Railways of Nippon is a self-contained 2-4 player version of (but not a re-implementation because it also integrates with) Railways of the World with a new map of Japan designed by the Japanese game designer Hisashi Hayashi. The game takes place during Japan's rapid industrial growth during the Meiji era, where you take the role of one of the entrepreneurial railroad baron of that time.
You plan and lay track, upgrade your trains, sell goods to distant cities, and use operation cards to become the richest railroad baron of Japan! Balance your budget wisely, since taking too many bank bonds can ruin your business over the course of the game. Also, watch the competition closely because you can only use the track that you laid down personally to trade.
Since the island of Japan is mountainous and narrow there is often not enough space for everyone to lay their track where they want. Foreseeing your competitors moves and well thought out moves will ensure you an undisputed railroad empire!
This game includes the 9 Goals that were achieved during the Kickstarter Campaign:
- Set of 25 ICE clear, translucent player Trains
Railways of Antarctica board
A 9" x 12" map of Antarctica, that you can create the rules for yourself.
Use it with ICE train engines and other components.
You can design your own game using this map.
- Wooden 1st Player Marker
- Upgraded cloth bag with RotW logo.
- 5 new ECMs, supplementing the 15 which come with Railways of Nippon.
Removable organizer tray for money, bonds,
ECMs and operations cards that speeds up set up and game play.
- 6 new Operations Cards - set 1
- 6 new Operations Cards - set 2
- 16 ICE Mini Expansions pieces