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Ticket to Ride Guide Update and 2016 Progress

Max Lampinen
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First things first, I updated my somewhat popular Ticket to Ride Purchase Guide with Deutschland 1902 expansion: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/47705/which-ticket-ride-s...
Shortly put it's really awesome. The passenger mechanic is smoother than Märklins and you can blend it in, along with long routes, to Märklin seamlessly aswell, if you happen to own Märklin instead of Deutschland.



Then the purchases. I've set limit of 5 purchases to 2016. I started the year with frantic trading and clearing of shelves, to make that limit easier. SI got Lanterns: The Harvest Festival and Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 as Christmas gift. I heavily dislike the destruction it requires, compared to everlasting Time Stories, but I do like playing it with my wife. Lanterns is.. ok. I got rid of Lewis & Clark: The Expedition, Elysium, Cacao, Steam Park, and some Dominion expansions. They just weren't unique enough to remain in my tightened collection, and I hardly play Dominion. I kept base and Prosperity to play with my son when he grows up though. In their place I got plenty of things. Mostly thanks to Dominion stuff selling for almost store value. I got Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Return to Hoth, Pandemic: State of Emergency, Smash Up expansions, Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition): More Ca$h 'n More Guns, Zug um Zug: Deutschland – Deutschland 1902, and T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons.
Imperial Assault expansion appears to be mostly more of the same, but I love the snowy scenery and iconic characters. More Cash N Guns completed the game for me, Pandemic expansion is lovely and modular. Smash Up is still Smash Up, underrated gem on BGG. Time Stories is best thing ever, but haven't had time to play newest set yet. Anyway.. Good stuff.

My actual 2016 purchases went up to two already aswell: Celestia and 7 Wonders Duel, and I don't have games left that I want to get rid of (Lanterns might go though..), so it may look like I'm heading for failure, but I'm very confident. I have so many great games that I could honestly play them for rest of my life without needing to buy single thing. I'll probably get 2 expansions for my birthday in April (this year I'm counting gifts to limit, because honestly.. with shared bank account it's same as if I'd buy the games myself) and one game in Christmas, something like that. Wish me luck! I'll make the Big Report at end of the year with opinions on the purchases, if they were worth it.
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