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In Railroad Ink Challenge, you have 7 rounds to make as many points as possible. Roll the dice and draw the routes to connect the exits around your board. Expand your network with railways, highways, and stations to collect points, but you will be penalized for any open connections, so plan carefully! Play solo to improve your best score, or challenge players from all over the world!


Each round you will have to roll the dice and use the available routes to build your transportation network and connect as many exits as possible. Expand your network to collect points. You’ll also score bonus points for your longest highway and railway, for building into the central spaces of your map, and for completing optional, time-dependent goals before they expire.
You can also connect special structures to your network to trigger their special effects, such as duplicating routes, unlocking powerful special routes, and more. But beware: Try to not leave any open connections, as each one will cost you points at the end of the game.


Forest, Desert and more expansions based on the physical board game are planned and will be coming soon as DLC in the months following release! These expansions add special dice and rules to create even more intricate landscapes for your highways and railways.


Play solo with random objectives and join the online rankings or challenge players from all over the world with custom game configurations! The online leaderboards (Daily, Monthly, and All-Time) are completely cross-platform!

• The wonderful art of the roll and write game by Marta Tranquilli, fleshed out and digitally enhanced
• Network planning gameplay: try to make the best use of the available routes each round to create the perfect transportation network
• Try to conquer the top of the online leaderboards (Daily, Monthly, and All-Time)!
• Cross-platform, asynchronous multiplayer challenges with your friends!

100% Asynchronous multiplayer challenges
Don’t like to wait while your opponents complete their turn? Fear not! With the 100% asynchronous multiplayer challenges, that is an issue of the past! Play a full game on your own, then post the challenge online! Players from all over the world will be able to play with the same dice and goals you had and try to beat your score! Who’s gonna get the best score?

Railroad Ink Challenge is the official adaptation of the critically acclaimed roll and write game created by award-winning designers Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo Silva and illustrated by artist Marta Tranquilli.
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*IMPORTANT* Railroad Ink Challenge requires iPhone 5s, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad (2018), or later.

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

- Leader board timezone fix (now it always refreshes at 00:00 UTC)
- Fixes on challenges-related achievements
- Tutorial doesn't unlock achievements anymore
- Notification badges fixed
- New better battery save option
- Score popup "total score" now is correctly the previous turn total score
- Challenge details popup now have players loaded with correct trophies and level
- Other minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Lawtygrr ,

Been thinking about the physical version

I had been thinking about buying the physical version of the game but had never pulled the trigger. So when the App came out, I thought I could give it a try before buying the board version. The App is solid and I love the asynchronous gameplay. I can play with the wife and kids and we can all play at our own pace with no downtime. The game itself is a nice little puzzle as you try to hit goals and leave yourself many options early then rush to close off open ends in the later part of the game. I’m not terribly good yet but am having a blast.

Two complaints: the tutorial game should not give you achievements. I want high scores to come from my own games. Secondly, the motivations are wonky and I have to turn them off to get the red notification number to disappear. Hope both things are fixed, but neither are enough to deduct a star.

Upstartman ,

Railroad Crash

Like previous reviewer, the game is unplayable on my IPad Mini 2. Game consistently crashes. I have contacted developers for a fix before I request a refund.

Update to previous one star review. I played around with settings and found that game works great on Battery Saving.

nickv2002 ,

Solid start

Solid start. Plays smoothly and is very pretty. Primary thing I'm missing from my big box is all the expansion dice that really spice up the game and those seem to be coming soon. 😀

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