Reviewed by Herb Levy
RAILROAD RIVALS (Forbidden Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, 45-60 minutes; $49.99)
One of the factors accounting for the tremendous growth of the United States during the 19th century was the rise of railroads. This method of transportation was crucial in developing the USA into a formidable economic power. In this new game designed by Glenn Drover, players find themselves in that age, competing to build and invest in railroads so that, when the dust settles, only one of them emerges from the pack to be the greatest out of all of their Railroad Rivals.