Friday, June 25, 2010

Settlers of America: Trails to Rails

This week, I am at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio; one of the largest gaming events in the United States. At this event, Mayfair Games is introducing Settlers of America: Trails to Rails, the lastest addition of the Settlers of Catan Histories series of games (see Catan Germany and Rome).



In Settlers of America, players are part of the American expansion West. Like most of the other Catan games, players collect and trade resources, in order to build settlements and other technological advances. In addition, players build locomotives and railroad routes to race with other players to deliver the most goods through the rapidly developing transportation network. All this on a game board map of the United States.



Settlers of America: Trails to Rails on BGG

Longtime readers already know of my love for rail games (see Railroad Tycoon and Ticket to Ride).

I had a chance to play this game on the Wednesday eve of Origins and found it quite fun. The rails add a new level of complexity and strategy to what is already of the of most popular games in the world.

Catan and rails: What's not to love!

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