Intro To: Good Train Games

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Train Games

Our Intro articles are back, once again introducing you to games that share a central theme! This week, our theme is “train games”, inspired by the go train that can frequently be seen passing by when you look out the window at The Round Table. For articles focused on games with similar gameplay, check out some of our past articles like Intro To: Good 4X Games, or Intro To: Good Dexterity Games. When you’re caught up on our past articles, continue reading below to hear about some fantastic train games!

Ticket to Ride: Europe is a competitive game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 30 to 60 minutes. We’ve introduced this simple strategy game before in one of our earliest articles but it’s too much of a giant to leave off this list. The original Ticket to Ride is a very well known game in which players connect the cities on their ticket cards by playing train cards. This version of the game expands on the classic, adding Tunnels, Ferries, and more to create even more depth of strategy without a steep learning curve! If you’re looking for a game that’s great for new or intermediate gamers, give this one a try!

Russian Railroads is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 90 to 120 minutes. In this deeply strategic Worker Placement game, players compete to outrace their opponents, building the most expansive and advanced railway network. Careful placement of your workers lets you race your opponents’ to victory through varied mechanisms such as newer locomotives and factories, or sprawling simple railways. Check this game out if you’re looking for an intermediate to advanced strategy game!

Colt Express is a competitive game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 30 to 40 minutes. In this simple family game, players take on the role of outlaws in a classic train heist. Players use special powers, and cards to steal loot, punch, and shoot their opponents! The beautifully designed game uses 3D elements for a slick, modern feeling experience. If you’re looking for an introductory level game with some cool gimmicks, take a trip to the wild west with this game!

Empire Express is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 90 minutes. In this easy to learn and easy to play introductory game, players use crayons to draw routes on an erasable board, attempting to build a collection of railways and become the wealthiest player! Possible routes are pre-planned, and the game uses simple cards to keep the learning curve short. If you’re looking for a casual game to launch your adventure into board games, definitely check this one out!

We’ve capped off this list with some great, simple games. If you’re looking for more games along these lines, check out our Intro To: Good Family Games! In any case, definitely give some of these great games a try on your next visit to The Round Table!