Game of Trains
In this game each player is in charge for his line of trains. In the beginning of the game, the train cars in front of each player are sorted in descending order. The aim of the game is to be the first one to rearrange your train cars in correct order.
- Easy to learn game fot the whole family.
- Despite numerous numbers in the game, you do not need to add, subtract or multiply them.
- Rely on randomness or act for sure? Help yourself or make harm to your opponent? The player will meet such dilemmas each turn.
As you can see the Game of Trains is a simple game about trains. First of all, each player forms his train in which cars are in descending order. But that’s not right! And this means that each player will make train cars in ascending order.
Each turn player can do one of the following: take a random card from the deck or use definite ability of the card which was removed from any train earlier. If the player takes the card from the deck he replaces any of his cards with this new card. If the player uses the ability of the card then he removes this card from the game. These abilities are: switch two cards, replace all specified cards in all trains, protect your train from others’ mischief.
Make your train moving onwards to victory!
This game reminds of Wonderful Towers. Is there a link between them?
Yes, they have very similar mechanics. The game Wonderful Towers can be met in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Game of Trains can be met in the other world.
And that’s all?
No, their game mecnahincs differ too. If you want, you can play Wonderful Towers with cards from Game of Trains and vice versa.
I like the game, but it usually ends rahter quickly. Is there a way to extend the time of play?
Of course! As Jo Lawrence advices, you can use one of the following rules or both:
1. Each player creates his or her train with 9 cars instead of 7.
2. When the player arranges all cars in his or her train in ascending order, the game doesn’t stop. This player needs to arrange all cars in descending order now. This is called “The Return Journey”.
- EN Official rules explanation from the publisher
- EN Game's page on BGG
- EN Presentation of the game on Spiel 2015
- EN Watch It Played
- EN Review by Zee Garcia
- EN Review by Game Boy Geek
- EN Review by Benjamin Blabs
- EN When you play Game of Trains you win or you die...
- EN Let's Unbox Game of Trains
- EN Short review The Train Game to Travel with
- EN The Missing Geek: Unboxing and the first game
- EN Bower's Game Corner: 2 Player Impression
- EN Game of Trains wins a Major Fun Award!
- EN Training Wheels (an iSlaytheDragon review)
- EN Game review by Steven Tudor
- EN Is Game of Trains just Rack-O on rails?
- RU Game's page on Tesera
- RU Translation of the review The Train Game to Travel with
- DE Review from Brettspielpoesie
- DE Review from BrettspieleMagazin
- DE Review from Heimspiele
- DE Review from Ablagestapel
- FR Brief rules
- ES Unpacking the game
- ES Brief rules
- ES Article about the game, author Oscar González
- ES Video about the game, author Oscar González