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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
The Cardboard Jungle Podcast
United States
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OPENING BID: 25

BIN: 35

This is NIS but the shrink is a bit scuffed and torn
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Dr. Urza, PhD of Dungeon Crawl
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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#87

(Also, Eurorails, Iron Dragon, and other crayon rail games that are all more or less the same with different maps)

This family of games are slow and long, but still interesting. It's the only non-legacy game I know of that involves literally writing on the game board. (with crayons, which wipe off) You build track by connecting dots on this big map in your color crayon. You use this track run your train between various cities, picking up goods and delivering them to other cities to satisfy your demand cards and earn money.

It's an interesting optimization exercise between drawing directly to cities for which you have demands (and their suppliers) and drawing "main lines" that will be more generally useful. Dealing with the geography is also a challenge, as mountains and other difficult terrain will cost more to cross. You also can't build along a connection that another player already drew, so there's often a race of sorts to be the first to build optimal track lest you be forced to get longer and/or more expensive track later.
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $21

BIN: $24

Condition: Very Good

Edition: English fourth edition 2004 with Canada and Mexico
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Bob Long
United States
Woodbridge
Virginia
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Crayon Rails: Empire Builder, the original crayon rail game. A little long but the optional rules makes this game a real keeper.

BGG #1 ranked: Empire Builder
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Alex N
United States
Metuchen
New Jersey
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Minimum Bid: $1

The game that will turn you into a boardgame geek. Best of the crayon rail series. Well balanced with an excellent pickup and delivery simulation. Lots of fun.


Condition: VG. Box shows moderate shelf wear for its age.

Edition: Mayfair Games English edition 1988 in grey box.

Congratulations! Winner is Brian
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
mateenyweeny
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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English 1999 edition "with Mexico".
Complete and unplayed. No marks/stains on boards.
Crayons are unused but one has a broken tip.

sweetner

Illuminati: Deluxe Edition
Great condition.
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Phillip Ponzer
United States
Kansas
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The corners of the box are showing white due to wear and the board is in fairly good condition given its age and playtime. The chips are still in great condition and should all be accounted for.
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Thom Denholm
United States
Seattle
Washington
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2-6 players
180 min
Strategy
Crayon rails, pick up and deliver, route/network building

Also have Russian Rails, India Rails, China Rails, and Nippon Rails.
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Jonathan Apuan
United States
Everett
Washington
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$4.99 at VV. I'm excited to find this but not too excited to inventory it.

EDIT: COMPLETE!
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
David Thompson
United States
Portland
Oregon
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2004 Mayfair fourth edition with Canada and Mexico.

Brand new.

Soft reserve: $28

Buy it Now: $35
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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On Thursday morning the Empire Builder semis kicked off, with five games of the eponymous game. My game featured some tough competition, including Mark Kennel, the top-rated player in the AREA ratings, and Jeff Jackson, who began attending WBC only a few years ago, but who has piled up an impressive record already.

I started with terrific cards, though: Nickel to KC, Nickel to Dallas and Coffee to Chicago. This allowed me to build to Sudbury on my first building turn, upgrade to Fast Freight on my second building turn, and then complete the connection to KC after I picked up two Nickel and moved on my first regular turn. In the middle of the game I ran into a little bit of a dry spell, but my huge early advantage came through for me, giving me a win with $254 when my closest competitor was only at $213.

I was on to the finals, which were played right after the semis.
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Keith Ibsen
United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxfordshire
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Reasonable condition, some scuffing on the box. All components present.

English version.

Mayfair 1996 Edition (I think, cover is as picture)

Will post to the UK, either Royal Mail or MyHermes
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $27

BIN: $32

Condition: Very Good

Edition: English revised fifth edition 2008
 
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Stephen Burgess
United States
Humble
Texas
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Like new condition

Starting Bid: $5
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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In last week's Amoeba list I wrote up all the games I played at our house con. This week, it was all 2-player games with my wife. We have been practicing for WBC (we leave on Friday to drive down to Pennsylvania.) In particular, we practiced for Lost Cities and for the crayon rails tournament.

 10   Lost Cities x10 -- We played 10 games; I won 6 and she won 4. On Saturday we played 2 games. I won the first by 1 point and she won the second by 180 points, 155 to minus 25. But they both count the same!

 10   Eurorails -- We played only Eurorails and Empire Builder, since those are the games that are used in the semifinals and finals at the WBC. We started off with Eurorails, but Claire decided she wanted to focus on Empire Builder.

 10   Empire Builder x7 -- Amazingly, we played 7 games of this in a week. That is probably a record. I imagine we'll play a few more times this week as well!
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Mark Huberty (General Trashy Meeples the Ambigamer)
United States
Woodbury
Minnesota
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John F.
United States
Shelton
CT
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Publisher/Edition: Mayfair Games/ 1988 Edition (pictured)

Condition: Thrift story copy that was never played. Cards still in shrink and crayons in original packaging. Box is in very good shape although being from a thrift store, it was taped (still on box), has a price sticker on the side and a small black marker mark near the price tag. Some whitening near corners of boxes. Overall excellent shape!

Language:English
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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$4 - 1988 edition - complete although two cards have some dried rubberband that won't come off without doing some damage to the cards
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VETRHUS of Rogaland
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Mayfair Grey Box 1988 Version


Box Condition:

Very good, minor cover sag and box wear throughout.


Game Condition:

Very good, complete with all the bits. Minor signs of handling throughout.


Opening Bid: $23

BIN: $36
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Nathan Ehlers
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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Edition: 3rd Ed. 1999 w/ "New edition now contains Mexico"

Condition: Good; some dishing on the box. Cards still in plastic and crayons are unopened.


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Joe Wiggins
United States
Cuyahoga Falls
Ohio
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for $20
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
chris lake
United States
Hewitt
Texas
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Still gets to the table now and then, the play time is the largest hinderence.
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Scott
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Mayfair English third edition 1999 with 'New Edition Now Contains Mexico'

Good condition - Components are complete, the crayons are used. The box has some wear and the rules are a printed copy of the 5th edition rules.

Starting Bid - $10

BIN - $25

(Edit - prices lowered)
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $28

BIN: $33

Condition: Very Good

Edition: English revised fifth edition 2008
 
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Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:784]
Scott
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Condition: Good condition - Components are complete, the crayons are used. The box has some wear and the rules are a printed copy of the 5th edition rules.
Language English
Edition/Publisher: Mayfair English third edition 1999 with 'New Edition Now Contains Mexico'
Attending: Wednesday night through Saturday. Live in Indy, local pickup possible
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Alan Reeve
United States
Geneva
Illinois
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Condition: Used, complete

Comments: None

Attending: Wed eve-Sun afternoon
 
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