The directions posted here are not
the directions for Thomas Tracks and Trestles game- they seem to be directions for the Thomas Making Tracks game. Anyhow, I found the Thomas Tracks and Trestles game at a local thrift shop without the directions, but otherwise looks to be pretty complete. The box includes:
- Game board
- 6 game tokens(Thomas & Friends)
- 6 plastic token bases
- Rules (not in mine)
My online research hasn't yet turned up the directions, although I did see a comment stating that you can email Briarpatch asking for the directions and that they will supposedly send them to you. I also found a lot of reference to this game being likened to Chutes & Ladders. My 4 y/o and I tried it tonight, using Chutes & Ladders rules (meaning the green paths are "ladders" that you can use to shortcut the track, and the red paths with the Troublesome Trucks are the "snakes" that bump you back). This worked out pretty well, using, of course, the spinner to determine moves. When you get to the roundhouse in the middle of the board, spin and follow the direction of the number you get--so spinning 1, 2, 4, or 6 means you win the game, while spinning 3 or 5 takes you back to the track via the Troublesome Trucks. We had a pretty good time; just remember that like all Chutes & Ladders type games, there is a potential for the game to go ON and ON, so be prepared!