Colt Express

Colt Express

Family Game
2-6 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Colt Express looks amazing on the table, but that splendor isn’t just a gimmick. Players must program their movements by playing cards, but they don’t always know their opponents’ plans. This hidden information introduces a pleasant amount of unpredictability and chaos. Missteps and miscalculations create hilarious situations that provide the fun to help young gamers deal with unfavorable outcomes. It’s no wonder Colt Express won the highest prize in all the land.

Game Overview

It's 1899 and the Union Pacific Express is headed north to deliver its payroll and forty-seven passengers, but suddenly the train is attacked by a host of thieving bandits!Colt Express invites you and your friends to become outlaws robbing a detailed, three-dimensional train. Play Action cards to steal loot, shoot your 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
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows students to manage the flow of production between the point of origin to the point of consumption.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Students must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a student’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages students to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges students to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches students how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Time Management Time Management
    Improves a student’s ability to organize and plan how long they spend on specific activities.
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
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