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Both are good, but unless you are in a rush, I'd wait.
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Unless you've already placed an order at DTG, don't count on receiving this game in 11 months.

The queue is long, and moving very slowly at the moment. I placed an order in May, and would be happy to get my games before the end of 2013. (Not that I mind; I have enough games to play in the meantime.)
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pijll wrote:
Unless you've already placed an order at DTG, don't count on receiving this game in 11 months.

The queue is long, and moving very slowly at the moment. I placed an order in May, and would be happy to get my games before the end of 2013. (Not that I mind; I have enough games to play in the meantime.)


I placed an order in December of 2011, and based on the queue speed and size at the moment, early-to-mid 2013 looks about right for that shipment. I placed a second order about a week ago, and during the 8 months between orders, the queue slightly-more-than-doubled. The secret is out.
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I believe that you would be better off borrowing and waiting for the DTG v2 unless there was an exceptional price.

Owning both I think I make the following statements.

Chris' games, while state of the art for home publising at the time, do not compare with the quality of DTG.

Version 2 is an improvement but does not dramatically change the game and can be recreated with the original game and components with a little imagination.
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I've recently got the 1st edition (an old gamekit version from 1994), and just finished learning the rules.

What are the main differences? Is the info available somewhere?
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The differences primarily consist of a different company roster and a slightly different map. DTG's rulebook lays out the particulars in good order.
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You can download the both sets of rules at http://www.deepthoughtgames.com/games/1841v2/downloads and the v2 rules include a summary of differences.
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I have owned both versions. In fact, about a year after I bought my copy of 1841, I ordered 1841v2 from Deep Thought and experienced roughly a year's lag time to delivery.

I kept the 1841v2 and gave away the 1841 original (even though it was more collectible) because I didn't want to cut out all the pieces in the original. I like that Deep Thought did the hard work for me to make 1841 physically playable and I thought the pieces and maps were very well done indeed. It's a much more beautiful version than 1841 was. It's worth the wait.
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