Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Ten – Age of Steam

This week we are going to cover the rules for Age of Steam. Age of Steam is a game designed by Martin Wallace and is illustrated by Ian O’Toole, Sean Brown, Peter Dennis, and Paul Niemeyer. The game is published by Warfrog Games. There are over 125 Expansions. All expansions are maps which can be integrated into the base game.

Written Reviews

Northern Pacific

Do you like trains? Because I love trains! And, luckily for me, there are tons and tons of games about trains. I have discovered that many people are intimidated by train games (especially those of the 18XX varieties). I feel like one of the big contributors to this intimidation is the sheer number of pieces that these games tend to have. While Northern Pacific does contain several cubes, it couldn’t be simpler. Northern Pacific is a great introduction to route building and the fun of bidding on something that may not be a safe investment!

Game, Written Reviews

Paris Connection

Paris Connection is a fun and light train games that shows the balance between expanding companies and investing in stock. This game is short and a great introduction into the world of train games as it teaches some core concepts that can be applied to many games within the train genre. I absolutely adore trains games but, honestly, it wasn’t until I played Paris connection that some of the major lightbulbs started going off. This game is fun, fast, and a little silly as you can drive some train routes into a circle or into the middle of nowhere – just because you want to! Continue Reading →

Game, Video Reviews

TRAINS

Trains is one of my favorite games and it definitely snuck its way into my heart. I am honestly a bit surprised how much I like this game considering how much I have fallen into cube rail and 18XX culture. But I noticed that not many people know about this game. So I decided that I wanted to review the game, and since this is something I am extremely passionate about, what better way to dive in than doing a video review? Continue Reading →