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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Railbound (2022) is a track-bending puzzle game where you lay track, switch points, and use tunnels to get the carriages to the engine in the right order. Although it's the puzzles that keep you playing, there's also a real joy in connecting tracks and seeing the hand-drawn world respond visually and audibly (a little like Townscaper).

Play involves clicking to place tracks that connect and sever railway tracks so that people can reach their homes. You need to do this so the carriages can roll to the train in the right order and orientation.

There are over 100 handmade puzzles ranging from gentle slopes to twisted passageways. As you progress new puzzle mechanics are added like tunnels and semaphores. It's a lovely little game that tests your brain in unusual ways.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Railbound 24 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Traversal game with Brain Game and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 2 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided younger players have the critical thinking, patience and are willing to try, fail and try again, they can enjoy this puzzle game. The puzzles do get very hard, but the learning curve is not steep and every element is well introduced with very simple examples. There is a hint system you can turn on in the menu, although this only provides random tiles.

CostsCosts

Railbound usually costs £10.99 to £11.49. 

Railbound

Steam StoreSALE PC £10.99 £7.69 until 22/04/2024
Switch Store Switch £11.49
Steam StoreSALE Mac £10.99 £7.69 until 22/04/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/09/2022, updated in 2022

Price: 30% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Traversal (Brain Game and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Afterburn Games (@AfterburnGames)


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