We had a great time at New York Toy Fair! Several new games were unveiled including newly announced Casino Vegas™ by James Ernest and a brand new edition of 1830™ by Francis Tresham. Speaking of train games, we also announced a new title in the Catan Histories line: Settlers of America: Trails to Rails™, the first ever Catan Train Game coming June 2010.
Read this excerpt from W. Eric Martin at
Boardgamenews.com to read more about Settlers of America and follow the
link to read more about the games we debuted at the show: "...Mayfair
and designer Klaus Teuber will branch the Catan line in new directions
with Settlers of America, part of the Catan Histories series.
The essence of the game is that players initially populate the East
Coast of the U.S. with their depots and use the resources they generate
to build railroad tracks to the west, building new depots along the way.
As you build, goods are made available to you from your personal
display, and these goods must be delivered to depots owned by the other
players. Thus, you need to both build and deliver in order to win. Yes,
Mayfair has crossed the streams of its two main product lines to deliver what might be referred to as "The Catan Train Game."
One other interesting aspect of the game is that; somewhat in the manner of The Settlers of the Stone Age, as a player builds west she may build a depot in a hex that has no resource number. When this happens, she takes a number chip from one of the existing hexes in the east to place on this hex, with the old hex having its production value degraded, mimicking deforestation or land going fallow.
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