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Now it is time to go railroading in Europe. Just like Transamerica, players work together building a railroad network, but this time it is across Europe instead of the United States. The first to have their five cities connected winds the round -- the others lose points for being too slow! After 3-4 rounds, the player with the most points wins the game!
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Players: 2 - 6
Time: 30 minutes
Ages: 8 and up
Est. time to learn: 5-10 minutes
Weight: 718 grams
Language Requirements: Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are printed in English.
- 1 game board
- 83 tracks
- 35 city cards
- 6 player starting markers
- 6 player locomotives
- 1 starting player card
- 1 rules booklet
Average Rating: 4 in 3 reviews
This is the kind of game new gamers can pick up in about 5 minutes but experienced gamers will be working on the strategy for a long time. The premise seems simple: lay tracks connecting your 5 cities (known only to you) before your opponents do the same. However, you'll eventually be hooking up with your opponents tracks, which you can use, AND they can use yours to get to their designated cities. The trick is to find the best route to your cities without getting too close to your opponents' cities.
TransEuropa moves fast, is beautifully designed (typical of Rio Grande Games) and everyone from experienced to casual gamers can enjoy it. My teenage sons took it to game night at church and it was an instant hit. Everyone wanted to play, but only 6 can play at a time -- which isn't bad. This game is great!
I really can't recommend one game over the other, although I personally prefer TransAmerica, so I rate them both at 4-stars.