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Steam (2009)

Average Rating: 7.74/10
Board Game Rank: 53
Strategy Game Rank: 34
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Year Published
2009
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, more than 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Steam
Alternate Names
Martin Wallace's Totally Renamed Train Game
Raíles: Millonarios del Vapor
Steam. Железнодорожный магнат
Steam: Auf Schienen zum Ruhm
Steam: Les voies de la richesse
Steam: Rails to Riches
Steam: Wyścig do Bogactwa
Stoom: Rails, Roem en Rijkdom
蒸汽:致富之道
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In Steam you build railroads and deliver goods along an ever changing network of tracks and stations. You build the tracks, upgrade towns, improve your train, and grab the right goods to make the longest, most profitable deliveries. Score your deliveries and add to your income or victory points, balancing your need to invest against your quest to win the game.

Steam contains a beautiful, double-sided game board. The map on each side depicts terrain, towns, and cities at the start of the railway age. The map of the northeastern USA and neighboring Canada is ideal for 3 or 4 players. Use the map of Europe's lower Rhine and Ruhr region when playing a 4 or 5 player game. You can play Steam on any number of current and future variant and expansion maps, so we include pieces for 6 players.

The game plays very similarly to Age of Steam but with modifications to some of its mechanics and artwork. Tracks for income, train level, etc. are all printed on the board around the map such that alternate maps can be overlaid on the board and the necessary tracks will still be able to be used.

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Unofficial expansions:

Maps originally created for Age of Steam:

Awards

2010: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Game of the Year - Runner Up

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Age of Steam map conversion notes

Reviewed in "Counter - Boardgames Reviewed & Discussed" by Greg Schloesser*, Issue 46, September 2009, pp. 50-53. *gschloesser

FAQ
Official Steam FAQ

Components

  • 1 full-color, double-sided game board
  • 136 double-sided track tiles
  • 8 New City tiles
  • 7 double-sided Action tiles
  • 144 wooden player tokens (in 6 colors)
  • 96 wooden goods cubes (in 5 colors)
  • 10 City Growth markers
  • 68 money tokens (in gold, silver & copper)
  • 1 wooden train turn marker
  • 1 cloth goods bag
  • 1 full color rulebook
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Steam. Железнодорожный магнат
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Russian edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2015
Size: 11.65 x 11.65 x 2.64 inches
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Steam: Rails to Riches
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Mayfair English first edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: John Austin, Jared Blando, Craig Hamilton, Christopher Moellermore»
Year: 2009
Product Code: 4551
Size: 11.60 x 9.40 x 3.10 inches
3.20 pounds
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Steam: Auf Schienen zum Ruhm
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German Edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: John Austin, Jared Blando, Craig Hamilton, Christopher Moellermore»
Year: 2009
Product Code: EAN 8 717249 193203
Size: 11.60 x 9.40 x 3.10 inches
3.20 pounds
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Martin Wallace's Totally Renamed Train Game
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Mayfair Special Edition Box
Publisher: Mayfair Games
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Year: 2009
Size: 11.60 x 9.40 x 3.10 inches
3.20 pounds
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Raíles: Millonarios del Vapor
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Devir Spanish edition
Publisher: Devir
Artist: John Austin, Jared Blando, Craig Hamilton, Christopher Moellermore»
Year: 2009
Size: 11.61 x 9.45 x 3.15 inches
3.20 pounds
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16 Quick Reference for Expansion Maps and Player Counts
I always forget how many players official expansions are for and what game variation the maps introduce. Let me know if there could be anything added or clarified. Minor format fix. (Rev 1.1)
English
2015-03-22
3 Player Aid in Italiano - Base Game
Corretto un errore sul costo della tessera T31. Revisioni minori
Italian
2014-08-31
7 Steam - The Complete Tiles Manifest
Tile Manifest including all track tiles released up to map#4 The promo 5 ways town is not included. Some tiles stat is also included T31 Cost error corrected
English
2014-08-31
8 Steam simple charts
"Georgia" font version. If there are some font problems in ver1.1, use this file instead. Simple game charts(display cards) for variant maps of Steam. Print size A4, two pages, black-and-white. Ver1.2.
English
2014-08-16
7 Steam - Resumen de turno (básico-estándard)
Resumen del turno en una página. Incluye el resumen del juego básico y el estandard. Steam y Age of Steam son muy parecidos. Con un único juego y con algunos de los ficheros disponibles aquí, en BGG, puedes jugar a las dos versiones. Por favor, si encuentras alguna errata repórtalo para que pueda corregirla. Gracias
Spanish
2013-09-11
29 SoloPlay_Steam_v1
File contains SoloPlay rules to be able to play Steam in a solo environment. Attempts were made to try and make this variant playable with Age of Steam as well. Included with the rules is a player aid to control most of the variant elements, 12 different delivery score boards and a mini SoloPlay expansion. 3 levels of play have also been integrated into the rules as well as a bit for AoS players. In this variant there is a neutral company who works for you. Your focus is to reach an end game scoring goal while trying to deliver all cubes on the game board. The neutral company will help you with that. This variant has been tested on the Steam base game boards and the 1st Steam expansion boards. All have been proven to work with this variant. Setup: 10-12 minutes / Playtime:...
English
2013-09-03
5 Spielhilfe Kärtchen zum Ausdrucken für jeden Spieler (Grundspiel)
Für Steam - Auf Schienen zum Ruhm von Martin Wallace. (Für das Basisspiel). Einfach ausdrucken auf Din A4, laminieren und ausschneiden. Fertig! Viel Spass damit!
German
2013-03-11
4 Spielhilfe Grundspiel
Die 6 Phasen im Überblick
German
2013-01-10
14 Steam Player Cards (Mat)
This is v2.0. It has a few minor changes from version 1: -changed note 1 to say -1 income for every $5 instead of just 1 income = $5 (obvious, but still) -added small tile icons at each step to show when to play the tile (this is redundant with the [#] boxes in the large black box but I had the room so I added it) -changed color scheme of a few things
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2012-08-14
17 Steam Upgraded Player Mat v1.0
This is my homemade player mat for Steam with the Steam Baron cardboard/wooden "components" incorporated. The rules for Steam Baron are NOT included. The player mats are for the base and standard games for Steam. Designed on A4 sized paper and color coordinated for each player. I wanted something clean and simple that I understood. Thanks for taking a look and constructive comments are welcome. Special thanks to snoozefest for the original Player Mat: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/44666/steam-player-mats
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2012-03-18
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