504 is a game that creates 504 different games out of one box. The game consists of nine modules:
Module 1: Pick-Up & Deliver
Module 2: Race
Module 3: Privileges
Module 4: Military
Module 5: Exploration
Module 6: Roads
Module 7: Majorities
Module 8: Production
Module 9: Shares
In each single game, you take three different modules from the nine available and assemble them in any order you like to create a new game. (504 = 9 * 8 * 7 = the number of distinct permutations of three items from a set of nine. The order of the three game modules is significant, and modules cannot be repeated.) For example, you can play:
a racing game that expands through exploration with technology improving the racing or exploration (World "253").
an 18XX-style stock game with network building for income and production sites to provide workers for the road building (World "968").
a war game with a pick-up and deliver economy and bonus scoring from majorities ("World 417").
Each single game takes from 30 to 120 minutes to play.
RDTN Episode 77 – Fortress Around Your Heart: A visit from the Podfather – Stephen Buonocore, Game Day with Pete and Scott
TDT # 403 - Box Size
In this show, we discuss Brew Crafters, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Dominion: Adventures, and Stockpile. Brian talks about Horse Racing Games, Table for Two about dancing, Bill about tournaments, Geoff about Entropy, and a new solitaire gaming segment! We hear a tale of Horror AND more about gaming at the South Pole. Tom talks about several upcoming games, such as 7 Wonders: Duel, 504, and City Mania; and we finish the show talking about whether or not box size affects our purchasing decisions.