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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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On the Underground
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Aim of the game from the rulebook:

The goal of the game is to build the most successful Underground lines and in doing so gain the most points. You can gain points by connecting your lines to various destinations on the board, and by having the passenger use your lines to travel from station to station.

The player who has best balanced the demands by the time that the deck of destinations is exhausted will be declared the winner.

Gameplay overview:

In On the Underground, the players represent companies building underground lines in London. Each player controls 2-4 different lines (based on the number of players).

On each turn, a player can build four pieces of track on the map in any of their color. All track pieces must extend the color. Alternatively, a player may decide to use two branch tokens (acquired by extending lines to the terminus stations or skipping building turns) to branch out of the line.

During the track building part, the active player can score in four different ways:

  • Connect their line to a station with a National Rail symbol (1p)
  • Connect their line to a terminus station (2p + a branch token)
  • Connect two connection tokens of the same type (3p)
  • Building a circular line (1p for each station "inside" the line)

After each turn, the passenger moves to one or two of the four face up destination cards; first to one express destination and then to a regular destination. If there are no cards face up in either type, the passenger only moves once. The passenger always uses the shortest route from their current position, avoiding walking and line changes. The passenger scores one point for each line they used to get to their destination.

When there is not enough destination cards to turn face up from the deck, the passenger marker is removed from the game. Players get equal turns, but after the passenger marker is removed, no more points are awarded from passenger movement and players can only build track. The player with the highest amount of points wins.

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On the Underground
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First edition
Publisher: JKLM Games, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2006
Size: 12.01 x 8.46 x 2.17 inches
2.51 pounds
English, German
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0 Rules for On The Undergorung in Hungarian (unofficial)
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules v1.0
Hungarian
2014-08-27
1 On the Underground - Korean Translated Rulebook Ver.1.0
Korean translated rulebook 언더그라운드 룰북 한글 번역본입니다. 오역/오타 업데이트는 제 블로그로됩니다.
English
2012-10-02
14 Official FAQ + Variants
The author's original web site hosting the FAQ expired, and the Internet Archive had never captured it, but I was able to retrieve it from Google's cache of the site. I formatted it for print readability and have shared it so that it is not lost to time. This file contains the author's 2-page FAQ, as well as 1 page of variants from the site. This information is copyrighted by the author, except as acknowledged within. Total of 3 pages.
English
2012-08-14
8 Moscow fan expansion
Дополнение "Москва", часть 4 / Moscow fan expansion, part 4: Краткие правила 1.0 / Quick references (rus) v. 1.0
Russian
2011-10-05
4 On the Underground - Polish Rules/Polska Instrukcja
Polskie tlumaczenie regul gry
2009-01-22
6 On the Underground Tuckbox with Artwork. Not for sleeved cards
Tuckbox for On the Underground unsleeved cards. Full color artwork.
2008-12-11
3 On the Underground Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox for unsleeved cards. It was designed with the help of the Super Deluxe Tuckbox Template Maker at http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi
2008-10-29
2 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Concise reference sheet for teaching the game and easy reference
English
2007-12-29
9 Player Aid
A small player aid that tries to put the information into one place
English
2007-10-17
3 rules-d-v8.pdf
On the Underground - Official Rules - German (posted by designer)
2007-09-02
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The Spiel #37 - Off The Map
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BGB Volume 30 - Space Dealer, On The Underground, Baumeister von Arkadia
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