This is a full review of Irish Gauge, a ‘cube rail’ Train Game for 3–5 Players that plays in 60 minutes. There’s an overview, explanation of the rules, condensed set-up and play-through, our opinions at the end as usual, with Japanese subtitles to be added in due course.
The game was designed by Tom Russell (Amabel Holland) with artwork by Ian O’Toole. It was originally published by Winsome Games, and this review is of the more recent version published under licence by Capstone Games as part of their Iron Rail series.
It’s a game with simple rules but high complexity, with high interactivity and works well with players of different styles (eg. social, individualistic, competitive, etc.).
Although it’s not a new game, we think it’s the best game we’ve played this year and we highly recommend it for beginning board gamers and repeated play within the same group of experience gamers.
Errata: we incorrectly described the game as being by Winsome Games, who was the original publisher. Our review copy was published by Capstone Games, as you’ll see on the box.