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Kevin Hards
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I'm starting to see the 'Think Fun' version of this pop up on Amazon etc. which is great as it's been on my want list since I saw the kickstarter (which regrettably I couldn't afford at the time).

Additionally I have seen, for a slightly cheaper price, the Kickstarter version. Are there any cosmetic differences between the two editions or additions that one has that the other doesn't?
 
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Mike Hulsebus
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Just from my random searching around today (for other things game related) I know that the kickstarter version has a bug card and the non kickstarter version has a bug token. The token is cooler. I think you would only want the bug card if you were playing with the for-adults rules on their website:

http://www.robotturtles.com/galapagos/
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Ryan Freels
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The kickstarter version has a few more walls and crates. The ThinkFun version has a much better tray in the box to hold the goods.
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Dan Shapiro
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All the above comments are spot on. The new version has gold foil and brighter colors, which are a nice touch. The instructions in the new version are also reworked with tons of feedback from backers so they're even better (although you can get them at http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles/howtoplay.php if you have the older version).

I have a soft spot for the original Kickstarter edition, but unless you plan to play a lot of Galapagos games (competitive variation for grownups), I would recommend the Thinkfun version.
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Jerry
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danshapiro wrote:
I have a soft spot for the original Kickstarter edition, but unless you plan to play a lot of Galapagos games (competitive variation for grownups), I would recommend the Thinkfun version.


So you can't play Galapagos with the ThinkFun version?

I have both copies but have yet to play. Was thinking about parting with one of them. I really like the ThinkFun parts but now I don't know what to do.
 
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Ryan Freels
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With Galapagos you are supposed to use your bug card (kickstarter version) to reverse someone's program. The Thinkfun version has the bug as a cardboard tile, and therefore not able to be shuffled into the deck. This is the only reason I can think of that would make a difference between the two version for the Galapagos variant.

However, if you are fine with not reversing peoples' program in Galapagos, then the Thinkfun version works fine.
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