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player3687346
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Bravo for the United Kingdom edition / Suggestion of a future map Mon, 19 November 2018 14:12
Greetings Days of Wonder,

Bravo on the new United Kingdom / Pennsylvania Ticket to Ride edition. You have some intriguing twists to the rules in this edition!

In fact, our local game store had several of your expansion boards in stock... and I selected this one to add to our collection this time.

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Suggestion for a future such expansion board side: Baltic Countries: Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania. For Estonia, Of course Tallinn the capitol, Tapa - is a major railroad city, Pärnu - beach destination capitol, Tartu - second largest city and has a large university, Valga - major southern border railroad city where our great grandfather was a railroad worker himself. There were actually railroads on a number of Estonian islands, including the largest island: Saaremaa.

This region has a history with narrow gauge railways. Perhaps have a unique twist to the rules point out the distinction between standard and narrow gauge lines?

If you do consider a Baltic Countries expansion pack, please again change up the rules with intriguing twists just like you did for the wonderful United Kingdom / Pennsylvania Ticket to Ride edition.

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And one other feedback... we are least impressed with the train/boat pieces in the Rails and Sails edition. In this set they are the most flimsy, are too easily bumped.

I am thankful,
Michael
      
player3687346
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Re:Bravo for the United Kingdom edition / Suggestion of a future map Mon, 07 January 2019 13:51
Greetings again Days of Wonder,

About my suggestion... to get your creative juices flowing in considering a narrow gauge railroad element...

"Narrow gauge railway line in Lavassaare"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Ad1vgH35k

Lavassaare is a narrow gauge railroad museum in Estonia. Original narrow gauge tracks comprise the museum's display. In the past, more lines and cities were served by narrow gauge railroads. Some of those lines have been converted to standard gauge, others pulled up leaving no railroad service, and a third option like this is the narrow gauge track was abandoned as-is and could be preserved.

I am thankful,
Michael
      
Fomalhaut76
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Re:Bravo for the United Kingdom edition / Suggestion of a future map Sat, 16 February 2019 20:47
If you travel across the Baltic Sea, you may reach southeastern Sweden. There, too, a large network of narrow gauge railways were built during the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of that, I once made a fan-made expansion of this area. Feel free to look at it, or even print-and-play it.
Razz
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/159347/south-ea st-sweden-1925-fan-expansion-ticket-ride
      
player3687346
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Re:Bravo for the United Kingdom edition / Suggestion of a future map Sat, 16 February 2019 23:49
Tere Fomalhaut76,

Yes, Stockholm and Copenhagen are SAS airline hubs between Chicago and Tallinn. We connect there. Our last trip home to Estonia, we took a ferry journey to downtown Stockholm... so that was my first trip to Sweden outside of passing through the airport. We visited the Viking ship museum which my wife had told me about from a prior trip she made to Stockholm. Exiting at the ferry dock, we walked over railroad tracks. Alas, no trains passed.

Copenhagen of the two SAS hubs is my favorite as that is where I first landed in Europe 22 years ago. They offered black walnut ice cream at the airport, so that was my breakfast.

Neat map photos of the one you custom made!

I am thankful,
Michael
      
    
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