RIO GRANDE GAMES HISTORY

Rio Grande Games was created in 1998 by Jay Tummelson, who had previously worked for Mayfair Games. Tummelson and his new company had the idea of creating English versions of German board games. He had previously worked on games such as Catan and Detroit/Cleveland Grand Prix. Since their launch, Rio Grande Games have gone on to publish their own board games and have won numerous industry awards. Ironically, they have even begun licensing their games to partners in other countries wanting to localise the games in their local languages. Games such as Race for the Galaxy will soon be available in Korea and China. Some of Rio Grande's tip board game franchises include Dominion, Power Grid and Puerto Rico.

RIO GRANDE GAMES FRANCHISE

In total, Rio Grande Games have helped to publish over 350 board games since their creation back in 1998. Many of their own games have enjoyed success, such as the Dominion and Power Grid franchises. The original Dominion game has won game of the year honours in several countries and has been translated into 17 languages. Another popular franchise from Rio Grande Games is Race for the Galaxy, which also has expansions such as Rebel vs Imperium, Xeno invasion and Brink of War. There are also a couple of spins-offs, called Jump Drive and Roll for the Galaxy, which is a dice version of the game. Other popular titles from this publisher include the Bohnanza, Puerto Rico, Concordia and Transamerica. See our full range of Rio Grande Games.  

RIO GRANDE GAMES HISTORY

Rio Grande Games was created in 1998 by Jay Tummelson, who had previously worked for Mayfair Games. Tummelson and his new company had the idea of creating English versions of German board games. He had previously worked on games such as Catan and Detroit/Cleveland Grand Prix. Since their launch, Rio Grande Games have gone on to publish their own board games and have won numerous industry awards. Ironically, they have even begun licensing their games to partners in other countries wanting to localise the games in their local languages. Games such as Race for the Galaxy will soon be available in Korea and China. Some of Rio Grande's tip board game franchises include Dominion, Power Grid and Puerto Rico.

RIO GRANDE GAMES FRANCHISE

In total, Rio Grande Games have helped to publish over 350 board games since their creation back in 1998. Many of their own games have enjoyed success, such as the Dominion and Power Grid franchises. The original Dominion game has won game of the year honours in several countries and has been translated into 17 languages. Another popular franchise from Rio Grande Games is Race for the Galaxy, which also has expansions such as Rebel vs Imperium, Xeno invasion and Brink of War. There are also a couple of spins-offs, called Jump Drive and Roll for the Galaxy, which is a dice version of the game. Other popular titles from this publisher include the Bohnanza, Puerto Rico, Concordia and Transamerica. See our full range of Rio Grande Games.  

MISSION STATEMENT

"The mission of Rio Grande Games is to promote the playing of games, which offer the players choices. We do so by publishing adult and family strategy games, although children with appropriate parental supervision will enjoy playing many of these games.

"One advantage of these games is that they promote social activity both in the family and among friends. We are particularly interested in getting families to play these games together."

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RIO GRANDE GAMES

DOMINION 2ND EDITION

In the second edition of Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

ROLL FOR THE GALAXY

This is the dice version of Race for the Galaxy, in which you will be trying to build the most successful space empire. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire will win.

POWER GRID

The objective of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.

ORIENT EXPRESS

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Europe is a continent that is both insular by nation, yet hopelessly entangled economically as a whole. You have decided to be a part of the growing railroad boom. All over the continent, rails are needed to connect disparate regions for business and recreation. Orient Express is the sequel to 20th Century Limited. Create passenger routes on famous European railroads.

JUMP DRIVE

With the invention of Jump Drive, the race for the galaxy begins! Develop new technologies and settle worlds to build a space empire. Find winning card combinations! This is a fast-paced card game that introduces players to the Race for the Galaxy universe. Can you build the most prosperous galactic civilisation? This is a standalone game.

IMPERIAL

Imperial is a varied strategy game without the luck of dice or cards. Two to six players, ages 12+ , take on the role of imperial investors. The duration of the game is about two to three hours. Each player represents an international investor. Those who succeed in increasing their capital & gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win!

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EPOCH: EARLY INVENTORS

Epoch Early Inventors is very thematic and tries to stay as close to reality as possible, before starting the game you build a landscape of hexagonal playing cards and holy places. In your turn you can carry out one action and/or develop one card and/or offer to one holy place. After 14-20 rounds the game is over. The player that has collected the most status has won.

AIRLINES EUROPE

This is the new edition of one of the first games from designer Alan R. Moon. At its heart, Airlines Europe is a stock game, with players earning points for the stock they hold in particular airline companies when one of the randomly determined scoring takes place. Each turn, a player either expands an airline and claims stock, plays stock on the board, invests or gets money.

ROB 'N' RUN

Rob 'n Run is a co-operative game for 2-5 robbers. Each round, one player takes the role of "The Boss" and tries to give the accomplices hints for the necessary tools to crack the safes. Run away with the gold and reach the airport, but don't get caught. During the game, you always feel the police's breath on your neck! Will you be victorious?

DOMINION 2ND EDITION

In Dominion 2nd Edition, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

Rio Grande Games - Roll for the Galaxy

ROLL FOR THE GALAXY

Roll for the Galaxy is the dice version of Race for the Galaxy, in which you will be trying to build the most successful space empire.

Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire will be the winner!

POWER GRID

The objective of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.

ORIENT EXPRESS

£34.23 £31.35Add to basket

Europe is a continent that is both insular by nation, yet hopelessly entangled economically as a whole. You have decided to be a part of the growing railroad boom. All over the continent, rails are needed to connect disparate regions for business and recreation. Orient Express is the sequel to 20th Century Limited. Create passenger routes on famous European railroads.

£34.23 £31.35Add to basket

JUMP DRIVE

With the invention of Jump Drive, the race for the galaxy begins! Develop new technologies and settle worlds to build a space empire. Find winning card combinations! This is a fast-paced card game that introduces players to the Race for the Galaxy universe. Can you build the most prosperous galactic civilisation? This is a standalone game.

IMPERIAL

Imperial is a varied strategy game without the luck of dice or cards. Two to six players, ages 12+ , take on the role of imperial investors. The duration of the game is about two to three hours. Each player represents an international investor. Those who succeed in increasing their capital & gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win!

EPOCH: EARLY SETTLERS

Epoch Early Inventors is very thematic and tries to stay as close to reality as possible, before starting the game you build a landscape of hexagonal playing cards and holy places. In your turn you can carry out one action and/or develop one card and/or offer to one holy place. After 14-20 rounds the game is over. The player that has collected the most status has won.

AIRLINES EUROPE

This is the new edition of one of the first games from designer Alan R. Moon. At its heart, Airlines Europe is a stock game, with players earning points for the stock they hold in particular airline companies when one of the randomly determined scoring takes place. Each turn, a player either expands an airline and claims stock, plays stock on the board, invests or gets money.

ROB 'N' RUN

Rob 'n Run is a co-operative game for 2-5 robbers. Each round, one player takes the role of "The Boss" and tries to give the accomplices hints for the necessary tools to crack the safes. Run away with the gold and reach the airport, but don't get caught. During the game, you always feel the police's breath on your neck! Will you be victorious?