1889 (2005)

Average Rating: 7.86/10
Board Game Rank: 1344
Strategy Game Rank: 561
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Year Published
2005
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
210 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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1889, an 18xx game in the series originated by Francis Tresham's 1829, is set in Shikoku Japan. The rules are similar to 1830: Railways & Robber Barons on a smaller and terrain-heavy map.

In 1889, 2-6 players will use money to purchase shares in railroad companies during Share Dealing Rounds. Between subsequent Share Dealing Rounds, railroad corporations then conduct operations on the game board, with the decisions being made by the player who is the major share holder. The game simulates the progression of railroad development during an historic period on Shikoku. Old trains become obsolete while the revenue earnings from cities grows over time. Players will try to purchase the most profitable shares at the right times of the game to maximize earnings in dividends and stock value gains. In the end, the player with the highest value of personal cash and held stocks is the winner.

The game was originally available in kit form from Wild Heaven, and is now also being published by Deep Thought Games, LLC.

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6 1889 Larger Charters (based on Carthaginian's redesign)
Based on the excellent Carthaginian's redesign, these charters are designed to be printed two to a page instead of four to a page. These are not simply scaled up, but redrawn to keep the scales of the tokens consistent.
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2015-01-20
4 1889 Backs for Shares, Trains, Privates (based on Carthaginian's redesign)
Based on the excellent Carthaginian's redesign, these files can be printed and attached to the back of the Shares, Trains and Private Companies.
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2015-01-20
20 1889 Community pack (based on Carthaginian's redesign)
3rd and hopefully last version of the community pack. This is a pack of tricks to Carthaginian's awesome modification of 1889. The gameplay and the rules are not modified. The aim is to improve even more the design to make it more beginner friendly, and more readable. List of changes from Carthaginian's redesign : - The par price is now written next to the IPO. What's more, the stock market and the IPO are now clearly separated to avoid common mistakes. - Several signifiers has been added next to the stock market to help remember rules, and more space added for sold shares. - The effect of phase changes is now written with big icons instead of a tiny writing. How to apply the community pack ? Just copy the files inside the community pack inside the folder of the original...
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2014-06-13
96 Carthaginian's redesign of 1889
Added missing #9 Beginner tile, removed extra #57, fixed the Stock Market and the Rivers design, removed the extra token on the Kotohira Charter.
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Board Game Rank: 1344
Strategy Game Rank: 561
Num Ratings: 262
Average Rating: 7.86
Standard Deviation: 1.15
Num Views: 42504
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.8
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 124
Users Owning: 227
Users Wanting: 86
Users Trading: 3 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 847
Plays This Month: 8
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