Russian Railroads


Designers Helmut Ohley
Leonhard Orgler
Publishers Hans im Glück Verlag
Year released2013
Playing time (minutes)120
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Reviewsdereport  (21.11.2013) by Walter
dereport  (16.01.2014) by Walter
Individual ratingsGünther: 9, Moritz: 7, Peter: 7, Walter: 7, Aaron: 7
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Game of the Month
December 2013
Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler are well known names to the connoisseurs of railroad games: so is 'Russian Railroads' just a new offspring of the 18xx series? No, even though we are building railroad lines, upgrading tracks and buy better engines: this is a pedigree worker placement game of the more complex kind. Each player is a railroad mogul developing lines and industries into a possible lucrative empire, competing for resources, engineers and industry developments with his team-mates. At the end of each round, victory points are granted for the current status of each empire - in the first round most likely less than five, in the seventh, and last, often more than one hundred! We haven't seen such a dynamic since a long time! So jump on-board before your fellow players may leave you behind!