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1870 (1992)

Average Rating: 7.42/10
Board Game Rank: 744
Strategy Game Rank: 368
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Year Published
1992
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(21 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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1870
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This 18xx game takes the basic mechanics from Tresham's 1829, and adds several new elements. Players seek to make the most money by buying and selling stock in various rail companies located on a map of central United States. The board itself is actually a fairly abstract hexagonal system, with track tiles placed on top of the hexes. Players buy and sell stock in various share companies, whose actions are controlled by the majority stockholder. The stock manipulation aspect of the game is widely-regarded as one of the best. Plus each 18xx title adds new and different elements to the game.

This game features private companies with special money-making capabilities and sizeable map which encourages most (if not all) share companies to become profitable. A game is finished when the bank runs out of money, and the player with the greatest personal holdings wins.

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1870
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Mayfair English edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: John Kamacher, Mike Russo, Chris Vande Voort
Year: 1992
Product Code: 471
Size: 11.60 x 9.50 x 3.25 inches
3.81 pounds
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2 Simple 1870 player aid
Includes: --Trains & Phases --Start Money & Cert. Limits --summary of stock and operating turns Format: black & white, Word document 2 per page: print front/back. Then cut horizontally.
English
2014-12-02
8 1870 Moderator
1870_v5 Read Me 1870_v5 was written by SDAmoabite inspired by but quite different from the 1856 Moderator posted by marktav on July 16, 2009 who happens to be a friend as has given valuable input. 1870_v5 is an Excel Spread Sheet that utilizes macros (Visual Basic) to automate the rules and operations in the 1870 rule book. MACRO’s MUST BE ENABLED. The moderator replaces all game pieces not directly related to the map: i.e. Tiles and stations. Game time can be greatly reduced. (I play solitaire ‘Algorithmic Revenue’ games in about an hour and fifteen minutes.) Players input game actions through the use of forms. The file is saved as a template so it starts exactly the same every time. As with all templates at the first “Save” a new file is created. The file is saved...
English
2011-12-14
9 1870 Routes
Shows starting and ending points for the public company routes.
English
2009-08-11
2 1870 Player aid (Portuguese)
1870 Player aid em Português.
Portuguese
2009-08-03
6 Regras do 1870 (Portuguese)
Tradução das regras do 1870 para o português. Inclui correção que consta da FAQ.
Portuguese
2008-06-07
5 Financial Tracking Spreadsheet
This Excel file is a powerful tool for tracking the financial status of all players and companies during a game of 1870. Much of the bookkeeping has been automated, allowing for quicker games. This is a vital tool for PBeM games. A brief "How to Use" document is also included.
English
2008-05-05
15 Cyberboard Gamebox and Scenario
Updated GBX file by correcting orientation error for tile #3 in half scale display. Also removed password protection from file.
English
2008-05-05
6 Alternate 1870 train cards
Includes rusting information and tile color changes on cards
English
2007-10-25
16 1870 Player aid
Summary of Operating Round and game phases
English
2007-10-25
8 1870privates.pdf
Private Company Attributes. Can be used as a quick reference or replacement cards.
2007-04-08
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Board Game Rank: 744
Strategy Game Rank: 368
Num Ratings: 754
Average Rating: 7.42
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 79419
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Avg. Game Weight: 4.2
Fans: 23
Personal Comments: 297
Users Owning: 1196
Users Wanting: 65
Users Trading: 43 [find trade matches]
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