You need the Railways of the World Base Game to play this Expansion. This is not a standalone item or an expansion to Railways of Nippon.
Railways of the World: Nippon Expansion is for those experienced with the ROTW series who own the base game and components needed to play the expansions. This expansion offers a package of the Railways of Nippon Board, the Railways of Nippon Operations, Baron, and player reference cards, the Railways of Nippon score track, the Railways of Nippon scoring disc, the 24 page rule book compendium, ROTW Bag, and 20 new ECMs.
Railways of Nippon is a new map of Japan designed by the Japanese game designer Hisashi Hayashi. The game takes place during Japan's rapid industrial growth during the Meiji era, where you take the role of one of the entrepreneurial railroad baron of that time.
You plan and lay track, upgrade your trains, sell goods to distant cities, and use operation cards to become the richest railroad baron of Japan! Balance your budget wisely, since taking too many bank bonds can ruin your business over the course of the game. Also, watch the competition closely because you can only use the track that you laid down personally to trade.
Since the island of Japan is mountainous and narrow there is often not enough space for everyone to lay their track where they want. Foreseeing your competitors moves and well thought out moves will ensure you an undisputed railroad empire!
(1) 24-page Rule Book Compendium
(1) Game Board
(1) Score Track
(56) Playing Cards: 42 Operations Cards, 10 Baron Cards and 4 Player Reference Cards
(1) Wooden Train Marker - first player marker
(4) Wooden Scoring Disks: teal, white, gold, orange
(20) Empty City Markers: brown
(1) Cloth Bag w/RotW Logo