Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition
Designed by Martin Wallace
- Ages 10+
- 1-6 players
- 120 minute playtime
- 3.90/5 complexity
- Dice Rolling
- Network and Route Building
- Pick-up and Deliver
- Player Elimination
- Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game
- Tile Placement
Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains! Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. The cut-throat action is centered on the industrial powerhouses of the growing nation: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and beyond.
Challenges that await you:
- Can you finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives?
- Which routes will give the best returns on their costs?
- Can you beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments?
- Will you make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors?
Competition is brutal, with the game usually going to the player who plans most carefully.
Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. Age of Steam also allows towns to be developed into cities, ensuring that no two games are exactly the same.
Six maps are included on 3 double-sided game boards
Mini-sized (22mm) poker chips have replaced paper money
Classic wooden Track Ownership disks in 6 new player colors replace plastic trains, but cool, small (18mm) wooden trains are available as an inexpensive upgrade
A PVC insert with a clear plastic cover has been added for convenient and clear storage of all components
A huge, heavy-duty box is supplied to carry the weight of potentially 10 maps, 3 new supply boards, 90 poker chips, 144 tiles, and the other new components (see below). This box is a bit bigger and heavier than those we use for the Vital Lacerda games of Lisboa, Gallerist and Vinhos!
- 3 Double-Sided Game Boards
- (Rust Belt, Western U.S., Southern U.S., Germany, Barbados, and St. Lucia)
- 3 Display Boards
- 136 Track Tiles
- 180 Track Ownership disks
- 96 Goods cubes
- 8 New City tiles
- 90 Money chips
- 1 Turn Track marker
- 8 Town disks
- 6 Dice
- 1 Cloth Bag