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Russian Railroads:

German Railroads


German Railroads expands Russian Railroads with four modules:

In the DEUTSCHLAND module you use a Germany board for your player board. At the switch in the main line Munich you decide if you continue track building to Hamburg or to Berlin. For the secondary lines Dresden and Fürth-Nürnberg you use track expansion for individual designs. New are instant effects if you meet conditions stated on a case, an additional Industry marker and Income Markers that you receive if you meet conditions stated on cases and which you can use once a turn to receive income.

The COAL Module lets you start the game with 1 Coal. Additional coal is acquired with specially marked actions and you use coal on special action cases in addition to regular actions, before or after placing workers; action cases are Boiler man, Foundries and Coal factory. The SOLO version uses a card stack called EMIL as your opponent. NEW COMPONENTS are engineers, a coal factory as well as cards and tiles marked with a question mark. Those new components can be used with all four modules of the expansion. There are also beige track parts, for use on all three tracks. Parts marked with a coal wagon are designed for the COAL module and can only be used with this module.

The rules recommend that you use the DEUTSCHLAND module alone in your first game with the expansion and only introduce the COAL module in a later game as Coal is the module that works the greatest change on the core game – you play one round less, but can use very well-designed new actions and options. This is an excellent expansions which introduces even more strategy to the game.


Players: 2-4

Age: 12+

Time: 120+

Designer: Helmut Ohley, Leonhard Orgler

Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan

Price: ca. 24 Euro

Publisher: Hans im Glück 2015


Genre: Railway, resources

Users: For experts

Special: 1 player

Version: de

Rules: de en fr

In-game text: no



Four modules

For individual use or use in any combination

Introduces even more strategy

Solo version uses fictitious opponent


Compares to:

Russian Railroads


Other editions:

Z-Man (en), Filosofia (fr)


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 3

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 1

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0