Highways & Byways is ready for blind play-testing. Photos are not final. Much of the art is still to come!
Highways & Byways is a casual family game.
You and your college friends race across the United States in your first used car. You’re on a mission to explore all places beautiful and forgotten before the fall semester!
Plan your route by selectively choosing byways to travel. Then travel across the country a little bit every day, planning around highway construction, moody weather, and your car’s pesky tendency to break down!
Highways & Byways is great for board gaming couples and families. It takes only 10 minutes to learn, yet there are multiple paths to victory. Don’t let the simplicity fool you – it’s also very replayable!
Featured Game Mechanics
Point-to-Point Movement: At its heart, Highways & Byways is about traveling and exploration. You do this by moving around on the board along fixed points, like in Risk or Pandemic.
Card Drafting: This is how you plot your course. All players take turn drawing their destinations from a small pool of cards. This will feel familiar to Ticket to Ride players.
Variable Player Powers: Every player gets a unique car that comes with special abilities. These abilities range from immunity from certain bad events to moving faster on certain days.
Hand Management: Are you more afraid of mechanical failure or bad weather? Each player has the ability to determine their fate by deciding what to plan for – and what not to plan for!
Action Point Allowance System: Driving all day long can be a hassle. You can take breaks to swap out your Event Cards.
1 Rulebook, 8 pages
72 Byway Cards
48 Event Cards
10 Construction Cards
4 Reference Cards
64 Travel Markers
4 Home Markers
4 Car Pieces
4 Plastic Stands
1 Plastic Bag