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Crazy Bob
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I must say that this railroad game really had some character. It takes a while to connect the required cities to Sydney. Events abound that wipe out large stretches of track. Playing 2 way, we had to watch our cash very carefully to make sure we could survive such a disaster. The first time we played, we both lost simply because we could not make the last 1 or 2 sections of track to drop of our goods.

Does the 'eastern seaboard' strategy work, or is going for the bigger payoffs the way to win? No one seems to know yet, so this game lives on.

The components were as expected, but the one thing that deters me from the game is the map that refuses to stay flat. You can tell from the picture. You can't even put a piece of Plexiglas over it because you have to draw on the map. Despite this we have pulled the game out several times, which has got to count for something. laugh
 
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Tom Rhoads
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Put plexiglas over the map. Leave the crayons in the box and write on the plexiglas with overhead projector pens.
 
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Mark Biggar
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trhoads wrote:
Put plexiglas over the map. Leave the crayons in the box and write on the plexiglas with overhead projector pens.


I've found that Vis-a-Vis brand wet erase pens work best for these games. They don't smear like white board pens and easily clean up with just a wet rag.
They do seem to do a good job of staining finger though, so you might not want to use "spit and finger" to make minor track corections.
 
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Chris Shaffer
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China markers work very well for crayon rail games. They come in numerous colors and erase easily with cotton swabs (q-tips) during the game and tissues or paper towels after the game.
 
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