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Colt Express Review

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09 Apr 2018 00:13 #267122 by Matt Thrower

Looking forward to a nice two player night with my favourite gaming crony, Graham. I've packed beers, printed play aids, read the rules - twice - and I'm about to leave. The phone rings.

"Matt? It's Graham. I've got a house full of teenagers. Bring some multi-player games. And some more beer."

I'm in a rush, so I grab the first thing in front of me. It's Colt Express. I got it on a whim to play with my daughter.  I mean: it's cheap, it's got a cool 3d train and it won the Spiel des Jahres. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, what went wrong is that it's pretty poor with two. So it seems a good excuse to run the locomotive out again.

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09 Apr 2018 07:52 #267123 by hotseatgames
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Great review! It occurs to me that the downside to the reviews on this site are that they usually make me think "hey, I should buy that!"
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09 Apr 2018 10:06 #267127 by Erik Twice
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I think this new direction you took is supergood for you Matt! I think it suits you a lot better and your articles have improved a lot.
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12 Apr 2018 06:54 #267345 by Rafael Silva
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Great review!
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13 Apr 2018 11:30 #267481 by Shellhead
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I enjoyed reading this review more than most, because I really enjoy the simulated stories created by good games. I played a five-player game of Colt Express once, and it was a blast. The owner of the game had pimped it out with painted minis that he originally used in his Firefly rpg campaign.

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13 Apr 2018 11:38 - 13 Apr 2018 11:39 #267482 by Jexik
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Erik Twice wrote: I think this new direction you took is supergood for you Matt! I think it suits you a lot better and your articles have improved a lot.


Agreed. The last reviewer to really do this was the other Matt- Drake.* If people want clinical component descriptions and unboxings, they can go take their thumbs elsewhere.

I thank you.

*I miss that dude. I know he got burned out on board games and the surrounding culture, but I loved his writing.
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