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Store:  Strategy Games
Theme:  Mining, Train
Genre:  Rail & Network
Format:  Board Games


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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 240 minutes 1-6

Designer(s): Phillip J Smith

Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games

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Product Description

The Rocky Mountains were a beautiful sight, full of majesty and opportunity, but at the same time a massive obstacle to those heading west. An effective means of transport was needed. The age of the "Iron Horse" was upon us!

Silverton is a game were you relive those early days of exploration, building the rail network so greatly needed to assist in transporting people and raw materials. Several market places will be greatly affected by your every decision.

But for whom should you build? Which markets have the most need for people and raw materials? Just how much should you trust the land and its potential wealth? Or is passenger travel the means to the end?

The region's history is about to be rewritten. Are you the next author to take a shot at it?

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Phillip J Smith

  • Manufacturer(s): Mayfair Games

  • Players: 1 - 6

  • Time: 240 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 1,340 grams

  • Customer Favorites Rank: #82


  • A Full-Color Game Board (including the previously issued New Mexico expansion)
  • Rulebook
  • 254 Colorful Wooden Markers
  • Selling Price Change Chart
  • 24-card Passenger Deck
  • 108-card Claims Deck
  • 6-card Player Turn Deck
  • 36-card Train Deck
  • 6-card Turn Sequence Summary
  • Money Pack

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.6 in 5 reviews

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Fun solitaire experience!
August 30, 2004

I've only played solitaire, so my rating is for Silverton as a solitaire game. It's a good business/railroad sim, relatively simple but somewhat slowed by accounting (I'm sure the spreadsheet here at BGG would help). Still, the accounting isn't really too much and doesn't interfere significantly enough to ruin the game experience. I *love* the theme (I live in New Mexico, USA and have visited many of the places on the map) and truly enjoy the challenges this game creates. Tension is high as I gamble with my assets, hoping to prospect the right claim at the right time and not find my gamble blown by an early depletion. It's fun! There are always tough decisions: do I build in this direction? Should I purchase passenger routes to offset my speculations on mining claims? Should I chance going into the heart of the mountains for gold and silver? The market model is very cool... there's nothing quite like watching a market you've invested heavily into drop down in one season leaving you wondering how you might recover before time runs out. Similarly, the excitement of seeing the market remain relatively stable even though you might have dumped a commodity while you are still heavily invested in that commodity can make you jump for joy. It's a fun, simple business game with lots of period and geographic color. Definitely worth buying... I look forward to trying it multi-player!

Finally! A Railroad Game My Wife Enjoys!
March 28, 2002

A friend's wife recommended Silverton awhile back, but I didn't get a copy until recently. My wife and I played the game this week and were very pleased. Silverton is a challenging yet not-too-difficult (and not-too-long, when compared to 18xx titles) railroad game which has left us still discussing what we're going to try differently next time we play. We only played the basic Short Game; eventually we hope to play longer games and then the advanced game.

As great as all the reviews say
March 26, 2002

A friend's wife told me not too long ago that Silverton was a great game, but only recently I decided to obtain a copy. I must say that I was very apprehensive about introducing it to my wife, who has mixed opinions about railroad games, with most being negative (I eventually traded away Empire Builder after an disastrous attempt at playing it with her), especially when the game is complex. I'm happy to say that Silverton has been enjoyable to the both of us!

I think the game is deep but not insanely complex, flavorful but not too detailed, and one that can keep a player interested long enough to sit at the gaming table for a few hours. Silverton is a game as good as all the reviews have said.

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