Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains! Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. The cut-throat action is centered on the industrial powerhouses of the growing nation: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and beyond.
Challenges that await you:
- Can you finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives?
- Which routes will give the best returns on their costs?
- Can you beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments?
- Will you make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors?
Competition is brutal, with the game usually going to the player who plans most carefully.
Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. Age of Steam also allows towns to be developed into cities, ensuring that no two games are exactly the same.
This KS Deluxe (2023) edition includes the following deluxe maps
- Rust Belt (3-6 players)
- Southern U.S. (3-6 players)
- Western U.S.(3-6 players)
- Germany (3-6 players)
- Barbados (solo)
- St Lucia (2-player)
More maps available as add-ons - refer our AGE OF STEAM Game Series page.
Note: Deluxe maps are (mostly) compatible with earlier versions of AGE OF STEAM.
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2003 Tric Trac Nominee
- 2003 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Winner
- 2003 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
- 2002 Meeples' Choice Award
NEW DELUXE EXPANSION MAPS
It's time to stoke the engines and polish your locomotives with these 3 Expansion Volumes for Age of Steam Deluxe! In total, the 3 volumes contain 21 Expansion Maps including updated versions of classic Age of Steam maps adapted to the new Deluxe style and some new maps which have never before been published! Each Expansion Volume also includes a storage box to store the maps, making it easier to keep them organized!
Each Expansion Volume of the set contains multiple maps on mounted game boards, plus the rules and any extra components needed to play each one. The Age of Steam Deluxe base game is required to play each expansion map. Below is a summary of which maps are in each Expansion Volume:
Expansion Volume I includes all of the previously released Age of Steam Deluxe expansion content not found in the base game including previous Stretch Goal maps. Each of these expansions in Volume I are also available separately.
These maps are also available stand-alone as Deluxe Maps #1 to #4
Expansion Volume II contain 7 new expansion maps, bundled in a storage box. Additional empty storage boxes are also available as an add-on. This Expansion Volume contain maps that have not been published in the new Age of Steam Deluxe style before, and some of which have never before been published! These maps cover a wide range of play counts and styles - each with its own unique twists and gameplay.
- Portugal (3-6 players)
- Italy (3-6 players)
- Seattle Metro (1-3 players)
- Scotland (2 players)
- Great Britain (3-6 players)
- Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico (3-6 players)
- 1890 Berlin (3-6 players)
Expansion Volume Volume III contain 6 new expansion maps bundled in a storage box. Additional empty storage boxes are also available as an add-on. This Expansion Volume contain maps that have not been published in the new Age of Steam Deluxe style before, and some of which have never before been published! These maps cover a wide range of play counts and styles - each with its own unique twists and gameplay.
- Pacific Electric (4-6 players)
- Sweden Recycling (3-6 players)
- Osaka (2-5 players)
- Lincoln Funeral Car (4-6 players)
- Southern China (3-5 players)
- Disco Inferno (3-6 players)