Blue Orange | Next Station - London | Board Game | Ages 8+ | 1-4 Players | 25 Minutes Playing Time

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Blue Orange | Next Station - London | Board Game | Ages 8+ | 1-4 Players | 25 Minutes Playing Time

Blue Orange | Next Station - London | Board Game | Ages 8+ | 1-4 Players | 25 Minutes Playing Time

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The artwork may not be for everyone, but I welcome the overall vibe. The bold colours and style feels retro while being modern, a bit like much of the underground artwork. For want of a better way of putting it, they have made it feel very ‘London’. Acton – Communications | British History Online". 22 June 2003 . Retrieved 27 April 2010.

The other great thing about Next Station: London is the optimization puzzle. The design of scoring points based on building a route in multiple districts yet having that be multiplied by your largest number in a single district creates a unique tug of war with how to proceed. This, coupled with points for crossing the Thames, as well as the need to connect multiple colors to a single station, all add a lot of fun tension for such a short experience. It’s also worth mentioning that four of the districts are single stations on the corners of the map, so seeking them out pulls you further away from interchanges and the Thames. Shared Objectives is a must; this gives players two different milestones to try and achieve over the course of play, and provide a little bit of direction each round. They are very easy to include. One rewards players for connecting to all five tourist destinations, while another grants a bonus for crossing the Thames six times during the game. Players will be reacting to the shapes displayed on one of the 11 cards flipped each action. Five of these 11 cards are in a unique color, and when the fifth of these cards is played, the round is over. This means that each player will be able to take between 5-10 actions on a turn. (The 11th card is special, and I’ll get to that in a moment.) The objective of the single player game is to maximize your score. You will play the game in the same way as the normal game as you create your Underground lines. The maps are not the most attractive thing you will set your eyes upon, but it’s beauty comes from its functionality and very clever layout. Architect Louis H. Sullivan who is quoted as saying ‘form follows function’ would be pleased with the included sheets. Below the map is a little scoring area that is nicely laid out. Although it is easy to miss that you score the leftmost uncoloured number when scoring your tourist attractions. The sheets are double-sided too so there is plenty of plays in the box.Interchange station points (interchanges that connect different colors: 2 points per interchange connecting 2 lines, 5 points per interchange connecting 3 lines, 9 points per interchange connecting all 4 lines). This one is definitely one that will get laminated and added to my permanent keeper box of XXX and writes – at this point, Dunstan might end up with an entire box alone devoted to his games! Enfield – Communications | British History Online". 22 June 2003 . Retrieved 27 April 2010.

We love this little train themed game. I’m keeping my inner Controller happy because my mind keeps saying “just one more game, just one more game”. And I have no problem listening to that kind of temptation. Decide whether you are going to use the Shared Objective and/or Pencil Power cards. It is not recommended that you use either until you are familiar with the game. The artwork by Maxime Morin is vibrant and playful. There isn’t much beyond the Thames representation on the maps though that relates to London. The sheet could truly be any city, and the people in the art feel like they are from a generic business graphic design project. As such, the theme certainly relates to the breezy flip-and-write, if not quite inspired, and you can see where if successful this could spawn additional Next Station games for different cities. There is only a single map included in the game, so all 200 sheets of paper feature the same problem to solve. This, mixed with the limited number of cards, gives me the sense that after a half-dozen plays, Next Station: London might not be very interesting. (I’m already four plays in and it’s starting to feel a little dry.)Create an Underground network where each of the nine stations in the center city district has at least one line connected to it.

If you can’t access that symbol (or you don’t want to), you do not draw a connection. The 6 Street cards also contain symbols which work in the same way. In there somewhere, however, is also a handy switch symbol that lets you split off from any station on your current line to the symbol shown on the next flipped card. Either play a few games of the base game or throw these in straight away, Next Station: London comes with two advanced modules that you can play with. Shared Objectives Contemporary Significance: Today, London Euston remains an important transportation hub, serving millions of passengers each year. It provides regular services to various destinations across the United Kingdom, including Scotland, the West Midlands, and the North West. The station continues to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of modern travel, ensuring its role as a vital gateway to London and the wider country. Which stations does London Euston serve?

Each Pencil Power card is linked to one single pencil color for the entire game. Each power is helpful but can only be used once per round. Using Pencil Powers is optional and you do not have to use them in every round.

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