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Great Western Trail Second Edition Arrives This Fall

A new edition of Great Western Trail is on the horizon

Great Western Trail Second Edition (eggertspiele/Plan B Games)Plan B Games and eggertspiele will soon release a second edition of the critically acclaimed Great Western Trail. The cattle driving game will feature new mechanics as well as rules for solitaire play. The game will make a first appearance at Gen Con, is for one to four players, ages 12+, plays in 75 to 120 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $59.99.

About the game:

America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Needless to say, each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your very own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line.

If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you surely will gain the most victory points and win the game.

The second edition of Great Western Trail will include solitaire rules, making for a player count of 1-4.

Great Western Trail is the critically acclaimed game of cattle ranching by Alexander Pfister. Players attempt to wrangle their herd across the Midwest prairie and deliver it to Kansas City. But beware! Other cowboys are sharing the trail with you. We invite you to saddle up!

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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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