Age of Steam Deluxe
Publisher Eagle-Gryphon Games
Language dependence (0-4) 1. Some necessary text
Player Count 1 2 3 4 5 6
Playing Time Between 2 to 3 hours
Designer Martin Wallace
Minimum age 13
Categories Economic, Trains, Transportation
Mechanics Auction/Bidding, Catch the Leader, Connections, Dice Rolling, Loans, Network and Route Building, Pick-up and Deliver, Player Elimination, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Selection Order Bid, Tile Placement, Turn Order, Victory Points as a Resource
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.