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Iron Horses

Grow your railway, sabotage your competition and ride the rails to fortune!





Iron Horses throws you back into the 19th century when Railroads dominated commerce. Climb aboard any one of Lydon Rail Company’s eight railways and race to be the first train to successfully deliver $1,000,000 in resources! Be wary of what lies ahead, as setbacks are bound to happen! Tariffs will slow our delivery, maintenance will stop you in your tracks and hijackers are eager to steal your payload! Fix what you can, deliver the goods and attain victory!


Gameplay Overview

Each player chooses one of eight unique railways each with a distinct advantage. During a turn, a player has up to 4 available actions, Draw, Transport, Remedy, and Sabotage, each of which will either bring you closer to victory or slow down your opponents. Your main goal is to accumulate $1,000,000 in resources before another player beats you to it.

Denominations range from $25,000 to $250,000, so keep a look out for highly valued resources. But it isn't as simple as drawing and transporting resources...Setbacks can bring you to a halt. Remedy them quick to keep moving!

Game play is quick, with each player allowed up to 3 actions per turn! You may draw, transport and sabotage in a turn, Draw twice and then remedy, or if you are feeling notorious, Sabotage three times! A 2-player game usually lasts about 10-15 minutes. Add a third or a fourth and expect a bit longer.

Game Review


1 Custom Telescoping Box

1-8 page Instruction Manual

8 Railways (North East Line, Western Ridge, Central 15, Continental 89, Silver Star, Pacific National, Atlantic 26, Southeast 90)

53 Resource Cards (14-$25,000, 12-$50,000, 8-$75,000, 6-$100,000, 4-$125,000, 3-$200,000, 2-$250,000)

21 Remedy Cards (5 Repair, 5 Refuel, 5 Departure, 3 Sheriff, 3 Safe)

18 Setback Cards (3 Unscheduled Stop, 3 Broken Coupling, 3 Out of Coal, 3 Tariff, 3 Hijacker, 3 Storm)

8 Master Cards (Bond, Coal Reserve, Express, Engineer, Marshal, Baron, First Class, Conductor)



The exclusive Iron Horses playmat measures 16" x 10" and is constructed from thick, high quality neoprene. It has everything you need to streamline gameplay, and even includes two metal gold ingots to track resources on the resource tracker!

What People are Saying

"I love the artwork, I like the theme, and I like the idea of a card train game. I definitely can recommend it!" - Forrest Bower, Bower's Game Corner

"I really enjoyed playing Iron Horses...I love this game!" - Matt Robinson, Broken Prism Reviews

"I recommend this game especially for the historically minded and for the railroad fan!" - Chad Ryg, R.Y.G. Games

"Overall, because of the aesthetic and the ease of play, I quite enjoyed this little game!" - David McMillan, Nashville Area Gaming Association

"Nice light filler game with plenty of take that! action!" - Dave Taylor, To the Table Reviews

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Average Rating 5 reviews
Publish Date November 16, 2013
Edition Limited
Department Games
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More Info Iron Horses web site

Why buy this?

Iron Horses is fun, light and charming and is definitely something you should look at, you'll be in for a good time!

  • 8 unique, thematic railways to guide you to victory!
  • Supports up to 4 players so everyone can play!
  • An old fashioned presentation to immerse you in theme!

Chris (Rampage Games)

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