Railroad Ink is a roll-and-write game from publisher CMON and designer Lorenzo Silva. Players use custom dice to decide how to lay down railroad tracks and build pathways for their railroad network. Every game is a unique challenge with different pattern combinations and solutions.
Railroad Ink features colorful components, with six dice and a dry-erase board. Players use their imaginations and wits to build their railway networks, choosing from the available paths.
Railroad Ink is a real-time game, meaning all players must build their networks at the same time. As the dice keep rolling, players strive to make the most efficient networks before time runs out.
Railroad Ink is a uniquely tactical game that encourages strategic thinking. Players must carefully plan out the layout of their railway networks, ensuring they can make the best use of the available resources.
Railroad Ink also offers five different game modes. The “Lucky Mode” is classic, with random dice rolls determining the paths and patterns available. “Challenge Mode” adds another layer of strategy by requiring players to think a few moves ahead.
One of the key features of Railroad Ink is the connectivity system, where players score when their networks are interconnected. This adds a layer of competition and plays as players try to build larger networks to outscore their opponents.
Railroad Ink rewards players for clever connections, offering bonuses for each route between cities. This encourages players to think ahead and build networks with more efficient paths.
Railroad Ink also features obstacles, with random roads and rivers blocking players’ paths. Players must use their initiative to overcome these by finding other ways around them.
Railroad Ink has a number of customizable options, such as alternative special missions so that players can tailor the game to their tastes. The classic rules are also adjustable, providing an extra challenge for experienced players.
The game also includes five unlockable variants: additional, more challenging missions with unique rules and playing styles. These variants can also be combined to make the game more dynamic.
Railroad Ink is ideal for up to six players, as each new round only takes about 15 minutes to play. This makes it perfect for family game nights or get-togethers with friends.