February 16, 2021 – The incredibly popular Great Western Trail board game, originally released in 2016, now has a timeline with a second edition and two brand new games in it. Eggertspiele and Plan B games announced this morning that in addition to the new version of the original, Great Western Trail Argentina will be coming in summer 2022 and Great Western Trail New Zealand will drop in the summer of 2023. It promises the same gameplay mechanics you love but with brand new adventures.
It all started with the dream of taking the original game to the next level. “Great Western Trail is a real masterpiece, according to the gaming community. We can’t agree more. We dreamed of a new edition; one we would like to find on every gamer’s shelves for years ahead”• Sophie Gravel, CEO of Plan B Games
According to the announcement, Eggertspiele has been at work over the last few months with designer Alexander Pfister to make an essential edition of Great Western Trail. To craft something that matches the epic scale of Great Western Trail, we sought inspiration from Western films. Artist Chris Quilliams used a distinct letterbox style for the cover art that evokes the essence of those movies. Further, he’s been working diligently on a new game board and card art. There’s nothing else like this on the market!
“I drew inspiration from the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns – with wide shots of the beautiful American west. It captures a mood that is indistinguishable! We wanted that same feeling in Great Western Trail! ”• Chris Quilliams, Illustrator for Plan B Games
Everything has been going so well that things escalated quickly into a trilogy of games. Yes! A new collection of Great Western Trail titles! Fans will discover the new edition of Great Western Trail in late Summer 2021! In Summer 2022, fans will travel to Argentina. Lastly, in Summer 2023, players will visit New Zealand! These titles will all use the core mechanisms of Great Western Trail – deckbuilding and a rondel, but also something new and interesting!“ It’s been an exciting process for me to revisit my most famous game and work on two new titles in a series!”• Alexander Pfister
In regards to changes between Great Western Trailer first edition and second edition, fans can expect exciting new changes to gameplay and we invite you to discover the joy of Great Western Trail all over again!
The entire trilogy will be designed by Alexander Pfister and will get the same special treatment as the second edition of Great Western Trail. Fans should note, that a new edition of Rails to the North will be available later to be compatible with the second edition of Great Western Trail. There are more details and surprises coming soon promised from the publisher so we will stand by with fevered anticipation. Happy trails indeed!
ABOUT GREAT WESTERN TRAIL
In great western trail, you are rival cattlemen in 19th century America, herding cattle from Texas to Kansas city in a circular trail. Your cattle are then shipped by train, earning you money and victory points. Hire capable staff, such as cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your cattle posts, or engineers for the railroad line. Upon each arrival at the destination station, have your most valuable cattle in tow. The winner is the player who manages their herd best and exhibits good timing in mastering opportunities and pitfalls on the great western trail. Designer Alexander pfister (Mombasa) has created an extraordinary gamers game, full of exciting decisions and with enough strategies to merit countless plays.