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The Overland Route

A semi-cooperative train game for two players. Five to ten minutes and only 18 cards!

The Overland Route

A semi-cooperative train game for two players. Five to ten minutes and only 18 cards!

Objective: In The Overland Route two players cooperatively work to build the transcontinental railroad from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Sacramento, California. Once the route is complete players will score points based on how many of the track segments they built, plus bonus points if the track goes through a mid-point station that they own.

History: The Overland Route is a name that was given to the First Transcontinental Railroad that connected Council Bluffs, Iowa with Sacramento, California. It was completed on May 10, 1869 with the installation of the last railroad spike, or Golden Spike, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. Ogden, Utah was originally intended to be the midpoint terminus of both the east and west portions of track, but an agreement in April, 1869 resulted in the Union Pacific Railroad Company completing the track between Ogden and Promontory instead of the Central Pacific Railroad Company (who was still busy completing the track from Sacramento to Promontory).

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Why buy this?

  • Work together to build the transcontinental railroad!
  • Build the most track segments to win!
  • Control mid-point stations to score bonus points.

Requirements

<30
2-2
12+

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Publish Date January 03, 2020
Edition First
Department Board Games
Genre Historic
Theme Transportation
Setting Industrial Revolution
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Map Building
More Info The Overland Route web site

GJJ Games - George Jaros

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork

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