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Michael Alexander
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2017-06-21 29 8.01 7.813 10798
2017-06-28 28 8.01 7.813 10812
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
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 10   PitchCar x3
As the schoolyear ended we had our Summer championship of Pitchcar in my class. After a thrilling finale, I got to play a few times. Won twice and had a relay race. 3 persons to the team and when the first player on a team crosses the finishline after one lap the second takes over and so on. This format is great for the cameraderie(if that is how it is spelt) in class.

 N/A   Kingdomino x2
A pair of 3-player games. Me and Ingmar each had a 1 point win. I like this game, both for the tile laying challenge and the short play time.

 N/A   Brass: Lancashire NEW!
Got in a 3-player game of this. A good game, but not sure if I have the desire to play it many times. Was 6 points behind Ingmar in the end. Which was a surprisingly low difference. I got two 2nd level shipyards(the ship icon, not the anchor icon)which got me a bunch of VPs, but I suffered in the income departement, which hurt me in the endgame.

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Played with the 3 expansions only and a bunch of beer. Had some horrible combos. But fun was had.

 N/A   Guess Who? x2 NEW!
A pair of games with my daughter.

Movies
Watched Wonder Woman at the movies. A very good origin story and a very good standalone film. Similarities to the first Captain America, but a times very funny. Well worth the view.

Also rewatched Batman Vs. Superman afterwards. Still not a good movie. The whole batman/Superman rivalry gets resolved in the most stupid way imaginable.

Have also watched the first 3 Transformers movies on Netflix because I am going to see the last one tonight. Explosions are fun, but these really aren't quality movies. Stupid summer fun.

Ambush
Wading my way slowly through the rulebook. Almost at the end. Look forward to getting to the actual game.

Painting
I'm painting my inlaws house these coming days, and have sent the wife and kids off to the cabin for a few days.

Summerholiday began last Friday. Happy days.
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Kris Verbeeck
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jan 2018

I own the first edition. the upgrade is something i couldn't pass upon
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
TJ H
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
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Poll
6 Twilight Struggle
27 Brass
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Poll created by 1000rpm


Round 2 6 Twilight Struggle defeated 62 For Sale 466-343
Round 1 6 Twilight Struggle defeated 115 Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000 734-254

Round 2 27 Brass defeated 38 Caylus 361-325
Round 1 27 Brass defeated 94 Snowdonia 489-230

A big contrast for these last round, Brass winning the heavyweight bout whilst TS took on a fabulous lightweight. But another heavyweight clash is the result.
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Adam Brocker
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Reprint of the original Brass by Roxley games. Have gone in on the KS for this one. Love the new art style. Would like to get Brass played more.
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Jennifer Schlickbernd
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Santa Clarita
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Waiting for this with Lorna. Really looking forward to a better map, we just played this a couple of weeks ago and were pleasantly reminded of how great a game it is.
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Katherine Yoder
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Another Wallace I would sweet talk him into playing for me. Ah - but the loans, he just would shy away from them.
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Lei Sun
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Condition: New in shrink
Language: English
Edition/Publisher: 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing, Eagle Games
 
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JonMichael Rasmus
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Dan Hughes
United Kingdom
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Dear Mr Wallace.

I notice with interest that an updated version of your classic game “Brass” is currently seeking funds on kickstarter. However I am very disappointed that you have not addressed the biggest flaw in the game – namely the omission of Huddersfield from the map of Northern towns of the Industrial Revolution.

I will acknowledge that you get quite close – the map reaching as far as Oldham, which is just 23.2 miles from Huddersfield. This is significantly better than your game “A Few Acres of Snow” where the nearest place on the board is Louisbourg which is an outrageous two thousand five hundred and seventy nine miles away from Huddersfield Town centre – or even longer if you don’t take Halifax Road in order to avoid the traffic.

When I heard you were going to bring out a sequel to the game my hopes were raised again. I was sure you had realised your mistake and had decided to rectify things. However I’m sure you can imagine my shock when I learnt you had decided to feature Birmingham instead. A town that no doubt has its own small merits, but it hardly the English jewel that Huddersfield is.

Fortunately as the kickstarter is not yet over there is still opportunity for you to include the town in a second sequel. You could perhaps make a special Brass ~Huddersfield edition, which I’m sure would prove of significant benefit for the finances of your campaign. If I might suggest Mirfield, Slaithwaite, Edgerton, Dalton, and of course Berry Brow as potential locations on the board.

You could even do a link to Oldham if you wanted, although I’d suggest just labelling it “Lancaster” so as not to give them any ideas above their station.

I hope we can resolve this issue to our mutual satisfaction.

Yours sincerely


Dan Hughes
Noble Order of Huddersfield Board Gamers.


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Hi Dan,

I certainly think there is a case for a ‘Yorkshire’ version of the game, which would obviously include Huddersfield. I will suggest it to Roxley.

Best

Martin
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Rahul Chandra
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Own / Bringing : Do not own
BPA Library : yes
Do I know: No - would need someone to teach

Interested in learning this one, given that I've enjoyed Power Grid and Age of Steam. Also to find out how much to regret not getting in on the KS
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Jason Lukac
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Four player go for my favorite game. Narrow win by me but still a fun time by all. Thought Tom had me in the end.
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Robert Moore
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Edition: English, either 1st or 2nd edition (Brass, not the new Lancashire rehash). Condition: Noticeable dishing and wear on the box - fair condition overall. Components show mild wear from regular play. Board is the newer doublesided version that has a 2 player map printed on the reverse side (original board not included).
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
The Freshmaker
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Box condition: Excellent, minor whitening on the corners
Game condition: Excellent. Only played once. From a smoke free home
Version: "Brass" (not "Brass: Lancashire") edition, Eagle-Gryphon Games, FRED Distribution, Inc. English 2nd Edition 2nd Printing
Shipping: Free shipping to USA only

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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Jim Stevens
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This is for the FRED Distribution, 2008, 2nd edition (first printing).

It has been played a couple of times but it in Very Good / Like New condition. There is a bit of shelf wear on the box but the components are like new.
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Steven Sheasby
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Game Condition:

This copy of the game has never been played. It is no longer in shrinkwrap, but in excellent condition.

All game contents verified except for one note below. The counters have been punched and the cards taken out of the wrapping. All counters have been sorted into multiple bags (per individual player colors). All cards are present. Rules are in excellent shape.

Money is in a separate bag. However, it looks like this copy of the game has only 99 of the 100 coin pieces. Looks like I'm short one (1) gray money piece (out of 60).

The cardboard insert is intact and in very good condition.

Box Condition:

The outside box is in excellent condition. No visible damage to the game box.

Game comes from a non-smoking house.

Language/Edition Info:

Brass (Second Edition Second Printing) from 2009 (with English and French text in the rules and game box).

Shipping:

Free shipping within the U.S.
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Ryan Zombo
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Macomb
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Condition: Very Good. Received in prior Math Trade. Complete. Never played by me.
Language: English
Publisher: Eagle Games (2009) - Edition Pictured
Ships From: MI (48044)
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Russell B
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New in Shrink. Eagle Games English standard edition.

Free shipping to lower 48 states, first $10 to AK and HI
 
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Philip Newman
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Retirement Home Grudge Match: Brass vs. Twilight Struggle

2016: Retired
2015: 1st
2014: 2nd
2013: 1st
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
John Dimitrousis
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Ολλανδική έκδοση.

Δεν υπάρχει κείμενο στο παιχνίδι. Παρέχονται εκτυπωμένες αγγλικές οδηγίες.

Πολύ καλή κατάσταση. Όλες οι καρτες σε Sleeves.

Δωρεάν μεταφορικά
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
William Johnston
United Kingdom
London
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Condition: Sealed in shrink
Edition: Eagle-Gryphon (3rd Edition)
Language: English
Shipping: Free within the UK

Please note this is not "Brass: Lancashire" which is a currently unreleased reworking of Brass, but has taken over the BGG ID of Brass. This is the 3rd Edition of Brass (as pictured).
 
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Tom Verdonck
Belgium
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Ranking : from 27 to 28 = -1
Highest Ever : 7 (diff. to current = -21)

Rating : from 7.809 to 7.812 = +0.003
Highest Ever : 7.920 (diff. to current = -0.108)

Votes : from 10653 to 10758 = +105

Owners : from 11102 to 11334 = +232

Plays : from 34631 to 35050 = +419

Year released : 2007

112 month(s) in Top 50 since 2007
1 month(s) in current position (#28)
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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:28]
Nigel N
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Last Saturday turned out to be one of our big gaming day, because my girlfriend and I played five different games, four of which were new to us (see previous entries)!

After taking a break, we decided to play Brass again. We tried it once several months ago when we bought it, but the rules are complicated with exceptions, making the learning process very hard (not to mention we were still new to the hobby back then). I reread the rules summary and the 2P variant rules from the File section on BGG, and gave it another try.

During the first half of the game, things moved very slowly as we were still unfamiliar with the rules. We also made quite a few mistakes during the game, including one that is not game-breaking but merely annoying, by using the silver coins as "10" instead of "5", causing us to exchange very frequently. The second half of the game moved faster, once we clarified and internalised the rules. My girlfriend lead the whole game and won as expected. ninja

One thing I'm unsure of is whether there is any balance issue. The only two shipyards are located on the left side of the map, with one (i.e. Barrow-in-Furness) only available in the second rail period and is connected only to Lancaster, which in turn is connected only to Preston. Building industries at a location requires you to (a) either have YOUR rail connected to the location or the location card; and (b) be able to consume required resources (coal or iron). Since building a shipyard requires coal and iron, which must be sought via Lancaster, if you have no industry in Lancaster and no rail connected to it, you cannot build the very point-worthy shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness. And no, you can't build rail if your opponents have already built one.

That was my case in our game and I learned it the hard way. As she controlled the left side of the board, in particular the only connection from Preston to Lancaster, I have no chance to access Lancaster, and hence Barrow-in-Furness. What frustrated me more was that she managed to built the other shipyard in Liverpool just before me. So I could only see her gathering money and resources to build the second one in Barrow-in-Furness with no way to stop her. You can definitely feel my despair during the game...cry

Nevertheless, I still look forward to playing the game, especially now that I have more understanding of the game mechanics and the map. And I'm also aware of an official (variant) rules by Roxley that requires only removal of cards but no change of the map. We may try it in the future.
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