In Stephenson’s Rocket, players take on the role of rail barons in 1830s England. By investing in the various new rail lines, transporting passengers, and building up the local industries, players will vie for the honor of becoming the most prestigious rail baron in the early days of the steam locomotive.
Stephenson’s Rocket is considered by many board gamers as one of Dr Reiner Knizia’s great games. However, unlike his other greatest hits (Tigris & Euphrates, Ra, Medici, Lost Cities, and Samurai, for example,) Rocket has never been reprinted since its original release in 1999. Grail Games is flattered and excited to present an all-new edition of this classic game.
For those who know and love the original edition of Rocket, here is a brief outline of what has changed for the new edition. Please ask questions if you would like further clarifications…
- Updated and improved artwork and components.
- Shares are no longer recorded with cards, but player pieces on tracks.
- Paper money is no longer in the game, instead, players track their score as points on the Prestige track.
- City tokens are no longer in the game, instead, players track what industries they have invested in using a chart on the board itself.