One new game today, but it’s one I’ve been looking forward to.

AEG’s spiritual follow-up to Trains and Planes.  Funny how a John Hughes movie from 1987 could influence a company to make a series of games.  Well, Trains was a Japanese game picked up by AEG, while Planes was originally called something else but then renamed so it could thematically match Trains.  But Automobiles was designed for the direct purpose to finish the series, also by David Short.  Trains is one of my favorite games, and certainly my deckbuilder of choice.  Planes fell kind of flat for me.  It’s not bad, but I never feel the need to revisit it.  But Automobiles looks really really good.  It takes the current trend of bag building like in Orleans and mixes that with a racing theme.  Pretty pumped about it.

As always, you can check out the current schedule for upcoming games here


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