Here’s The Deal with Great Western Trail, a deck-building worker movement game. If you’d like to know more about how to play, watch my How to Play Great Western Trail video.

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Howdy! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table, and this is Great Western Trail, a deck-building, worker movement game for 2-4 players. Here’s the deal. You and your friends play cattle wranglers driving your herds from Texas to Kansas City, where you’ll ship your cows off by train and cash in on their value. Along the way, you’ll face environmental obstacles, hire staff, use special buildings, and construct buildings of your own, all in the name of building a better hand of cattle cards by the time you reach the train. Throughout the game, you’ll make several runs up the trail to Kansas City, and each time, you’ll try to finish the trip with the highest-value herd possible. Each time a player ships off their cattle, this token gets pushed farther down the board. When it gets pushed off the board, the end of the game is triggered. Everyone else gets one more turn, and then you count up the points from a variety of sources to see who’s won. Well, does it sound interesting? If you want to learn more about the rules of the game, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the overview segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

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Great Western Trail

In great western trail, you are rival cattlemen in 19th century America, herding cattle from Texas to Kansas city in a circular trail. Your cattle are then shipped by train, earning you money and victory points. Hire capable staff, such as cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your cattle posts, or engineers for the railroad line. Upon each arrival at the destination station, have your most valuable cattle in tow. The winner is the player who manages their herd best and exhibits good timing in mastering opportunities and pitfalls on the great western trail. Designer Alexander pfister (Mombasa) has created an extraordinary gamers game, full of exciting decisions and with enough strategies to merit countless plays.

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