America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Needless to say, each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow. However, the "Great Western Trail" not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your very own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line.
If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you surely will gain the most victory points and win the game.
Ranked #38 for Best Strategy Game and #82 of All Time with 8.3/10 rating on BoardGameGeek.com
Note: Be prepared to commit about 2 to 3 hours of gameplay. Another session of this game will take place on Saturday at 2pm if you can't make this one.
Note: Be prepared to commit about 2 to 3 hours of gameplay. Sessions of this game will be available on both Friday & Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 8 pm so if you are interested and cannot make one, please check out one of the other sessions.
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