In the middle of the 19th century, the time of the Industrial Revolution, you must take advantage of the steam age and build your railroad empire by developing railroads, expanding buildings, and moving passengers to make the most profit at the end of twelve rounds!
Railways is the first game in the "Nano9games" family. With 9 cards, 9 dice, and 9 cubes, you must build a network and connect the buildings to move passengers. You will use cards and icons to perform actions. During each round, play cards to combine icons to perform actions:
Build a link
Move a passenger
Build a building
Upgrade an existing link
Add a new passenger
If you play two icons from the same card, you must increase your pollution. Your goal is to make as much profit as possible, and you earn money when you move passengers through links and buildings...
With a second set of cards — and dice and cubes in a different color — you can play Railways with two players.
—description from the designer
Justin reviews the first three volumes of the Nano9Games series, designed by Todd Sanders and Alban Viard!