Discover a modern North American classic. Celebrate one of our most vital and enduring passions: railroads. Use your initial investment to build track. Then pick up commodities where they are grown, mined, or manufactured and deliver them to a lucrative place of demand. Complete a delivery and make the money you need to buy larger, faster trains, and expand your railroad empire.With over a million variations, Empire Builder never grows old. Capture the entrepreneurial spirit of North America and learn to build an empire. Whether you share Empire Builder as an evening with friends or as a rainy day activity with your family, you'll always find it captivating! Geographically accurate, the game depicts North America's rivers, mountains and plains, as well as its natural resources. It's a great way to learn about the geography, business, shipping, and transportation of the U.S., Canada and Mexico while having loads of fun with family and friends. For 2 - 6 players, ages 12 and up.Playing time: 90+ minutesContents: 1 markable gameboard (puzzle-cut map), 6 wipe off crayons, 2 decks of cards (168 total), 95 load chips, 1 pack of game money and full color rules with game overview and introduction.