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Year Published
2008
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
11 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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Subdomain
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Steel Driver
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An extra Treefrog game for Essen 2008.

A relatively simple train game set in North America and involving shares and building railway lines with a few twists thrown in.

Each player uses their investment cubes to bid for control of companies, (six in all). When you take control of a company you receive one share, which means that only one share per turn can be purchased. The cubes you bid with go into the company and allow it to build track. Each location has a value which determines how much profit you receive for connecting it. After companies have built as much track as they can players are paid the profit that each company they control has made this turn. Profit levels are reset for the following turn. Players get another set of cubes to bid with and then bid again for control of companies.

Cash earned from shares is really victory points, it cannot be used to bid on future shares. As each player receives the same number of investment cubes each turn there is no positive feedback for owning the best shares.

The game lasts five turns. At the end of the game each company will pay out an additional amount of profit to each share held. This level is determined by how many different regions a company is connected to, (it's a little more involved than that, and coloured cubes are moved around!).

More information can be found on the official website.

About Steel Driver, Martin Wallace states in the rulebook: "I’ve had it in mind to develop and update the system used in Prairie Railroads to fix some of the rougher elements."

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Steel Driver
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English second edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Peter Dennis, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
2.28 pounds
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Steel Driver
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Peter Dennis, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2009
Product Code: 51360G
Size: 10.75 x 7.44 x 2.56 inches
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Warfrog Games Treefrog Line edition
Publisher: Warfrog Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2008
Product Code: 2003
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
2.60 pounds
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3 Steel Driver - polish rules
Nieoficjalne polskie tłumaczenie instrukcji do gry Steel Driver
Polish
2015-03-31
3 Укротитель стали (перевод Shinner)
Русский перевод правил игры
Russian
2013-09-20
2 Summary in Chinese
钢铁机师简体中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2013-08-26
2 Chinese rules
钢铁机师简体中文规则
Chinese
2013-08-26
5 Quick Rules Summary and Game Management Cheat Sheet
One page rules summary for quick reference when teaching. Or for remembering important rules between plays.
English
2012-03-20
8 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Steel Driver.
Japanese
2010-04-24
16 Steel Driver castellano
Manual en castellano del juego, maquetado como el original. Espero que os sirva y disculpad los posibles errores.
Spanish
2010-04-16
3 Steel Driver: regolamento italiano
Traduzione italiana del regolamento Rulebook: Italian translation
Italian
2010-01-28
17 Steel Driver - Quick Start
Summary of the rules to refresh your memory and get you up and playing faster
English
2009-08-25
10 Single-player variant: The Foreign Investors
Describes rules for playing a single-player variant of Steel Driver. The aim is to score as high (get as much money) as possible.
English
2009-04-24
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Num Ratings: 1662
Average Rating: 7.05
Standard Deviation: 1.19
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Users Owning: 1895
Users Wanting: 118
Users Trading: 93 [find trade matches]
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