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Subject: Shogun or Samurai Swords rss

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Nick R
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Hi guys,

I'm just deciding between which boardgame to pick, the original "Shogun" or the newer version "Samurai Swords". I've never played either one, is the older version different from the new one?
And is the older version better quality? Please give me your opinions!
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Ken B.
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I believe they are exactly the same. I can't vouch for that exactly but I've seen both and could not readily tell the difference.

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I believe the answer may lie in this current Geeklist: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/40847
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Kenneth Bailey
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The older one has this black ninja....and come to think of it...so does the newer one. The older one has....

Oh never mind, they are the same.
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Was George Orwell an Optimist?
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They are close to the same, but there are differences. I wrote a detailed list of the changes 4 years ago, and periodically provide a link to that post when people ask this question. Here it is:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/37094#90370
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Nick:

Welcome to BGG!

I'm glad you asked this question because it led me to Sphere's excellent comparison list.

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Chris Crowder
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Re that list, you mentioned four pages (32-35) of additional content. I'm assuming there's no new rules that were introduced in those four pages?
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Cecrow wrote:
Re that list, you mentioned four pages (32-35) of additional content. I'm assuming there's no new rules that were introduced in those four pages?


The new content consists of Quick-Start Rules, a summary of Rules to Remember, and a form to record results of completed games. I edited the original post to include that info, so those who have it bookmarked can see everything in one place.
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Great - thanks! (for this, and that oft-referred to post that you're ... uh ... referring to).
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