So sorry... this game is SOLD OUT 😢

Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set!!

You had me at hello…

“Unbelievably gigantic Deluxe Box” – “All ever-published scenarios and expansions” – “Never before published scenario! (By Tony Boydell)” – “Broader, Taller, Tougher! Space for Trains and Tracks Included!” – “An Epic Hoard of 365 Custom wooden components and cubes!” <- These are direct quotes from the publisher! ??

  1. If you’re reading this then you already know that just based on those quotes from the Kickstarter campaign I am ALL-IN! Snowdonia is a proven, solid game… and the release of a everything-included DELUXE version in a box that weighs over TEN POUNDS is an absolute MUST for me!
  2. And there you have it…

“I’m the baaaaaaaad guy”

Awesome worker placement game with sweet art-work, deluxe board and components, and EVERY expansion in one place (plus some new stuff)??  Duh.

Throw in the fact that this game isn’t going to full retail distribution and you have an Upstart Boardgamer “love at first sight” scenario!  And it doesn’t hurt that the folks over at NSKN and Board & Dice are some AWESOME people…. J

Basic and exceptionally brief overview.

I have a TON of cool games to load onto the site… and then I have this dang Navy job that keeps me busy most days… and finally I have been traveling like a madman. So. I’m going to write a VERY brief intro for this one and for the next few games…. My apologies in advance to those of you who enjoy my waxing prose ?  I WILL get back to that after January 1st when I retire from the US Navy after 28 years of service! Promise!

Six simple steps…

First, place your workers on action spaces and resolve left to right.

Second, Excavate the way ahead for tracks and stations.

Then, lay tracks and raise your structures.

Fourth, use the abilities of your engines and contracts…

Fifth, Draw new resources and events.

And finally; check the weather and prepare for the next round.  Done.

Video run-through and explanations… thank you for the suggestion, Weena!

A very wonderful customer (and now friend) of mine suggested that I include video run-through links for the games in the shop… and I thought that was a FANTASTIC idea!  As you may have gathered, I try to actually play every game I list on the site so I can give you some personalized insights (which, of course, are totally useless if you and I think differently about games… but… that aside… I try to be helpful ??

Anyway, I always watch run throughs and rules overviews, and two of my favorites are Slickerdrips and Rhado. Yeah yeah… Rhado has his mistakes… but he’s fast and furious and if I read the rules before I watch his videos I am SET!

Slickerdrips makes fantastic videos, and is more of the most humble and kind people I’ve met in the board gaming industry. He has no idea I am writing this about him and he probably could not pick me out of a line-up of 3 people… haha… but I somehow bump into him at every Essen Spiel and he is ALWAYS friendly, chatty, and polite. A major win in my book!

So, thank you Weena for suggesting the video links!!!  I really appreciate your friendship, support of the site, and your help in making the site even better!

OK… first up is a SOLID video by “Ella Loves Boardgames.” This is a re-boxing video (which you will definitely cry tears of joy about if you buy this game); but I added it because it shows all the components really well! And, like I said… this is a SOLID video! BRAVO! You can visit the video *HERE*

Rhado’s Run-through can be found *HERE*

Mind you, this is for the base game… but the point here is to see how the game is played… hehe.

Slickerdrips run-through of a solo play of the Deluxe Master Set can be found *HERE* Ohhhhhh… this game looks so great on the table!!!  ??

And finally, if you’d like to see a comprehensive list of everything included in this amazing mega-inclusive deluxe extravaganza… visit the original Kickstarter page *HERE*

A quick side note before I wrap up.

Some of the cards apparently contained errors. As per their usual solid accommodation, Board and Dice will ship replacement cards to all owners of the game free of charge.

I recently received an update from the publisher and for those who have purchased the game here and would like to obtain the fix pack, simply visit this website and add the free fix pack to your cart:

No need to purchase anything else at that time… just add the free fix pack to your cart and check out.  No need to even enter payment information… done!  If you have any trouble, please let me know.  Also, if you are purchasing this game from me after 1 JAN 2020, I should have the fix-packs in hand for my remaining copies by then and will ship one with each game; so you’ll be all set!

Again – I will send specifics to each buyer via email… as per my standard procedures 😉

Snowdonia Summary Statement (and other alliterative thoughts)

Deluxe Master Set.

The name says it all.

You are the type of gamer that wants to have it all… and NSKN literally put it all in one ginormous and amazing box! Game On! If you enjoy worker placement, laying train tracks, and engine building goodness (pun intended)… And, you really love deluxe components and having every dang expansion that’s out there… in a box that can be used as part of your Pilates biceps routine… then this game is for you!

You already know I HAD to have this game… now you just need to figure out if you need it too!


Ages: 10+
Players: 1 – 5
Play Time: 30 – 90 minutes
Publisher: NSKN Games
SKU: Board and Dice 002
Selling in the vicinity of $100 on eBay
at the time of this listing (NOV 2019)
Our Price: $76.50
Link to BGG:


So sorry... this game is SOLD OUT 😢


Snowdonia Deluxe Master SetSnowdonia Deluxe Master Set!!!  Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!

Snowdonia is a competitive or solitaire worker placement game, lovingly crafted around the idea of building railways in Wales, and – with multiple other scenarios – around the world.

Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set contains the Snowdonia base game as well as all previously released promo cards and scenarios, along with five new scenarios: The Bluebell Railway, The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, The Mount Hakone Electric Railway, The Wye Valley Tourer, and The Malta Railway. This set also includes an automa (Botdell), designed by Dávid Turczi, along with a number of designer trains which are new to the Deluxe Master Set.


Snowdonia: Bayerische Zugspitzbahn
Snowdonia: Britannia Bridge
Snowdonia: Candace Camille
Snowdonia: Card 31 of 30
Snowdonia: Essen 2012 Promo Cards
Snowdonia: Jungfraubahn & Mount Washington
Snowdonia: Lost Train Promo Card
Snowdonia: Mrs Larkin’s Washing Machine
Snowdonia: Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel
Snowdonia: Puffing Billy
Snowdonia: Rolling Stock #1
Snowdonia: Seasons
Snowdonia: Supply Wagon/Cannon
Snowdonia: The Battlepuppy Express
Snowdonia: The Daffodil Line (the full set of cards found in the first print run; there were less cards for it in the Trans-Australian Railway & The Daffodil Line printing)
Snowdonia: The Lord Mayor’s State Coach
Snowdonia: The Necropolis Railway & Neuhauser Bockerlbahn
Snowdonia: The North Pole & The Great Bridge Scrapyard Promo Tile
Snowdonia: The Siege of Petersburg / The Channel Tunnel 1881
Snowdonia: Trans-Australian Railway & The Daffodil Line
Snowdonia: Wagons Expansion

Also includes promo cards that were previously print and play only (these were Kickstarter stretch goals):
Princess Margaret Rose
The Bought At Auction Loco
No. 11 Prototype Engine
The Breakdown Crane
The Utility Loco
Santa’s Sleigh
The Camoflaged Loco

The Great Old One
The Coal Train
The Downbound Train
Sen’s Train
The Scarecrow
The Falkland Island Express
The Birthday Train
Terraforming Engine

Thomas the W*** Engine
The Unreliable Engine
The Coal Train
The Luggage (and this one will be altered, sorry)
The Son of God
The Guvnor’s Engine
The Love Train
Conveyor Belt.

AND everything else…EVERYTHING Tony ever published/designed for campaigns/scribbled on envelopes etc!

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 11.5 × 6 in

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