Reading Rulebooks

S2E11: Reading Rulebooks – Wabash Cannonball

Reading Rulebooks is a podcast dedicated to reading through rulebooks and teaching games! In this podcast I directly read the rulebook as well as discuss the game and try to clear up potential areas of confusion.

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This week we are going to cover the rules for Wabash Cannonball (also known as Chicago Express). Wabash Cannonball is a game designed by John Bohrer and is illustrated by Michael Menzel & Todd Sanders. The game is published by Winsome Games, Queen Games, & Rio Grande.

Expansions include Chicago Express: Narrow Guage & Erie Railroad Company (2009), and Chicago Express: Nickle Plate Road Expansion (2011). Both expansions are for Chicago Express and not for Wabash Cannonball that is currently being released.


00:00 Intro & Components

01:16 Setting Up

03:10 Initial Auction

05:00 Ending / Winning the Game

05:28 Sequence of Play

06:59 Expansion

11:02 Development

13:33 Capitalization

14:29 Chicago Dividends

14:52 Wabash Opens

15:43 General Dividends

16:33 Thoughts feat. Joe (from Dads on a Map)  

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