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With a slight migratory twist, Great Western Trail is a worker movement game – emphasis on the “moo.”
 Instead of having multiple workers, you have one, and your choice of action spaces is limited to relentlessly shifting conveyor belt, the end of which forces you to score or suffer. That aspect may remind you a little of the doomsday harvest times in Agricola. Here’s how to play the game:

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At 3:47, i incorrectly say that only discs from black-cornered spots can be placed on black-cornered cities. You can put your white-cornered discs on black-cornered slots, but generally, you won’t want to. Thanks to YouTube viewer Mark Anderson for pointing this out!

At 4:38, while the rule is explained properly, i missed circling one of the little red x’s on the train track (the one closest to the engine).

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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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