Train games where the goal isn't most money

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In response to one BGG user's aversion to train games because they make one take on the contemptible role of a moneygrubbing, capitalist scumbag, I present this list of train games where most money isn't the goal.

I've allowed a broad definition of what constitutes a train game, using my own personal measure of what fires up my inner steam engine.
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1. Board Game: 1861: The Railways of the Russian Empire [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:1927]
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The player with most net worth technically wins the game, but it is Bolshevik revolution that truly ends it. When playing the full game, players who refuse to hand over their full net worth to the Council of People's Commissars are shot.
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2. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:131]

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Money is certainly helpful. But in the end, it's (Income - Shares Issued) X 3 + Number of Links. Your stack of cash at game end means nothing.
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3. Board Game: Atta Ants [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:10083]

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Ants don't use money. And they're kind of socialist creatures to boot.
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4. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:21]

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Has money, and it's vital to survival, but points gained from building industries and links determines the winner. Tread carefully, though, as good play oftentimes demands acting like a total dick. You can do that without resorting to use of money, you know. Just look at Ticket to Ride.
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5. Board Game: Bus [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1908]

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Action cubes, workers to place, and VP. Very few VP.
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6. Board Game: Clippers [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2444]

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Money counts for and is converted to points at game end, but it's just a fraction of where the real points come from: Having ports in well-visited islands.
 
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7. Board Game: Colorado Midland [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:8424]

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No money whatsoever. Points only.
 
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8. Board Game: Days of Steam [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:4869]
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Tile placement game. But instead of placing followers like in Carcassonne you move our train around in a pick-up and deliver mechanic.
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9. Board Game: Freight [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Connected cities + money + some other things, but connected cities weigh the heaviest (so much in fact, that money and the rest are more like tie breakers).


(I'm the designer of this PnP game, by the way, and given that it is still being play-tested, it is possible that the scoring rules will - subtly - change.)
 
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10. Board Game: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:5110]

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Has money, but it's only a tool to be spent during the game. Points are the goal.
 
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11. Board Game: Inca Empire [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1283]

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Train game where the currency is people. Use people to make stuff that gives you points. Or refuse to take part in the exploitation of labor and simply connect your roads to the works of other players and leech points by exploiting the efforts of your opponents. Most points wins.
 
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12. Board Game: Last Train to Wensleydale [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:1550]

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No money whatsoever. Influence cubes and victory points.
 
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13. Board Game: Medieval Merchant [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1928]
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No trains either, you do use money but it's points that win
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14. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1607]
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No money in this one - victory points are earned for how long each of your runs (from station to terminus) are.
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15. Board Game: New York Central [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:9295]
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No money needed, no track either! One of my favorites from Winsome
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16. Board Game: Paris Connection [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1355]

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Nothing in the box but board and trains. And player screens.
 
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17. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:34]

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Pretty much a train game, and money is important, but the goal is powering the most cities at game end.
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18. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:106] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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With mechanics similar to Age of Steam, the winner is determined by (Victory Points - Bonds Issued). The player with the most cash MAY get a victory point bonus if he/she has that card as his/her end game condition.
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19. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:106] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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I know that Railways of the World is simply a reimplementation of Railroad Tycoon I want to include this on the list because it is the most current version of the game, one of my favourite games right now, and was the first game I thought of when I saw what the list was about. Money, in this game, is just a means to an end and could be a goal to get yourself some extra points at the end of the game, but it is not the ultimate goal of the game.

The goal is victory points and where you are at on the victory point track decides your income each round but I reiterate, means to an end, not the end goal.
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20. Board Game: Robber Barons [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:12192]

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No money whatsoever.
 
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21. Board Game: Santa Fe Rails [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2179]
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You missed this one.
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22. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1096]

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Yes, has money. But you can't spend it on anything. Might as well have called them VP and included a score track.
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23. Board Game: Streetcar [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2237]
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I guess if you count Metro as a train game, you can count this one too! Build an efficient track and then race your streetcars on them (a bit in the spirit of Dampfross, but faster and without the money element).
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24. Board Game: Thomas the Tank Engine Game [Average Rating:3.56 Unranked]
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Yeah, this is a roll and move game designed for grade schoolers. Nonetheless, this fits the bill - the first one to get his/her engine to the station wins.
 
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25. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:454]

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Camel trains and points.
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