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Railways of the World (10th Anniversary Edition) Includes:
· Completely Updated and Revised Rulebook Compendium; including information for ROTW base game, all expansion, and accessories
· 2 Updated maps for Railways of Eastern U.S. and Mexico
· Updated and Revised Railroad Operations, Rail Barons, and Reference Cards
· New Empty City Markers, Wooden Score Disks, and ROTW Logo Bag
· A Wooden First Player Marker
· Custom Insert
Railways of the World is the base game for Eagle Games' popular Railways of the World series, first published as Railroad Tycoon in 2005. It reimplements the original game with several improvements.
Revisit the early days of the Age of Steam as you begin with a locomotive (the venerable John Bull, the first locomotive to run in North America) and a vision (your Tycoon "mission" card). From there, build your budding railroad network into a vast empire. Connect New York to Chicago, earn the most money, develop bigger and faster locomotives and maybe even span North America and build the Transcontinental Railway!
Multiple expansions featuring different maps are available. Railways of the World is the base game for the system and includes the engine placards, railroad tiles, train tokens, money, bonds, and other items that are needed in almost all the Railways of the World series. A gameboard depicting the eastern half of the United States is included in the base game, as well as a mounted map of Mexico.
This game is preceded by the designer's other Winsome train games: Age of Steam, Australian Railways, Volldampf, New England Railways, Veld Spoorweg, Lancashire Railways, and Ferrocarriles Pampas. Railroad Tycoon was the result of a collaboration with Glenn Drover, in which the mechanics and game-play of Martin Wallace's Age of Steam were simplified and streamlined and attractive over-produced components were added, in order to make Railroad Tycoon more appealing to less hardcore gamers and more accessible to a wider audience.
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AWARDS & HONORS
2006 Juego del Año Finalist
2006 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2006 Golden Geek Best Gamer's Board Game Nominee
2006 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee