Railway Rivals / Dampfross Plaza
The Railway Rivals game has been designed / invented by David Watts,
Wales, UK. There has been a german version under the name Dampfross, published by Schmidt,
and a Dutch version "Tussen de rails" by Jumbo.
The Railway Rivals game is played on a map, and consists of two stages:
a) a building stage in which players struggle to build the most effective railway net by drawing railways between cities on the map.
b) The racing stage in which players race across the railway lines.
Other interesting sites on the web
- The train gamers association has an interesting site for the postal rules
- The train gamers association also has a nice review of the game.
- There is also a review by Volkar Zink.
About 70 maps have been published.
Here are some, including the number of players:
You can find a description to most of these maps at the map descriptions.
Don't email me for a copy, as most are either copyrighted by David Watts or by Schmidt.
- Argentina (DW)
- Atlantic and Lake Erie 4-8 (DW)
- Belgium & Luxemburg
- Bulgaria (trial, DW)
- China 5-8 (DW)
- France 4-7 (DW)
- N Germany 4-6 (DW)
- Hungary (DW)
- India 4-7 (DW)
- Ireland 3-5 (DW)
- Isle of Sodor
- N Italy
- Kentucky & Tennessee
- London and Midlands 4-7 (DW)
- London and Liverpool 4-6 (DW)
- London and South Eastern
- London and Western 4-6 (DW)
- New York and Pennsylvania
- Central Scotland (trial, DW)
- S Scotland (trial, DW)
- Spain 4-7 (DW)
- S Sweden 3-6 (DW)
- Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
- NE USA
- Wine Train Map
David Watts runs Rostherne Games, which sells the above games,
and accepts mail orders at Rostherne Games, 102 Priory Rd, Milford Haven, Dyfed SA73 2ED, UK.
At the moment (june 1997) his prices are:
Original format, tubed: 8.50 pounds. Includes special die, eraseable pencils, rules, train counters and one map.
A2 maps: L&L, Ireland, Atlantic & Lake Erie, London and Midlands, India, China, France, Spain, S Sweden,
London and Western, and N Germany: 2.00 pounds.
If you want to design your own map, you may download a blank hex sheet.
You may download a worddocument with a set of racecards.
If you would like to suggest additions to this site, please let me
know at Teun Spaans (firstname.lastname@example.org).
© 1997 by Z. Teun Spaans.
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