In The Great Heartland Hauling Co. players take on the role of medium haul Midwest truck drivers doing their best to make a living by hauling goods for big suppliers. Players truck to various locations around America’s Heartland, picking up and dropping off goods using matching cards from their hands. Most locations have native goods that require fewer cards to load; other locations may pay a premium for those goods but may also require more fuel – and time – to get there with the cargo. With limited space in each trailer and only five cards in hand at a time, players will have to expertly manage their resources, as well as play the odds and press their luck to be the best trucker on the road.
The Great Heartland Hauling Co. will offer a lot of replay value through the use of cards to create a variable board set-up each game. The game will include 60 goods cubes, 4 wooden trucks, and 46 resource cards – required for pick-up and delivery – that are drawn from a shared draft board, as well as 20 fuel cards, which are used to move about the Heartland.
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“Overall, Heartland Hauling is a welcome addition to the Dice Hate Me Games family. It’s accessible yet deep, and should provide hours of fun for you and your convoy. As they say around our table when playing this game: ‘Go Pig or Go home.’”
-Eric Leath, guest review on littlemetaldog.com
“The Great Heartland Hauling Co. is a truly excellent little game. It’s such a smart and elegant system, and I’m continually impressed with it the more I play. The core mechanic is probably the most elemental pick-and-deliver system that I’ve ever seen. You basically just spend cards to load up to 8 cubes on your truck, then you move around and spend more cards to unload them elsewhere for points. It’s so simple and quick to ”pick up” (see what I did there?), but it still seems to have a great bit of depth for how short it is.”
-Chris Norwood, gamerchris.com
“If you are looking for a light pick-up and deliver game with focus on resource management that can offer a wide variety of different playing experiences that includes randomized set up, look no further than The Great Heartland Hauling Co. It is sure to take you and your friends on a wonderful gaming journey.”
-Cyrus Kirby, fathergeek.com