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I have 1830, 1870, 1856 and 1833. Of them, I think 1830 is the most suitable for new players. It contains the basics of the game: Private companies Track building Route optimization Company management Stock manipulations If you want a simpler game, you can ignore the private companies. Lower the starting money a bit if you like. I have played with and ...


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Not to my knowledge. One thing I've done to assist with this problem is to use a pile of D6's of a couple different colors. Place a D6 on each city of one color to represent your smallest train and work your way up to your largest. When you are finished, pick up the D6's generating your total run profit as you go. Towards the end of the game, we usually ...


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1830: Take a Ride on the Reading Classic 1830 with the addition of the Reading variant. This variant can be downloaded from Boardgame Geek. It adds a new company, the Reading, which competes with the Pennsy. More importantly it adds a delayed rust rule for trains which gives new players some extra protection against being choked out early. Additionally ...


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I'd love to see a proper set of Merger & Acquisitions rules for 18xx. I suspect I would start with something like this: Companies may buy each other's shares with company cash. Companies may not buy more than 20% of another company without making a takeover bid. To make a takeover bid, a company must have enough cash to pay current market-price for ...


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I got introduced to 18xx through 1825 (specifically Unit 1, then Units 2 and 3) and trying more 183x inspired variants later, like 1856, I've value the introduction I got. The more constrained board and the shorter playing time was a real advantage. Also, the game felt a bit more forgiving of mistakes. One of the big disadvantages to the 1825 series, though, ...


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1870 is my current choice. I've played a bunch once or twice, but 1856 and 1830 are the only other ones I've played extensively. All comparisons here are to 1830. Private companies seem less important (can't specify why, it just feels that way) Shares have several built in protections to maintain the price, therefore the finance game is less dangerous ...



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