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.