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Trains Board Game
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- 2012 Meeples Choice Nominee
- A game for 2 to 4 players with a 45 minute playtime
- A big game with a 2 - sided board
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Basic deck building game but you must decide if you want to use your cards as money (to acquire new/better cards) OR use them to build your railways and stations across the board (where most of the points come from). Once one player is out of rails to lay (or all the stations are gone) the game is over...so you want to find a way to get all of your pieces out first.
The only real problem I have with this game is that it feels like it ends too soon (same problem I have with Dominion, DC Deckbuilding game, and even 7 Wonders) which I guess makes it a mark of a very fun game-- It ends and you just want more! In order to help curb that I changed the starting hand so you have no "lay track" or "station expansions" in your hand. In place of those, you start with "waste" cards (which only serve to clog your hand). This means the first turns you have to decide "do I clean the waste out of my hand, or buy something to lay rails? I don't want let everyone get ahead of me, but it might make me take off faster if I don't have waste" "Do I buy cards to lay rails...or buy more expensive trains so I can lay MORE rails in the future?" "Should I instead get station expansion cards?" Plus-- It makes it at least two full rounds before anyone even makes it to the board...stretching the game out just a bit more. ;)
Hope you guys like it-- if you like any deck building game.... you will love this. The strategy on the board is not complicated at all. It is a LIGHT deckbuilding game and a LIGHT strategy board game. But still super fun!
I think part of why we are "unthrilled" by Trains is the lack of overly exciting card choices. There isn't a lot of buying incentive given the choices of cards in the game. And, in a two player game, the competition level is low. We will definitely try playing it again to see if it's worth keeping or selling since we have and love a lot of board games!
A few of our favorites are Castles of Burgundy, Rialto, Tzolk'in, Dominion, London, Thurn and Taxis, Legacy, Seasons, 7 Wonders, Village, Keyflower, Le Havre...(ok, we have a lot of favorites!).
I would buy something else over Trains. We are going to try another deck builder called Eminent Domain to see if that better suites us.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a delightful and competent deckbuilder that adds a little something more when compared to other Dominion clones. Read morePublished 15 days ago by deltazechs
What a fun game! It has an ideal balance between strategy and randomness.Published 2 months ago by Scott Pakudaitis
This game is very much like Dominion, but with an added board component, which I appreciate. It has a few unique mechanics that make it distinct from most deck building games, and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jabber
Have played this once with our group. Nothing like Ticket to Ride. Really similar to Dominion. I can't remember how to play it and it has only been two weeks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael L. Sweet
Just might have to buy the new expansion game! I like this very much. Just need to find someone to game with.Published 7 months ago by Rich
This is a really great deck building game. I like the train theme, which I think helps. It is pretty fresh every time we play there seems to be some new card combinations to try. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Barr
This game is really great for 3 or 4 players. The maps are too big to work well for 2 players. Get the Rising Sun version for great 2-player games. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mew
A great game that combines major elements of Ticket to Ride (routes on maps) and Dominion (deck building) -- two favorites at my house! Read morePublished 7 months ago by M.P. Locke