Karl G
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Days-Wonder-Ticket-Ride-Marklin/dp/B...

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Marklin is probably my favourite. I think it's got more 'space' than the other maps - certainly the USA and Europe.
 
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Phil68 wrote:
Marklin is probably my favourite. I think it's got more 'space' than the other maps - certainly the USA and Europe.

Mine too, because there are distinct images for each ticket, rather than each colour.
 
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Karl G
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Can you use the map expansions with Märklin?

 
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SirKarlg wrote:
Can you use the map expansions with Märklin?


I think you should be able to, it is a base game. So you have enough trains and train cards for each player.

I agree with the others, Marklin is my favourite of the three base games. It sits between TTR and TTR Europe. It has an excellent map, that balances short and long routes. And the passenger mechanism and the passenger cards make it very competitive if players take advantage of them. Some players simply forget to use their passengers, more fool them!

Marklin's gone back up shake
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I have bought Marklin as my first TTR game. I have played the USA a couple of times has anyone used it as a gateway game successfully?

I understand the passenger mechanism could be challenging to the gateway idea.
 
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SirKarlg wrote:
I have bought Marklin as my first TTR game. I have played the USA a couple of times has anyone used it as a gateway game successfully?

I understand the passenger mechanism could be challenging to the gateway idea.

Play without the passengers and treat it as a regular map?

I'd say the bigger issue or one reason why the USA works as a gateway is people are generally more familiar with US geography - they can map their routes more easily.
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Generally we play without the passengers and find it works ok.
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If you're a purist I think the Marklin deck has a slightly different distribution of cards than the regular TTR deck (more 'wilds' I think). Probably not something you'd notice as a new-ish player playing the expansions for the first time though.

Marklin is certainly the fussiest of the TTR maps but still the complexity is not too high (its more annoying for set up time I find). Like others have said you can just play without the passenger rules and it's still quite functional (they sell the map in Germany as TTR Deutschland without the extra passenger rules).
 
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Ticket to ride -Märklin £25.19 Sold by Infinity Games IGUK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Days-Wonder-Ticket-Ride-Marklin/dp/B...

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