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Chris Wood
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Looking for comparisons of these qualities:

1. Ease of learning/complexity
2. Re-playability
3. Depth
4. Scalability

Thanks!!!!
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Jason Birzer
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1. St. Petersburg
2. London. Most SP games follow a similar pattern.
3. Again, London. A lot more variation on strategy is available.
4. Both games scale very well.

Personally, I enjoy both games.
 
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TheLongshot wrote:
1. St. Petersburg
2. London. Most SP games follow a similar pattern.
3. Again, London. A lot more variation on strategy is available.
4. Both games scale very well.

Personally, I enjoy both games.


Jason hit it on the head.

I would add to #2 that (IMHO) London has a bit more depth.
 
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Fedor Ilitchev
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London is way too rainy and expensive for me to want to live there. St. Petersburg, on the other hand, while it does suffer from a dearth of light in the winter months, has the white summer nights and slavic spirit going for it. Its also were Pushkin and Dostoyevsky lived and wrote... and, lets face it, they are way cooler than Dickens. I'd much prefer to live in SP.

Oh, wait, is that not what you were asking...?
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And SP is much (much) better with the New Society expansion (Saint Petersburg: New Society & Banquet Expansion), meaning you'll have to buy the game and the expansion...
 
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Saint Petersburg has a definite learning curve, during which the less experienced player WILL be left in the dust almost invariably. Between players of equal skill, it becomes a matter of who can best manage the number of cards that are revealed each flip, after which it is a matter of the luck of the draw. All that said,I have played this game well over 150 times and will always keep coming back for more! (It's the challenge of overcoming "unlucky" flips -- there is no catch-up mechanism whatsoever.)
 
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Myoman wrote:
Looking for comparisons of these qualities:

1. Ease of learning/complexity
2. Re-playability
3. Depth
4. Scalability

Thanks!!!!


This depends on how you feel about the issues with London. (For an explanation look through the London forums for threads concerning what is essentially a "broken" strategy with London that appears to have almost no counter. The most attended one can be found at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/592475/can-someone-pleas...)

If you use one of the proposed fixes to London found here on BGG by users, the evaluations of the other posters in this thread are correct. Without the fix, London falls short on all four counts.
 
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