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Store:  Family Games
Edition:  Iron Road / TransAmerica
Theme:  Train
Genre:  Rail & Network
Format:  Board Games
Other:  Gifts for new gamers


English language edition

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30 minutes 2-6

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Product Description

America in the 19th century: railroads are booming! Pioneer spirit and vision are everywhere. Everyone wants to be the first to build a railroad network across the country. Each player gets a set of five cities and must build a network (with the help of the other players) to connect all five cities. The first player to connect his five cities wins the round. The others lose points based on how far their unconnected cities are from the network. Who will be the first to connect his cities? Is it Casey, who was the first to build through the mountains to the west? Or Annie, who was the one who best made use of the others' tracks?

Product Awards

Major FUN
Award Winner, 2007
Mensa Best Mind Game Award
Best Mind Game, 2003
Spiel des Jahres
Finalist, 2002
Deutscher Spiele Preis
2nd place, 2002

Product Information


  • 1 game board
  • 85 tracks
  • 35 city cards (in 5 colors)
  • 6 start markers (to mark the track networks)
  • 6 locomotives (as scoring markers)
  • 1 starting player card
  • 1 game rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.1 in 29 reviews

by A Gamer
This is a great game!
January 02, 2006
My son got this as a birthday present from my sister, and we've played it everyday since. It is a definite favorite in our household. We've shared it with others and it is on our shopping list whenever we need to buy for a birthday - it is the best game we've played in a long while.
by D R.
Short game and very fun
January 02, 2006
This is a very fun game. The rounds are relatively quick. The game dynamic is easy and interesting. There is no backstabbing or mean competition. Even people not familiar with these sorts of games love TransAmerica. This is a good "starter" game to get people interested in these board games.
A classic - and a great gateway
January 30, 2005
Ignore the review about there being no "game" to the game. TransAmerica is a classic - it's a light and fast game, to be sure, but it is a great one for when you are in between "meaty" games, or are looking to introduce "non-gamers" to german-style games.

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