Rails 2.0 (Experimental):
- 13 Aug 2014: Rails 2.0 alpha 6 is released. For testing only!
Another alpha release with lots of bug fixes. Remark: Most reported Bugs from previous 2.0 Alpha releases are still open.
The alpha release is available via Webstart here.
Rails 1.x (Stable):
- 03 Aug 2014: Rails 1.8.10 is released. Use this to play 1880.
- 19 Jul 2014: Rails 1.7.13 is released. Best for all other games.
Rails is a program that lets you play the 18xx series of board games. Rails supports hotseat mode and can act as a moderator to speed up face-to-face games. We plan to support an AI, play-by-email and network play. As Rails is made using Java, it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The first 18xx games were designed by Francis Tresham. There are many 18xx games and large list of game designers. The 18xx genre is kept alive by the many folks subscribed to the Yahoo 18xx mailing list.
Get the all versions of Rails from SourceForge.
For receiving updates on each new release, join the rails-announce mailing list.
Users of Rails can join the rails-users mailing list for getting help, discussing rules questions, or coordinating PBEM games.
For more information about this project, please go to the SourceForge project page.