A 9km long narrow gauge rack railway, the Jungfraubahn runs from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch (3,454m above sea level), between the Bernese Oberland and Valais in Switzerland.

The railway runs almost entirely within a tunnel (the Jungfrau Tunnel) which is built into the Eiger and the Mönch mountains and which contains two stations built so that passengers can disembark and enjoy the views through windows built into the mountainsides.

Construction began in 1896, and within two years the railway ran as far as the Eigergletscher railway station at the foot of the Eiger mountain. By 1903 the railway ran to the Eigerwand station, and by two years later ran as far as the Eismeer station. In 1912 a station opened at the Jungfraujoch, a saddle connecting the peaks of the Junfrau, and 25 years later the Sphinx Observatory opened.

Because the yellow player's cubes are used to represent dynamite, this scenario is limited to a maximum of four players.

Track layout

Stations in detail

Hotel Bellevue des Alpes

This stunning and historic hotel, which dates back to 1840, is located in the Kleine Scheidigg pass, and was formed by the merger of two competing hotels - the Hotel des Alpes and the Hotel Bellevue.

Player count : ALL
Build spaces :
Surveyor pts :

Kleine Scheidigg

Literally a 'minor watershed', Kleine Scheidigg is a mountain pass between the Eiger and Lauberhorn peaks. The railway station is situated at the top of the pass and acts as the lower terminus of the Jungfraubahn.

Player count :
Build spaces : 6
Surveyor pts : -15

3 rubble (excavation) - 3 points
3 rubble (excavation) - 3 points
4 stone - 9 points
3 stone - 6 points
2 stone - 4 points
2 stone - 3 points

Eigergletscher

The last station on the line in the open air, before the railway enters the tunnel to the summit, it opened on 19th September 1898

Player count :
Build spaces : 6
Surveyor pts : -10

4 rubble (excavation) - 5 points
4 rubble (excavation) - 5 points
3 stone - 7 points
3 stone - 6 points
1 steel bar - 8 points
1 steel bar - 7 points

Eigernordwand

As with the Eismeer station a little further uphill, the sole purpose of this station is a short stop to allow passengers to enjoy the view through a number of windows carved into the rock face.

Player count : ALL
Build spaces : 6
Surveyor pts : -6

6 rubble (excavation) - 8 points
6 rubble (excavation) - 7 points
3 rubble (excavation) - 5 points
3 rubble (excavation) - 4 points
1 steel bar - 8 points
1 steel bar - 7 points

Eismeer

The uphill service stops at Eismeer (literally 'Sea of Ice') for five minutes to allow passengers to enjoy the view through a window around 8m long and 1m high, halfway up the face of the tunnel. The windows were placed in holes made during construction to excavate rock - the windows are occasionally used today as access points for climbers and rescue parties.

Player count :
Build spaces : 6
Surveyor pts : -3

6 rubble (excavation) - 9 points
6 rubble (excavation) - 8 points
2 stone - 5 points
2 stone - 3 points
1 steel bar - 8 points
1 steel bar - 7 points

Jungfraujoch

At 3,454m above sea level, this is the highest railway station in Europe - inaugurated on 1st August 1912, the service from Kleine Scheidigg takes around 50 minutes to ascend, and 35 minutes to return downhill.

Player count :
Build spaces : 6
Surveyor pts : 1

4 rubble (excavation) - 6 points
4 rubble (excavation) - 6 points
2 rubble (excavation) - 4 points
4 stone - 10 points
1 steel bar - 9 points
1 steel bar - 8 points

Sphinx Observatory

Named after the ' Sphinx', the rocky summit on which it is located, the Sphinx Observatory is one of the highest observatories in the world. Reached via an elevator from the Jungfraujoch station, the open viewing deck is open to the public, offering views of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks.

Player count :
Build spaces : 5
Surveyor pts : 8

2 rubble (excavation) - 4 points
2 rubble (excavation) - 5 points
7 stone - 16 points
4 stone - 9 points
2 steel bars - 16 points

Scenario trains

Trains in detail

No. 8 Snowplow

Whenever the owner carries out the Excavate action, the Labourer excavates at 1 more than the current Excavation Work Rate. The total can exceed the maximum rate on the board.

No. 9 Foundry Loco

Whenever the owner uses the Works action, the Labourer may perform up to 5 conversions instead of the usual 3. The types of action depend on the scenario being played.

Scenario contract cards

Contract cards in detail

Contract no. 1

Contract terms
Move 5 of your ownership markers from completed non-excavation building sites.

Bonus effect
Immediately convert 2 Iron Ore from your personal supply into 1 Steel Bar once or twice. Put the Iron Ore into the Bag.

Type : Building bonus
Effect location : C
Points : 15

Contract no. 2

Contract terms
Move 4 of your ownership markers from completed non-excavation building sites.

Bonus effect
(After all other excavations) Turn over the next incomplete Jungfrau Track card and deal with it. Remove the Track card from the game.

Type : Building bonus
Effect location : B
Points : 10

Contract no. 3

Contract terms
Move 5 of your ownership markers from completed non-excavation building sites.

Bonus effect
After all other Excavate Actions has been resolved you may excavate completely the next space with Rubble in it (Track card or BUilding site). This carddoes not do anything if the next space is a Jungfraubahn Track card - it only affects the next Track card or Building site with at least one Rubble cube on it.

Type : Building bonus
Effect location : A
Points : 6

Contract no. 5

Contract terms
Move 2 of your ownership markers from completed excavation and/or non-excavation building sites, 1 of your ownership markers from a completed Track card, and 4 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Draw the top two cards from the Contract Card Deck. You may keep this card or one of the cardsyou have drawn. Discard the other two cards.

Type : Building, Track and Excavation bonus
Effect location : F
Points : 14

Contract no. 6

Contract terms
Move 12 rubble pieces from your personal supply and 1 of your ownership markers from a completed Track card.

Bonus effect
Whenever you take a Build Action (E) this Round you may use 3 Iron Ore as if it was a Steel Bar.

Type : Track and Excavation bonus
Effect location : E
Points : 22

Contract no. 7

Contract terms
Move 8 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Whenever you take a Stock Yard Action this Round, you may take two additional cubes (the one Coal per Labourer limit still applies).

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : E
Points : 11

Contract no. 8

Contract terms
Move 8 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Immediately move your Surveyor 1 Station further along.

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : G
Points : 11

Contract no. 9

Contract terms
Move 6 rubble pieces from your personal supply and 1 of your ownership markers from a completed Track card.

Bonus effect
Take one Dynamite from supply.

Type : Track and Excavation bonus
Effect location : C
Points : 14

Contract no. 18

Contract terms
Move 11 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Swap the Weather disc in the middle position on the Weather Track with one of your choice from the general supply. (This weather will be used at the start of the next Round)

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : G
Points : 14

Contract no. 20

Contract terms
Move 7 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Immediately take any 2 cubes from the Stock Yard (one Coal maximum).

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : A
Points : 10

Contract no. 21

Contract terms
Move 16 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
You may discard this card instead of a Steel Bar when required to pay for train maintenance.

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : Train Maintenance
Points : 21

Contract no. 22

Contract terms
Move 11 rubble pieces from your personal supply.

Bonus effect
Take the Start Player marker. The marker cannot move again this Round.

Type : Excavation bonus
Effect location : A
Points : 14

Contract no. 23

Contract terms
Move 2 of your ownership markers from completed Dynamite excavation cards.

Bonus effect
Immediately take any 2 cubes from the Stock Yard (one Coal maximum).

Type : Dynamite excavation bonus
Effect location : A
Points : 31

Contract no. 24

Contract terms
Move 1 of your ownership markers from a completed Track card.

Bonus effect
Take one Dynamite from supply.

Type : Track bonus
Effect location : C
Points : 4

Contract no. 25

Contract terms
Move 3 of your ownership markers from completed Dynamite excavation cards.

Bonus effect
Whenever you take a Build Action (E) this Round you may use 3 Iron Ore as if it was a Steel Bar.

Type : Dynamte excavation bonus
Effect location : E
Points : 15

Contract no. 26

Contract terms
Move 2 of your ownership markers from completed Track cards.

Bonus effect
Whenever you take the Excavate Action this Round take double the number of Rubble Cubes (Work Rate plus any bonuses).

Type : Track bonus
Effect location : B
Points : 15

Contract no. 27

Contract terms
If the player has this Contract card, score 3 victory points per Dynamite cube in your personal supply at the end of the game.

Bonus effect
Immediately move your Surveyor 1 Station further along.

Type : Dynamite bonus
Effect location : G
Points : 15

Contract no. 28

Contract terms
If the player has this Contract card, score 3 victory points per building site with a Steel bar requirement that you have completed at the end of the game.

Bonus effect
Immediately move one of your placed Labourers to any different, empty, Action space.

Type : Steel bar bonus
Effect location : G
Points : 23

Contract no. 30

Contract terms
Move 8 of your ownership markers from completed non-excavation building sites.

Bonus effect
You may ignore the limit on taking Coal from the Stock Yard this Round.

Type : Track bonus
Effect location :
Points : 21

Scenario action spaces

Action spaces in detail

Weather card

Weather remains the same as for the base game, except that fog becomes snow (snow is also triggered when a Snow event is encountered on the Event track).

Event card

At step 8, re-process the Weatehr, using the top card of the draw deck.