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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Christiaan G
Netherlands
Emmeloord
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Title: Age of Steam - Dutch Edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin
Version / Year Published: 2009
Language(s) / language dependency: Dutch version
Condition: Very good, played twice.
Shipping terms: Free in BeNeLux
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Jason sundin
United States
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North Carolina
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Wayne Walker
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Chuluota
Florida
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I fell in love with Steam on iOS. When I discovered there were solo AoS maps I started seeking it out. A trade materialized soon after. The solo map is fun. I intend to try some of pnp maps also. Of course I would love to play this with a group, but it is way to heavy for that.
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
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Κατάσταση: Άριστη, 1 play
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Έκδοση: Eagle Games Third English Edition 2008

Περιλαμβάνει τους expansion χάρτες Barbados (solo) και St. Lucia (two-player).

Μεταφορικά δωρεάν εντός Ελλάδος
 
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Chad Ridgley
United States
Copperas Cove
Texas
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like new condition. 3rd edition. Free Cont. US shipping.
 
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Jose Chavez
United States
Pasadena
California
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Condition: Like new, punched but unplayed by me
Edition: 3rd edition
Shipping: Anywhere in the US

Sweetner: Age of Steam Barbados & St. Lucia Map
 
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Will Morgan
United States
Hendersonville
Tennessee
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Like new, only played once

Eagle Games Third English Edition
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Time: 2 - 3 hours per play

1. Jimmy
2. Dean
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Experience not required

In my opinion, this is Martin Wallace's best game. Very tight money management game with track laying and cube deliveries. We can either schedule one play or more than one (with different maps) if there's interest. There are maps for all player counts from 1 to 5 (actually I've got maps for 6 players as well).
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Looks like I've managed to play 8 things that I'd not played for at least two years. (I acknowledge that the restriction is quite arbitrary; but I might as well be consistent.)


Age of Steam -- (1 this month; 3 plays 9 years ago) _8_
(images by robcannonsoftware & wizardless)

I'm terrible at this. Or, perhaps, just over-naive in many important points. My previous games were all against (relative) novices; this one wasn't. And it showed: I was unaware of several (in retrospect rather simple) patterns that would make things unfortunate for me.

So I learned a lot; and would be delighted to play again. But I'm definitely firmly in the third- or fourth-division of AoS players for the moment.


Louis XIV -- (1 this month; 3 plays 8 years ago) _7⅓_
(images by Soledade & BoardGameGeek)

It's a pleasant enough game; works quite well with the 2p rules (though, admittedly, son #2 is not fond of Dummy Players.) I'm still (even after all these years) not convinced about the random shield bonuses, though: they seem a bit out of place against the rest of the game.


Blue Moon City -- (1 this month; 4 plays 8 years ago) _7_
(images by dcorban & Moviebuffs)

With this one, it's not clear to me that the cards don't dictate one's play as much as anything else. Sure; one can pretend that one wins on the basis of one's fine decision making: and perhaps that's part of the allure. It could be so - but I'm not convinced.


Mare Nostrum -- (1 this month; 3 plays 6 years ago) _7⅓_
(images by Uncle & henk.rolleman)

The old version (to my memory) was a bit imperfect in terms of faction balance. And the new one is different: but, it seems naively, not any better balanced. It's quite entertaining; and I'd be happy to play again.


Vikings -- (1 this month; 7 plays 6 years ago) _7⅓_
(images by UnknownParkerBrother & tdelme)

This play was with son #2 - who had last played when he was less than half his current age. He'd won that one; and this too. So despite the fact that I appear to be incompetent at it, it amuses me.


Modern Art -- (1 this month; 7 plays 5 years ago) _7⅔_
(images by Pokke & kilroy_locke)

It's not terribly "modern" any more: auctions aren't the current hotness; and there's far too much interaction (and possibility of disaster) for this to be generally acceptable to folk that prefer point-salady modern euros. But we really enjoyed surfing the groupthink here; it was quite charming.


Merkator -- (1 this month; 3 plays 5 years ago) _7⅓_
(both images by adikom5777)

I enjoyed this; and yet can't really think why. The interaction was weak. And my ability to plan successfully wasn't strong. Perhaps it was the fine opponents that carried the day?


Pickomino -- (1 this month; 26 plays 26 months ago) _6⅓_
(images by Verkisto & Geosmores)

It's fluffy and trivial. And a bit weird to play it with adults that understand probability. My previous plays were with my kids: who more-than-occasionally push their luck past its ability to be sustained. So I'm used to a bit more volatile game than this one, I guess.


Thanks again to my youngsters, the BAP attenders, the Monday Lunch folk, and the Wednesday Night gang for some great game experiences.
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Boris
Netherlands
Groningen
Nederland
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Version: Age of Steam - Quined White Goblin Dutch Edition (2009)
This is the edition with the little plastic trains instead of the wooden discs.

Language: Dutch.

Condition: New in shrink

Shipping:
With tracking (when available). Insurance optional, if you want to pay for it.

EU (+ Norway and Switzerland): FREE

Rest of the world:
I'll pay the first € 13- of the shipping costs, you'll pay for the rest.
(For the exact costs, see the row "aangetekend" here: http://www.postnl.nl/tarieven/tarieven-pakketten/?country=US)
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Dan
United States
Bountiful
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Age of Steam I have never played, and have been meaning to try. I'm a big fan of Martin Wallace's economic games. (His thematic games often fall flat for me). I have played Steam and Railroad Tycoon, which are both more forgiving, and let you focus a little more on the rail building, but I've always wanted to play the first one. Maybe you could teach me?

Planet Steam is another great economic game. I first saw it being played at SaltCON late at night, with the old coffin box import that Fantasy Flight did. When I found out it was the board game version of M.U.L.E., I had to have it. Very much enjoyed it, I like the way the market moves around after each player's turn.

Imperial is another one I'm intrigued by. I've played it maybe twice? And I don't feel like I'm good at stock games, so maybe that's why I want to explore it more. I'm also a big fan of Diplomacy, which inspired the map and units for this one, although the similarities stop there.
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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This is NOT for the game. If you want to BIN everything listed here, make your bid here. BIN for Everything: $500. Includes bonus items and free shipping to US (actual shipping cost to the rest of the world.)
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Jonathan Wyatt
United States
Stewartstown
Pennsylvania
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Parking lot yard sale. Second stall. Oh that's a nice box. Wait...what?! $4!? I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough. Lady said they opened it, looked at the directions and then closed it right back up again.

I do feel kind of bad because I feel like I should have offered suggestions like TtR.
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
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Australia
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
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Κατάσταση: Σαν καινούριο.

Έκδοση : Eagle Games Third English Edition. Περιέχει και το expansion Age of Steam Expansion: Barbados / St. Lucia



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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
John Butitta

Neenah
Wisconsin
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Name: Age of Steam
Edition: Warfrog (2002)
condition: components in excellent shape, played once

Sweetener: Western US Map by Winsome signed by Martin Wallace

Sweetener: Days of Steam
Edition: Valley Games (2009)
condition: components in excellent shape, played once


Availability: Thurs to Saturday, Will be at Friday night swap
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Philip Newman
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Richardson
Texas
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Match C68: Age of Steam vs. Innovation vs. Taj Mahal

Round 6: Agricola (22), Age of Steam (19)
Round 5: Age of Steam (15), Chicago Express / Wabash Cannonball (15)
Round 4: Twilight Struggle (23), Age of Steam (14)
Round 3: Age of Steam (19), Indonesia (13)
Round 2: Age of Steam (19), San Juan (17)
Round 1: Age of Steam (21), Andean Abyss (11), Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game (7)
Nominated by: Cole Wehrle, Phrim, woodnoggin
Also Listed By: Butterfly0038, cmontgo2, msaari
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Philip Newman
United States
Richardson
Texas
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Match C70: Dominion vs. Age of Steam vs. El Grande vs. Battle Line / Schotten Totten

Round 6: Agricola (22), Age of Steam (19)
Round 5: Age of Steam (15), Chicago Express / Wabash Cannonball (15)
Round 4: Twilight Struggle (23), Age of Steam (14)
Round 3: Age of Steam (19), Indonesia (13)
Round 2: Age of Steam (19), San Juan (17)
Round 1: Age of Steam (21), Andean Abyss (11), Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game (7)
Nominated by: Cole Wehrle, Phrim, woodnoggin
Also Listed By: Butterfly0038, cmontgo2, msaari
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Philip Newman
United States
Richardson
Texas
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7th Place: Age of Steam

Round 8: Age of Steam (13), Dominion (12), El Grande (12), Battle Line / Schotten Totten (12)
Round 8: Age of Steam (15), Innovation (13), Taj Mahal (12)
Round 6: Agricola (22), Age of Steam (19)
Round 5: Age of Steam (15), Chicago Express / Wabash Cannonball (15)
Round 4: Twilight Struggle (23), Age of Steam (14)
Round 3: Age of Steam (19), Indonesia (13)
Round 2: Age of Steam (19), San Juan (17)
Round 1: Age of Steam (21), Andean Abyss (11), Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game (7)
Nominated by: Cole Wehrle, Phrim, woodnoggin
Also Listed By: Butterfly0038, cmontgo2, msaari
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Max Woghiren
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New in shrink.
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
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Hillsborough
North Carolina
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I have about a bazillion expansion maps and am looking to play those (and not the base game). I'd be happy to start a game pretty much any time between 10am and 7pm.

Some experience would be best.
 
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Mark von Minden
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Longmont
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Age of Steam is one of my latest game obsessions. As of this writing, I have one play on a solo map, one 4-player game on the custom Swedish Recycling XL map at HeavyCon, and, this, a 3-player game on the base map.

It was nice to play the base map with players of about the same experience as me. I wish we would have had 1 or 2 more players, but it was still a good game (it scaled down better than I expected, though the auctions were less interesting). I was happy to see I learned from my trouncing at the hands of some AoS experts at HeavyCon and played a much better game this time too.

Right now, I would happily play this game at nearly every game day, but I have a feeling that won't happen. This most recent game I played with two big Martin Wallace fans (I like some of his designs but I'm definitely not an avid fan), and I told them I thought Age of Steam was my favorite Wallace game. They grumbled, "What about Struggle of Empires, Brass, or London?" The first of those I've never played, so fair enough; the latter two I do enjoy, but AoS has my current favor. These same two players also seemed to favor AoS's descendant games. One stated that Railways of the World has "more going on", but I don't remember that to be the case from my one play of it in the past. The other player seemed to have a preference for the more deterministic goods production in Steam as well as the income/points split (I've never played it, so I couldn't comment).

My sense is that AoS is the purest implementation of the system. It also seems the most challenging to play well. I like how difficult it is to get going in the game, and the auctions and planning are crucial. Hopefully I can convince my friends to keep at it and to eventually try some of the many expansion maps.
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Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:80]
Joe Sallen
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Boone
Iowa
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Usually you can see the direction your company is headed rounds in advance. Taking out more and more shares to compensate for your lack of income. In other words spiraling downward until the inevitable splash.
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