School is almost back in session and as everybody knows, there are good teachers and there are bad teachers. If I could take classes with anyone, I’d be inclined to sign up for a class taught by the tastefully ridiculous Dr. Watts from the Switching Tracks Kickstarter video.
Switching Tracks is a pick-up and deliver game by Kris Gould (Jet Set, Buccaneer Bones) for 2 to 5 players. The objective of the game is to complete 5 contracts, which are delivery goals that are visible and available to each player. When a player delivers the goods designated by a contract, then that player claims the contract and nobody else can score it.
Of course, there is more to the game than just moving goods around the board. Aside from using your delivered goods to complete contracts, you can also spend those goods to buy upgrades. You can increase your movement speed, carry capacity, or you could hire more switchmen, who allow you to alter the track connections on the board. By completing contracts, you can build new offices that alter your train’s abilities in unique ways.
The Kickstarter will be ending very soon on Tuesday, August 19 and is expected to be shipped in late November. For more information about how the game plays, check out the rules page or the attached video.