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Irish Gauge is the first title in the Iron Rail series by Capstone Games.
Time: 60 min
It is a beautiful day on the Emerald Isle and over the rolling green hills we spot a puff of dark smoke. Is it a fire? No, we hear the bright peep of a whistle. It is the 3 PM train from Dublin, pulling into our station with a clank of drivers and a whoosh of braking steam.
Irish Gauge is a game about building the railroads across Ireland. Savvy investors leverage their special interests to bring the railroads to their businesses. Irish Gauge is a game of simple rules with varied strategies & tactics for 3-5 players ages 12 and up, playing in about an hour.
On your turn, you may either auction a share of any available company, build railway track in one of the companies, upgrade a small town to a city, or request dividends to be paid. Upgrading towns and requesting dividends affect the length of the game as well as the likelihood of companies paying dividends in the future. The game will end when a certain condition is met. The player with the most money plus stock value wins the game! Irish Gauge is the inaugural title in the Iron Rail series.