Steam

2009 Β· 3-5 Players Β· 90 Minutes
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Steam board game
Steam board game

Steam places you in control of a railway company, with goods to deliver and track to be built. Opportunities abound, but your opponents can also take advantage of goods, demands, and the terrain to challenge you. Spend your money carefully, create a network of tracks to connect cities, and deliver goods to become the greatest railroad of them all!

In Steam, you build railroads and deliver goods along an ever-changing network of tracks and stations. You build the tracks, upgrade towns, improve your train, and grab the right goods to make the longest, most profitable deliveries. Score your deliveries and add to your income or victory points, balancing your need to invest against your quest to win the game. Steam contains a beautiful, double-sided game board. The map on each side depicts terrain, towns, and cities at the start of the railway age.

The map of the northeastern USA and neighboring Canada is ideal for 3 or 4 players. Use the map of Europe's lower Rhine and Ruhr region when playing a 4- or 5-player game. And, because you can play Steam on any number of current and future variant and expansion maps, we include pieces for 6 players.Β 

Steam contains: A full-color, double-sided game board, 136 double-sided track tiles, 8 New City tiles, 7 double-sided Action tiles, 144 wooden player tokens (in 6 colors), 96 wooden goods cubes (in 5 colors), 9 City Growth markers, 67 gold, silver and copper money tokens, 1 wooden train turn marker, 1 cloth goods bag, A simple, full color rules booklet for both the Base and Standard games

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Year Published2009
Number of Players 3-5
Playtime 90 Minutes
Minimum Age 10
Mechanics Auction, Bidding, Loans, Network and Route Building, Pick-up and Deliver, Tile Placement
Categories Economic, Trains, Transportation
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
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