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Capstone Games Announces RIDE THE RAILS

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Capstone Games is releasing the second title in the Iron Rail series, Ride the Rails!

A follow-up to the 2019 hit, Irish GaugeRide the Rails is a game of simple rules with varied strategies and tactics. Three to five players, age 12 and up, can play a full game in about an hour. Throughout the game, you will invest in railroad companies, build railway tracks across America, and deliver passengers to as many cities as possible. There are six rounds, each with three phases:

  1. Take a Share: each player must take any one locomotive from the available supply of railroad companies as a share of that railroad.
  2. Build Railroad Track: each player may build railroad track in companies that they own at least one share.
  3. Ride the Rails: each player transports a passenger to a city, paying dividends (points) to all shareholders.

There will also be an expansion available as a separate product: a double-sided game board featuring France on one side and Germany on the other. The base game will be required to play that expansion, but rules will mostly be the same, with a few special new rules specific to the map being played. Irish Gauge will return to stores alongside this new game on July 1st, 2020; both retailing for $39.99 (suggested retail price). The expansion will also release on July 1st and have a suggested retail price of $19.99.

See the full press release below:

Capstone Games Announces Second Title in the Iron Rail Series:

Ride the Rails
Cruise across America in style!

Ride the Rails box cover

Cincinnati, OH – January 2, 2020. Capstone Games is proud to announce Ride the Rails as the second title in the Iron Rail series!

In Ride the Rails, you will invest in railroad companies, build railway track across America, and deliver passengers to as many cities as possible. Each of the 6 game rounds features 3 phases:

  1. Take a Share: each player must take any 1 locomotive from the available supply of Railroad companies as a share of that Railroad.
  2. Build Railroad Track: each player may build Railroad track in companies that they own at least one share.
  3. Ride the Rails: each player transports a Passenger to a city, paying dividends (points) to all shareholders.

Each round, a new Railroad company is introduced to the game, and each Railroad company has its own special placement rules! Deliver passengers to as many cities as possible to earn the most points. Be cautious in your travels, as shareholders of Railroads that you use will also earn points!

Ride the Rails is a game of simple rules (only 1 sheet of paper) with varied strategies & tactics for 3 to 5 players ages 12 and up, playing in about an hour. Contents include (subject to change): 1 game board, 5 player boards, 162 wooden locomotives, 52 wooden passengers, 7 tracker disks, 15 player disks, 1 round marker, and 1 rule sheet.

Ride the Rails is the follow-up title to Irish Gauge, the 2019 hit that released in September and is currently sold out. Irish Gauge will return to stores alongside Ride the Rails on July 1, 2020. Both Ride the Rails and Irish Gauge carry suggested retail prices of $39.99.

Ride the Rails will also have an expansion available as a separate product: a double-sided game board featuring France on one side and Germany on the other. Ride the Rails is required to play the expansion. The France and Germany expansion retains the original rules of Ride the Rails while providing a few special new rules, specific to the map being played! The France & Germany expansion will be released alongside Ride the Rails on July 1, 2020 with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Ride the Rails
3 – 5 Players
60 Minutes
Ages 12+

SRP $39.99
Retail Release: July 1, 2020

About Capstone Games & the Iron Rail series

Capstone Games was founded in 2015 with a focus on providing premium, high quality board games that feature rich, evolving gameplay. We value high quality materials coupled with brilliant game and graphic design to create the ultimate product for our customers. We consistently release quality titles, some of which include The Estates, Pipeline, Watergate, Irish Gauge, Cooper Island, Maracaibo, Crystal Palace, and many more!

The Iron Rail series from Capstone Games focuses on rail network developments in various geographic regions around the world at a time when iron and steam powered locomotives were the best means of transportation. This new series is dedicated to the robust iron railways built during this period of history. Player interaction, route building, and stock investments are key features of the Iron Rail series.

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