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Blue Fox

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It allegedly will release tomorrow...is AEG really just sending these expansions out with no fanfare?

We know some details based on the original descriptions when the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles were first announced as a combo pack...but you think that AEG would tell us more. I hope that someone can inform us what these mystery boxes contain as soon as possible. If there is a demand for it - I will try to update this with information if there is still barely anything on this page when I check out the expansion, although I might not pick the expansion up for some time.
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Totally agree.

To be honest tho, AEG does this a lot, they don't follow up and support their games in the community, they often release games without much or any fanfare, and similarly kill off game-lines (see Thunderstone Advance) without announcement.

In Thunderstone Advance's case, we only got official word about the end of the product line when AEG did the Thunderstone Quest sequel.

I am very happy about Coastal Tides, and will definitely look at it, but I was not going to pre-order it without getting more info then we got (which is pretty much nothing)
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Steve Valladolid
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I preordered and hope it arrives soon. I'm eager to play and it is holding upva order.
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Melody Klein
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I'm looking forward to reviews and more info too.
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svalladolid wrote:
I preordered and hope it arrives soon. I'm eager to play and it is holding upva order.


I am eager to hear your opinions on the content!
 
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So this was originally going to be part of the triple-pack expansion (Trains, Planes and Automobiles)? It seems fairly chunky to have been part of a combo-pack, with a chunky full-game price to match.

Two new boards + extra cards so I am still interested but the road to release seems a little odd.
 
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Based on the descriptions given on the back of the Destination Fun Combo pack box (at least the one still view able on the BGG listing), each expansion does seem sizable.

Trains itself is said to contain:

1 Double-sided Board (With three boards, one 2-4 player and two 2 player)
21 Randomizer Cards
20 Route Markers
50 Route Bonus Cards
31 Card Dividers
220 Cards
1 Rulebook

What you can see by squinting at the back of the box on BGG looks interesting. Based on what I can see of the Okayama map, I'm assuming we'll finally be able to lay rails across water with some cards. That should be interesting.

And 21 Randomizer Cards with 220 total cards? Likely some more Victory Point cards on the way, I doubt that the extra 10 cards would be part of a large stack of cards à la Rats from Dominion. Although that would be neat.
 
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Hey! We've got box art!
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Ooo maybe by the time it comes out we can get rules and some component pictures,

Oh wait it is out...
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I saw a copy at a FLGS! It does exist!

Hopefully the pictures I uploaded of the back of the box will be approved soon. Nothing extravagant, but it is at least something. I barely did anything, yet I will have given more information on the game than AEG's marketing team.

Unfortunately, the cards displayed on the back of the box are positioned in such a way that much of their information is obscured. Here is what I could get from what I saw:

One of the two player maps is Mt. Fuji. Neat!

Inter-City Train Cost: 6 Income: 0 - It has some action revolving around gaining income.

Ruralization Cost:4 Income: 0 - A new type of station expansion card!

Scenic Route Cost: 5 Income: 0 - A new 'lay rails' type card with the added bonus of giving you a VP if you lay at least one rail.

High Demand Cost: 4 Income: 0 - Trash a train card from your hand for VP! Thinning out your deck! Whoo!

Maglev Train Cost: 7 Income: ? - You gain a waste when you gain the card.

Engine Terminal Cost: 6 Income: 0 - A new VP card

The expansion box is the same length and width of the two base sets, but about half the height. So if you keep boxes, this expansion won't take up TONS of space. I'll probably end up using it as a box to store the maps in, while using the original Trains box for all of the cards.

I have already ordered the expansion at another FLGS, otherwise I would have bought the copy I saw and given more information. If there is still little to no information on this page when my copy arrives, I'll post as much information as I can!
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BlueFox57 wrote:

Hopefully the pictures I uploaded of the back of the box will be approved soon.


Went straight to geekmod and approved them. The pics were a bit blurry but as you say, there's little to no other information yet.
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Tsaar wrote:
BlueFox57 wrote:

Hopefully the pictures I uploaded of the back of the box will be approved soon.


Went straight to geekmod and approved them. The pics were a bit blurry but as you say, there's little to no other information yet.


I'm afraid they didn't survive the mods. Fortunately there's a couple of snapshots here: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/26248974#26248974
 
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Tsaar wrote:
Tsaar wrote:
BlueFox57 wrote:

Hopefully the pictures I uploaded of the back of the box will be approved soon.


Went straight to geekmod and approved them. The pics were a bit blurry but as you say, there's little to no other information yet.


I'm afraid they didn't survive the mods. Fortunately there's a couple of snapshots here: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/26248974#26248974


Thank you for trying, nonetheless! If there is still a demand for information, images, or opinions on the set after the holiday weekend - I will be happy to oblige. I recently got my copy and will likely play it a bit over this, so I can give impressions as well as post images that weren't taken by my phone's crappy camera.
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