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Pierre Paquet
Québec Province
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This game is becoming a filler for our group. At first it often took more than 2 hours to play this game and now we're able to complete a game in less than 1 hour and sometime 45 minutes. It's not because the game is easier for us, we still have difficult choice to make each round but we can pass over some details. Another 3 players game on Stephenson's rocket with Mario, Martin and Pierre.

Pierre started the green line, Martin the yellow line and Mario the blue line. For the first turn we didn't interfere much with each other. That's the first time we have this kind of strategy but the old habits we soon back and the war began. Martin then began to play his favorite strategy of trying to merge companies in his favor but the other players are now more careful. Pierre didn't merge with the yellow line and continued the green line for himself and Mario in second. When the green line couldn't go farther, Pierre and Mario started to work on the big yellow line of Martin and they gave him a hard time. At the same time Pierre tried to gain majority of shares, he was helping Mario in connecting some his stations because Pierre prefered a tie of ststaions for the final score on this line. So Martin decided to began the red line to try to regain majority of shares when it would merge with the yellow but it wasn't enough.

Mario had a good presence in the green and the yellow lines for final scoring and it paid him. He didn't have to fight hard for second place in the green line and his tie for share and the yellow line gave him a nice score: The final score was one of the closest we had on this game. Another nice game with different strategy for each player and very fast, 45 minutes. Replayability is still great and we surely have many games to come.

Final scoring:
Mario: 92
Pierre: 86
Martin: 81
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