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Osprey Games Announce Village Rails

Village Rails (Osprey Games)Osprey Games has announced a new railway game for a summer release. Designed by Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan, Village Rails will task players with creating rail networks across England. The game is for two to four players, ages 14+, and plays in around 45 minutes. No MSRP info just yet.

About the game:

Tickets please! We’re incredibly proud to announce that in August 2022, Osprey Games will publish Village Rails from the award-winning design duo Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan. If you loved their previous games Chocolate Factory and the Kennerspiel des Jahres award-winning Elysium, then you are in for a treat. With all the English nostalgia of the UKGE award winning Village Green, and a clever mix of tableau-building with accessible route-planning, Village Rails is the perfect game for your summer staycation.

In the sleepy English countryside, life continues undisturbed as it has for centuries. It is up to you to travel to every corner of this land, bearing the promise of modernisation, accommodating the oddly specific demands of the locals, and ushering in the age of steam.

In Village Rails, you will be criss-crossing the fields of England with railway lines, connecting villages together, and navigating the complex and ever-changing demands of rural communities. Connect stations and farmsteads to your local network while placing your railway signals and sidings ever so carefully. Meet the exacting standards of cantankerous locals planning strangely specific trips, and weigh their demands against your limited funding. There is much to balance in this tricky tableau-building card game of locomotives and local motives.

Jeff McAleer

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