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English language edition (Queen)
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The Game of Subway Line Building!
You gain points for each tile your subway line crosses. Long, convoluted routes score highest, but beware - your opponents can cross you up by placing their tile to prematurely end your line.
Players: 2 - 6
Time: 45 minutes
Ages: 8 and up
Weight: 921 grams
Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).
- 1 gameboard
- 60 "Track" tiles
- 6 "Metro Line" cards
- 61 Subway Cars
- 6 colored pawns
- 1 rulebook
Average Rating: 4 in 1 review
This is a very fun game in the same vein as Streetcar but in my opinion much more fun. You try to connect your Metro stations to neutral stations by the longest routes possible. There are also stations in the middle of the board that count double for track length. There is a lot of opportunity to mess with the other players as you can lay a tile next to any placed tile whether it connects to one of your tracks or not. It is very simple and very busy.
As you play, the board fills with tiles of twisting interlocking tracks and it is very visually pleasing to look at while still being clear as to what is happening.
I was lucky enough to order my copy from Funagain so the rules are clear. "Points for completed routes are scored as soon as a continuous line is formed from a starting station that connects to another arbitrary station (regardless if it is one of your stations or an opponent's)."
All stations are scored as soon as they are complete. This means each one, so if two are finished at the same time then two are scored. Stations are scored for whoever they belong to regardless of who completed them. As far as in what order do you score the lines, well, since it does not impact the game in any way, so score them in any order you care to score them in.
This was my second Queen game and since I picked up this one I have tried a few others. I have Expedition, Laguna, Schnappchen Jagd and Silberzwerg and they are all fantastic and equally playable by the family and hard-core gamers. Well, at least I like them--my girlfriend isn't crazy about Laguna.