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Year Published
2002
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1 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3–6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14+
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Age of Steam
Alternate Names
蒸気の時代
蒸汽時代
에이지 오브 스팀
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Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains! Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. The cut-throat action is centered on the industrial powerhouses of the growing nation: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and beyond.

Challenges that await you:

  • Can you finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives?
  • Which routes will give the best returns on their costs?
  • Can you beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments?
  • Will you make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors?

Competition is brutal, with the game usually going to the player who plans most carefully.

Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. Age of Steam also allows towns to be developed into cities, ensuring that no two games are exactly the same.

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Age of Steam is based on the popular Early Railways Series, created by Martin Wallace and developed by John Bohrer. The major change to that system is the addition of track tiles allowing you to build your own routes.

Age of Steam FAQ - Please read this before posting a rules question! Many questions are asked over and over in the forums.

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蒸気の時代
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Arclight Japanese first edition
Publisher: Arclight
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Year: 2011
Size: 12.60 x 8.66 x 2.56 inches
3.97 pounds
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Release Date: Jun 2011
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Publisher: Warfrog Games, Wargames Club Publishing
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Quined White Goblin Dutch Edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
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Year: 2009
Size: 12.50 x 8.75 x 2.60 inches
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Eagle Games Third English Edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games, Pegasus Spiele, Winsome Games
Artist: Sean Brown, Paul Niemeyer
Year: 2008
Product Code: 101160N
Size: 12.50 x 8.75 x 2.60 inches
4.40 pounds
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Warfrog Second English Edition
Publisher: Warfrog Games, Winsome Games
Artist: Peter Dennis
Year: 2004
Product Code: 1011
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.75 inches
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11 AoS NC
Age of Steam fan map of my home state. Rules are just like the base game. Beginning cube distribution is two cubes per city except: 3 per red city and 4 per the two double cities (Charlotte and Wilmington). I hope you enjoy it. It has been well received at 3 and 4. It is loose at 2, and I don't play AoS with more than 4, so I haven't tested at higher counts.
English
2016-01-21
4 Player aids in portuguese
Player aids in Portuguese Ajuda de Jogador em Português. Inclui: - Sequência de Turno; - Pontos de Vitória finais; - Custos de Construção; - Ajuda de previsões de despesas Imprimir do tamanho pretendido, dobrar, colar e laminar para obter um resultado perfeito
Portuguese
2016-01-13
1 AoS - polskie tłumaczenie instrukcji do gry
Oryginalna (angielska) instrukcja do "Age of Steam" dosyć mętnie tłumaczy niektóre zasady gry. Dlatego nie jest to jedynie tłumaczenie instrukcji - to jej interpretacja dostosowująca ją do języka polskiego. Jestem otwarty na dyskusję i propozycje zmian.
Polish
2015-11-01
14 Age of Steam Expansion: Northeast Ohio - Solitaire Map
This file is a two-page file (one page instructions and one page map) of Northeast Ohio featuring prominent cities and rivers in the region. This solitaire map: - Removes Purple from the cube mix. - Interurban city lines that prevent you from using them. - $3 payment to use an Urbanization, Engineer or Production action. - Cash minus shares and locomotive level determine if you've won - and by how much. Two Production dice used. Questions, thoughts welcomed. Happy gaming! No rights are reserved for this file beyond licensing by Winsome or Eagle games.
English
2015-08-09
1 Age of Steam Chinese Player Aid
蒸汽时代中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2015-07-22
17 Easy-to-Follow Rules re-write for Age of Steam
I found the rulebook a bit difficult to follow. I decided to rewrite/reorganize parts of it so that it worked for my brain when teaching the game. Maybe it'll work for your brain too.
English
2015-02-04
4 Prices and turn order quick reference AoS
A handy, quick reference to prices (track + terrain) and turn order in Age of Steam. To be printed two-sidedly in colors, laminated and cut in six, one for each player.
English
2015-01-13
3 AoS - Gulf Coast Fan Expansion
This is a fan made map for Age of Steam based on the region of the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. It incorporates a new shipping mechanic by using ports.
English
2014-04-28
6 Cartas de acción Age of Steam-Steam
Tres juegos de cartas con las distintas acciones disponibles en Age of Steam, Steam (básico) y Steam (estándar). Están pensadas para jugar con un único juego (Age of Steam o Steam) a cualquiera de las tres modalidades. Changelog: v2 (Sep 14 2013) Nueva maquetación. He partido del archivo creado por Mark Blanco (Geese). Tiene las tres versiones de las cartas traducidas al español (Age of Steam, Steam Básico y Steam Estándar). Gracias a Mark por darme permiso para usar su documento (magnífico trabajo Mark). Si quieres bajar el archivo original de Mark: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/8598/geese_aos_action_cards_v3-zip v1.1 (Sep 13 2013) Corrige el error de la carta Producción de Age of Steam (gracias Game Junkie)
Spanish
2013-09-13
13 Age of Steam/Steam boards for Age of Steam/Steam
v2 - Redesign and new boards. You can use all of them with Age of Steam and Steam. page 1 - Age of Steam's income board. page 2 - Zorosteam's board. Redesign of Zorosteam's board created by Zoroastro (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/65803/variante-zorosteam). It's based on the track of Railways of the world and it's a great variant. It's my favorite income system. It can be use with Age of Steam and Steam. page 3 - Steam's income board page 4 - Age of steam's goods board page 5 - Steam's goods board These boards are designed to be printed on A4 paper/cardboard. The boxes are bigger than the boxes of the official Age of Steam board. Despite this, I use mepples and wooden cubes (10mm) instead the original discs.
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2013-09-12
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