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Railroad Ink Challenge is live (Railroads through forests and deserts)

Update: Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition have launched on Kickstarter, and the campaign will run for 22 days.

The Kickstarter offers the following pledge options: The Basic pledge gets you a copy of either the Green or the Yellow edition. Standard gets you both the Green and the Yellow edition. Urban Planner includes both copies plus four epic boards, colour markers, and a big box for storage. Finally, the Collector pledge gets you all of the above plus four mini expansions (Future, Electricity, Sky and Engineer). All pledge tiers include the solo board and the Teleport expansion.

The solo board features goals that you have to reach within a specific time limit, and Research Labs, that let you re-roll your dice if you add them to your network.

Our preview post below was published on May 9.


Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition and Railroad Ink Challenge: Shining Yellow Edition are the two new installments in the Railroad Ink series of 1-4 player roll 'n' write games. They are launching on Kickstarter on May 12.

In both games, you are rolling custom dice that show roads and railways, then draw the result of your roll on a grid. Your goal is to create a wide network that connects all the exits on the board. Besides the new forest and desert settings, the Green and Yellow editions include new types of dice that show double curves, three connections, and dead ends. Grid maps feature new buildings that offer bonuses when you add them to your network: factories let you duplicate a die, villages give more points if they are next to a station, and universities open up new routes. The multiplayer mode is also enriched with in-game goals that reward the player who achieves them first.

Horrible Guild has teased the Teleport expansion with its own special die, and a solo board. If you subscribe to their updates, you will get them for free with your pledge.

Image source: Horrible Guild website

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