Heritage Line

Are you a steam train enthusiast?  Or do you just like trains generally?
In either case, here's a board game designed with you in mind...

Welcome to 'Northman Board Games'

We take great pleasure in presenting the fifth in our AVENTYR series of board games.


Just picture the scene.  You have just started as a steam locomotive driver working for the Lanton Snibble Heritage Railway.  It's what you've wanted all your life, and now, your dream has come true.
You didn't realise when you first started but there is quite a bit of rivalry amongst the other drivers. The reason for this is that the one that carries the most passengers on any particular day gets the great honour of having their photograph put up above the ticket office window for all to see. Everyone wants that accolade. It might just lead to fame and fortune or, at very least, a couple of pounds extra and a packet of chocolate biscuits with your next pay packet...

As you venture around the board, you will come across various hazards that will slow your journey along the lines. You might come upon a car broken down on a crossing or some sheep wandering around on the track. You could find yourself approaching the Branch Line Stations of Vexingstanley or Horton Heatherslaw then, suddenly, be diverted far away. Conversely, you might find extra passengers unexpectedly getting on your train or have a top up with water or coal meaning you can continue even farther afield. There are many twists and turns providing fun and laughter along the way.

You don't need to know anything about trains to play it.

This is a game for 2-6 players normally, but more can play if everyone can fit around the table.
One person may play it by themselves. Record the score and compare it to previous games.
A 40 turn game takes about 15-20 minutes per person, so it won't take up a lot of time and get boring, like some other board games. You can restrict it to 30 turns for an even quicker game.
It's suitable for kids of 8 years plus and adults and, because it's quite fast moving, it seems to hold the attention of young ones well.
The board artwork has some interesting and sometimes unexpected things to look at.

The price you see below buys the box containing the game board, 24 game play cards, 6 coloured counters, 2 x 6 sided dice, 1 x 4 sided dice and 1 x 20 sided dice.
What is not included in the box however, are the combined score/turn sheet and the 'How to play' sheet. These are necessary to play the game and are available to download free of charge by clicking on the links below. 

'How to play' sheet  Heritage Line (2 x A4 sides)   


Score / turn recording sheet for all AVENTYR series games. 


Please feel free to download these before you buy to see how easy the game is to play and to make sure that it's suitable for your needs.

Being less expensive than a mediocre meal out for two, you’ll find that buying any of these games will be money well spent as it will provide many occasions where family and friends sit around a table to play, chat and laugh with each other.

It’s time to reconnect with people…

Now, where’s the pizza delivery number…?

Designer : The Northman
Release Date : 11th May 2020
Game Category : Board Games
Genre :
Players : 1 - 6
Age Rating : 5+
Game Playtime : < 30 mins
Components :
  • Wrapped Quad-Fold Board
    • Square Game Box
    • 16mm White Spot Dice
    • Opaque Yellow D4 Dice
    • Opaque Yellow D20 Dice
    • 63 x63 Playing Cards
    • Halma Pawn Black
    • Halma Pawn Blue
    • Halma Pawn Green
    • Halma Pawn Red
    • Halma Pawn White
    • Halma Pawn Yellow