The Basics: Similar to Streetcar, Tsuro and Spaghetti Junction, this game has players putting square tiles onto the board to form rail lines. The major difference in this game, however, is that players are not striving to make short, direct routes like those sought in Streetcar. Instead, the object of the game is to make the rail lines as long as possible. Players start with a number of trains ringing the board. Whenever a tile placement connects a train to a station (either on the edge or the center of the board), that train is removed and the player scores one point for each tile that the route crosses, which can cause one tile to score multiple times if the track loops around. However, players score double for city connections, which are the stations in the center of the board.
How to Play
* Blue Ring: http://www.bluering.nl/sieuwert/games/metro/index.html (Rules)
* Queen Games: Rulebook (Official Rulebook)
Where to Play Online
BlueRing.NL : http://www.bluering.nl/sieuwert/games/metro/index.html (Free)
BlueRing.NL : http://www.bluering.nl/sieuwert/games/metro/metro.zip (Download)
Cheat Sheets (from the Geek)
* None, its very simple. Just read and play the online game. It is just a tile placement game, where you want to reach the center of the board and screw your buddies if possible.
* Good Review on the Geek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/191357
* My Tips: Just play solo until you get it.
* Opinion: I enjoyed this game, I just dont play it enough.
* Online: Works fine online.
* Work: Could be to long the first time, but should be fine after that for lunch time play.
* Home: Should be a good family game.
* Plays best with: Works fine with 2-6 players, best with 3 (imho, but 2-6 is fine).
* Gateway Suitability: Very easy to learn.
* Spouse Suitability: Chrissy hasn't played this yet, but she has played Tsuro which is similar and she liked that one (after her first game).
* Re-playability: It doesn't see table action, but Tsuro does.
* Real Life Setup: A minute, just pull out the board place tiles (place in bag).
* Real Life Time: 45 minutes.
* Geek Link: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/559