Paris Connection is an abstract award winning train and stock market quick playing game. It is a very simple to learn it but difficulct to master. How to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM4_hWm-x-0
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There are some twists in this railroad building stock game, since pieces for the stocks are at the same time pieces for the trains. If more players are holding the part of a stock that train company can only build shorter distances. You have to guess what stock the other players have. As long as the trains are behind the screen they represent the stocks. Once placed on the board they represent the railroad track. The stock shares are hidden behind the screen. Since players can own and trade stocks they may influence the value of each company. There are six different start locations for each of the companies. Six colors of the trains represent the different companies. In the beginning the number of stocks is randomly dealt to each player. On their turn players can either increase the value of a chosen company by placing up to five trains from the remaining pool of that company or trade one train from the stock behind their screen for one or two locomotives from the remaining pool in a company. The cities have the different scoring values and rural hexes have none. Remember not to hold more than twenty locomotives behind your screen if you want to avoid the punishment. The bigger the company gets on the board the less stock is available to own. If one of the companies manages to build the railway link all the way to Marseilles or just one company remaining with some trains in the pool the game ends immediately. The winner is the player with the highest score which is derived from the value of each company multiplied by the number of the trains with appropriate color in players stock behind the screen. This abstract game promises a lot of interaction among the players while trying to read each other.
|Minimum number of players||3|
|Maximum number of players||6|
|Luck Factor||A bit of luck|