Rail Baron: A Euro-Style Game Variant


This is an experimental Rail Baron variant. It grew out of a discussion on the Consim web site and has evolved to its current state. The idea was to shorten the game and give all players a more equal chance during the initial stages of the game while acquiring Railroads. Players can still follow traditional Rail Baron strategies of coast to coast links and regional or coastal link domination. But in this variant, rail networks are built quickly and all players need to be able to play defensively as well as offensively during the deed selection rounds. This variant probably works best for 3 or 4 player games (we've played it 3-player and solitaire only) but wouldn't work for a 6 player game. It follows most of the game’s standard rules but with these differences:














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