In Railroad Ink, the dice are rolled each round and up to six players use the results to create Routes across their maps. Players each start with a dry-erase Board and a Marker. The Board contains the main grid that players will be drawing their Routes on, with alternating entry points connecting to cities off the map. The Board also has a handy reminder of what possible results are on the Route Dice that are used during the game. Players can take advantage of Special Routes when they need to make a power move or get out of a jam. Finally, there are spaces on the Board to work out your score at the end of the game.