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2012
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1 − 5
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Recommended with 1–5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Snowdonia
Alternate Names
Mountain Railways
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The peaks of Snowdonia rise before you, encased in mist, their summits barely visible. The highest is Snowdon (Wyddfa) herself at 1,085 metres. The year is 1894, and the Snowdon Mountain Tramroad and Hotels Company Limited has been formed to build a branch line from Llanberis to the summit. You can scarcely believe it's possible!

In Snowdonia players represent work gangs providing labour for the construction of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Unlike other train games you will have to excavate your way up a mountain side, as well as make and lay the track, construct viaducts and stations. All this in competition with the weather of the Welsh mountains (and the game itself)!

You may be assisted by a train (though that's not always best) and you'll be able to collect essential materials from the Stock Yard. You will obtain special work contracts that give you bonuses.

Can you contribute more than the other players to the magnificence of the Snowdon Mountain Railway?

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Microbadges:
mb - Snowdonia fan - Lay Track
mb - Snowdonia fan - Train Engine
mb - Snowdonia fan - Build Station
mb - Snowdonia fan - Excavation
mb - Snowdonia fan - The Daffodil Line
mb - I played Snowdonia in Snowdonia

Honors & Other Cool Stuff:
2013 - International Gamers Award Finalist (Multiplayer Game)
2013 - GAMES Magazine Advanced Strategy 2013 - Honorable Mention
2013 - JogoEu J.U.G Adult Game of the Year - Nominee
2013 - Fairplay.de Magazine - Bestenliste Summer 2013 (FairPlay 104)
2013 - UK Games Expo - Best Boardgame Nominee
2012 - Meeples Choice - Finalist
2012 - Fairplay Scouts List at Essen Spiel - 11th

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Snowdonia
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English second edition
Publisher: Indie Boards & Cards
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2013
Product Code: IBCSNO2
Size: 9.00 x 12.70 x 3.00 inches
2.50 pounds
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Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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English first edition
Publisher: Surprised Stare Games Ltd
Artist: Tony Boydell, Klemens Franz, Charlie Paull
Year: 2012
Product Code: SSG010
Size: 9.00 x 12.70 x 3.00 inches
2.40 pounds
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Release Date: Oct 2012
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German first edition
Publisher: Asmodee, Lookout Games, Surprised Stare Games Ltd, uplay.it edizionimore»
Artist: Tony Boydell, Klemens Franz, Charlie Paull
Year: 2012
Product Code: LOG0062
Size: 12.48 x 8.94 x 2.83 inches
2.46 pounds
German
Release Date: Oct 2012
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Italian first edition
Publisher: uplay.it edizioni
Artist: Tony Boydell, Klemens Franz, Charlie Paull
Year: 2012
Product Code: UPL007
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
Italian
Release Date: Oct. 2012
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5 Snowdonia Faq
This file contains (in Italian!) - Snowdonia FAQ (compiled from forums questions) - Translation into Italian of some published scenarios (Daffodil Line, Necropolis Line, Neuhauser Bockerlbahn, Trans-Australian Railway) - Translation of some Promos descriptions (both physical and BGG-published)
Italian
2015-12-30
2 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards of various Snowdonia expansions, 6,5x9,7 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. Box can store about 40-60 cards, depending of their thickness. Use several boxes for some games. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Click here to view full list of boxes and the how-to video.[/url] [ImageID=2828926medium]
English
2015-10-18
7 Snowdonia - Rules Reference_Player Aid
This is a 2-pg PDF rules reference and player aid for Snowdonia.
English
2015-04-20
30 Portable Snowdonia : Board on cards
Snowdonia’s board transferred on a set of cards (same size as the original cards) = entirely portable Snowdonia
English
2015-03-26
19 Modular board for Snowdonia (1P-2P)
Modular board for 1 and 2 Players (A3 size – half the size of the original board). [3 Files : 1 Modular board for base game, 2 Overlays for expansions]. THIS FILE : Overlay setup to play with JungFrauBahn and Mount Washington expansion. For further information, read comment below.
English
2015-03-22
23 Small board for Snowdonia (solo or 2P)
The original board is very elegant. However, when playing solo or 2P, it's possible to save some space on the table with a smaller one. This redesign is half the size of the original board. The overall size is A3 = 42x29,7cm, i.e. approximately 16x11 inches. For a new and modular version, see this file : https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/115594/modular-board-snowdonia-1p-2p
English
2015-03-15
25 Snowdonia Set-ups
Version 1.1 corrects one error: the station cards for the two base game scenarios were swapped.
English
2015-03-10
24 The Snowdonia Trains
A file containing all the information about each train that is currently available (as of 20/02/2015) for the game Snowdonia. The info contains costs, abilities and the scenarios where each train can be used. Hope this is helpful. Any comments or suggestions are always appreciated Thanks
English
2015-02-20
28 Snowdonia Solo Record Sheet
Version 3: Added a column to record water, for use in the Trans-Australia expansion.
English
2014-11-28
9 Texto de las Cartas de Contrato
Texto en Castellano de las Cartas de Contrato.
Spanish
2014-06-13
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