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Colt Express

Family Game
2-6 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation
Colt Express is a great game for teaching basic programming. This family-friendly romp through the desert challenges kids to keep track of cards opponents play, predict the result of those cards, and plan accordingly. Sometimes your plans work out, and sometimes they fly off the rails. What's great about Colt Express, is that these mishaps often result in laughter instead of tears!
Game Overview

It's 1899 and the Union Pacific Express is headed north to deliver its payroll and forty-seven passengers. Suddenly the train is attacked by a host of thieving bandits! Colt Express invites you and your friends to become outlaws in the chaotic process of robbing a detailed, three-dimensional train.

Each turn, players plan ahead and play Action cards to steal loot, shoot their opponents, move around the train, and elude the marshal's bullets. Will the outlaws keep their cool or will the marshal save the day and prevent the robbery? The only thing that matters is which outlaw is the richest when the train pulls into the station.

Skills
  • Competition Competition
  • Logistics Logistics
  • Risk Management Risk Management
  • Critical Thinking Critical Thinking
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
  • Resilience Resilience
  • Time Management Time Management
  • Problem Solving Problem Solving
Subjects
  • American History American History
Game Details
  • Type:Board Game
  • Category:Family Game
  • Designer(s): Christophe Raimbault
  • Published: 2014
  • Game Length:About 30 Minutes
  • Players:2-6 Players
Awards
  • 2015 Spiel des Jahres Winner