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Subject: Hansa Teutonica & Orleans. Can they coexist in the same collection? rss

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Jaime D.
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Hello there,

Sorry if this has been addressed already but a search in the forums didn't help.

I know the central mechanism of both games is not the same but... theme, trading, routes...

Could both games coexist in a given collection?

Thanks to all.
 
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Bill Kunes
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They both exist in mine. Both are in my Top 20... but Orleans has been easier to get to the table.

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Jon Geruntho
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They are both very different games, with no real overlap in mechanisms. If you are concerned with overlapping theme, you will end up only having 5 games in your collection (and Hansa Teutonic should be one of them still ).
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Morten K
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They didn't in mine. Orleans became boring so after five plays I sold it. It needs player interaction basically. Hansa Teutonica has lots of that.
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From an ontological perspective: yes.
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Ben M
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I have both in my collection. I find that Hansa gets better with each play whereas Orléans sort of plateaus.
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Alexandre P.
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Tigrillo wrote:
Orleans became boring so after five plays I sold it.


With or without expansion(s) ?
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Morten K
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With promos, without the expansion. It got samey quickly.
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Jaime D.
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Jasonbartfast wrote:
From an ontological perspective: yes.

 
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Pete Goch
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No. Both games will burst into flames if brought within close proximity of each other.

Sorry.
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Xahendir wrote:
Tigrillo wrote:
Orleans became boring so after five plays I sold it.

With or without expansion(s) ?

Expansions? Oh, you're in Europe. You can buy such things.

To the OP: These games don't play anything at all alike. Orleans has a bit of interaction. Hansa Teutonica is all about interaction. It's also one of the greatest games of all time.

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Two great games with different mechanisms, not real overlap. The most similar thing between them is that I like to play both at their max number of players.
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Alexandre P.
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Tigrillo wrote:
With promos, without the expansion. It got samey quickly.


Ok, thanks.
Considering my current gaming habits, 5 plays would take me a year to achieve.
BUT first expansion adds - amongst other things - solo mode and the second one adds more interaction.
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Xahendir wrote:
Tigrillo wrote:
With promos, without the expansion. It got samey quickly.


Ok, thanks.
Considering my current gaming habits, 5 plays would take me a year to achieve.
BUT first expansion adds - amongst other things - solo mode and the second one adds more interaction.

It is a shame to have to buy expansion to have an interactive game.

Hansa Teutonica is interactive out of the box.
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Orleans is more gentle with novices as the interaction at first is less crippling, but Orleans is really interactive with 5 too (obviously you need the extra 5th player pieces, not included). Knife fight in a phone booth feeling on both map and townhouse, starting on turn 8 or so.
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Hansa Teutonica is not even close to being a similar game to Orleans. They are majorly different.

I have both, however, I would consider giving up Orleans, and not Hansa Teutonica. HT is just an amazing game, Orleans has a nice feel, but is not nearly as replayable or deep.
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Adam Brocker
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The audience for both games appears to be significantly different.

HT does better with folks that like more direct interaction and a heavier feel.

Orleans seems to be better appreciated by those who prefer to work on their own engines with less conflict from others.

I enjoy both, but for different reasons.
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