Trick of the Rails, themed on the rise of the American railway period, combines 18xx-like portfolio management and trick tacking. Players collect Stock and make companies more valuable by laying rails.
The game alternates between stock rounds and operating rounds. In stock rounds the cards played become shares for the players. In operating rounds the cards become track for the companies. Each company will get a train, which will determine how many track cards they can count for profit and in the end, the player with the highest value wins!