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Tinners' Trail
Tinners' Trail
by Alley Cat Games (2021)
Player Count
1 to 5

Player Ages

Playing Time
1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Economic
  • Industry / Manufacturing
  • Designers
  • Martin Wallace
  • Mechanisms
  • Action Point Allowance System
  • Auction/Bidding
  • Dice Rolling
  • Time Track
  • Artists
  • Ossi Hiekkala
  • Javier Gonz├ílez Cava
  • Family
  • Crowdfunding: Kickstarter
  • Country: England
  • Mining
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    Tinners' Trail is set in nineteenth century Cornwall. You are mining for copper and tin, attempting to sell when the prices are high. To reduce the cost of mining you can place developments, such as ports, adits, and trains. Once you have made your money you invest it in industries outside of Cornwall, which gains you victory points. The earlier you invest the better the return.

    Changes since 2008:

    • Increased player count
      • A game that was once only 3-4 players can now be enjoyed by 1-5 players.
    • 2 new expansions
      • The arsenic expansion, which introduces a new resource, and the Emigration expansion, which sees miners travel overseas.
    • Reduced randomness
      • But still keeping the variability. The board is now set up with tiles instead of the roll of a the dice.
    • Improved Auctions
      • Dual-use cards are now an important part of the game, giving you information before an auction or an extra boost after an auction.
    • Improved artwork and graphic design
      • With artwork by Ossi Heikkla (Flamme Rouge) and artwork and graphic design by Javier 'Inkgolem' Gonzáles (Cooper Island).
    • Improved component quality
      • With custom meeples and colour blind friendly colours.

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