A brand-new game in collaboration with Transport for London, Race the Rails is where players must race to build Zone 1 of the London Underground by placing tiles on the board.

Make connections and lay famous landmarks to earn Scoring Tokens and win the game. It’s the latest in London Underground themed games from Gibsons, who signed an extended official license last year.

A game for 2-8 players, Race the Rails has been certified by the Good Play Guide and is aimed at players aged 8 and up.

The game can be bought directly from Gibsons here, or from Amazon here.

There are now nine products in their TfL range which includes four jigsaw puzzles and three family games.

Gibsons is a family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company founded in London in 1919.


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  1. MilesT says:

    This sounds a bit like the old Games Workshop board game “Railway Rivals”.

    In fact, I think it would be possible to draw up a London Tube/rail playing board to be used with Railway Rival rules, with minor amends for cost to cross the Thames (bridge/tunnel) and something to replace mountains.

    And I bet now someone will tell me it’s already beein done (want it!)

    • Chris says:

      I’m happy to confirm that it has, though only as photocopied hand-drafted maps rather than as a proper reusable wipe-clean playing board. Fans made literally hundreds of such maps; see, for instance, this web page. Many of them have been scanned and are available to download, though not the London Underground one.

    • Chris says:

      Found it! …and then, a few seconds later, remembered that someone was looking for it, and that someone was you.


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