Miguel Strogoff is a racing game based on the book Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar, written by Jules Verne. Each player is a courier for the Tzar and must deliver an important message to the Tzar’s brother in Irkustk before a traitor arrives there. The goal of the game is to be the first to arrive to Irkustk and to defeat the traitor before he can kill the Tzar’s brother.
The trip is made along a series of spaces that represent different areas in Russia, the Urals and Siberia. Every turn the player has to decide whether to advance to a new space, rest in order to refill energy, draw cards, or cope with the perils encountered on previous turns. This is a competitive game, but if no one arrives Irkustk on time to fight the traitor, all the players lose the game.