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Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
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Trainspotting Deck and Double Dose of Welsh

Posted by NSKN Games (Creator)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

on this wonderful Saturday (which has already seen a new Stretch Goal unlocked), we'd like to take a moment of your time, to give you not one, but two useful phrases in Welsh, and update you on the Design a Train for Snowdonia contest.

Let's start with something you can use not only while playing Snowdonia, but many other train games as well:

Now that you have a track, let's put some trains on it - at least six of them, to be precise.

For those of you not in the know (perhaps having joined the project lately), we have a running contest geek list on Board Game Geek. In short, you can click here to enter your idea for a Train Card into a competition. The best of the Train Cards proposed will be professionally illustrated, and (after approval from Mr Tony Boydell himself) will join the official Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set trains.

Now, let's get back to the important information at hand: we have conferred with Mr Boydell, and upon seeing how many great ideas there are in the fight, we've decided that at least 6 best Trains will be elevated to official status, and added to both Master Builder and Seasoned Traveller pledges.

So, if you feel like adding your own, personal touch to Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set, or you at least want to cast your votes, go here (or click on the image above) and help us choose the best of the best.

Are you or anyone in your immediate surroundings shocked by the news? Here's a Welsh phrase that may come in extremely handy:

All of us here at NSKN Games would like to wish you a great weekend.

Go play some awesome games!


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    1. NSKN Games 11-time creator on

      @Mark Johnson: We won't. Suffice to say some of us may or may not have a closet (or a room) full of little plastic men ;-)
      @Peter: Yes, that is a possibility. The submissions are really up to par, so we'll see how many we will be able to squeeze in.

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      Peter on

      I noticed you wrote "at least 6". So does this mean that, there is a possibility of more than 6?

    3. Mark Johnson

      PS don't ask how much I've spent on model railways... Partial of a current 8x4' in progress -

    4. Mark Johnson

      I'm very keen on ex-LMS stock, particularly Stanier's work. Black 5, Duchess or Princess Coronation maybe... Be interesting to see what comes up from the BGG page.

    5. NSKN Games 11-time creator on

      @"Captain" Pickard: We love variety as well, and although it looks like the ones in the lead are different enough (and pretty cool!), we would not go back on our word and change the rules in a way that would negatively impact the chances of participants.

    6. "Captain" Pickard on

      So excited to get some more interesting train ideas (6 or more?? You guys are amazing!). I hope there aren't too many similar ones selected though (regardless of votes) as variety is the spice of life :)

    7. Russonc

      Liking the new train ideas...:)

    8. Angela M.

      Great news! Happy to see (at least) 6 of the backers all-stars trains to be included.
      There's already so many I'd like to see realized in the game!