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Simone Tessaro
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Hello, this game is very interesting and it's on the top of my wishlist. But i've a question. Which is the size of the board? I've a small table in a small house cry, and this makes the difference sometimes..

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A quick search of the reviews threw up these measurements: 114cm by 91cm, or 45" by 36".
 
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You'll need room for the bank, the bag of cubes, the pile of track tiles (could be in a plastic container but needs to be somewhere), shares - both the stock and for each player, and the engine cards.

What I'm trying to say is that RRT, like most board games, also needs space around the outside edge too.
I'd leave a 6 to 8 inch margin on the edges when considering table size.

Now, to a certain degree there is empty space on the Railroad Tycoon board for some of this stuff. But it really will fill up a large table.
 
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A word of warning ...

With Eagle going bust, this one is proving harder and harder to find.

If you know somewhere that has it, I would advise you to make a quick decision!


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We keep TV trays on hand for games that overflow our table. RRT is not the worst offender, since at least the per-user bits are not too numerous. We use one tray for all the "bank" items: money, shares, the shuffled deck of RR Ops cards. We use a couple of plastic bowls to hold track tiles, so they don't spread out the way piles can and they can easily be picked up and handed around; they can usually rest in a corner of the board. Each player gets a smaller plastic bowl for his locomotives: again, these can be placed in any unused spot and easily moved if necessary. We spread the available Ops cards over the artwork and usually-unused territory at the top of the board. As the game progresses there are fewer cards available so any territory they cover gets freed up before it's needed.

The board overlaps our table by about 1/4" on the east and west, leaving some uncovered table space at north and top. Along with the TV tray, it works fine. If we didn't have a TV tray, we'd probably drag up another chair and put the box on it and use that.

RRT is a great game. I say get it, and work out the logistics later!
 
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simotessa wrote:
Hello, this game is very interesting and it's on the top of my wishlist. But i've a question. Which is the size of the board? I've a small table in a small house cry, and this makes the difference sometimes..

Bye

Simone


Buy Age of Steam instead. It is a better game and the board is small so it will fit on your table.
 
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...or copy the map and lop off the useless edges.
You will need a scoring pad of paper or some replacement but this can
chop 4 inches off the sides and more off the top.
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You can reclaim the edges of the board by using hholzgrafe's Modular Scoring Track. It solves several problems: players can rest their elbows without worrying about knocking scoring markers off, each score slot is actually big enough to hold a half-dozen markers without crowding, and it's much easier to read the actual scores and incomes for each slot.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/fileinfo.php?fileid=16626

We lay it out along the top edge of the board. Of course it takes up some room of its own, but it works much better than the printed track.

Yes, hholzgrafe is related to me. Other RRT improvements from the Holzgrafe family include Helen's tuckboxes and my money wallets, all available in the Files section.
 
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simotessa wrote:
Hello, this game is very interesting and it's on the top of my wishlist. But i've a question. Which is the size of the board? I've a small table in a small house cry, and this makes the difference sometimes..

Bye

Simone


Hello,

you can also play RRT on a biig carpet - like we did because of a too small table. But beware: after five hours of gameplay there will be at least one of six people complaining about situation. Be sure to have some beer around for relaxation and everything will be fine ...

Gerald
 
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