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2013
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1 − 5
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Best with 4 players
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13 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
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Circus Train Second Edition, by designer Tom Decker, is a 1-5 player game in which you are the owner and operator of a small circus train in prohibition-era America. In this game, you and your opponents are vying to employ the best talent while putting on the most magnificent show each month. While touring the country by train, you will have the opportunity to perform while adding talent to your show through hiring the performers stranded in cities by defunct circuses. Just remember to keep an eye on your wages, because your talent definitely will.

Through clever card hand management, you control the movement of your train around the American northeast, making strategic business decisions about talent, performances and payroll in this fast-paced strategy game. Each turn represents one week of real time, and after six months, the circus season closes for the year and the game ends with one player declared as having The Greatest Show on Earth.

Inspired by Sara Gruen’s novel, Water for Elephants, Circus Train Second Edition includes thematic elements such as improving your show’s reputation by picking up alcohol for your talent and staff (legally, in Canada), the high costs of supplying big cats and elephants, and the ability to “red light” (firing by throwing off the train) disgruntled talent or talent that has simply become too expensive to maintain. These elements are blended into the game’s mechanics, keeping it all simple while adding layers of depth and strategy.

What's New in 2nd Edition:

This new edition combines the first edition with its first expansion. Along with a graphic face-lift, it adds more players (3 more), thereby changing the experience for a gamer and how they play Circus Train 2nd Edition. It also adds new, never-before-seen Event cards into the mix.

What's In The Box?:

• One 20-page full-color Rulebook
• One 22” x 17” paper game map (two 11" x 17" sheets)
• 100 cards
• 254 thick, two-sided, multi-shaped game pieces
• One six-sided 12mm die
• One 22” x 17” mounted, jigsaw-cut game map (two 11" x 17" sheets)
• One bright red, 9" x 11 7/8" Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
• One beautiful box cover sleeve
• One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
• One charcoal dessicant packet

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Circus Train (Second edition)
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English Second Edition
Publisher: Victory Point Games
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Size: 11.00 x 8.50 x 1.00 inches
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Release Date: Jun 27, 2013
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Circus Train (Second edition)
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English Second Convention Exclusive Edition
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Artist: Vinh Ha
Year: 2013
Product Code: VPG-09-001
Size: 11.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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8 Circus Train - Rules Reference
This is a rules reference for Circus Train
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2014-08-21
11 Circus Train Player Aid
This is a reworking of the previous two player aids by dougadamsau and JamesT, with my own additions and reorganization. Those two aids were really helpful.
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2014-07-31
11 Circus Train Player Aid (advanced game)
A player aid for the full game, using the advanced and optional rules. I found it helped me, especially with the end of month and end of season procedures.
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21 Circus Train Player Aid
Page 1 contains a player aid for the advanced game. Page 2 contains a smaller summary card of the scoring conditions for the base game.
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