In this fantasy mining and railroading game compete to claim the best
diamond, emerald, ruby, gold and silver mines, build railroads to reach
them and hire trains to ship them home at the optimal moment.
The northern wastes, unrelieved in their monotony by nought but the
occasional promontory, rift or settlement. Yet hidden below the snow and
ice are fabled wealth for any hardy enough to seek them out. Only the
tough and sturdy dwarves respond to the challenge, delving into frozen
mines and building their railroads to carry away precious gems and metals.
In Dwarven Rails players build tracks between cities and mines. Each
mine corresponds to a single mine card that produces a single type
of good, e.g. diamonds, rubies, emeralds. Players build track using
their surveyors, claim mines using their agents and operate the mines to
produce goods. When their track connects the mine to their base they may
ship goods home via transports to earn income. They may also construct
passenger routes to gain income. Along the way they hire additional
surveyors, agents and transports to increase efficiency.
Ever-changing market operates following the law of supply and demand
Modular layout makes the game different every time
Variable personnel that you must acquire via auction
Special rules for solitaire play including instructions for virtual players