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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(58 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(15 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Trains
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トレインズ
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In the 19th century, shortly after the industrial revolution, railways quickly spread over the world. Japan, importing Western culture and eager to become one of the Grand Nations, saw the birth of many private railway companies and entered the Golden Age of railways. Eventually, as a result of the actions of powerful people and capitalists, many of these smaller companies gradually merged into larger ones.

In Trains, the players are such capitalists, managing private railways companies and striving to become bigger and better than the competition. The game takes place during the 19th and 20th century in the 2012 OKAZU Brand edition, whereas the 2013 AEG/Pegasus edition is set in modern times, with bullet trains, freight trains and more. You will start with a small set of cards, but by building a more effective deck throughout the game, you will be able to place stations and lay rails over the maps of Osaka, Tokyo or other locations. The trick is to purchase the cards you want to use, then use them as effectively as possible. Gain enough points from your railways and you will ultimately manage the most powerful railroads in modern Japan!

Trains is the first title in AEG's Destination Fun series! Continue your travels in the acclaimed Planes and Automobiles board games.

Integrates with Trains: Rising Sun

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Components (OKAZU Brand 2012)

  • 300 Selectable cards – ten each of thirty different types: Amusement park, Collaboration, Conductor area, Command central, Control room, Information central, First train, Freight train, Garage, Holiday timetable, Ironworks, Land fill, Mail train, Maintenance factory, Material dump site, Passing station, Pulling, Rapid train, Signal spot, Signals, Station crew, Stationmaster office, Steel bridge, Switchback, Temporary timetable, Tourist train, Tunnel, Underground digging, Viaduct, Wagon factory
  • 30 Randomizers – one of each type listed above
  • 170 Mandatory cards
    • 30 normal train
    • 20 express train
    • 10 limited express train
    • 20 rail laying
    • 20 station expansion
    • 70 waste
  • 30 VP cards
    • 10 building
    • 10 multi-story building
    • 10 skyscraper
  • Game board – double-sided (Tokyo/Osaka)
  • Markers
    • 80 track markers (twenty each of red, yellow, gray and purple)
    • 4 VP markers (red, yellow, gray, purple)
    • 30 station markers (white octagonal cylinders)

Components (AEG 2013)

  • 1 double-sided game board
  • 530 cards (Waste cards are non-standard. Others are standard card size)
  • 124 wooden rail and station tokens
  • Card dividers
  • Rulebook

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French first edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2014
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.80 inches
French
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014
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English second edition
Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group, OKAZU Brand
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2013
Product Code: AEG 5801
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.80 inches
4.40 pounds
English
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013
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German first edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2013
Product Code: 51055G
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 3.94 inches
3.75 pounds
German
Release Date: Oct 30, 2013
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English/Japanese first edition
Publisher: Japon Brand, OKAZU Brand
Artist: Ryo Nyamo
Year: 2012
Size: 11.81 x 9.84 x 1.97 inches
2.20 pounds
English, Japanese
Release Date: May 13, 2012
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1 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes. [imageid=2412471medium]
English
2015-02-20
1 Spis kart po polsku (Card Guide PL)
Spis wszystkich kart w grze zawierający: - oryginalną nazwę (z polskim tłumaczeniem) - typ (z oznaczeniem koloru) - cenę zakupu - wartość - treść Card Guide in Polish.
Polish
2014-11-18
2 spelhulp
4 bladzijden om als A5-boekje af te drukken
Dutch
2014-06-29
27 Map Switzerland
changes mostly due to further playtesting: - moved the location of Paris (thanks Aurèle) - added Delémont - added the remote connection to Tirano - removed a mountain space between Bellinzona and St. Moritz
English
2014-04-11
6 Game Log for Trains
A 2 page game log - that helps you record your plays of Trains. A single page (front and back) will hold up to 12 games of Trains.
English
2014-02-03
38 Trains Card Guide
This is an updated version of the card guide found at the back of the original Japanese release of Trains rule book. The updated version is to correspond with the AEG version of Trains. The layout was done by Russell Howell (BGG user "badgeguy") - a very big thank you to him, for making this file look top notch.
English
2014-01-17
40 Trains FAQs
Train FAQs - complied from questions and answers found on the rules board at BGG for Trains
English
2014-01-17
42 Player aid
Based on the AEG version. 1 for each player in his own colour. Size of paper A4!
English
2014-01-05
2 Trains Die Bahn kommt! - Deutsche Spielanleitung
Deutsche Spielanleitung von Pegasus Spiele
German
2013-11-26
45 Dumpty's TRAINS Player Aid
Same as 1.0, but now two copies on one page.
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2013-09-22
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Average Rating: 7.36
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Strange Assembly 159 - Double Back
55:54
25.59 MB
2014-12-18
CnC Plays - Trains
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2014-08-13
CnC Reviews - Trains
43:43
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2014-08-13
Episode 31 -- Send Your Complaints to Brian Williams c/o NBC News
52:15
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2014-07-15
Episode 21 -- Rant! Coffee! Tournament!
39:29
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2014-05-02
Episode 18: Dominion/Trains
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2014-03-10
Episode 15: Voluspa and Tash-Kalar
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2014-01-27
Episode 3 -- Trains vs. Bruges
45:17
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2013-12-17
DdJ 033. Revista Token. Arte gráfico en los juegos de mesa. Mini reseñas.
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Podcast #11: All Your Broken Monsters
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