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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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Mike Bazynski
Poland
warsaw
mazowieckie
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8
Mar 2010
Chris Fawcett
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Aug 2010
Owned
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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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Antti Muhonen
Finland
Kuopio
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8
May 2013
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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Fran Molinero Diez
Spain
Tomares
Sevilla - Spain
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7.5
Apr 2012
Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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7.5
Apr 2012
Good because it is possible to finish in less than 180 minutes and requires only 3 players, but the game lacks some things that make it worse than other 18XX:

- The map is too constrained, here the rail building is more important than the stock buying/selling.
- There are only 3 companies which means that each player controls one company and it's hard to try different things or make train trades between the companies.
- I suspect that it has low replayability due to the two complains listed above.

But in all, if you want to play a 18XX in about 3 hours or so, this is a good anti cold turkey.
2012-04-17
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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Kalle Malmioja
Finland
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7.25
May 2013
Made PnP.
2012-11-15
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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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Jeffrey McBeth
United States
Rochester
New York
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7
Jun 2009*
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Philip Johnson
United States
Boonville
Indiana
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7
Jan 2010*
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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Wes
United States
Illinois
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7
Nov 2011
sold
2012-06-07
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The Honorable Mayor McCheese
United States
Windermere
Florida
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7
Mar 2011
Very small. Plays quickly.
2011-06-03
Raúl Lopezosa
Spain
Almendralejo
Badajoz
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7
Apr 2012
Krzysztof Matusik
Poland
Andrychów
Małopolska
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7
Feb 2013
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John Brewer
United States
Waltham
Massachusetts
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7
Apr 2014
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