America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Needless to say, each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your very own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line.
If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you surely will gain the most victory points and win the game.
Components: 1 game board, 4 player boards, 92 cattle cards, 28 objective cards, 47 cattle post tiles, 54 worker tiles, 18 hazard tiles, 22 teepee tiles, 5 station master tiles, 55 coins, 4 wooden cattlemen, 4 wooden engines, 56 wooden discs, 4 wooden certificate markers, 1 job market token, 1 scoring note pad, Rulebook
Suggested Ages: 12 and up
Language(s): German Edition, no language on components – English rules available online