Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail Review

Game Description

Great Western Trail Review


Great Western Trail game theme

The game is set in America in the 19th century. You are a rancher and regularly herd your cattle by train from Texas to Kansas City. Herding your cattle earns you money and victory points.

You will want your cattle to be as valuable as possible when they reach Kansas City. This will require you to keep them in good shape. You will also need to utilize various buildings along the trail.

Your success will depend on:

  • the cowboys you hire to take care of your cattle
  • the craftsmen that build your buildings along the railroad
  • the engineers that manage your railroad

Great Western Trail Review Summary
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    • Impactful player decisions
    • Involves making tactical decisions and these evolve as the game progresses
    • Well designed engine building economic game


    • Long game (not for you if you are looking for something short)

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    Game Features

    Recommended Age 12
    Estimated Game Time 110 min
    Min number of players 2
    Max number of players 4
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