Maps I played at Age of Steam Con!
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Here's a list of what I played this last weekend, another fantastic time with great people. In particular, thanks to:
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for putting on a great Con!

Also played a lot of these maps with:
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San Diego
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1. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Iceland/Texas [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Iceland/Texas
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TEXAS
A new map from AV. We played with 5, which was probably not optimum, but I liked the map
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2. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: African Diamond Mines & Taiwan Cube Factories [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: African Diamond Mines & Taiwan Cube Factories
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Africa Diamond Mines
A bizarre map which rewards how deep in the mine you can go, not really the number of links
 
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3. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Holland / Madagascar [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Holland / Madagascar
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Madagascar
One of the most punishing maps, made more punishing by the fact that we played with 5. Basic theme: pick the action that sucks the least!
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4. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Brazil / Chicago [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Brazil / Chicago
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Chicago

Interesting map where whenever any player gets to 11 / 21 / 31 Income, a strike kicks in and you have to pay $4 to use Chicago (which is 4 spaces) for any reason. Nice twist....of course I could say that about all of the cool maps
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: 1830's Pennsylvania / Northern California [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: 1830's Pennsylvania / Northern California
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1930's Pennsylvania

One of those maps where getting to the one critical resource, in this case Coal, is the key to winning. DaveO got to the Coal....I did not
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6. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Australia & Tasmania [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Australia & Tasmania
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Australia

Another with the Critical Resource paradigm. Deliver Blue cubes from the East to Perth, and get a +3 Income each time. Terry figured this out first, I was late to the party...but made a huge comeback to finish second by getting a couple of blue cubes to drop on my cities
 
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7. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Mexico, Spain/Portugal [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Mexico, Spain/Portugal
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Spain/Portugal

This is a team game, in our case 2 vs. 2, but the twist is that only one player wins....but to win the team total has to win. Jeff and DaveO vs. Rick and Nick. Probably the biggest laughs of the weekend, since the smack talk was early and often! Fun stuff
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8. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Brazil / Chicago [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Brazil / Chicago
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Brazil

The other side of Alspach's Chicago Map. Interesting in that track building starts at $1 and ramps up to $4 over the first 4 turns then stays there. This map ate my lunch.
 
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9. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: The Netherlands [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: The Netherlands
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Played on the exploded map with AoS Con's patented Large pieces

This is a high player count map that goes really fast. Apparently too fast for me, because I got boxed in and left in the dust in a 6 player game
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10. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: California Gold Rush & Underground Railroad [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: California Gold Rush & Underground Railroad
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Underground Railroad

Black cubes in the South needing to be delivered to 4 cities in the North. The ONLY win condition is number of black cubes delivered, which stay in front of each player....so you really only need to avoid bankruptcy and get the most delivered. I was lucky enough to get access to just enough freedom seekers to earn the victory
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