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Category: Board Games
Author: Alan Moon
Publish Year: 1990
Restockable: No
Type: Boxed Game


Airlines is a game of network-building and speculation.

The game board is a network of cities connected by routes. Each route has one or more circles on it, indicating the number of different airlines that may use the route before it becomes closed. Each route is drawn in one of five different styles of line, indi- cating which region the route belongs to.

There are nine airlines in the game, each identified by a color and a (meaningless) three-letter code, each having a stock of markers that are used to indicate routes that the airline controls. Each airline can fly in a specific set of regions.

Finally, there are two decks of cards. The stock cards represent shares of stock in each of the nine airlines, and the flight cards allow airlines to expand along routes--if the number on the card is high enough for the length of the route, and if the card's border matches the region that the route is in.