It’s great to see a Kickstarter game make it to general release. That’s what we’ve got here, as Train Heist, which was originally run on Kickstarter from Tower Guard Games, will be seeing a wide release to gaming outlets via their teaming up with Cryptozoic. In the game, the players must work together to thwart the plans of a corrupt sheriff who is in league with the rich citizens of Notting County who are looking to rip off the other townspeople.
From the announcement:
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, in partnership with Tower Guard Games, today announced the July 26 release of Train Heist. In this cooperative board game, 2-4 players become cowboys in the Old West who must work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings.
Creator Sean McDonald ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2015 that earned double its initial funding goal, numerous positive reviews, and a place on BoardGameGeek’s “Hotness” list for most of that year. Subsequently, Cryptozoic agreed to publish Train Heist in an effort to bring the game to a wider audience, working with McDonald to refine gameplay.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Cryptozoic on the wide release of Train Heist,” said Sean McDonald, creator of the game and founder of Tower Guard Games. “I am looking forward to seeing it on store shelves and in many board game collections!”