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In Railz! BLITZ, you have to play fast and smart.
The objective in Railz! is to complete loops of railway tracks by moving tiles around on the board.
To move a tile, first select the tile by clicking on it. Then click on any empty space on the board to move it to the new location.
After a tile is moved, a new replacement tile will be placed at the old location.
You score each time you complete a loop. The bigger the loop, the more points you score.
Tiles forming the loop will be removed from the board.
Perhaps the best way to learn how to play this game is to watch a replay.
It is possible for a replacement tile to complete a loop and you will still earn points for that. Make this part of your strategy.
You score each time you complete a loop of railway track. The bigger the loop (measured by the number of tiles used to complete the loop), the higher the score. The score increases exponentially with the number of tiles to reward risk-taking (please refer to the table below):
Gentle Reminder: the objective of the game is to complete loops of railway tracks, not just to connect the longest track!
Tiles containing a dollar sign are special Bonus Tiles that cannot be moved once placed on the board. These tiles improve your score when you include them in a loop - each Bonus Tile is counted as three tiles for the purpose of scoring. Therefore, if you complete a loop consisting of four tiles and one of them is a Bonus Tile, your score will be based on six tiles (instead of the usual four), giving you a +10 instead of the normal +4.
Bonus Tiles are double-edged swords - they can help you earn higher scores but they can also obstruct your path to completing loops since they cannot be moved.Broken Railway Tiles
You can move these tiles around normally but they are worthless - they cannot be used to complete railway loops since they contain, well, broken tracks. As play progresses, you will find your available empty space on the board reducing because of these broken railway tracks. In order to remove these tiles, you must arrange them in a loop that consists of only Broken Railway tiles (no mixing with other types).
Broken Railway Tiles are completely useless. Sad but true.
Unlike in the CLASSIC version, in this BLITZ version of Railz! you will not run out of replacement tiles. However, you are given only five (5) minutes to play a game. You gain some extra time (45 seconds) when you complete a loop (regardless of the size of the loop). The game ends when you run out of time.
The game will also end if you cannot move any tile, for eg. there are no more empty space on the board, or there are no moveable tiles on the board (ie, all the tiles you have on the board are special tiles).
Keep calm! If you are running out of time, try to complete a loop quickly to gain extra time.