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It just occurred to me that the name of this game doesn't make sense. Shouldn't it be Roads & Waterways or Cars & Boats?
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Roads & Boats sounds nicer. Titles are more about marketing than being an accurate description. Otherwise Tigris & Euphrates would be called "tiles and cubes."
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Oh, that's not the name problem I expected someone to post about ol' RBO & ADTS.
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It does sound nicer, but what I find funny is that they mix up the method of transportation with the land it is using. Tigris and Euphrates are both rivers, so that makes sense. A car goes on a road, a boat goes on a waterway. So it should be Roads and Waterways or Cars and Boats.
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Or Donkeys & Ships.
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In the game, you build both Roads and Boats, but you do not build waterways.
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Ooh! Ooh! Or Vehicles & Vessels.
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I've always been partial to Broads & Oats
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tumorous wrote:
Or Donkeys & Ships.

No, that's not right either, since donkeys are a specific type of land transport and "ships" is a general term.

Definitely would need to be "Donkeys & Steamers"
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How about just WOOD!
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I've sometimes called it, "It's all fun and games until someone puts a donkey on a raft."
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BeyondMonopoly wrote:
In the game, you build both Roads and Boats, but you do not build waterways.


That’s a bingo.
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Maybe it makes more (grammatical) sense in the original Dutch, and just lost a little something in the translation to English.
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cjfoster wrote:
Please & Reprint

I both laughed and agreed heartily at this one.
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