“I am adding it to my shelf, and that is because Rolling Freight is a game that I really, REALLY enjoy!” – Tom Vasel

Rolling Freight

Rolling Freight is a game of building rail and shipping routes, and moving cargo across those routes. Each turn players roll custom dice to perform actions such as purchasing route contracts, completing routes, making improvements, and moving cargo.

Winning will require just the right mix of all these elements so hop aboard and roll some freight!

Contents

Rolling Freight comes with a wealth of components, including:

Huge 2-sided game board representing the SE U.S. and Western U.S.

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38 custom dice – 6 for each player, plus 8 improvement dice.

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114 Contract Cards

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18 Improvment Cards

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Rolling Freight also includes a TON of other components:

  • 3 end-of phase cards
  • 4 RR Xing markers and stands
  • 1 cargo bag
  • 65 wooden cargo tokens in 4 colors
  • 5 player mats
  • 5 wooden locomotive pawns
  • 105 wooden construction cubes
  • 170 die-cut link sticks
  • 24 die-cut stockpile markers
  • 62 cargo saturation markers
  • 10 “B” phase and 10 “C” phase markers

You can download the rulebook here.

Description

Take on the role of a rail baron during the burgeoning days of building railroad in the U.S. Roll custom dice and use the results to perform actions. Players are never at a loss for things to do since some actions require dice of certain colors and others can be done with any dice.

Buy rail contracts and build them to stretch your line across the country. Move cargo across your rail to score. Some cargo gives bonuses for long deliveries, while more perishable cargo rewards short deliveries.

The player with the most lucrative lines, and who makes the cleverest deliveries will win!

Dice Tower Rolling Freight Review

Tom Vasel reviews Rolling Freight – one of his top 100 games of all time!

Rahdo Runs Through Rolling Freight

Rahdo runs through Rolling Freight and gives you his impressions of the game. Hint: he calls is a “great game”.

Designer

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Designer Kevin G. Nunn

Kevin G. Nunn has spent most of his life slowly migrating westward along I-10.  This trend began at the age of two, when his parents settled in New Orleans, LA, continued at the age of six, when his parents resettled in Lafayette, LA, and carried on to the age of 30, when he and his bride Debra resettled in Houston, TX.

Exposure to board games began at as a toddler, when his mother began teaching him the principles of chess.  Sadly, exposure to European-style games didn’t happen until much later.  He’s been trying to make up for lost time ever since.

Kevin’s interest in game design appeared in the winter of 1980 with the design of his first roleplaying game.  Several more roleplaying games and board games would follow.

Kevin’s published design credits to date include Rolling Freight, duck! duck! Go!, Schlock Mercenary: Capitol Offensive, Nobody But Us Chickens, and Velo City.  Kevin was also a contributing author to the anthology book Family Games: the 100 Best.

Players, Ages  & Time

Rolling Freight is a game for 2-5 players, aged 13+. I can be played in about 90 minutes, depending on the map and number of players.

  • 2-5 players

  • ages 13+

  • 90 minutes

Buy Rolling Freight from your favorite retailer or from our store. Get it from our store and get the exclusive Natural Disaster cards for FREE!

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You can also get the Rolling Freight: India/Great Britain map at your local game store or from our website.

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Robert Milstead says:

    Is there any way to get the Texas map for Rolling Freight? I love the game and happen to live in Texas and would really like to buy it.

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