October 21, 2021 – At Essen Spiel publisher Ludonaute revealed the Colt Express expansion 2 Trains and 1 Mission. It is about time as the original base game came out in 2014 to wide popularity that has not wained since; winning the Spiel des Jahres award in 2015 and still being one of the top games to this day. This expansion is due out in 2022 and will be for 3 – 9 players. The publisher, and designer Christophe Raimbault, released some details on what to expect.
Players now work together as teams to try to become the wealthiest bandits in the Wild West, and what’s better than a second train containing precious documents to spice up the adventure? As soon as they hear this, our famous bandits do not hesitate for a second, jumping from train to train to try to steal these documents on top of everything else up for grabs — but the shotguns roam wild and the Gatling on the roof does not bode well. On top of everything else, bandits have to be back on the starting train at the end of the last round if they want a chance to win.
This expansion introduces a new 3D train with special cars, two new bandits (Misty and the Twinz, each with new powers), a double team mode with the possibility of betraying your team or not, and an AI Bandit, Il Professore, to allow you to play with an odd number of players and a new action card to nudge a bandit from your team.
Colt Express is highly acclaimed with both critics and fans alike and this is sure to be a hit. It easily makes the list of the best train board games, the best 3D board games and the best western board games. This is a very exciting announcement and 2022 can’t come soon enough!
About Colt Express (2014)
In Colt Express, you play a bandit robbing a train at the same time as other bandits, and your goal is to become the richest outlaw of the Old West. The game consists of five rounds, and each round has two phases: Schemin and Stealin. Move along the train and get into what you need to get into in this hand management and memory board game. For 2 – 6 players, games run 30 – 40 minutes.