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litho chong
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Hi All,

I wish to play Age of Steam, railroad tycoon. But, I normally play the games with my wife. Age of steam is not for two players; and I have read that Railroad Tycoon for 2 players is not fun?

So, is there any games about train that is suitable for two and more?

I already have Ticket to ride, and enjoy it a lot.
I have no intention to buy TtR:europe and transamerica/transeuropa.

I am more interested in something that is about the same weight as Age of steam and Railroad Tycoon.

Thank you!

cheers,
litho
 
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Amelia Tharme
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Silverton is a nice game that works well with 2, but can also be played with more (I've only tried with 2).

We also play Age of Steam a lot with 2 and it works well, some of the maps are more suitable than others.
 
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Steve K
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I haven't tried it, but 1860 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12750) apparently works well with 2 players, and BGG weight rating is about the same as AoS.
 
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Michelle Zentis
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Also, some of the Age of Steam maps are designed for two players. Reunion and Austria were put out by small publishers and will be hard to find until/unless Warfrog reprints them, but you might be able to get ahold of them.
 
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Although not exactly like the "train" games you are mentioning, the crayon rail games can be fun with 2 players. I have played Lunar Rails with 2 players and if you like the game in general, it plays well and is fun with 2.
 
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Kane Klenko
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Stephensons Rocket is fun with 2. It's even better with 3 or 4.

It's out of print right now, but you can find copies around. Rio Grande has a reprint planned for this year sometime. It'll have a map of the US and possibly some changed rules.
 
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Dan Rosewater
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1825 Unit 3 (2004) was also conceived to be 2 player game.
See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/15999
 
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You are not limited to playing Age of Steam with your wife, as there is VASSAL (www.vassalengine.org). You can play online against opponents live or by e-mail. Simply go to the site, download the engine and the AoS module and invite someone in the "Players" Section for a game.

When you feel that you like it, go and buy your copy. There are boards for 2 players and there's a 2 player variant here on the Geek, played on the standard board which comes with the game and which works pretty well.

I am currently playing a game by e-mail on the "France" Board (5 players) and I am really enjoying it.
 
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Dean Conrad
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I like Freight Train (card game).

You could argue that it's not really 'about' trains per se - except for the shunting aspect. But the cards are nice.
 
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My wife and I love 2 player Railroad Tycoon. It's different than 4-6 player, but great none the less. You can play it cut-throat or not and still have fun.
 
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