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Off the Rails is a strategic, competitive, tile placement, roller-coaster of a board game for 1-4 players recommended for ages 12+. Players control a team of gem-hungry goblins racing uncontrollable mine carts underground to retrieve the most jewels before the earth collapses into the deadly chasm below!
Easy to pick up and play but with a compelling strategic puzzle for more hardened gamers to master, Off the Rails combines thoughtful tile placement and planning with cut-throat racing and out of control anticipation! Culminating in the total destruction of the board, can you leave your opponents eating your gold-dust and escape the chasm with the most expensive gems?
Players are competing to build the most efficient routes in order to retrieve the most expensive Jewels from the board before the Chasm appears and slowly destroys your tracks. Each player has 4 actions to use per turn which can be to build tracks, upgrade tracks, place a new minecart on the board or change the speed of a minecart on the board. Every turn, more Jewels appear randomly on the board and players keep collecting until the Chasm card is drawn. At this point, the board starts collapsing and players must rush to collect as much as possible before the end of the game.