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Ingo Griebsch
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Hi,

I own this and the original game and I haven't played one of them. But I'm planning to do it soon. So I would like to know which one I should play? I mean, is this better because it is the 'streamlined' version? Or should I start with the original? Or should I play both because they are different enough?

Thanks for any comment...
 
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J C Lawrence
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They are clearly related and substantially different from each other. I prefer the original West Riding game (and the rest of the series) to the "revisited" version as they focus on something almost entirely untouched by any other game by any other designer. They are also more opaque, indirect and difficult. West Riding Revisited conversely is somewhat more direct and simple to play, but in the process loses exclusive sight of the core weaponisation of money aspects that the other games express so delightfully.
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J C Lawrence
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BrenoK wrote:
But West Riding Revisited is still a good game, right?


I played three times I think. My general conclusion was that it was structurally sound but less interesting than its parent. I didn't get further than that.
 
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clearclaw wrote:
West Riding Revisited conversely is somewhat more direct and simple to play, but in the process loses exclusive sight of the core weaponisation of money aspects that the other games express so delightfully.


I have seen you use this turn of phrase a number of times regarding the series. I'm not totally sure that i understand what you mean. I've played the revisited version; what rules differences and how are the dynamics and character of the game different?
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