Me and My Train Games
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Anyone who has played games with me for any length of time will know of my fondness for train games. According to BGG, my collection currently has >80 items that are classified as "Train". It is somewhat sobering to think that I own more train games than most people (even people on this site) own games. For my collection, that total is right around 1 in 8 games that I own. Counting up the plays quickly, train games I own count for right at 11% of the games I've played. That seems to be a pretty reasonable correlation. Given the length of many of these games, my playtime may weigh more heavily toward the train games.

Since it is bound to come up at some point, I suppose I should comment here on what I consider to be a "train game". I tend to prefer a broader definition than some. A game is a train game if it is about trains. Thus I might exclude something with a train theme (like a Monopoly edition) that really is not about train games (but I might not). The result of this for me is that train games tend to fall into two broad categories -- 1) games about set collection and 2) games about networks / route building. The latter group are more "train game" to me than the former, which will be apparent in some of the "non-train" items that eventually show up on the list. At any rate, this definition puts me at odds with some folk. For example, wikipedia disagress with me. While I suppose a case can be made for that definition, I have a problem with any definition of a Train Game that excludes Winsome train games or that does not align with the Puffing Billy / Train Gamers Association idea of a train game.

I intend for this list to be divided up in to the following groupings:

1. Own
2. Have Played but never Qwned
3. Have Owned
4. Non-train Train Games
5. Honorable Mentions
6. Games on my Radar

It will also be a work in progress. It will likely take me a while to type everything up on all of the games I list. I naddition, I expect to continue to add games to my collection as well as play some of my unplayed games. It has become apparent just by entering games into the list that I probably should go back and revisit some of my ratings. For that matter, I need to actually put in a fair number of ratings.

Comments are welcome throughout, as are suggestions for games I might be interested in.

For those interested, this is a blatant theft of idea from BGG user Favre4MVP for his geeklist Me and my Knizia, which is still one of my favorite lists to read -- dating back to my own (now somewhat cooled) love affair with Knizia. I always wish I had the idea first.

Plays current to 02/27/2011.
Owned current to 02/27/2011
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126. Board Game: Kansas Pacific [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:3985]
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Another game from the 2009 Winsome Essen set. I can hardly wait.

Mine finally arrived!

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127. Board Game: Last Train to Wensleydale [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:762]
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The second train game to enter into the Treefrog Line.

So far, I have not been (permanently) disappointed with any Martin Wallace train game. For that reason, any new train game of his gets an automatic look from me. I expect that I will purchase this one once it becomes available.
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Finally picked up the original rather than wait for the reprint. May still pick the reprint up at some point in the future.
 
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128. Board Game: Streetcar [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1378]
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Rating: 7 (held over from Streetcar)

I've owned the Mayfair version of this (Streetcar for a really long time. I actually prefer the New Orleans setting of the Mayfair edition. However, I've always wanted the Goldsieber edition because I like the Goldsieber large box games and I wanted the reportedly better quality tiles. I was finally able to add this one to my colllection. Maybe now I will get it played.
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129. Board Game: Mogul [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2084]
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130. Board Game: PanzerZug [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:7271]
Stephen Smith
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Arrived: March 12, 2010
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131. Board Game: Preußische Ostbahn: Berlin-Stettiner Expansion [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked]
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Part of the 2009 Winsome Essen set.

Mine finally arrived!

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132. Board Game: Preußische Ostbahn: Oldenburg Expansion [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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Winsome 2010 Essen Set.
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133. Board Game: Railway Rivals [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2145]
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134. Board Game: Railroad Dice 2 [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3397]
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135. Board Game: Railroad Dice 2: Crossing [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
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136. Board Game: Railroad Dice: Crossing [Average Rating:5.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.59 Unranked]
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I ended up picking some more of these to add to the one that came with RRD2.
 
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137. Board Game: Riding through England [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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138. Board Game: Slow Freight [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:9025]
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139. Board Game: Station Manager [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:9804]
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140. Board Game: Texas & Pacific [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3487]
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Winsome 2010 Essen Set.
 
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141. Board Game: Tracks to Telluride [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:8805]
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I actually own the German version of the tube game simply named Telluride. As a tribute to his always excellent customer service, John Bohrer kindly provided me with the English rules to this game after I picked it up. Now I just need to play it.
 
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142. Board Game: Train Raider [Average Rating:5.48 Unranked]
Stephen Smith
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143. Board Game: TrainSport: Austria [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:6556]
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144. Board Game: Transsib [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:8461]
Stephen Smith
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145. Board Game: Union vs. Central [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:4751]
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146. Board Game: Veld Railroads [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:5571]
Stephen Smith
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Arrived May 22, 2010
 
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147. Board Game: Chicago Express: Narrow Gauge & Erie Railroad Company [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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148. Board Game: Chicago Express: Narrow Gauge & Erie Railroad Company [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Part of the 2009 Winsome Essen set.

Mine finally arrived!

Status: Owned
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149. Board Game: Wheels of Steel [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
Stephen Smith
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150. Board Game: Wooden Shoes & Iron Monsters [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
Stephen Smith
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