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Anyone know what this is? From the back of the box, it looks to be the same game with different art?
 
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Bond8089 wrote:
Anyone know what this is? From the back of the box, it looks to be the same game with different art?


Definitely not just new art. All of the Target Exclusives are at least a twist on the original game. Description states "a new gameplay set-up that makes each game play unique without ever slowing down the high-paced fun or losing any of the original charm."

Whether it's worth a purchase for those who already own Machi Koro is an altogether different story.
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Bond8089 wrote:
Anyone know what this is? From the back of the box, it looks to be the same game with different art?


My understanding (which could be wrong) is there is 1 new card in the game (moon tower) and then it is the "best of" Machi Koro (and it's expansions) with new rules as to how the game plays. Think of it as Machi Koro 2.0. At least this is what I have picked up on the internet last week - could be wrong.
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I picked it up today.

It's a mix of cards from the original base game and both expansions.

The set-up is the 5-5-2 variant found on the boards here for awhile. 5 cards of 6 or lower, 5 of 7 or higher, and 2 purple cards.

The Moon Tower replaces the radio tower and lets you roll 3 dice and choose 2 of them to use for your roll.

Definitely not a must-buy if you have the game already, but if you only have the base game, it might not be a bad idea if you want the expansions. The updated card art is nice and I like the color scheme a little better than the original.

I managed to fit this and the original plus expansions in the box with the Broken Token insert, and I'll be trying out the day and night variant I found on the forum sometime soon.
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To be more precise, I'll do a comparison with the Deluxe version :

* 20-30% of the Deluxe Version/Expansion Cards missing. Notable ommisions : Mines, Hamburger Stand, Convenience Store, Radio Tower, Park, etc.
* Add 1 additional Dice, total of 3
* Add 1 Moon Tower card
* 5-5-2 Variant as official rules for marketplace. Removed old rules.
* No Felt Dice Bag
* Replaced regular daytime art with Night Lights art

It contains a lot lesser stuff than the Deluxe version, but definitely more than the base set. Recommded to get it only if you are a Machi Koro completionist, or if you dont have the expansions/Deluxe set.
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My question is, for someone who has no Machi Koro, would this be a wise choice over the deluxe edition? If it is a "best of" with only the best cards/best way to play, seems like a good fit for me.
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FranklinT wrote:
My question is, for someone who has no Machi Koro, would this be a wise choice over the deluxe edition? If it is a "best of" with only the best cards/best way to play, seems like a good fit for me.


I'm not sure how much MK: BL,BC sells for but I would think it's personally worth it to spring for the Deluxe edition as you will have a lot more cards (for variety)
If you find some cards you don't like in the deluxe edition, just remove them and you still have plenty to play with.
 
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How does the card quality compare vs. the new cardstock of the Deluxe edition? I know that the older original set had far better cardstock.
 
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AmanuJaku wrote:
How does the card quality compare vs. the new cardstock of the Deluxe edition? I know that the older original set had far better cardstock.


I can't say for the deluxe edition, but it seemed pretty similar to the original for me. The only difference is the token cardboard is a lot thinner than the original. But they do look nicer than the original.
 
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AmanuJaku wrote:
How does the card quality compare vs. the new cardstock of the Deluxe edition? I know that the older original set had far better cardstock.


This is printed in the United States, and is very high quality card stock.
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stooge wrote:
AmanuJaku wrote:
How does the card quality compare vs. the new cardstock of the Deluxe edition? I know that the older original set had far better cardstock.


This is printed in the United States, and is very high quality card stock.


Nonsense. These cards are in no way very high quality, regardless of where they were printed.

The cards are serviceable, certainly fine for the price of the game, and may be an improvement on the first edition - but throwing around hyperbole like this isn't going to win your company any fans. Have you ever played a European board or card game with cards manufactured by Carta Mundi or a similar manufacturer? Those are "very high quality" cards.

The cards in my copy of the game, purchased one week ago at Target, are already chipping after just a few shuffles. And I noticed color variation on the card backs of multiple cards.
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bclayj wrote:
stooge wrote:
AmanuJaku wrote:
How does the card quality compare vs. the new cardstock of the Deluxe edition? I know that the older original set had far better cardstock.


This is printed in the United States, and is very high quality card stock.


Nonsense. These cards are in no way very high quality, regardless of where they were printed.

The cards are serviceable, certainly fine for the price of the game, and may be an improvement on the first edition - but throwing around hyperbole like this isn't going to win your company any fans. Have you ever played a European board or card game with cards manufactured by Carta Mundi or a similar manufacturer? Those are "very high quality" cards.

The cards in my copy of the game, purchased one week ago at Target, are already chipping after just a few shuffles. And I noticed color variation on the card backs of multiple cards.


Quite right, my Deluxe set decks were all warped. When I asked for replacements and was sent them, the replacements were also warped.
 
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