but the normal number of cities. As is common in maps that restrict track building, track sharing is much more common in the early game than might be expected. The tight map also encourages this.

In practice, I quite like this map for about the first 2/3 of the game, but in the back half I don't care for the state of affairs where players can't build track (literally, no open edges left) and hence, just ship for a couple of rounds. I understand this is a function of the map's size, and the size is because it was originally an insert, but I still find it problematic, as this blemishes an otherwise interesting and fun design.

I would probably not like to play this with more than 4 due to the player-generated chaos in the goods shipment phases as well. Seems good with 3, but I would prefer the Irish Loco to the standard one if I played this with 3 again, as the auction deflates because of the high value of Engineer throughout the early game.
2010-08-28
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Costas
Canada
London
Ontario
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Feb 2012
1890 Berlin offers some intriguing twists to Age of Steam. The early game is a fight over real estate with Engineer being popular, while the mid-to-late game is more about controlling cube shipments with First Move and Production being popular.

The cities are always replenished to 4 cubes during goods growth (there's no shortage of cubes here) but you can only ship cubes out of a city in order, from right to left. You have to watch how cubes move - do you ship that cube for 4, leaving a 6-link delivery open for an opponent?
2010-02-18
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Ingo Griebsch
Germany
Bochum
North Rhine-Westphalia
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Germany
Greven
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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Germany
Essen
North Rhine-Westphalia
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United States
Tennessee
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Bradley Keen
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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Runs with scissors
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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Pawel Ostrowski
Poland
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Knut Krummnacker
Germany
Kürten
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Eric Flood
United States
San Francisco
California
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United States
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Jonathan Badger
England
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
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Fairplay insert. Copy to KT.
2010-03-08
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Michael Longdin
England
Crawley
West Sussex
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See Age of Steam. I wish the map was colour though
2010-04-15
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Robert van Dalen
Netherlands
Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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David Spencer
United States
San Ramon
California
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Elma
New York
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Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Round Lake
Illinois
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Gainesville
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Paul Marshall
United States
Abingdon
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Gilberto von Allmen
Switzerland
Locarno
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Gregory Wyman
United States
Lawrenceville
Georgia
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This is the April 2010 full color printing by Winsome Games. It has english language rules.
2010-05-15
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Gregory Wyman
United States
Lawrenceville
Georgia
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This is the original black and white version which was included in the german game magazine Fairplay, issue #90, January to March 2010. It has german language rules.

2010-05-15
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Philip Manoff
United States
Erie
Colorado
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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Christopher Hinsz
United States
San Jose
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Norwalk
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Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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--Jul2010-- Bought on a whim; it looks amusing.
2010-07-14
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Mark Hamzy
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Ace race, baby!
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Sebastian Ross
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Zurich
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Greer
South Carolina
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Justus Kelloniemi
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Vaasa
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Chris Chavis
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Wanatah
Indiana
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Walnut Creek
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