As we mentioned in the intro, Vesuvius Media’s board games are coming to North America this winter and then in 2021. Are you as excited as we are? I bet! So let’s take a look at what IELLO and Vesuvius have in store for us!
The first games that we expect to be released are Pacific Rails Inc. and Dwar7s Fall, the first game from the series of the same name.
Pacific Rails Inc., a game designed by Dean Morris and illustrated by Damien Mammoliti, is a worker placement and resource management board game. It was released in 2019 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the “Trans-Continental Railway.”The railroad connects the United States from coast to coast.
In the game, the players are each the President of one of the railroad companies trying to complete the railway before the other players. In order to do so, they must hire specialized workers, build an economic engine to power their route building efforts through the harsh terrain and manage their resources.
The end of the game is triggered when there is a complete railroad from one side of the map to the other, regardless of who laid which track tiles. The player who placed the track tile(s) that completes the connection from coast to coast immediately receives 15 victory points.
The impressive graphics will take you back 150 years for the time it takes players to successfully link coast to coast with railroads. The design was incredibly thorough and the game historically complete. It touches on all the steps necessary to build the railroad for example players need to hire specialists, activate their train, upgrade their carriage, lobby Congress to obtain resources and assistance and so much more!
One game lasts from 60 to 90 minutes, making it ideal for game night with the family or between friends! The game is for 2-4 players aged 14 years-old and up.
So, are you ready to change the course of history?