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So I picked up Eurorails on the cheap. It’s a well-liked game so my wife (with her permission) is going to get it for Xmas. We have another version of this game, Russian Rails, and we mainly got this because finding the cities we are looking for will be faster in this game then it would in Russian Rails. All those strange Russian names all look alike.

If you never played these Crayon Rail Games, they are fun enough. You are picking up goods and shipping them to different towns. You need to build rails between the two locations and when you pay for this you draw the rail line on the board with a crayon (it wipes off of course).

You play until someone gets a certain amount of money. It’s a long game (4+ hours is not uncommon), but fun somehow. Generally you play the game with little cash because all the money you make is poured into building rails until you get enough rails built that the money you get is mostly profit from that point on. There is very little player interaction as well. It’s just a race to see who can get the money the fastest.

I should post more next week. We have the holidays under control now.

  1. December 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Just passing throuhg and saw your post on this game, Eurorails. Couldn’t say I had heard of it until now but I am rather intrigued so will hgave to look at a few reviews. We are developing a board game, though it is worlds apart from a game such as this. Still, if you want to pop onto our blog http://www.empires-collide.com and take a gander at the progress, we can use all the support we can get.

    Happy xmas.

    the Weaver Project

    • December 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Check out the ‘Crayon Rail’ link above. This is one of the most popular train games titles ever made. There are now 12 version of this game (Eurorails is the 3rd game). The series has been running for 30 years now.

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