Follow the routes of the famous lines, make the connections on time and try not to get held up by obstacles along the way. Keep your eyes peeled, mind the gap and stand clear of the doors!
Race the Rails is a family game for 2-8 players that keeps everyone on their toes. Each player begins with a ‘Starting Station/Assistance Required’ card and after the youngest player announces ‘GO!’, everyone must search for their station on one of the Route cards that are laid out in front of all the players. Once they have located their station, players must note down the name of the station and the time on their answer sheets and look for the next station. Play continues until someone hits a Milestone. Milestones shake up the game and require players to complete a challenge, pay their way out of trouble or earn money on their journey. The winner is the player who reaches home with the most money in their pocket!
What our testers said
“Finding the stations is a bit like a crossword, some of them you keep looking for but you still can’t find them!” – Girl aged 10
“Are you lost? Let’s find your station.” – Boy aged 10
What our experts think
Race the Rails is a card-based game that is great for encouraging observation skills and reaction times as players compete to find the correct stations along their route. It’s a great way to develop children’s knowledge of the London Transport system which is useful for boosting their memory skills and independence.
The game moves quickly which makes it ideal for picking up often. The children particularly liked the idea of having the cards spread out over a table, with players having to move around quickly to find the stations. While it works well with two players, our testers did find it more fun with a larger number as this led to more chaos and excitement!
– Develops knowledge of London Underground
– Encourages observation skills
– Great for memory and concentration