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Designer: Martin Wallace
Artist: Sean Brown,Peter Dennis,Paul Niemeyer
Year Published: 2002
Number of Players: 1 - 6 players
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Recommended Ages: 13+
Categories: Economic, Trains, Transportation
Mechanics: Auction/Bidding, Dice Rolling, Player Elimination, Route/Network Building, 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. Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. You are challenged to:
Finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives
Determine which routes will give the best returns on their costs
Beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments
Make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors
Age of Steam has been the top-rated train game on BGG for most of the years since it first appeared in 2002. But change is inevitable, and now, nearly 20 years later….
Eagle-Gryphon Games is proud to present Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition!Whats New?
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!
Components:3 Double-Sided Game Boards (Rust Belt, Western U.S., Southern U.S., Germany, Barbados, and St. Lucia) -- all mounted on 2mm thick and durable game board stock
3 Display Boards - mounted on thick, game board stock
136 Track Tiles
180 Track Ownership disks (6 sets of 20 Track Ownership disks, 5 Player disks, and 5 extra disks for use with expansions, in 6 player colors; blue, green, yellow, pink, gray, and orange)
96 Goods cubes (20 red, 20 blue, 20 purple, 20 yellow, 16 black, 14 white)
8 New City tiles (1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple, 1 yellow, 4 black)
90 Money chips (40x $1, 40x $5, 10x $25) -- 22mm, composition material, 1.7g, stack easily
1 Turn Track marker -- wooden cylinder
8 Town disks
1 Cloth Bag -- grey with a gold-stenciled logo
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