Roads and Rails and ... (The many uses of the Settlers' road)
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Like many my path to Euros came through Settlers. While awaiting my turn I would fidget with the settlement, city, and road pieces. I have since been amused by seeing the component that I will always think of as a road piece show up as something else in different games.

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This game is many peoples first introduction to Euro games. Trade in a wood and a brick resource card and you get to place a road.
 
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Here is the same component, but this time it is a railroad track.
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Here is another transportation use. This time it is an exclusive shipping lane.
 
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And, here, a bridge.
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I don't own this game. So, I can't check, but I think the same component becomes a fence here.
 
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And fences here as well. I don't own this game either, so please correct me if it is not the same piece.
 
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It's the wood resource here. We opened the box and said, "Settler's roads!"
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Underground lines.
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... they are used on the board as irrigational canals. when the water is led to the dry field, they turn into swamps, making it possible there to mine gold.
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In Bonaparte at Marengo the roads are used as armies.

One of the BGG users actually uses an animated GIF of these moving armies as avatar.

edited : once for a typo
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