This is the base game for Eagle Games' popular railroad series and includes the engine placards, railroad tiles, train tokens, money, bonds, and other items that will be needed in almost all "Railways of _____" games. The gameboard depicting the eastern half of the United States, is included in the base game. The map of Mexico gameboard is also included in this base game as an introductory map for new/beginner players.
Railways of the World (2009) is the new edition of 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
Multiple expansions featuring different maps are available. Railways
of the World is the new 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.
A revised reprint
was published at the end of 2010 which made some component
improvements, such as the addition of Railroad Operation cards for the
Complete series overview - The Railways of the World Series: Introducing the family members of the ideal medium-weight train game
Note: The RailRoad Tycoon board itself is gigantic (about 36x45
inches, 91x114 cm) and requires a huge table or playing on the floor.
Railways of the World Components:
- 30" x 36" mounted map of Eastern U.S.
- 14.75"x24.5" mounted map of Mexico
- 12 Railroad Baron Cards
- 1 Start Player Card
- 6 Player Aid / Major Line Cards
- 37 Railroad Operation Cards
- 3 Rulebooks (Basic Game, Eastern U.S., Mexico)
- 1 Score Track
- 150 Plastic trains in 6 all new colors
- 24 empty city markers (4 types)
- 125 good cubes (5 colors)
- 24 Engine Cards (6 each level 1/2, level 3/4, level 5/6, level 7/8)
- Bond Certificates (54 notes in 3 denominations: 30 x 1, 18 x 5, 6 x 10)
- Money (3 denominations)
- 217 Track Tiles
- 12 New City Tiles (3 x yellow, 3 x black, 3 x blue and 3 x purple)
- 2 Special Link tiles
- Drawstring Bag
- 2nd Edition (2010 Copyright) adds 54 Mexico cards: 38 Mexico Railroad Ops cards, 12 Mexico Rail Baron cards and 4 Player Aids
Check out the pictures to see the epic 4 board game of Railways of North America played by Jeff's Game
Group in Cary, North Carolina!