Ah, to be a railroad tycoon. To be right on the cutting edge as the US made its way out west, connecting cities and building up trade routes, investing in stocks as you carry the cargo across the new rail lines to a grateful populace. That’s what you’ll be doing in Railroad Rivals, a new tile drafting and laying game from Forbidden Games. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Railroad Rivals is a tile drafting and laying game where you build a Railroad Empire that stretches across America…and across your table. While playing Railroad Rivals, you will connect cities via the twelve great railroads that stretched across America, while simultaneously building your stock portfolio. You’ll use those railroads to make deliveries, resulting in driving up the price of stocks. At the end of the game, if you have run the most profitable railroad while also owning the most valuable stocks, you’ll become the greatest of all of the Railroad Rivals!
The campaign is about 1/3 of the way to their goal with still 20 days left to go.