Chicago Express
Average rating 7.50 BGG average rating 7.24
Last played 12-May-2009 Players 2 - 6
Total plays 2 Designer John Bohrer
Weight 1 Year 2007
Playing Time 60 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 2 0 7.00 12-May-2009
Boog 1 0 7.00 25-Oct-2008
Oggie 2 1 7.50 12-May-2009
Paul 2 1 8.00 12-May-2009
Steve 1 1 8.00 12-May-2009

John Bohrer's Chicago Express is an innovative new boardgame with no luck factor. Chicago Express was originally released in a limited format by Winsome Games as Wabash Cannonball and it was the first game in Winsome's Historic Railroads the game the Bamp;O, Camp;O, Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads drive from the East Coast across the growing eastern US to Chicago. Smaller, more aggressive railroads like the Wabash spring up to further expand America's extensive railroads. The sharpest railroad executives vie for the maximum return on their investment in this business game lasting about one session of Chicago Express is played over a maximum of 8 rounds. In each round, the players take turns choosing one of three available actions:br/- auctioning a share of one of the railroad companiesbr/- expanding the rail system of one of the railroad companiesbr/- develop one of the board's hexesbr/Of each of those actions only a limited number is soon as all available actions of two options are taken, a dividend phase is executed, where all players gain income from the railroad companies they have shares this dividend phase, the number of actions is reset and a new round game ends after 8 rounds or if one of the following conditions is met:br/- 3 or more companies have no more locomotivesbr/- 3 or more companies have no more sharesbr/- The general supply contains only 3 houses or fewerbr/br/The player with the most money