EB Pronto™
Version 2.0

"I'm absolutely blown away by the content of this game. The attention to detail is phenomenal and the design is just over the top. It flows so well with the way the game is played; every convenience seems to be present and accounted for." -Chris M.

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EB Pronto Build a desktop railroad empire right now with Empire Builder Pronto™. Your favorite "crayon rail" board games can now be played on computer, tablet, and smartphone.

Play 1) vs. the computer AI, 2) hotseat, 3) solo, or 4) social gaming: via your home network, live online, or via email.

Detailed EBP feature list | game rules

Try this Empire Builder® app free for 30 days: all the familiar crayon colors are inside. Register after the free-trial period for just $35.

The download below includes the classic USA game map free:

EBP.ZIP (approx. 2.5M; 5.4M after installation)
EASY INSTALL Experienced users can simply unzip the download file into a new folder, and run EBP.EXE.

An experienced Windows user can download + unzip + run + start-a-game in less than 15 seconds.

Or, for a more deliberate approach, see the detailed install instructions.

After installing, to run the program, click on the program's icon on your desktop, or find EBP in the Windows list of "All Programs". For other basic information, view the README.TXT file.

WINDOWS SMARTSCREEN If you see "Windows protected your PC" this is merely Microsoft telling you it's seeing EBP on your computer for the first time. This is normal for a download. Click "More Info" and "Run Anyway" to tell Windows you want to run the game.
DESKTOP ICON EBP icon If the program's icon does not appear on your Windows desktop, create one manually: right click on an empty area of your Desktop, and select New, Shortcut. When Windows prompts for the location of the item, enter the path to where you installed the program, such as C:\EBP\EBP.EXE
SIMPLE UNINSTALL Didn't care for the game? If you installed EBP into its own folder/subdirectory, such as C:\EBP, to uninstall simply delete that folder/subdirectory.

REGISTRATION BENEFITS EBP's registration fee is just $35. Registration entitles you to the following benefits:
Runs on most computing devices made since 2010:
  • desktop/laptop running Microsoft Windows (98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.), or
  • tablet with Windows 8 or newer, or
  • smartphone with Windows 10 or newer
  • EBP also runs under Linux via Wine, or on a Mac via Parallels or Vmware Fusion
  • iOS and Android devices via Windows Access
  • autoscales to your display: 800 x 600 up through 8K UHD 7680 x 4320
  • mouse or touch screen
MISSING DLL If your device reports a missing DLL or component when you attempt to run EBP, do the following:
  • 1) download VBRUN60.EXE (approx. 1000k)
  • 2) run the downloaded copy of VBRUN60.EXE and answer Yes when asked "Would you like to install the Visual Basic 6.0 run time files?"
  • 3) if problems persist, review the information in this EBP FAQ


Want to modify or create your own game maps? Visit the EBPEdit map editor page.

ebXXX Alternate Maps

For a fun, new challenge, play on an alternate map! Currently available are USA+Mexico, Europe, Australia, Japan, New York City, Great Britain, Colorado, Russia, India, The Moon, China, Mars, and Canada; more maps are routinely in development.

alternate maps in computer format


Try another of our train games: computer version of Rail Baron®

How to Order

EBP CD Ultra Trouble downloading? You can get a copy on CD, or register a copy you already have via these order forms:

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Ordering details/instructions

ICI logoMayfair logo Empire Builder® is a trademark of Mayfair Games, and used here under license. The software and alternate maps described here are not products of Mayfair Games. EB Pronto, EBP, EBPEdit, ebXXX map names, the EBP logo and Rail Baron are trademarks of Intersystem Concepts, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Use of the Porter steam locomotive photo courtesy of the B&O Railroad Museum.
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