Halifax, Canada – Game publisher Vesuvius Media announced the launch of its new engine and route building, worker placement boardgame, Pacific Rails Inc., today on Kickstarter.“Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad in the United States, now it's your turn to make history on your tabletop!” said Konstantinos Manos, CEO of Vesuvius Media. In Pacific Rails Inc., players are the Presidents of their own railway company, with a contract to build a railroad from one side of the board to the other. To succeed, they need to hire specialists to build the most efficient economic engine, place workers wisely to collect and manage resources, and lay tracks to complete the link. The Kickstarter campaign runs from January 10 to January 27. Designed by Dean Morris with art by Damien Mammoliti (Brass, Nocturion), Pacific Rails Inc. is for 2 to 4 players, ages 14+, and plays in 60 to 90 minutes. Both standard and deluxe reward levels are available on Kickstarter. The deluxe edition includes upgraded tokens and components.
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What people are saying about Pacific Rails Inc:
“I am a fanatic and lover of engine building games, especially when it's done right and I hate to put opinion here because this is a preview, but I'm going to... they did it well. They did this engine building well,” said Derp Wolf Studio's Marco Cervone in his Kickstarter Preview video.
Cervone added, “If you like Railways of the World or Railways of Nippon and you can't get your friends to play those games because they are too heavy, then you are going to get them to play this game because it's a great gateway game into that style or series of games.” [Derp Wolf Studio's Pacific Rails Inc. Kickstarter Preview]
After playing Pacific Rails Inc., Jeremy Salinas from Man vs Meeple said, “I'm not a notorious train guy, but I like train games like this, like Russian Railroads, that adds kind of a euro element to it and [Pacific Rails Inc.] is definitely more of a euro game than a train game.” [Man vs Meeple's Pacific Rails Inc. Kickstarter Preview]