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Trainyard has the best user review scores on the entire App Store!

+ Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
+ Smooth difficulty curve
+ 100 main puzzles and over 50 bonus puzzles
+ Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
+ Puzzle editor: create your own puzzles
+ Retina display support
+ Easily share your unique solutions on
+ Looks GREAT on the iPad
+ Engineered for low battery usage
+ Colour-blind mode
+ Game Center support
+ A year in the making
+ Developed in my spare time (support indie games!)

[NOTE: there is a bug in iOS 8 where the game will freeze after a puzzle. To fix it, press Credits -> Rate It. You do not need to actually rate the game, just pressing that button will fix it. Sorry! ]

Stuck on a puzzle? Visit where there are over *1.5 million* player-submitted solutions.

Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

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Developed by Matt Rix (

Proudly made in Canada.

Think you beat the whole game? Try to solve all the bonus puzzles! Done that? Try to match the track counts on

Trainyard makes use of these excellent libraries:

+ Cocos2D-iPhone by Ricardo Quesada
+ XAuthTwitterEngine by Aral Balkan
+ Twitter+OAuth code by Ben Gottlieb
+ MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell
+ ASIHTTPRequest by All-Seeing Interactive
+ SFHFKeychainUtils by Buzz Andersen
+ TouchXML by Jonathan Wight
+ FMDB by Flying Meat Inc.

What's New in Version 1.66

+ Make your own puzzles!
+ Achievements
+ Game Center
+ Universal (works on iPad)
+ New puzzles
+ Hundreds of other bug fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews

Simply frustrating, simply wonderful

This game is extremely easy to learn and the initial tracks / puzzles are trivial. It lures you in with this simplicity. Over time as you progress from one city to the next, the puzzles increase in complexity and fun. Oh, a few of the puzzles with frustrate you and you'll put down the game... Just so you know, that is the best thing you can do. With some of the puzzles, the greatest hurdle to overcome is yourself. Stepping back and thinking about it can help more than endlessly laying track to solve the same puzzle. I have set this game down more than once and have also swore at the game (not that it ever responded or got offended). Once the frustration left me and I started to think clearly again, the solution to many of the tracks became clear. For most people, this is not a great game for plowing through all of the puzzles in a single sitting.

I "beat" the game a few minutes ago and was rewarded with more tracks (bonus levels). Between the bonus levels and the user created levels, it will be difficult for most people to run out of new levels to enjoy. I do not have a single legitimate complaint toward this game. I hope to see more tracks added to the game in the future!

tl;dr: Very fun/hard game, in doses.

Awesome Game 👍🏆👍🏆👍🏆👍

Just finished Trainyard Express this evening and although I have another great freebie game I'm playing right now............. I had to go ahead and buy the full version Trainyard!!!! It's not often I find games that get me hooked but this is one 😜that I find hard to put down!!!
I highly recommend it to puzzle lovers and everyone👍🎉🏆!!!!!!!
I am very impressed at how long I can play it without killing my phone battery!! It's very visually pleasing as well as challenging had nice audio effects to go with it!!! I can't say enough great things about this game!!!
Although I just started the full, paid version I'm already loving it and have not had one single problem with it!! I just wanted to mention that after noticing that other posters complained about it freezing etc!!
PI sure hope Matt Rix comes up with another great game to keep us busy after Trainyard.......kudos 👏🏆to you Matt and all who were involved in the creation and development of this fantastic game!!! Thank you for Trainyard❗🎈😉👌

Great game, but... again...

I LOVE logic games, and this one - Train Yard - doesn't disappoint! It starts out seeming very simple, and it is. The concepts are easy to grasp and the results satisfying. Then the levels of difficulty begin to increase until it gets downright hard - but in a good way!
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because, (starting out on TrainYard EX) I made it through the first five levels and was ready to start New Brunswick (6) when a large white rectangle popped up covering most of the screen! The problem is it's BLANK!

I'm assuming it's an ad, either for this one , the $.99 level or telling me I've completed all the free levels and it's time to move up to the $.99 level.
What's frustrating is that I first just assumed random glitchy ad and deleted and reloaded the game thinking that might clear it. Then I stayed up until 2 am playing all 5 levels again only to have the same thing happen! Grrr!
Please fix this!!! It's the only thing keeping you from a 5 star rating!!

So, I bought this game, (the $.99 level just called TrainYard). I'm hopeful!

Okay, an edit/update is required... I just completed this game, and it did the very same thing. So disappointing. Now I have to delete them both, AND I'm out the $.99.

Don't get me wrong, the game is totally worth the money and I didn't have a problem spending it, but it's worth noting if it doesn't work. Please fix!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.66
  • Size: 8.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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