Age of Steam

Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains!

 

Age of Steam, by Martin Wallace, relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. The cut-throat action is centered on the industrial powerhouses of the growing nation: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and beyond.

 

Challenges that await you:

  • Can you finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives?
  • Which routes will give the best returns on their costs?
  • Can you beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments?
  • Will you make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors?

Competition is brutal, with the game usually going to the player who plans most carefully.

 

Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players.

 

Age of Steam also allows towns to be developed into cities, ensuring that no two games are exactly the same.

 

# of Players: 1 − 6
Mfg Suggested Ages: 13+
Playing Time: 120 minutes

 

Contents:

 

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Goods/Action Display
  • 1 Income Track Display
  • 8 Town Discs (white)
  • 136 Hexagonal Track Tiles
  • 8 Hexagonal New City Tiles (1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple, 1 yellow, 4 black)
  • 96 Goods cubes (20 red, 20 blue, 20 purple, 20 yellow, 16 black)
  • 6 sets track ownership Locomotives (20 each of red, blue, yellow, purple, green, black)
  • 6 sets of player discs (5 each of red, blue, yellow, purple, green, black) red, blue, yellow, purple, green, black)
  • 40 $1 Bills
  • 40 $5 Bills
  • 10 $10 Bills
  • 1 Turn Track Marker
  • 6 dice
  • 1 Black Cloth Bag
  • Rulebook

What They're Saying About Age of Steam

 

“A truly great game, it’s a deep, immersive game about building train routes across mid-America. It is Martin Wallace’s best game…and should be in every collection. Age of Steam has entered my Top Ten Games and, with expansion maps continually coming out, it will probably stay there…” ~~ Tom Vasel, thedicetower.com

 

“This is a ridiculously good game. I can't wait to play it many more times. Perfect balance of rules complexity and depth, really awesome components….” ~~Matt Drake on BoardGameGeek.com

Download the Rules

Age of Steam Rules - English
English Rules for Age of Steam
aosenglish revised 6_11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.2 MB]

Age of Steam FAQ on BGG

Age of Steam Expansion Links on BGG

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Distributors & Retailers

Download the following sell sheets for more great information!
Age of Steam Sell Sheet
Age of Steam Sell Sheet.pdf
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Age of Steam Mexico and China maps Sell Sheet
Age of Steam Mexico China Sell Sheet.pdf
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Age of Steam Southern US & Western US Expansion Map Sell Sheet
Age of Steam So.US Western US Sell Shee[...]
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Age of Steam South America and South Africa Expansion Map Sell Sheet
Age_of_Steam_SA_SA_Sell_Sheet.pdf
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Age of Steam Moon and Berlin Wall Expansion Map Sell Sheets
AOS Moon Berlin Wall Sell Sheet.pdf
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Age of Steam Time Traveler Expansion Sell Sheet
AOS Time Traveler Sell Sheet.pdf
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