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Cole Wehrle
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if there were any Austinites out there interested in in exploring Winsome's delightfully clever designs. I've got a fair number of regulars who have played a few of their titles but I thought I'd cast a larger net to see if there were any others out there interested in digging into a very curious set of games that shine as brilliantly as the most polished, elegant euro but can be as brutal and bloody as a wargame. Even if you're not normally interested in trains (or Winsome's austere graphic design) they might prove just the ticket to break out of the cult-of-the-new rigamarole.

If there's interest I was thinking of setting up something one Sunday or Saturday evening a month. I live on the near east side and would be more than happy to host.



 
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Darin Shaw
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Can you give some examples of what you play? I am not familiar with Winsome Games but am always willing to try something new.
 
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Cole Wehrle
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Sure.

We've played:
South African Railroads
Chicago Express
Paris Connection
Lancashire Railways (the precursor to Age of Steam)
as well as Age of Steam itself.

Among others I'm also interested in digging into, the following come to mind:
Pampas Railroads
Dutch InterCity
Locomotive Werks

 
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Caleb Wynn
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Next time I am in Austin I would love to play some (I have family in Austin). I have a hard time getting people to play the Winsomes out here.
 
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Is it possible to also teach a newbie? whistle
 
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Sidewynnder wrote:
Next time I am in Austin I would love to play some (I have family in Austin). I have a hard time getting people to play the Winsomes out here.


Sounds good, send me a PM whenever you're in town.

oscal wrote:
Is it possible to also teach a newbie? whistle


Easily! Most of their games only have a few pages of rules, and I've used them as gateway games for many gamers. That says nothing of the opacity of good play though, but such things only encourage repeated play. That is, if you can handle their particular aesthetic draw:


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