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Subject: How Does Clippers Compare to Chicago Express and Airlines Europe? rss

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I have seen Clippers compared to Chicago Express and Airlines Europe. Do either of these newer games render Clippers obsolete, or is Clippers still worthwhile?
 
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They are very different as those are both stock games revolving around the value of companies, while in Clippers the connection game revolves around the value of nodes.
 
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So why do you think the comparisons were made then? Are there other similarities?
 
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blindsorrow wrote:
So why do you think the comparisons were made then?


Because the speakers/writers were confused and/or incompetent.
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blindsorrow wrote:
So why do you think the comparisons were made then? Are there other similarities?

All three games have 'companies' that don't belong to individual players building routes across a map. In Chicago Express and Airlines Europe, players invest in shares in the different companies, and the value of those shares is based on the nodes the companies connect to. In Clippers, players invest in the nodes, and the value of their investment depends on how many companies connect to that node.
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qwertymartin wrote:
blindsorrow wrote:
So why do you think the comparisons were made then? Are there other similarities?

All three games have 'companies' that don't belong to individual players building routes across a map. In Chicago Express and Airlines Europe, players invest in shares in the different companies, and the value of those shares is based on the nodes the companies connect to. In Clippers, players invest in the nodes, and the value of their investment depends on how many companies connect to that node.


So the mechanics different enough to overshadow the similarities so the the games aren't. redundant?
 
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The mechanics are different and the gameplay considerations are very different. They can only be redundant if you define redundancy by surface similarities.
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Kaffedrake wrote:
The mechanics are different and the gameplay considerations are very different. They can only be redundant if you define redundancy by surface similarities.


Thanks for all the replies. Looks like Clippers will have its unique spot in the collection!
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