As news correspondents in mid-twentieth-century North America, players race from one news story location to another to complete exclusive assignments and scoop each other to the next big story. Players travel by air, rail, and highway to locations around the continent and the Caribbean. The first player to complete seven assignments wins the game.
This game is fun for parties of adults, kids, and families and was a huge hit with players at the World Boardgaming Championships. Trains Planes and Automobiles retails for $40.00 and comes with pawns, cards, mounted board, and rules. It is available to order from http://bluesquareboardgames.com.
Trains Planes and Automobiles will make a great Christmas gift for the whole family!
- BrainDrain - cross words with your family and friends to score the most letters (available for pre-order)
- Mazedom - create an ever-changing maze puzzle to entangle your opponents (coming soon)
- Antarchy (I love the title of this one) - lead the ant colony in search of culinary delights that will satisfy the queen's ravenous appetite (coming soon)
Saturday evening, my good friend Jeff W. invited us over for a dinner party and insisted that I bring TPA for a spin. The six of us - all grown-ups (according to our drivers' licenses) - had a great time, and as always, I was surprised to see how close the game turned out to be in the end. I feel that it strikes just the right combination of luck, thoughtful play, and lead balancing mechanics that keep the game fun, even when stranded at the airport in Bermuda in bad weather ... or in Thunder Bay, Canada, with a broken-down rental car. Everybody was in it to the end, and I love games like that.
I hope more people do, too.