Engineer’s Workbook


Tramways – track building in the universe of Small City, Town Center and CliniC; you lead a team of engineers building a network of tracks. In six rounds you resolve auction, actions and administration. For auction you receive a new card and determine turn order at the same time. In the action phase you do an action or take 2$ in Round 1; in round 2 you do two actions or do one action + 2$ or only 2$. Actions are laying track or expand your network, build a building or expand it or transport passengers. All this causes stress, too much stress loses you points. In the administration phase you can use left-over cards.

Tramways Engineer’s Workbook  is a stand-alone puzzle collection based on Tramways. As Financial director of Tramways Company in Small City you want to become its CEO. You need to master 36 challenges, usually within six rounds, some could take more or fewer rounds – with two players it is a game of logistics with varying victory conditions, the solitaire game is about solving position challenges. You always mark each building slot with a passenger. At the start, you have two action options - build track and move passenger. Later, additional actions become available. For an action, you combine Icons on tickets and mark tickets as used. In the Update phase you get tickets back and new passengers arrive. After the last round you check for winning conditions and either move to the next puzzle or play again.

In each of the 36 challenges, a new rule is added, so that you have learned and play with all the rules of Tramways. A clever addition to the Tramways/Small City universe and a wonderful introduction to the game.


Players: 1-2

Age: 12

Time: 30+

Designer: Alban Viard

Artist: Sikiö Sampo, Paul Laane

Price: ca. 25 Euro

Publisher: AV Studio Games 2018


Genre: Track building, logistics

Users: With friends

Special: 1 player

Special: 2 players

Version: en

Rules: en fr

In-game text: no



Step-by-step introduction to the Tramways rules

Increasing levels of difficulty

Works well in solitaire and 2-player mode


Compares to:

Tramways, Railroad Ink for Topic and track drawing


Other editions:

AVStudio Games (fr)


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 3

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0