1830 is one of the most famous 18xx games. One of the things some gamers like about this game is that the game has 'no chance' element. That is to say, if players wished to play two games with the same moves, the outcome would be the same also.
This game takes the basic mechanics from Tresham's 1829, and adds several new elements. Players are seeking to make the most money by buying and selling stock in various share companies located on eastern United States map. The stock manipulation aspect of the game is widely-regarded as one of the best. The board itself is actually a fairly abstract hexagonal system, with track tiles placed on top of the hexes. Plus each 18xx title adds new and different elements to the game. This game features private rail companies and an extremely vicious, 'robber baron' oriented stock market. A game is finished when the bank runs out of money or one player is forced to declare bankruptcy, and the player with the greatest personal holdings wins.
The 2011 version of 1830 was published by Mayfair Games in partnership with Lookout Games of Germany. This publication was developed under license from Francis Tresham in co-operation with Bruce Shelley (the original 1830 developer). This version contains rules and components for Francis Tresham's original classic design, a faster-playing basic game, and new variants from some of the world's best railroad game developers.
[b]1830: Railways & Robber Barons[/b]
This is an Excel tool to save some playtime during the 1830 board game. My goal was to keep as much as possible on the game board itself as to not lose any of the game experience. However, in my opinion the whole calculating thing and dividing company revenues during the operation rounds - especially at the end of the game - takes too much time.
This tool shall digitalize all the game money and do all the tracking.
And with special thanks to [user=JayB]Brad H.[/user] who gave me his permission to use his well done images [imageid=792013 micro] in my Excel sheet.
My second ever player aid. This is a double sided summary of the rules for 1830. The front page contains basic information while the back offers detailed information about bankruptcy, the private companies and the "No One Suspects the Canadian Pacific!" variant. Any feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
This player aid was made assuming you're playing with the latest printed version (Mayfair) of 1830.
An Excel 2007 workbook for tracking all money in 1830. Includes an instruction sheet showing examples of how to enter stock transactions and details of company operations on the Activity worksheet.
Allocates dividend payments and private company revenues to players and companies automatically. The Companies worksheet shows each company's share price and the contents of its Treasury. The Players sheet shows each player's Treasury, and also total wealth, in characters large enough to be read from across the table. The amount of money remaining in the bank is also shown.
Use with three tiled windows so that the Activity, Players, and Companies worksheets are visible at all times.
Since all the activity is stored in a tabular format, if a problem is encountered, the offending...
Bond Certificates for 1830 expansion companies (7 of them). Bond rules available from www.westpark-gamers.de website. Sames company logos that drewdane has used in his share certificates. Slightly modified layout. Fixed sizing, D certs were 1mm higher than the rest. Sorry.