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Jon Pessano
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All,

Does anyone agree on this?

The stocks are on flimsy paper and the colors are VERY hard to tell apart (brown looks like black and yellow looks like orange)

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The quality of most of this year's games has taken a nose dive.. shake

I no longer buy new games unless i personally check their components first.
 
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Yes, I agree. I did think the stocks were flimsy and the brown on the stock cert is pretty close in color to the black cert.

Other than those issues, I thought the components were fine; though I prefer cubes to those little trains, personally.
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MidLifeDelta wrote:
Yes, I agree. I did think the stocks were flimsy and the brown on the stock cert is pretty close in color to the black cert.

Other than those issues, I thought the components were fine; though I prefer cubes to those little trains, personally.


And it has been mentioned before but I wish they would have put the powers on the board somewhere

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I sleeved the stocks. "Poor" is a bit exaggerating. I would say everything is well done, only the stocks could have been a bit sturdier and better colored.
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I don't have a copy of German Railways, but if the stocks are like those supplied with Chicago Express then they will immediately be sleeved (actually, I sleeve almost everything).

I still don't care for 'shares', and bad lighting or sloppy play areas only make it worse. If you can find wooden cubes (slightly large) to replace the paper and then use the edge of the board for players to attach those that they've acquired, that would be the best for quickly scanning all changing situations. No rat's nest!
 
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I laminated the stocks. Worked really well in fact.
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jschlickbernd wrote:
I laminated the stocks. Worked really well in fact.
That's a good idea. I might try that as well.
 
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Has it got the Queen "Made in Germany" on the back of the box? Some recent releases have "Made in Europe" instead...
 
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jschlickbernd wrote:
I laminated the stocks. Worked really well in fact.


What is the easiest way to do this?

Go somewhere and ask them to do it?

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I own a laminator. But yeah you could check with Staples or FedEx Office or a place like that.
 
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dougadamsau wrote:
Has it got the Queen "Made in Germany" on the back of the box? Some recent releases have "Made in Europe" instead...


Mine says "Green Game Made in Germany" or something like that.

And yeah, the stocks in my copy are A) thin and B) feel "inky" - like too much ink was used to print them.

I can't remember if Chicago Express stocks were like this, but German Railways is the first game where I've felt the need to sleeve the stock certificates

Rest of the game is typical Queen quality, though.
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I agree that the stocks certificates are too thin, delicate, and "inky". I strongly would have preferred either cardboard tiles or flat rectangles of wood about an inch wide.

On the upside, the money is excellent. I wish I could get a few more counter sheets so I can keep that money in Chicago Express. I haven't played the game yet - how much money is needed in actual play?

And finally, the bag. Completely strange. Did anyone else get a canvas bag with Indian designs on it? Seriously, it has Hindi writing and a drawing of Ganesha. Did they mix this up with an upcoming Indian railways game?
 
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I agree that the stocks certificates are too thin, delicate, and "inky". I strongly would have preferred either cardboard tiles or flat rectangles of wood about an inch wide.

On the upside, the money is excellent. I wish I could get a few more counter sheets so I can keep that money in Chicago Express. I haven't played the game yet - how much money is needed in actual play?

And finally, the bag. Completely strange. Did anyone else get a canvas bag with Indian designs on it? Seriously, it has Hindi writing and a drawing of Ganesha. Did they mix this up with an upcoming Indian railways game?

I'm more pleased with a bag that has print on it.
 
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Well, Queen Games does have strong connections to India (thanks to the founder and owner Rajive Gupta) and the canvas bags are probably made in India.
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RoadHouse wrote:
TwentySides wrote:
I agree that the stocks certificates are too thin, delicate, and "inky". I strongly would have preferred either cardboard tiles or flat rectangles of wood about an inch wide.

On the upside, the money is excellent. I wish I could get a few more counter sheets so I can keep that money in Chicago Express. I haven't played the game yet - how much money is needed in actual play?

And finally, the bag. Completely strange. Did anyone else get a canvas bag with Indian designs on it? Seriously, it has Hindi writing and a drawing of Ganesha. Did they mix this up with an upcoming Indian railways game?

I'm more pleased with a bag that has print on it.

I'm not complaining. It's a lovely bag. I just think it's strange that by a game about Germany published by a German company has an Indian draw bag.
 
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Finally seen the game and wow those brown/black and orange/yellow issues are certainly there. I mixed them up in boxing and checking the bits. Immediately sleeved and marked with the company initials.
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