Posted by James (admin) on 2nd October 2010
Like me, you may know Wabash Cannonball as Chicago Express as that’s the name under which it was released by Queen Games. For this review, I’ll refer to the game as Wabash Cannonball as that’s the name of the iPhone app and the original game, but the games are (as far as I’m aware) the same.
During the game, the players develop railroad networks in America. Different to many games, players don’t own a single railroad company but, instead, can buy shares in any of the railroads and earn money from dividends. Going clockwise, players take an action to either start an auction for a share in a railroad, extend a railroad (in which they own shares) by 3 pieces of track, or develop a space. Each round, there are 3 auction, 4 development and 5 lay track actions available. When two of these three action types have all been used, the round ends and dividends are paid to railroad shareholders. The dividend paid per share is the railroad’s value (based on the spaces it runs through) divided by the current number of shares owned. Read the rest of this entry »