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Railroader - Waddingtons, 1963

A race in the Wild West, to pioneer the first railroad from Junction Creek to Buffalo City, using scale model rails and trains. All the thrills of the romantic West, plus a continuing struggle to sabotage each other's tracks! This game was first published by Waddingtons in 1963.

Game, Company, Year

In the country between Junction City and Buffalo Creek roam bands of hostile Indians, who attack regularly at well known ambush points. Each railroad company provides its engine crew with boxes of dynamite. Each lets it be understood that these are to be used to aid track construction, but in fact they are also carried in the hope they may be used to attack their rivals.

Game Details

Game: Railroader
Company: Waddingtons
Players: 2-4
Year: 1963

Game Play

Throughout the game, players choose between extending their tracks or running their trains along them, whilst at the same time trying to avoid ambush points. A player who has a long stretch of track in front of his train is vulnerable to attack. A player who moves his train when he has insufficient track laid will be de-railed. Acquiring track or moving trains is controlled by throwing the dice. The winning train is the first one to reach the buffers in Buffalo Creek.

Game Contents

A fully complete game will have the following contents.

1 game board
104 sections of track (72 straights, 16 left-hand curves and 16 right-hand curves)
4 trains (each comprising 1 engine, 1 coach and 1 caboose)
24 chance cards
20 boxes of dynamite (red cubes)
4 "line clear" signals (green cubes)
2 dice
2 rules booklets