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Carl Garber
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Hi all, quick question here:

Does this game come with trains or discs? Looking through the images section I notice some with little wooden trains and others with little wooden discs. Are the discs and trains just from different versions? or were the trains bought similarly to how little wooden animals are bought for Agricola?

thanks!
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The base game comes with discs. You can get the trains two different ways:

1) buy them as an accessory, or
2) they come with the Steam Barons expansion
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It comes with discs.

However, many steal the trains from Chicago Express or buy them separatedly. The Steam Barons "expansion" also has them but it's a completely different game that uses the same components more than an expansion.
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Carl Garber
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thanks! I wonder why they went with discs for this one after they went for trains for Age of Steam and Railways? Any ideas?
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CarlG wrote:
thanks! I wonder why they went with discs for this one after they went for trains for Age of Steam and Railways? Any ideas?


Because Mayfair produced this one, whereas Eagle produced both of the other titles... and Mayfair actually has a lick of sense, whereas Eagle destroys everything they touch.

The original Age of Steam also used discs.
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I like the trains however they do not work very well on the income and vp tracks.

We use them anyway, cause we likes the bits
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NateStraight wrote:
CarlG wrote:
thanks! I wonder why they went with discs for this one after they went for trains for Age of Steam and Railways? Any ideas?


Because Mayfair produced this one, whereas Eagle produced both of the other titles... and Mayfair actually has a lick of sense, whereas Eagle destroys everything they touch.

The original Age of Steam also used discs.


Mayfair is just wood orientated. So they used wood. That is all.
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Out of curiosity, would anyone's enjoyment of the game be somewhat diminished by having discs instead of locomotive silhouettes?

I prefer discs, but it's a pretty minor thing for me - locomotive silhouettes are the equivalent of playing a color I don't usually play with.
 
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Well, it doesn't diminish I just like having train-shaped tokens when I play.
 
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abodi wrote:
Mayfair is just wood orientated. So they used wood. That is all.

Huh? The train tokens from Steam Barons are made out of wood as well... So are the train tokens from Chicago Express.

Anyway: Game-wise I feel like using discs for marking ownership of tracks is easier to the eye and better to handle as their rotation doesn't matter (as long as nobody wants to put them on the edge, but I never had any player trying that yet ).

It's different though with the train tokens. There I find me and other players aligning the trains a lot and correcting their position if they don't stand "on their wheels" and "along the track" ("There! You see? Those hooligans tipped another locomotive tonight!!!").

But in the end I'm such a fool for nice gaming components that I always play with the train tokens. And I also added additional train colors from two sets of Chicago Express I found at a discount sale.
 
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I've seen little stickers that go onto other discs, does anyone know of little train stickers to go onto the discs?
 
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