|Distributor:||Rio Grande Games|
|Content:|| 1 Board with the map of England
7 Locomotives (1 each in 7 colours)
128 Shares (16 each in 7 companies, 16 supplementary shares)
60 Track tiles (2 sided: straight/curved)
28 Stations (7 each in 4 colours)
45 Tokens (9 each of steel, textiles, brewing, leather and passengers)
100 Bank notes (26x£1000, 24x£2000, 26x£5000 and 24x£10000)
|Game target:||Earn most money through building railway lines and obtaining shares in the railway companies. But also through taking tokens from connected cities and building stations.|
|Rules:||Rules in English|
strategy site by Brian Bankler.
A good FAQ by Chris Lawson.
|Comments:||Designed 1999 by Reiner Knizia.
The game is funny to play, but it has one major flaw. It's very difficult to know who is in the lead for the moment and the winner of the game is too often a surprise! The scoring is too complex, even to be a Knizia game, particularly as there is an end score as well, depending of who has most of each kind of tokens and stations. The games is totally skill based, which makes it a great game for those who like long-term strategy. But still there are tactical moments, depending of your opponents turns.
A couple of rules clarifications:
1) Assume the example:
2) When you connect to a new railway town, will stations at merged lines be counted at
the scoring (as in the above example where orange line (with 1 station) is merged into
green line and then green line is connected to a town (like Oxford) later on)?
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