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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3–4 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
(61 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
(16 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(30 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Trains
Alternate Names
トレインズ
城际列车
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In the 19th century, shortly after the industrial revolution, railways quickly spread over the world. Japan, importing Western culture and eager to become one of the Grand Nations, saw the birth of many private railway companies and entered the Golden Age of railways. Eventually, as a result of the actions of powerful people and capitalists, many of these smaller companies gradually merged into larger ones.

In Trains, the players are such capitalists, managing private railways companies and striving to become bigger and better than the competition. The game takes place during the 19th and 20th century in the 2012 OKAZU Brand edition, whereas the 2013 AEG/Pegasus edition is set in modern times, with bullet trains, freight trains and more. You will start with a small set of cards, but by building a more effective deck throughout the game, you will be able to place stations and lay rails over the maps of Osaka, Tokyo or other locations. The trick is to purchase the cards you want to use, then use them as effectively as possible. Gain enough points from your railways and you will ultimately manage the most powerful railroads in modern Japan!

Trains is the first title in AEG's Destination Fun series! Continue your travels in the acclaimed Planes and Automobiles board games.

Integrates with Trains: Rising Sun

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Components (OKAZU Brand 2012)

  • 300 Selectable cards – ten each of thirty different types: Amusement park, Collaboration, Conductor area, Command central, Control room, Information central, First train, Freight train, Garage, Holiday timetable, Ironworks, Land fill, Mail train, Maintenance factory, Material dump site, Passing station, Pulling, Rapid train, Signal spot, Signals, Station crew, Stationmaster office, Steel bridge, Switchback, Temporary timetable, Tourist train, Tunnel, Underground digging, Viaduct, Wagon factory
  • 30 Randomizers – one of each type listed above
  • 170 Mandatory cards
    • 30 normal train
    • 20 express train
    • 10 limited express train
    • 20 rail laying
    • 20 station expansion
    • 70 waste
  • 30 VP cards
    • 10 building
    • 10 multi-story building
    • 10 skyscraper
  • Game board – double-sided (Tokyo/Osaka)
  • Markers
    • 80 track markers (twenty each of red, yellow, gray and purple)
    • 4 VP markers (red, yellow, gray, purple)
    • 30 station markers (white octagonal cylinders)

Components (AEG 2013)

  • 1 double-sided game board
  • 530 cards
  • 124 wooden rail and station tokens
  • Card dividers
  • Rulebook

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French first edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2014
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.80 inches
French
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014
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Chinese first edition
Publisher: Game Harbor
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Year: 2014
Size: 11.69 x 11.69 x 3.62 inches
4.37 pounds
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English second edition
Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group, OKAZU Brand
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2013
Product Code: AEG 5801
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.80 inches
4.40 pounds
English
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013
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German first edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Ikaan Studio
Year: 2013
Product Code: 51055G
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 3.94 inches
3.75 pounds
German
Release Date: Oct 30, 2013
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English/Japanese first edition
Publisher: Japon Brand, OKAZU Brand
Artist: Ryo Nyamo
Year: 2012
Size: 11.81 x 9.84 x 1.97 inches
2.20 pounds
English, Japanese
Release Date: May 13, 2012
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0 reference card in Chinese
reference card in Chinese
Chinese
2015-12-30
1 Player Aid/Mat (inksaving version).
An alternative printable mat for those who are low on printer ink and those who prefer clear, streamlined designs. Play area, deck spaces, cost reference and scoring reference. Based on the original upload by Syroit.
English
2015-12-02
0 Aide pour Trains
En xcf (format GIMP)
French
2015-11-05
2 Spielhilfe Extrakosten und Schlusswertung
Spielhilfe mit Übersicht der Extrakosten sowie auf der Rückseite Zusammenfassung des Spielzuges und der Schlusswertung
German
2015-10-27
1 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes. [ImageID=2829552medium]
English
2015-02-20
1 Spis kart po polsku (Card Guide PL)
Spis wszystkich kart w grze zawierający: - oryginalną nazwę (z polskim tłumaczeniem) - typ (z oznaczeniem koloru) - cenę zakupu - wartość - treść Card Guide in Polish.
Polish
2014-11-18
2 spelhulp
4 bladzijden om als A5-boekje af te drukken
Dutch
2014-06-29
28 Map Switzerland
changes mostly due to further playtesting: - moved the location of Paris (thanks Aurèle) - added Delémont - added the remote connection to Tirano - removed a mountain space between Bellinzona and St. Moritz
English
2014-04-11
6 Game Log for Trains
A 2 page game log - that helps you record your plays of Trains. A single page (front and back) will hold up to 12 games of Trains.
English
2014-02-03
44 Trains Card Guide
This is an updated version of the card guide found at the back of the original Japanese release of Trains rule book. The updated version is to correspond with the AEG version of Trains. The layout was done by Russell Howell (BGG user "badgeguy") - a very big thank you to him, for making this file look top notch.
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2014-01-17
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 255
Strategy Game Rank: 168
Num Ratings: 4781
Average Rating: 7.32
Standard Deviation: 1.25
Num Views: 326222
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
Fans: 191
Personal Comments: 1154
Users Owning: 6479
Users Wanting: 394
Users Trading: 222 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 13834
Plays This Month: 35
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Strange Assembly 159 - Double Back
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2014-12-18
CnC Plays - Trains
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2014-08-13
Episode 10 - Trains
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2014-08-13
Episode 31 -- Send Your Complaints to Brian Williams c/o NBC News
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Episode 21 -- Rant! Coffee! Tournament!
39:29
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2014-05-02
Episode 18: Dominion/Trains
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Episode 15: Voluspa and Tash-Kalar
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