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San Francisco Cable Car

reworked version of Metro

List Price: $49.95
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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game Nominee, 2011

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 45-60 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Dirk Henn

Manufacturer(s): Asmodee North America, Queen

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Product Description

Each player conducts their own cable car company and tries to expand their network. Victory points are awarded for each destination station connected to a player's line. Who will finally be the owner of the most successful cable car company?

Cable-Car-Company Expansion:
Being shareholders, the players build the rail network of all the cable car companies and buy their shares. For each completed line the respective cable car company gains profit points. Profit points determine the value of the shares which the players obtain during the game.

Who will have the most valuable shares and win the game?

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game Nominee, 2011

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Dirk Henn

  • Manufacturer(s): Asmodee North America, Queen

  • Year: 2009

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 45 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 1,820 grams

  • Language Requirements: Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). Game components are language-independent.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.8 in 15 reviews

by Wendy
One of my favourites!
May 17, 2004

Excellent tile game.

Try to make your train tracks the longest while containing your opponents. Land your track onto one of the four middle squares and you get double points. The best moves are those that advance your train while ending theirs.

Lots of thought goes into this. Excellent game, fun bits.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by J.B
Simply... fun game, beautifully made, great to share!
December 29, 2002

I learned how to play Metro from someone who was already a huge fan of these gorgeous games. The sturdy board and tiles, the wooden pieces and clean graphics really lend charm to playing.

While there is certainly an element of the 'luck o' the draw' with this game, there is also a high screw-your-neighbor factor. This is what made the first game I played so engaging. Players can plan just far enough ahead to block someone else's train, or they can work to keep their own options open as each tile comes into play.

This is a fun game for non-gamer types or for devotees of great board games. It is easy to learn and has a high replay value, on the same level as any puzzle/memory type of game.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
One of the best ever
September 05, 2000

Every time we introduce this game (the Iron Horse edition, later republished as Metro) to new people, they look a bit puzzled and are sometimes overwhelmed by the visually daunting nature of the pieces. But within minutes, they've overcome the fear and they're laying track like professional railroaders.

The beauty of this game is

  1. its simplicity--with only a couple of rules about tile-laying, it doesn't tax anyone's resources;
  2. its strategy--it does offer agonizing decisions;
  3. the constructive nature of the game--everyone is assisting in building a common network;
  4. the destructive or antagonistic aspects--everyone is also thwarting other players' rail lines to achieve their own goals; and
  5. the short length of play (max of an hour).

What is not to like?

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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