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?
Microbadges: - Snowdonia fan - Lay Track - Snowdonia fan - Train Engine - Snowdonia fan - Build Station - Snowdonia fan - Excavation - Snowdonia fan - The Daffodil Line - 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
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.
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 :
This lists the set-ups for the Snowdonia, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Jungfraubahn, Mt. Washington, Necropolis, and Neuhauser Bockerlbahn scenarios.
Please let me know if you spot any errors (although I think I managed to spell centre and colour correctly).
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
Snowdonia Comprehensive Scoresheet, version 2.0 (4/1/2014)
* Added Daffodil VP scoring row for the Daffodil Line Expansion.
* Added generic "Other Bonuses" row for any other scoring type that might appear in future expansions.