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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
120 − 180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
16 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Rolling Freight
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Rolling Freight is a route building and cargo shipping game in which dice represent each player’s resource pool. Players spend these dice to purchase and complete rail contracts, deliver cargo, and improve their companies’ competitive abilities. Who can build the best rail network and deliver the most profitable goods? Get rolling and find out!

Players begin the game with a pool of six dice with multi-colored sides. On each turn, a player can spend his or her dice to purchase contracts, construct rail links, build switching stations, purchase improvements and deliver one cargo of passengers or freight. Unused dice can be converted into stockpile markers for future use. By purchasing improvements, players can gain more dice with special abilities, become more efficient at laying rail or stockpiling dice, or increase the points they receive when other players deliver cargo over their rails. Bonus points are awarded for delivering passengers quickly or delivering freight over long distances.

The large, two-sided, colorful board has two maps. The western U.S. map, from the California gold rush era, is designed for 2 – 4 players. With many double-track routes, this map allows newer players to effectively plan their networks and maximize deliveries. The southeastern U.S. map, depicting the late Nineteenth Century, has only single-track routes that are significantly interwoven. This provides more advanced strategic options and is intended for 3 – 5 experienced players.

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Contents

  • Large two-sided game board
  • 38 custom dice
  • 132 improvement and contract cards; 3 end-of-phase cards
  • 5 player mats
  • 5 wooden locomotive tokens
  • 105 wooden rail construction cubes (21 in each player color)
  • 170 cardboard rail link sticks (34 in each player color)
  • 65 wooden cargo cylinders in 4 colors
  • drawstring bag
  • additional cardboard markers
  • 8-page rulebook

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Rolling Freight
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English first edition
Publisher: APE Games
Artist: Jim Maxwell
Year: 2012
Product Code: APE1000
Size: 11.80 x 11.80 x 3.50 inches
5.00 pounds
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Release Date: Aug 2012
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5 Rolling Freight Player Quick Ref and Dice Mat
Rolling Freight fan David Thornburg created this player mat that reminds you of actions (and which required colored dice vs. generic dice) and also holds spent vs. unused dice. Handy!
English
2014-06-28
5 Rolling Freight Turn / Phase Summary Card
I took inspiration from the previous done by Nate, and condensed it down to include less text. (Maybe Devon99 will get a hold of this one and make it pretty like he did with Nate's **hint** **hint** since I spent about an hour trying to do something and just couldn't figure it out).
English
2014-03-13
3 French player aid based on Devon99 artwork
Aide de jeu en français
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2013-02-19
26 Rolling Freight player aid with artwork
This is Nate's version with added design by me and artwork courtesy of ape games.
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2012-04-26
11 Rolling Freight Player Aid
Generic player aid
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2012-04-23
3 Rolling Freight Player Aid v0.1
My first attempt at a player aid. I tried to get it so two would fit on a page, but that required a very small font. Suggestions encouraged.
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2012-04-16
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Strategy Game Rank: 629
Num Ratings: 540
Average Rating: 6.97
Standard Deviation: 1.38
Num Views: 91894
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Users Owning: 898
Users Wanting: 174
Users Trading: 28 [find trade matches]
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Plays This Month: 11
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