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Subject: Different rules version 1994 and 2005? rss

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Toco
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What are the differences between the original and the latest editions?

I only played it once some 15 years ago, a version with cards, I really liked it.
 
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Tor Sverre Lund
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It is basically still the same game, with some minor rule tweaks. The biggest difference is probably the removal of "virtual robots". But yeah, you still "program" your robot with cards, try to reach the checkpoints, can get upgrade cards, etc.
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david landes
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Expanding on the above comment. From memory, the primary differences are:

- At the start of the game, original has all robots on same starting spot and 'virtual' (meaning they do not interact with each other (typically for the entire first turn) though they do interact with all board elements). Newer version has differentiated starting spots within a defined space.
- The original and its expansions provide for differing boards and some different board elements than more recent editions.
- The timer was a frequently used mechanism as a player variant in the original but was not a part of the official rules
- In the original, on a double wrench space, robots could repair two damage counters and not take a card.. or take a card. In the new, they repair one counter AND take a card.
- I don't remember whether the robot lost an option card when dying in the original
- Components were slightly different (metal robots in the old, slightly different art)

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Luke Stirling
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The new version also slightly simplifies the board elements by doing away with crushers. It's the main reason that I am glad I have access to the old boards. Cannery Row is far and away my favourite board to play on.
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Catman SGA
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I played the original version (With the "Armed and Dangerous" expansion) and own the current version. As for the crushers, were they in the original game, or were they only on the boards provided with the "Armed and Dangerous" expansion?
 
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Luke Stirling
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CatmanSGA wrote:
As for the crushers, were they in the original game, or were they only on the boards provided with the "Armed and Dangerous" expansion?

Crushers were on the Cannery Row board, with is part of the 1st edition core game.
 
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