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1994
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2 − 6
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Best with 3 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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From the box: "Iron Dragon™ takes railroading games where they have never gone before -- to a land filled with elves, cat-people, trolls and magic. Genetically engineered dragons pull trains across dangerous and unexplored territory. Connect cities, fight off forest creatures, and explore the underground to build a railroad empire.

Based on the Empire Builder® system, this fantasy game puts classic building strategy and money management tools in a new venue. Players use erasable crayons on a special board and operate a rail empire. Perfect for an evening of fun and adventure with family and friends."

In Iron Dragon, probably the most elaborate of the crayon rail games from Mayfair Games, players are set within a fantasy world attempting to create an extensive and profitable rail network. Players use crayons to draw their rail lines on the game board itself and use their existing rail lines to pick up and deliver commodities for payouts dictated by cards.

In addition to the standard mechanics of Empire Builder, Iron Dragon introduces Foremen, which reduce terrain building/river crossing costs depending on their race (elves get a discount in the forest, dwarves get a discount in the mountains, etc.) and Ships, which allow trains to cross the sea between continents, avoid bottlenecks on land, or jump between two unconnected rail networks. Resources are much more segregated by region, with each region specializing in a few resources based on their back story (which is written in the manual).

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Components:

1 plastic laminated mounted board
100 load chips
1 sheet load labels
6 sheet cards, including:

  • 120 Demand cards
  • 20 Event cards*
  • 18 Loco cards (2-sided)
  • 13 Foreman Cards
  • 13 Ships Cards

6 Wipe-off crayons
6 Pawns
1 pack money (1 = 1 gold piece or GP)
1 Iron Dragon rules

* Although the rule book lists 20 Event cards, there are actually 26 Event cards in the game, numbered 121 to 146. Also included are several blank cards to allow players to create their own events, demands and foremen, or to replace damaged cards.

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Iron Dragon
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First Edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Larry Elmore
Year: 1994
Product Code: 467
Size: 11.50 x 9.50 x 3.00 inches
3.00 pounds
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1 Railus Magicka Cards
Optional cards to use for wizard conductors. Each player starts the game as a Magician able to cast a single spell. When they connect 3 cities they can promote to Sorcerer able cast up to 2 spells and when they connect 5 cities they become Wizards able to cast up to 3 spells. The same spell can never be cast twice by the same player. Cards should fit 80mm x 120mm sleeves. Use crayons to mark on sleeve when a spell is cast. Players can also mark their spell level around the border (I place a mini on the appropriate card side). Credit to user Grimstax for the card name.
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2014-09-03
5 Beginner Friendly Ref. map
This will show rough locations of Item pickup,city, and Harbour. to find city: if your desired city start with 'k' look at K region in my map. you will find it within that region.
2008-11-18
9 Iron Dragon Rules Variant
A reworking of Iron Dragon Rules. This version plays faster and player's can no longer get screwed by the event deck or miscounting the cost of building track.
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2008-01-03
3 Extra Trains for Iron Dragon.zip
The title says it
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3 ID Dataset.xls
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