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Dampfross (1979)

Average Rating: 6.36/10
Board Game Rank: 2211
Strategy Game Rank: 891
Family Game Rank: 612
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Year Published
1979
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(11 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(4 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Dampfross
Alternate Names
Dampfroß
Dampfross 1
Rail
Tussen de rails
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This game was originally designed by a teacher to be used as a learning tool. There are several different editions of this game (originally released in the UK as Railway Rivals), but most feature several different hexagonal maps of real locations, such as Tennessee and Germany. Starting from one of the cities pictured on the map, players build track during the first part of the game. Players receive a small bonus for reaching a city before anyone else, but otherwise funds are quite limited. After nearly every city has been connected to someone's rail line, several races are held on the resultant track. The starting city and destination city are determined randomly, and players can use each other's track (for a nominal fee, of course). After all races have been held, the player with largest bank account is the winner.

This series of games is very similar to Mayfair Game's crayon rail games series, though they use erasable marker pens instead of crayons.

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Dampfross
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Laurin Verlag Second Author's Edition 1993
Publisher: Laurin Verlag
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Year: 1993
Size: 15.00 x 10.50 x 2.25 inches
3.25 pounds
English, German
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Laurin Verlag edition
Publisher: Laurin Verlag
Artist: Frank Pfeifer
Year: 1992
Product Code: 61109
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
German
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Rail
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Swedish edition
Publisher: Alga (Brio)
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Year: 1986
Size: 16.14 x 11.42 x 1.97 inches
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Schmidt Spiele SdJ edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
Artist: Frank Pfeifer
Year: 1984
Product Code: 611 1047
Size: 16.22 x 11.26 x 1.85 inches
2.20 pounds
German
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Schmidt Spiele Dutch edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
Artist: Frank Pfeifer
Year: 1984
Product Code: 09618
Size: 16.22 x 11.26 x 1.85 inches
2.20 pounds
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3 Dampfross Extension Frachtross
Spielbox 4/1982, four images and one OpenOfficeDocument, all in german language. Frachtross is an extension to Dampfross, designed by Derek Carver
German
2011-05-05
9 Dampfross (Schmidt Spiele edition).pdf
Dampfross (Schmidt Spiele edition)
English
2005-08-14
3 dampfross_cards.pdf
Race start and destination cards (for Laurin edition)
2005-05-23
3 Hungary - Dampfross map.jpg
My handmade Dampfross map from Hungary
2004-05-04
4 Dampfross2.doc
Dampfross 2 additional rules & variant
2003-05-12
4 Dampfross One-pager.pdf
One-Page Player Aid
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2211
Strategy Game Rank: 891
Family Game Rank: 612
Num Ratings: 585
Average Rating: 6.36
Standard Deviation: 1.43
Num Views: 47132
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.2
Fans: 5
Personal Comments: 204
Users Owning: 1187
Users Wanting: 19
Users Trading: 68 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 354
Plays This Month: 0
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Durchgespielt – Spiel des Jahres 1984: Dampfross
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