Archona Studios will release Small Railroad Empires, a railroad-building game, into retail near the end of August.

In Small Railroad Empires, players construct railroad tracks and transport goods from industries to cities to earn prestige. Each turn, players add two trains to a modular board, and build tracks by paying gold costs. The different types of terrain the track goes through each have different costs. When tracks connect an industry to city, they can trade goods as long as the city demands the good produced by the industry.

Players accumulate gold for successful deliveries based on track length, and earn prestige by completing achievements. The player with the most prestige points at the end of the game wins. This game is for two to four players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 30 to 60 minutes. It will retail for $39.00.

Imperial Steam, another new railroad building game, is set for release in Q4 (see "'Imperial Steam'").