Great Western Trail

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America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, sending them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow.

Great Western Trail not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail.

Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff:

  • Cowboys to improve your herd
  • Craftsmen to build your very own buildings
  • Engineers for the important railroad line

If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you have a chance to gain the most victory points and win the game!

Changes in the Second Edition

  • Brand New Artwork by Chris Quilliams
  • Solo Mode: A New Challenger in the West
  • Dual-Layered Player Boards
  • Addition of a new breed of cows: The Simmental Breed
  • Two new reversible buildings (#11 & 12)
  • Twelve Exchange Tokens, First introduced in the Rails of North Expansion, for more interaction with other players
  • Four new Master Tiles added for more strategy, replayability, and challenges


Players: 1-4
Ages: 12+
Runtime: 75-150m
Designer: Alexander Pfister
Illustrator: Chris Quilliams