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Wabash Cannonball

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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(153 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(36 voters) [poll]
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Family
Primary Name
Chicago Express
Alternate Names
Wabash Cannonball
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Harry Wu's Chicago Express is an innovative new boardgame with no luck factor. Chicago Express was originally released in a limited format by Winsome Games as Wabash Cannonball and it was the first game in Winsome's Historic Railroads System.

In the game the B&O, C&O, Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads drive from the East Coast across the growing eastern US to Chicago. Smaller, more aggressive railroads like the Wabash spring up to further expand America's extensive railroads. The sharpest railroad executives vie for the maximum return on their investment in this business game lasting about one hour.

A session of Chicago Express is played over a maximum of 8 rounds. In each round, the players take turns choosing one of three available actions:
- auctioning a share of one of the railroad companies
- expanding the rail system of one of the railroad companies
- develop one of the boards hexes
Of each of those actions only a limited number is available.

As soon as all available actions of two options are taken, a dividend phase is executed, where all players gain income from the railroad companies they have shares of.
After this dividend phase, the number of actions is reset and a new round begins.

The game ends after 8 rounds or if one of the following conditions is met:
- 3 or more companies have no more locomotives
- 3 or more companies have no more shares
- The general supply contains only 3 houses or fewer

The player with the most money wins.

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Chicago Express Contents:

  • 1 Board (with 3 needles for the action gauges)
  • 103 Wooden Trains (26 Yellow, 24 Green, 22 Blue, 20 Red, 11 Black)
  • 23 Wooden Development markers (White houses)
  • 4 Company Charter boards (Yellow, Green, Blue and Red)
  • 20 Paper Shares (6 Yellow, 5 Green, 4 Blue, 3 Red, 2 Black)
  • 140 x Paper Money (notes in $1/$5/$25 denominations)
  • 5 Wooden Income Disks (in 5 colours)
  • 5 Cardboard "+50" chits (for income track, in 5 colours)

Wabash Cannonball Microbadge:mb
Chicago Express Microbadges: mb mb
Erie Railroad Expansion Microbadge: mb
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Chicago Express
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Hungarian second edition
Publisher: M-Ágnes, Queen Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2009
Product Code: 60521
Size: 12.20 x 8.70 x 3.74 inches
2.20 pounds
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German second edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: 60521
Size: 12.20 x 8.74 x 3.82 inches
2.65 pounds
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Chicago Express
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Multilingual second edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: 60522
Size: 12.25 x 8.75 x 3.75 inches
2.98 pounds
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanishmore»
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Winsome Games
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Year: 2007
Size: 12.25 x 9.50 x 0.50 inches
English, German
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2 Chicago Express Rules Summary
First page shows mostly the setup and the beginning one-time auction. Second page describes the rules for the rest of the game.
English
2015-01-02
3 Чикаго Экспресс (Игровед)
Правила игры
Russian
2013-09-24
4 Chicago Express_Short Guide_Game Summary
Chicago Express_Short Guide_v1 - Game summary for game explainers. This is basically an index sized cheat sheet to aid in teaching the game and refreshing your memory on subtle hard-to-remember rules. It also includes a components list for quick setup/cleanup. [b]*Go here for [geeklist=56867]more Short_Guides[/geeklist] of other games*[/b]
English
2013-08-09
13 Hoja resumen del turno
Resumen de reglas y secuencia de turno. Muy útil como recordatorio o para explicar la reglas a jugadores noveles.
Spanish
2013-05-26
20 Chicago Express Rule Book (English)
Previously available rule book from Queen's website.
English
2013-03-07
5 Chicago Express City Deck
City Deck lets you play several Chicago Express variants!
2013-02-19
14 Greek translation of Chicago Express rules
Chicago Express rules in Greek, Version 1.0.
Greek
2011-04-05
10 Player aid x3 (inc. Erie/Narrow). MS Word
Small player aid for Chicago Express and Narrow Gauge/Erie expansion. 3 player aids per sheet. Note that Wabash and Erie are listed as having 10/13 trains - this deliberately does not count the initial Fort Wayne/Buffalo trains in order to be consistent with the four major companies.
English
2010-08-06
12 B&W Simple Board
A black and white, easy-to-look at board to replace the beautiful but garish board that comes with Chicago Express. I suggest using posterazor to cut the image up in the way that most pleases you. Inkscape SVG file available upon request. A colourised, updated version is in the works, but the B&W version is perfectly playable fresh off the printer. And you can colour it in with coloured pencil or watercolours or what-have-you if you'd like. For economy of space, no Wabash charter is present on this map.
English
2010-04-10
26 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html Note: correction made - when two dials reach red, player completes action before dividend phase is executed.
English
2009-12-26
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