Capstone Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for the latest iteration of its popular The Iron Rail Series focused around South Africa, La Pampa, and Allegheny. Additionally, Capstone Games further revealed the additions of custom metal train models in the upcoming game. The announcement was made via a Twitter post.
Train buffs and rail enthusiasts will have to exercise patience, however. As of writing this article, there aren’t any details on the Kickstarter campaign other than its creation, but those who are interested are more than welcome to click on the “Notify me on launch” button. As there is no announced launch date, we can only wait and see what further surprises Capstone Games have in store for us.
The New Game Will Be the Fourth Installment in the Iron Rail Series
For those unfamiliar with The Iron Rail Series – they are board games focused on railroad development and train management. Set in the times when steam-powered locomotives were massive iron giants of wonder, players need to interact with one another, invest in stocks and acquire riches in order to build the best railroad they can.
There are three main games in The Iron Rail Series so far – the first one being Ride the Rails and its two expansions: Ride the Rails: The France and Germany expansion, and Ride the Rails: Australia and Canada expansion. The two other games are focused on two distinct geographical regions – Iberian Gauge is centered around the railroads of the Iberian Peninsula, and Irish Gauge is centered around the railroads of Ireland. Age of Rail: South Africa will increase the major titles to four.
Each of the three major titles play in a similar fashion – players will have to deal with shares of stock, invest in railroad companies, or take leases in order to accumulate wealth and build the best railroad tracks possible, expand as much as possible, and connect cities with one another. Failure to do any of these things will result in your shares going down the drain, leaving you in ruins. Age of Rail: South Africa will likely follow a similar scenario, but nothing is certain until the Kickstarter campaign launches.