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A podcast about topics in game design featuring the many people who come together to make games possible.

Sep 17, 2015

Colt Express, designed by Christophe Raimbault, is a programmed movement game where the coolest feature is not the fun artwork or awesome cowboy meeples. The game comes with a 3-dimensional train where cowboys get to punch, shoot, and steal from each while avoiding the marshall. In the game, players will play action cards either face-up or face-down depending on the round card. Players gather the cards together and resolve the action one card at a time. Players can try to plan carefully, but those face-down cards provide enough chaos to waylay the best of plans.

Our discussion focused on Christophe's inspiration for the a game about the American West and his feelings about winning the Spiel des Jahres this year. We also had to ask all about the amazing 3-dimensional train. Christophe enlightened us as to what players can expect in future expansions of the game (stagecoaches, whiskey, the marshall, etc).

If you are interested in this game, check out for more. This game is immensely fun.