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Subject: Keyflower or Steam... Which one is the better? rss

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Max Lampinen
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Pretty hard to compare since they are so different.
If you like train games (or want to like them, since it's like gateway to them) then Steam, if you like euro games then Keyflower.

If I would personally have to choose, I'd probably keep Keyflower since if I'd sell Steam I'd still have Railways of the World which I like more. And Keyflower is not as confrontational.
 
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Different games, hard to compare, but Keyflower is still new and on my wishlist so it gets one vote...

(Very scientific way to pick, I know.)
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Haven't every played Steam but I absolutely love Keyflower and with the expansion Keyflower: The Farmers on KS right now and schedule to be to me by December, I am excited!!!
 
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Steam, IMO. Like the previous poster states, it all depends on what kind of game you are after.

Keyflower has some very clever aspects; the core mechanism of workers being a form of currency in addition to being workers for, well, worker placement, is clever. The restricted arrangement of tiles is also clever. It's an excellent design.

Steam is the purified essence of one of the greatest rail games ever designed; Age of Steam. It takes the competitive elements of the system, makes them more competitive, and removes the (what I consider) clunky auction, expenses and share issue mechanisms from the original. Of course, the game can be played using these; to me, though, these were rendered obsolete by the changes in the new base game.
 
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Yup, two different games with two different themes and mechanics. As Max said, I prefer Railways of the World for a train game.

Keyflower ROCKS so much I couldn't wait for the Farmers expansion on KS so got it sent from the UK directly (it actually arrived yesterday! happy dance). Fantastic, delightful, fun, fast worker placement game from one of the fathers of the genre.
 
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I have both. Very different games, prefer Steam.
 
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Keep Keyflower since it will be harder to replace.
 
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Never played steam but need to judging by the responses. Keyflower is the best game I've ever played though.
 
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I like both.
 
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Neither is a bad choice. Get the one your group is more likely to play perhaps? I'll bet both would be very dull alone.
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Steam is okay, Keyflower is excellent!
 
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In my group we regularly play both, and enjoy both.

Keyflower finishes faster, and is easier to teach...so if those considerations are important...
 
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