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Airlines Europe (2011)

Average Rating: 7.41/10
Board Game Rank: 207
Strategy Game Rank: 129
Family Game Rank: 25
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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(106 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
75 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(28 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(35 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Airlines Europe
Alternate Names
Alan R. Moon's Airlines Europe
Linie Lotnicze Europa
Авиалинии Европы
エアライン・ヨーロッパ
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Before Ticket to Ride, before Santa Fe Rails, before Union Pacific – yet after Acquire – there was Airlines, one of the earliest published games from designer Alan R. Moon and publisher ABACUSSPIELE.

More than two decades after the publication of that game, Moon and ABACUSSPIELE present Airlines Europe, the design of which Moon began in 2007. According to the publisher, "He wanted to preserve the feel of the original game and its successor, Union Pacific, while confronting the player with even more exciting choices." The result of that redesign process is Airlines Europe, featuring a reduced playing time, a new point structure, a European setting, and 112 tiny detailed airplanes.

At its heart, Airlines Europe is a stock game, with players earning points for the stock they hold in particular airline companies when one of the randomly determined scorings takes place. On a player's turn, that player either expands an airline and claims a stock, plays stock onto the board and receives dividend, invests in a special airline called Air ABACUS or gets a certain amount of money from the bank. A player scores only for stock in play, but the value of an airline is determined by the value of the route licenses that airline owns – thus, you're torn in terms of what to play when.

Some changes compared to Airlines:

  • map of Europe
  • no flight cards
  • special Air ABACUS airline similar to the Union Pacific
  • share track system
  • separate victory point and money systems
  • airplane miniatures
  • no sabotage
  • up to 5 players
  • reduced playtime

Some changes compared to Union Pacific:

  • airplane theme
  • map of Europe
  • no track cards
  • Air ABACUS is acquired by trading in other shares
  • share track system
  • separate victory point and money systems
  • up to 5 players
  • reduced playtime

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Contents

  • 1 game board
  • 3 scoring cards (w/gray backs)
  • 112 share cards in the color of the airlines (w/gray backs)
      • 16 Air Amigos (yellow)
      • 15 Rio Grande Southern Europe (blue)
      • 14 Lucky Hans Airways (violet)
      • 13 Days of Flying Wonders (red)
      • 11 Brooms Bewitched (black)
      • 10 Jolly Roger Airships (brown)
      • 9 FF Flys (green)
      • 9 It's Funagain to Fly (orange)
      • 8 Flying is Simply Fun (gray)
      • 7 White Winds (white)
  • 112 airplanes in the color of the airlines
      • 16 yellow
      • 15 blue
      • 14 violet
      • 13 red
      • 11 black
      • 10 brown
      • 9 green
      • 9 orange
      • 8 gray
      • 7 white
  • 20 company markers in the colors of the airlines (2 of each color)
  • 20 share cards AIR ABACUS (w/red backs)
  • 84 victory tokens
      • 39 1 point
      • 20 5 points
      • 20 10 points
      • 5 50 points
  • 70 paper money with total value of 150 million Euro
      • 50 1 million
      • 20 5 million
  • 4 bonus connecting markers
      • It's Funagain to Fly (orange)
      • FF Flys (green)
      • Flying is Simply Fun (gray)
      • White Winds (white)
  • 5 game summary cards
  • 1 rule booklet

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Авиалинии Европы
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.34 pounds
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Competo / Marektoy Nordic multilingual Edition
Publisher: Competo / Marektoy
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Year: 2012
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
Artist: Christian Fiore
Year: 2011
Product Code: 03111
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.24 pounds
English, French, German, Italianmore»
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English First Edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Christian Fiore
Year: 2011
Product Code: RIO444
Size: 11.90 x 11.90 x 3.00 inches
3.00 pounds
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Linie Lotnicze Europa
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Polish first edition
Publisher: G3
Artist: Christian Fiore
Year: 2011
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20 Rules Summary (Quality, 1 Page) by Daxon
Daxon AIRLINES EUROPE Rules Summary v1 (JAN14). Single-sided rules summary.
English
2014-01-28
3 Action Summary Sheets
Lists all of the actions that you can take during your turn. There's eight of them, so a few spare ones. You can cut them and paste them onto thick card and they fit nicely in the box with the rest of the components.
English
2013-12-08
3 Европейские аэролинии (Игровед)
Правила игры
Russian
2013-09-22
3 Electronic score sheet
Excel score sheet. Just punch in the numbers and it does the rest.
English
2013-08-03
0 Airlines Europe - Croatia rules - pravila na hrvatskom jeziku
I have translated rules from English and created this PDF. Prevedena pravila igre (prilagođena za printanje na A4 formatu). Uključena su i pravila za 6 igrača. Ako uočite kakve pogreške javite da ih ispravim.
Croatian
2012-12-01
6 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2011-12-25
23 Teaching Guide for Airlines Europe from "The How to Play Podcast"
Here is a short outline to keep with your game and assist you when you need to teach the game. The outline includes an opening hook, a step-by-step outline on a suggested order in which to teach the meat of the rules, and some beginning strategy. To hear an example explanation using this outline or to learn the game yourself, listen to "The How to Play Podcast Episode #31: Airlines Europe" available at www.howtoplaypodcast.com (Black/White version)
English
2011-10-01
21 Airlines Europe Printable Score Sheets
As an alternative to VP chips, you can track scoring with these printable score sheets (much like Agricola or 7 Wonders). We have found this method to be much faster and easier. Changes in v.2: Includes support for 6 players, and shading changes for easier distinction between airline colors when scoring. Changes in v.3: Added in scoring bonus based on player position. Added in second "Airline" column on the right for easier scoring.
English
2011-08-13
3 Airlines Europe - 6 Players - Italian
Airlines Europe - Official Rules for 6 Players - Italian. Thanks to Gabriele Pezzato for the translation!
Italian
2011-07-29
24 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes. V2 --> incluye variante oficial para 6 jugadores [imageid=1251209 medium]
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2011-07-28
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 207
Strategy Game Rank: 129
Family Game Rank: 25
Num Ratings: 4215
Average Rating: 7.41
Standard Deviation: 1.16
Num Views: 282763
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