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Based on the award-winning Empire Builder game system, Eurorails allows players to amass fortune and power by picking up commodities from cities that produce them and delivering them to cities that need them. Efficient rail lines and effective laying of track means larger fortunes for the players.
Players use erasable crayons to lay track between major European cities and use the European Currency unit (ECu) as money to purchase routes. The coated gameboard allows players to draw routes between the cities and still be able to wipe the board clean after every game.
Parents -- Eurorails is geographically accurate. The mountains, rivers, and plains as well as the natural resources are accurately portrayed. Playing the game with your children is an easy way for you to help them learn about Europe and give them the opportunity to make their own decisions.
I bought a copy of Eurorails from Funagain and it arrived in the mail yesterday. My wife and I set it up after work and played. And played. And played. Nine hours later we decided to call it a night, only it was the next morning. The game is simple to learn, compelling, well-made, fun, educational (I now know where Napoli is) and even though we only got 1 hour of sleep last night we are still calling each other and talking about how we are going to do better next time we play. This is our first foray into the empire builder series, so I can't compare it to the others, but just on its own merits this is a great game. I strongly recommend this game.
My husband and I have played Eurorails so much that we can complete a game in under an hour (average time 45-50 minutes). We also have Empire Builder but feel that it is less flexible and interesting. I would never have thought that I would like this game based on the description, but friends of ours introduced it to us, and we loved it from the very beginning. The best part is that it is fun to play, whether you win or lose. My husband is a hard-core gamer and I am most definitely not, but this is a great compromise game that we can both enjoy.
We were introduced to the game in the early 90's by a neighbor. All 5 of our now adult children love the game and when we get together for holidays we play just about the whole time we aren't eating. My oldest daughter and her husband want the game for Christmas so that they can introduce it to Fort Hood, where my son-in-law is stationed. More fun for teens and adults than younger kids.