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English language edition; includes Vexation

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Franz-Benno Delonge

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games

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Product Description

Build the rails from sea to sea.

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 has five cities and tries to connect them with a shared network of tracks. As soon as a player has done this, the round ends. The other players lose points and the next round begins. At the end of the game, the player with the most points left wins!

Includes the Vexation expansion.

Product Awards

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

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Franz-Benno Delonge

  • Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games

  • Artist(s): Marcel-Andre Casasola Merkle

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 682 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 English.


  • game board
  • 85 wooden rails
  • 35 city cards
  • 6 wooden start markers
  • 6 wooden locomotive tokens
  • starting map
  • rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.1 in 30 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.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
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.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
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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