Each of the players fancies himself an engineer of the HellRail conducting the souls of sinners to their torturous abodes in the great Inferno. But only one of them will triumph and be spared eternal atrocity. Why not enliven your own gathering One could argue that Hell Rail is both a card game and a board game. The cards contain sinners (loads) brimstone (fuel) and track allowing the cards to be played any of three ways. Each player has a wooden train marker which he uses to mark his progress on the board. The cards form the track connecting the different levels of hell to the front gate and each other. The players train is formed of sinners which require the expenditure of brimstone to move.