Publication Date: 29/09/2022 ISBN: 9781472853967 Category:

Village Rails

Matthew Dunstan, Brett Gilbert, Joanna Rosa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 29/09/2022 ISBN: 9781472853967 Category:




A 2-4 player card game of trains, tracks, and tricky decisions designed by the award-winning design duo Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan.

In the sleepy English countryside, life continues undisturbed as it has for centuries. It is up to you to travel to every corner of this land, bearing the promise of modernisation, accommodating the oddly specific demands of the locals, and ushering in the age of steam.

In Village Rails, you will be criss-crossing the fields of England with railway lines, connecting villages together, and navigating the complex and ever-changing demands of rural communities. Connect stations and farmsteads to your local network while placing your railway signals and sidings ever so carefully. Meet the exacting standards of cantankerous locals planning strangely specific trips, and weigh their demands against your limited funding. There is much to balance in this tricky tableau-building card game of locomotives and local motives.

Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 mins
Age: 14+
Contents: 122 mini cards, 50+ tokens, 4 scoring dials

Publisher Review

Sumptuous and gorgeous ... a puzzle that is continually satisfying every game -- Shut Up & Sit Down * Top 7 Boardgame Hidden Gems of 2022 * If I was ever making a list of top 10 small but thinky games, this could very well be on it. -- The Dice Tower * Village Rails Review - with Tom Vasel *

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