Mayfair Games 1830 Railways And Robber Barons – North East US

July 21, 2013 - Comment

MFG1830 1830 Railways and Robber Barons by Mayfair Games 1830. It is the dawn of the -Age of Railroading- in America. You are a wealthy investor and speculator betting that the new technology will revolutionize transport. Commerce will no longer depend on rutted roads and slow canals. Instead, it will ride the rails on swift,

MFG1830 1830 Railways and Robber Barons by Mayfair Games

1830. It is the dawn of the -Age of Railroading- in America. You are a wealthy investor and speculator betting that the new technology will revolutionize transport. Commerce will no longer depend on rutted roads and slow canals. Instead, it will ride the rails on swift, powerful -Iron Horses-.

1830 is an acclaimed railroad investment and building game covering the years 1830 to present. You and your fellow players become the stockholders of Americas first railroad corporations. Since the largest shareholder becomes president, you compete for control of the strongest firms.

As president, generate revenue by building track and buying and operating trains-regardless of shareholders needs. Meanwhile, you pay heed to the volatile stock market. You strive to invest in flourishing companies in order to earn healthy dividends. You try to buy stock in corporations that are rising in value, collect strong, and sell before the stock values drop.

1830 contains rules and components for Francis Treshams original classic design, as well as a host of exciting new variants. The 2-sided map lets you develop the Eastern U.S. using different art. So, get ready to be a railroad baron. Start investing and building. Become Americas first great rail tycoon.

1830 contains rules and components for Francis Treshams original classic design, a faster-playing basic game, and a host of exciting new variants from some of the worlds best railroad game developers.

1830 contains – 2-sided mapboard with stock market. Board tiles for scenarios. Illustrated train cards. Company share cards. Illustrated company, par value, and marker tokens. 2-sided rail tiles colored by development level. Company charters. Money.

Ages 12+. For 3-6 Players. Playing Time 180-240+ minutes.

Product Features

  • For 3-6 players
  • Takes 2-3 hours to play
  • Tons of replay value

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Jonathan says:

Incredible game. This is a high quality reprint of the classic strategy game 1830 by Francis Tresham.This game has a lot of depth and plays completely differently every time, despite being zero variance (like chess, all information about game state is known at all times and the only random element between games is the initial player order.)I wouldn’t buy this game unless you are up for playing a heavy 6 hour strategy game with often cutthroat player interaction. But if you are, and more likely, if you’re already familiar with the 18XX genre and know what you’re getting into, I would highly recommend this edition of 1830.There is one problem worthy of note with this edition, and that is that some tiles in this edition were misprinted. There are two spots on the board (Ottawa and Detroit & Windsor) that have mislabeled prices, but the game comes with replacement tiles for these which you can overlay on the board to correct the errors. The other error is that on the…

David Stewart says:

Great game, but not for everyone This is a superb game. With that said, however, it is definitely not for everyone. The estimate on the page of 2-3 hours of play time is a bit … optimistic. Block off at least 4 hours, especially the first couple of times you play. It is a complex game, and very deep in the strategy required to master it. With that said, however, it’s great fun for those who like this sort of game. I would not recommend this for those who don’t already know they like train games, which I do. Much better for an entry-level game of this style would be something like Airlines Europe (or Union Pacific, which is the previous version of Airlines Europe). The biggest thing to remember about this one is that it’s all about diversification. Don’t get yourself caught without the ability to get into all the companies being run on the board. With that said, this is a great game and I recommend it to those who like deep, highly strategic games.

Anonymous says:

1830 is a very good game for 18xx seriesBut is not for all the people. It’s a hard game with a lot of rules. In this version of the 18xx, the stock market is the major attraction, it’s really exciting as going up or down the actions of your company and especially when a company changes ownership abruptly without trains, the face of which is forced to manage and using their own pocket and a loan for refloat it

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