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Darryl with one "R"
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Hello!

I recently played Yedo for the first time, and it had a feature that I don't believe I've encountered before: locations that are available only to a specific player. Are there any other worker placement games out there with a similar feature?

More specifically, in Yedo all players start out with access to the same WP locations on the main board. During the game, however, each player has the option of building 4 different types of annexes which are then added to his or her own player board. Those annexes -- besides being useful for other purposes -- also function as new locations to place workers (and which each provide different benefits), but these spots are only available to the player who built them.

Thus, player 1 might have be able to place his workers only at locations on the main board, while player 2 might have access to the same locations on the main board AND 3 annexes that he's built. I thought this was kind of neat and led to some interesting decisions.
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Russian Railroads does something similar, allowing players to hire engineers which provide them with action spaces that only they can use.

It is, indeed, a cool mechanic
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garbagerunner wrote:
Russian Railroads does something similar, allowing players to hire engineers which provide them with action spaces that only they can use.

It is, indeed, a cool mechanic

Thanks for the insight! Very cool. I've been waffling on Russian Railroads for a long time. This info might be enough to push me to finally acquire it.
 
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Some that I know of:

The Manhattan Project
Viticulture with the Structures module from Tuscany expansion

Want to say there's a couple more I've played with this but the names escape me at the moment.
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Keyflower lets players buy locations. Once you own it, it's costly for others to use it. (Le Havre does the same, but the cost of using someone else's location is fairly minimal.) I'm sure there are other examples I'm not thinking of.

And, Russian Railroads is pretty great. Yeah, get that.
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gabrielcohn wrote:
Keyflower lets players buy locations. Once you own it, it's costly for others to use it. (Le Havre does the same, but the cost of using someone else's location is fairly minimal.) I'm sure there are other examples I'm not thinking of.

And, Russian Railroads is pretty great. Yeah, get that.

Yep, I both own (and enjoy!) Keyflower and Le Havre. You're right -- those are in a similar vein -- but not exactly what I'm looking for, which is exclusive access to a location.
 
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There's also Caylus, where someone has to give you VPs to use your buildings.
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Greenland has 2 different sets of locations that are designed for the different tribes. The only way to use the other locations is by keeping one of your workers as a specific Elder Tribesman.
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Homesteaders and Orléans both fit the bill.
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DAAAN wrote:
Homesteaders and Orléans both fit the bill.

Oddly enough, I own Homesteaders and played it, but didn't realize this was the case. (Granted, I last played it a couple of years ago).
 
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I can see how Homesteaders slipped you by, it is a little different as the worker placement is almost a sideshow, and some of the buildings don't even require workers.

In Orleans, there isn't a central board for placing workers. Everything happens in your own tableau, but there are special buildings you acquire that give you powers nobody else can access and there are several that are very powerful.
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Belfort has a heavy dose of this. You get cards and most of them provide you with private WP locations.
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Spyrium has this, you get your own buildings to use.
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Ora et Labora is a worker placement game where you only have player-specific placement locations -- though how effective some of them are is controlled by a shared resource-availability mechanism. And, you can pay another player to use one of their workers on their spaces on your behalf.
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