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Simon Woodward
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Just picked up Steam: Map Expansion #1 and feeling a little rantish. The board in this game ticks me off, and I'll tell you why.

The thing is, I can't figure for the life of me why they decided to wrap the scoring and turn tracks etc around the side of the map instead of putting it on the separate board (probably to save money) when they knew there would be expansion maps that in all likelihood wouldn't be the same size.

When you want to play any of the expansions it totally SUCKS. Because the expansions don't fit on the board! You end up with this horrible mismatch, which would all have been avoided if the scoring, turn order etc had been a separate board.

/End of rant.
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Mark Gilbertson
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Dear Friend,

Check out Steam expansion #5, it should turn that frown upside down!

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Apparently if you buy Steam: Map Expansion #5 it provides a separate turn track board.
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Grim Norsefury wrote:

Dear Friend,

Check out Steam expansion #5, it should turn that frown upside down!

Thanks, yes I just discovered this. Except for the extra cost
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J C Lawrence
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Or you could just get Age of Steam from the get-go.
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Richard Young
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Ah, no. Sorry JC...
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Simon Woodward
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There's a fan made alternative here.

https://videogamegeek.com/filepage/39813/chart-steam-good-no...

https://videogamegeek.com/image/1674112/steam
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Brian Bowles
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Well I got exited about this thread, right up until I found the price on the expansion. The expansion costs more than I paid for the game.

Is this really worth $45?
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Florian K.
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If you own a couple of the expansions 1-4 and regularly play Steam, then yes.

Also, it seems you got the game pretty cheap
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Florian K.
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What I did until expansion 5 came along was cover the original map with a reversed Trivial Pursuit game board, which happens to be black and just the right size.
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Brian Bowles
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Florik wrote:
If you own a couple of the expansions 1-4 and regularly play Steam, then yes.

Also, it seems you got the game pretty cheap


Went back and looked, I paid $41.99 Nov. 2015.
Not real cheap, but still cheaper than the expansion.
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