From the Manufacturer
Set in the historic mining areas of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, Silverton is a game of railroading, mining, and commodity market manipulation. Use your surveyor to plot your railroads and your prospector to find your mines. Operate your empire of mines and railroads to position your gold, silver, and other commodities in the right market and at the right time to reap maximum profit. Contains a 17x22 mounted map board, each player will have 32 wooden cubes and 8 wooden disks in one of the following colors. White, Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Purple, 13 black 5/16" cubes for the price chart, 208 chips - in various colors, two decks, rules book, box and turn marker. It can be used from 1 to 6 players and children above 12 years. This plays in under an hour.
MFG0469 Silverton Board Game Mayfair Games
In this historically accurate offering, the designer clearly took great pains to retain the impact of the steam train on the central Rocky Mountains and the surrounding areas.
Players buy trains, send out surveyors to build new track, give prospectors goals for claims, purchase and operate mining claims which can offer coal, lumber, silver, copper and gold, or even haul passengers around this turn-of-the-century map. Once a player finds a claim, builds track to the location, and pays the operating expenses, that player will still need to contend with hauling the material to market as well as the always-present possibility of the claim running out of materials. If that weren't bad enough, there's always the distinct possibility that another player will reach the market first and make the unique supply- and demand-oriented prices drop right before goods delivery.
Ages 12 and up
1 to 6 Players
180 minute playtime