My preorder for American Rails arrived today. The game is one of 200 (oops!) I mean 130 copies (thanks for the correction Tim) designed by Tim Harrison and produced by his own company Games on the Brain. I’m not a “train” gamer but I’ve always thought I could be one if I thought about it long enough.
From BGG: This luckless game was inspired by John Bohrer’s development of Chicago Express and the Historic Railroads System from Winsome Games. Set in the United States east of the Mississipi, American Rails features player-controlled variable turn order, “city dilution,” and variable setups, giving this cutthroat train game an unprecedented level of replayability.