Rating: 6.2 Fair
Popularity:18
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2014
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 30-40 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: Colt Express page on publisher site


Created by: Christophe Raimbault, Ian Parovel, Jordi Valbuena

Published by: Ludonaute, Asmodee, Asterion Press

Alternate Names: Colt Express Η Ληστεία του Τραίνου

Description:

Colt Express is a railway-themed family board game where players take on the roles of bandits attempting to rob a 3D train. There are coin purses, jewels and strongboxes scattered throughout the train, but they are protected by a Marshal on board.

Each player chooses which bandit he wants to be and they all have a special differnt power.

The trains has a number of train cars equal to the number of players and each car has some loot. The Marshal and a strongbox start in the Locomotive. The bandits can move from one car to another, run on the roof, punch the other bandits, shoot them, rob the passengers and avoid the marshal.

The player who has the biggest loot at the end of the game is the winner.

Prices:
Retail Price:$32
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Expansions:
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Tric Trac Nominee 2015
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Game Components

  • 6 Train Cars
  • 1 Locomotive
  • 10 Terrain elements
  • 17 Round Cards
  • 1 Marshal pawn
  • 13 Neutral Bullet cards
  • 6 Character card
  • 60 Action cards
  • 36 Bullet cards
  • 6 Bandit pawn

Setup

  • Each player chooses a Character, takes the corresponding Character card and places it in front of him. He places the 6 Bullet cards of his colour to the left of his Character card, in the order of the number of Bullets.

    Then he shuffles the 10 Action cards of his colour and places them face-down at his right: these cards are his personal deck. …



The Bandits can be inside the Train 1 or on the roof of a Car 2. The Locomotive is also considered to be a Car. You can be in it or on it.

Thus there are always two possible locations for a Bandit: in or on a Car. At the start of the game, however, no Bandit can be on a roof.

Move

Move your Bandit:

  1. from one Car to the next adjacent Car, forwards or backwards, if he is inside the Train; or
  2. A distance ranging from one to three Cars (your choice), forwards or backwards, if he is on the roof. The Locomotive is considered to be a Car. You can be in it or on it.

If you have plotted this Action, your Bandit cannot stay where he is: you must move him. …



Crossing the plains, the railroad runs along the track that links Des Moines to Bismarck. Stagecoaches are running alongside the Iron Horse in great clouds of dust that you can see for miles.

The passengers of the Wells, Fargo & Company line are dozing when the Colt Express comes up beside their stagecoach. They are not yet aware that a robbery is underway in the train as they cannot see between the heavy leather curtains. Six unscrupulous bandits are riding between the railroad and the track. The passengers will learn the hard way very soon of their misdeeds. …



Once again, the infamous outlaws are schemin' to rob the Union Pacific Express. Marshal Samuel Ford is armed and ready for them, but faces a new opponent: the elusive Mei! The Marshal will have to exercise caution with this one: she's as dangerous as a viper!

Components

  • 1 Prison car
  • 2 Character sheets
  • 1 starred Marshal figure
  • 1 Horse figure (for use with 7 bandits when playing with the Horses & Stagecoach expansion)
  • 2 Mailbags worth $200 or $1200
  • 1 Purse worth $250
  • 7 Prisoner cards
  • 7 Brilliant Idea cards
  • 7 Wanted Posters
  • 18 Mei cards
  • 23 Marshal cards
  • 14 Marshal's Goal cards
  • 13 Round cards
  • 3 Brawler cards (Gold Punch, Silver Punch, Bronze Punch)

The yellow figure from the base game (originally the Marshal figure) is now Mei's figure (the new bandit in this expansion). The starred figure is the new Marshal figure. …




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