Trainyard Express 4+

Matt Rix

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 8.9K Ratings
    • Free



New iOS 11 update coming soon! :)

"The best puzzle game on the App Store."

What's the difference between Trainyard and Express? In the full game there are more than 100 more puzzles, and you can even MAKE YOUR OWN PUZZLES.

The full game also has splitter pieces, which are AWESOME.

Trainyard Express Features:
+ Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
+ Smooth difficulty curve
+ Over 60 fantastic puzzles
+ Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
+ Easily share your unique solutions on
+ Looks GREAT on the iPad
+ Game Center
+ Engineered for low battery usage
+ Colour-blind mode
+ A year in the making
+ Developed in my spare time(support indie games!)

Stuck on a puzzle? There are over 1.2 MILLION player submitted solutions at

Trainyard Express is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use basic colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

Find out more at

Developed by Matt Rix (

Proudly made in Canada.

Known issues (minor):

- If some provinces can't be unlocked even after you've solved all the available puzzles, that's a bug: Go to options, switch to player 2 then back to player 1 to fix it.

- Sometimes, the sounds stop working. Close the app using the multitasking bar to get sounds back.

Trainyard Express makes use of these excellent libraries:

+ Cocos2D-iPhone by Ricardo Quesada
+ XAuthTwitterEngine by Aral Balkan
+ Twitter+OAuth code by Ben Gottlieb
+ MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell
+ ASIHTTPRequest by All-Seeing Interactive
+ SFHFKeychainUtils by Buzz Andersen
+ TouchXML by Jonathan Wight
+ FMDB by Flying Meat Inc.

What’s New

Version 1.66

+ Achievements
+ Game Center
+ Universal (works on iPad)
+ New puzzles
+ Hundreds of other bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

robertoMaíz ,

A must have!

I don't usually write a review, but, since I lost my iPod a year a go, and bought a new one few weeks ago; when I installed my lost iTouch's backup I realize that I used to play this game a lot, but got stuck in one puzzle. I wasted hours triying to unsolved it until yesterday... A couple of friends and I traveled to Mexicali, and before we started to leave the city to come back, the car started to heat up, we couldn't find a solution, and we where running out of hope to find a place opened where we could fix this trouble. A friend went to look for a garage; he came back half an hour with good news: he found a place that was closing and the owner offered to make us the favor. To kill the time I started to play Trainyard EX, even tho I new I wasn't going to find the solution for this puzzle that was buzzing me for days... Gess what. I solved the puzzle the first try! I couldn't believe it. I told my frien that everything was going to be OK, that I got a feeling. Ant that feeling was right! It may be a coincidence, but I feel like not.

The car was fixed and we returned to Tj in time. It was a good trip, tho.

KingOfOrganizing ,

Fun & Addictive Logic Puzzle Game

Well thought out game that starts off with easy puzzles and slowly introduces you to increasingly more difficult levels. If you like logic games, this game will challenge you to think abstractly and predict outcomes. The ability to slow down the game and speed up, allows the player time to analyze and rework their plan until succeeding.

The goal of the game is to get the train(s) from point A to point B. In order to accomplish this, you must lay the railroad track in between the two points. The next level of difficulty involves multiple colored trains where each train must go to the color correct station. Eventually you will need to cross tracks to mix colors and even merge trains to make sure the trains arrive at the same time at the correct colored station.

Ultimately is a fun game that makes you think and can be played anytime without having to commit any length of time.

Chettski ,

Excellent logic game!

With just a few simple rules governing the trains' movement and colors, Trainyard is an ingenious collection of puzzles which will tax your brain. A well-written tutorial gets you started and the initial puzzles ease you into the game, where the real challenges await. There's no time limit or need for quick reflexes, it's just you versus the puzzle.

One nice aspect is that you can control the "playback" speed of the trains in the puzzle, so that when things don't work out, you can carefully analyze the board and adjust accordingly.

Lastly, this game has plenty of challenges for free, as opposed to a teaser game with limited functions. It makes you WANT to purchase the paid version voluntarily, it's that good. :-)

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