Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition*

Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition is a captivating multiplayer puzzle game that combines strategy and luck to create a unique gaming experience.

Key Features:

  1. Puzzle Building Gameplay: Players draw routes on their boards to connect as many exits as possible.
  2. Shared Dice Rolls: Each round, dice are rolled to determine available road and railway routes for all players.
  3. Strategic Planning Required: Players must plan and optimize their network of transport lines while adapting to new dice outcomes.
  4. Scoring System: Points are scored for connecting exits and deducted for incomplete routes, balancing risk and reward.


  • At the start of each round, dice are rolled to reveal the current available routes.
  • Players simultaneously draw these routes on their personal erasable boards, creating a network of roads and railways.
  • The game encourages planning and foresight, as players must efficiently use the routes to connect various exits on their board.
  • Decisions involve either extending existing networks or starting new ones, weighing the potential for high rewards against the risk of unfinished routes.

Unique Expansions:

  • Deep Blue Edition includes Rivers and Lakes expansions, adding complexity and variety.
  • The River expansion introduces a flowing route that adds a new layer of strategy.
  • The Lakes expansion allows for ferry connections, offering alternative ways to link networks.

Player Experience:

  • Railroad Ink is an engaging and thought-provoking game that tests players' planning skills and adaptability.
  • The game is suitable for 1 to 6 players, making it versatile for solo play or group gatherings.
  • The expansions offer replayability and keep the game fresh and challenging.
  • It's a quick game, perfect for casual gaming sessions and easy to learn for players of all skill levels.


Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition is an excellent choice for those who enjoy puzzle games and strategic planning. Its simple yet deep mechanics, combined with the variability provided by the expansions, make it a great game for both casual and serious gamers. The ability to play solo or with a group adds to its appeal, making it a versatile addition to any game collection.

Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

  • 1 - 6 Players
  • 20 - 30 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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