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[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

18xx set in France and Belgium. Nationalized railways, loans, and low initial capitalization
make it sound a lot like ’56, but there are significant differences. For one, the stock market
is less volatile – growth is based upon an earnings requirement. Train efficacy is (at first) based
upon distance rather than cities serviced. There are TWO nationalization options. Electric and
High Speed trains (which don’t worry about the distance factor).
(from deep thought)
1826 is a railroad operations and share trading board game in the 18xx series, set in France and Belgium. It was first published …

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

18xx game set on the Isle of Wight.

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[16 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

18xx game, set in Shikoku Japan. Very tight terrain with fewer trains. Emphasizes the cutthroat nature of a simple (1830 based) ‘xx game.

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
1853  (Video Review)

This is the Indian sub-continent (British Imperial India) member of the 18xx family of games. It is billed as A game for engineers who’ve had enough of the financiers! It involves five-foot-six and meter gauges, hills, mountains and the Himalayas, contract bids and government mails. The technical challenges of building a railroad network in difficult country stand on a par with the financial market manipulation which usually dominates the 18xx games.

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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Railroad Barons (Video Review)

Individual companies are no longer the focus, but large holding companies which add more and more new railways to their portfolios.

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[26 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
1835 (Video Review)

Players seek to make the most money by buying and selling stock in various rail companies located on a German map

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[8 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
1830 (Video Review)

Not the first 18xx game, but perhaps the most iconic.

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[16 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
1861 (Video Review)

18xx set in Russia. Allows stock conversions and mergers.

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[6 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Long View: 18xx

The Long View

For this episode of The Long View, I’m joined by Eric Brosius and Joe Huber as we discuss the 18xx family of games. What makes them so compelling? How should you approach these heavy-weight games? Find out all of this and more, in this episode of The Long View.
Thanks, as always, to 2d6.org for hosting and supporting The Long View. Thank you for listening!
In addition, here are two links that are mentioned in the episode for your reference.

Why Groups of New Players Often Struggle With 18XX
1846 — a …

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[12 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
18AL (Review & Play Through)

Very similar to 1830 in feel.