In Great Western Trail, you are rival cattlemen in 19th century America, herding cattle in a circular trail from the south of Texas to Houston, where 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.
- 4 Player Boards
- 92 Cattle Cards
- 28 Objective Cards
- 54 Worker Tiles
- 18 Hazard Tiles
- 22 Teepee Tiles
- 47 Building Tiles
- 4 Player Count Tiles
- 5 Station Master Tiles
- 4 Cattlemen
- 4 Engines
- 56 Player Discs
- 4 Certificate Markers
- 55 Coins
- 1 Job Market Token
- 1 Scoring Note Pad
- 1 Rule Book
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This game is totally awesome. It’s a mix of deck building with worker placement (I love both of these mechanics). It will take one full game play to completely grasp the rules but once you get through your first game it becomes easier to play. I recommend this game to everyone!
I've researched this quite a bit before purchasing. I wanted a top rated euro with a decent theme and this one fit the bill perfectly. A nice blend of deck building and worker placement mechanisms with a unique theme. Gameplay seemed daunting at first but after watching a few playthrough videos everything made sense and I was able to easily teach it.
This is a highly rated game, but not all games live up to the hype. This one definitely does. This is a great game that I'll play many times. It was received timely and in excellent condition.
Great Western Trail is an amazing game that incorporates many mechanics that all work great together. From managing your deck and hand of cows to deciding on which tile you are sending your cowboy to managing your money and driving your train. I loved this game from the first play and my wife and daughter(who is not into games) also loved it from the first play. This is easily one my favorite games to play.
As for Game Nerdz they delivered a great product at a great price that arrived sooner than expected. Top notch service.
Also I highly recommend using the notify service on any out of stock products as the fact notification is what allowed me to get this before it quickly sold out again.
5 star game, it is definitely worth the money. I've played it both 2 and 3 player so far and have really enjoyed each game. But I took a point off because the box arrived damaged in a flimsy shipping container.