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Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge
Irish Gauge

Irish Gauge

5.00 out of 5
(3 Reviews)
Iron Rail #1: Build Railroads Across Ireland 3-5 Players, 60 Minutes

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About Irish Gauge

This post's average rating is: 5

It is a beautiful day on the Emerald Isle and over the rolling green hills we spot a puff of dark smoke. Is it a fire? No, we hear the bright peep of a whistle. It is the 3 PM train from Dublin, pulling into our station with a clank of drivers and a whoosh of braking steam.

Irish Gauge is a game about building the railroads across Ireland. Savvy investors leverage their special interests to bring the railroads to their businesses. Irish Gauge is a game of simple rules with varied strategies & tactics for 3-5 players ages 12 and up, playing in about an hour.

On your turn, you may either auction a share of any available company, build railway track in one of the companies, upgrade a small town to a city, or request dividends to be paid. Upgrading towns and requesting dividends affect the length of the game as well as the likelihood of companies paying dividends in the future. The game will end when a certain condition is met. The player with the most money plus stock value wins the game! Irish Gauge is the inaugural title in the Iron Rail series.

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3 Reviews

5.00 out of 5

Dan

September 2nd, 2020

This post's average rating is: 5

One of the best “cube rails” games out there. Irish Gauge is a great case study in the simple complexity of train games. With a variety of companies in play and cross-investing, it is an interesting challenge to decide which decisions will benefit you more than your opponents. One of the ultimate examples of a deep game with ultra-light rules. Capstone couldn’t have chosen a better candidate for their first title in the Iron Rails series than this new production of the classic Winsome game.

5.00 out of 5

Mark

November 6th, 2020

This post's average rating is: 5

Simply love this game. It quickly shot up my favorites list after my first game. Huge respect to Tom Russell and Capstone for this beautiful production. My favorite player count is either 3 or 4. My single 5p game felt a bit crowded, but I’ve had the most experience at 3p, and it’s always been great. Would love to see more maps for this system!

5.00 out of 5

William N Zimmerman

January 26th, 2021

This post's average rating is: 5

Just played my copy with my gaming group. It was awesome. Fast and complex enough to cause players to think, but not too complex to have analysis paralysis!

PRO: Very well done game mechanics. Pieces are colorful and the map is great. Fast (45min on our first 3 player play through). Actions and predicting what other players will do are fun and require some thought.

CON: the card stock for the money and shares. It would be awesome for Capstone Games to license for some custom poker chips and/or gambling plastic placards for the stocks so they don’t get shredded with repeat plays.

Overall: 9.5/10

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