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Takashi Ishida
Japan
Abiko
Chiba Prefecture
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10
Oct 2008*
Unbelievably tense and interesting game which has true 18xx taste and suitable for only 2 players and in 2 hours.
2008-10-25*
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Randall B
United States
Grand Junction
Colorado
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8.75
Jul 2015
PNP Copy

This game is good as a helpful learning game. Fits well for me when wanting to play 2 player, especially when 1830 is longer for just 2

update: played 3 Player - interesting, a little tighter, kinda ran long
2015-07-13
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Chris Fawcett
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Aug 2010
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Hirokazu Tsubaki
Japan
Tokyo
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8
Oct 2010
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Andre Viana
Brazil
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8
Jun 2012
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Florian Hanke
Germany
Reisensburg
Bavaria
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8
Jun 2013
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Yao Ma
Japan
Tokyo
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8
Nov 2014
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John "Omega" Williams
United States
Kentwood
Michigan
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8
Apr 2014
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Knut Krummnacker
Germany
Kürten
North Rhine-Westphalia
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7.5
Jun 2009*
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Charles Washburn
United States
Henderson
Colorado
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7.5
Apr 2010
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United Kingdom
Southampton
Hampshire
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7.5
Oct 2014
Surprisingly good little game on such a small map. The companies are capitalised incrementally, at CMV (no Par). Shares only increase in value if Div >= CMV, making it (like 1849) hard to increase stock value in the early game and making low pars more attractive. It also makes withholding less bad.

Inc. Cap. leads to a lack of funds, which can be circumvented in a number of ways:
* Companies can sell their own stock to the pool (or buy it back) at CMV, though this decreases share price (unless it is already at the bottom - more likely with a low Par).
* Bonds - bought from the bank for $300 and don't count against the certificate limit, but there are so few share available in the game that buying one of these early can make you miss out on other opportunities. The $50 can be donated to the company, but that then hurts the player. I think it's best to always keep the money for yourself, unless your company is just a little short for something.
* Half dividends. These are a handy compromise between withholding and a full payout. You can still get some money and +1 stock bump while also helping your company fund a train or whatever.

Buying in privates is difficult, and they pay a poor rate of return. The powers are not brilliant either. The 3T and 4T are expensive, so you can buy in your private at the expense of not buying a train.

Due to the 40% President certificate, it is unlikely to see company dumps, asset stripping, changes of presidency or forced train purchases, and any forced purchases would not be painful due to the cheap trains. Losing a 40% cert would be a Pyrrhic victory. As such it is more of a 'run companies well game' where you very much have 'your' company, and are trying to run it more effectively than others whilst making as much money for yourself as possible. Having said that, there is some nastiness on the tiny map, mainly in the fight over the OO hex and token blocking.

2.5 hours on my first play with 3 players (two 18xx newbs).
2014-10-25
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Tim Moore
United States
Elmhurst
Illinois
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7
Jul 2007*
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Mark Wright
United Kingdom
Stockton-on-tees
Teesside
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7
Apr 2009*
Made own copy of this game from PBeM information and images on here.
Played out in about an hour and was enjoyable. Will play again a couple of times until the strategies have blown out.
2009-04-09
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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7
Jul 2010
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Krzysztof Matusik
Poland
Andrychów
Małopolska
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7
Feb 2013
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Angelos Luthasun
Greece
Athens
Athens
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7
Apr 2015
18xx for 2 players
I like it but i feel something is missing.
Perfect if the one have never played before 18xx.
But for teaching i prefer Poseidon.
2015-04-06
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Karim Chakroun
France
Besançon
Franche-Comté
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Nov 2014
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Ron K
United States
Marcellus
New York
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'80' maxlength='250'> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="15%" align="right"><b>Avatar OverText</b></td> <td width="85%"> <input type="text" name="overtext[avatar]" value="Train Game anyone?
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6.5
Feb 2010
Played 2 player. I have a 3 player version from Tony Leal with an additional company and a modified map but have yet to play it.

3 player is a nicer game
2010-02-13
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John Curran
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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6.5
Oct 2014
I'm divided in mind as to whether this is a good version of 18xx for two players. It seems inevitable that each player will buy one company, and whoever operates best wins. It has felt like the stock market phase is superfluous -- but I haven't played this with more experienced 18xx players.
2014-12-11
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David Heath
Italy
Ragusa
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6.5
Nov 2013
Mega simple pnp game..... but not too simple
2013-11-19
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Mike Mobile
United States
Portland Area
Oregon
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6
Dec 2011
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Tyler McLaughlin
Canada
Medicine Hat
Alberta
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6
Nov 2010
This game has earned it's spot because I can use it to show one other person quickly what is possible within the 18xx series.

These circumstances arise.

Edit: 18Oki has replaced this game.

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2015-01-28
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Bien HBB
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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Jun 2012
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David Ruddat
Germany
Mülheim an der Ruhr
NRW
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Jan 2012
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Jason Schmidt
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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6
Sep 2014
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Phil Davies
United Kingdom
Winchmore Hill
London
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In Toruk's name!
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Dec 2013
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Travis Dean
United States
Escondido
CA
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Jan 2014
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Frederic Taton
Belgium
Embourg
Liege
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Jul 2006*
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Matt Campbell
United States
Lincoln
Nebraska
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Mar 2007*
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JR
Canada
Sooke
British Columbia
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"I fear threatening JC with a thumb boycott would be as effective as threatening Br'er Rabbit with the briar patch." (E. Brosius)
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5
Sep 2014
A good idea, but very short lifespan on this one. I'd rather play 1860 for a 2p.
2014-06-19
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José San Miguel
Spain
Valencia
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5
May 2011
Mi segundo print and play aprovechando que muchos tiles se repiten del 1886.

UPDATE: Tras jugar a 1860 no tengo más interés en jugar a éste.
2011-05-05
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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Or maybe PowerGrid?
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Yeah, that's me. Handsome devil, I know.
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4
Feb 2011
Colorado - A Print-And-Play 18xx designed for 2 players (with an expansion to accommodate 3, the gameplay is lacking and there is little to no tension on a given turn.
2012-11-21
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Mike Anastasia
United States
Billerica
Massachusetts
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Feb 2015
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Craig Johnson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Christopher Leach
Austria
Wien/Vienna
Wien/Österreich
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Chris Shaffer
United States
Portland
OR
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J S
Germany
Essen
North Rhine-Westphalia
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Rick Goudeau
United States
Moody
Alabama
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laissez les bon temps rouler
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Han Heidema
Netherlands
Wolfheze
Unspecified
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Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
MS
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Michael Theiss
United States
College Station
Texas
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2013-04-30
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Tim Benjamin
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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Fire Lord
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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Kevin Wemyss
United States
Sterling Heights
Michigan
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Tonio Ibanez
Belgium
Lot
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Justin Rebelo
Canada
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Scott Petersen
United States
St. Louis Park
Minnesota
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Richard Pardoe
United States
San Ramon
California
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Chief EGG Head
United States
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Ron Taylor
United States
Henniker
New Hampshire
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2014-10-13
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