05 April 2017
Thunder Alley designers Carla and Jeff Horger return
Carla and Jeff Horger, the game design pair behind Ticket to Ride-meets-TransAmerica railroad-building title 20th Century Limited, have returned with a follow-up to the 2015 release.
As in 20th Century Limited, the aim in Orient Express is to construct a network of railways across the continent – only this time it’s Europe.
Again, there is a historical framing to the game, with players racing to build some of Europe’s most famous travel routes during the railroad boom, including the titular journey.
There’s the added complication of dealing with local governments, who will nationalise finished railways and force players to begin again in new locations.
Orient Express is expected to play a little longer than 20th Century Limited’s one-hour game time, coming in between 45 minutes and an hour and a half.
It’ll be published later this month by Rio Grande.