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Henri Harju
Finland
Oulu
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10
Dec 2009*
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Eugene van der Pijll
Netherlands
Den Haag
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10
Feb 2014
No too many extra rules compared to the "standard" 18xx rules. Relatively quick playing time. I really like this one.
2014-02-07
Owned
Paolo Ciardulli
Italy
Trento
TN
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10
Mar 2013
Very beautiful game: it is very playable and maybe a bit less aggressive than other games of the 18xx series.

There are a lot of innovative things compared to other 18xxs, the most significant being the Bank of England: between other things companies go in receivership instead of bankrupting, making the punishment less hard for the director of the company.

As other games of the series it offers a lot of choices, so significantly more and deeper than the average Euro game that for me it is a real pleasure to play, there are so many ways to be creative.

The only problem is the length: it is a middle length 18xx game, that means still being around 5 hours, more in the first games. If it were not for this I would rate the game at "11"

Very recommended if you like deep gamer's games and you are not frightened by the length and by the fact that you will need all your neurons to win this


2014-07-28
Owned
Ho hd
Malaysia
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18xx, Go and Puerto Rico Rocks!!!
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Go is a great game. Let's play Go!
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9.2
Feb 2012
A very interesting shorter 18xx title. It plays really well and is fast. A great filler if we do not wish to do a 1817 or a 1844. This scratches the itch perfectly.
2012-02-16
Owned
simon craddock
England
widnes
cheshire
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9
Jan 2009*
Owned
Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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9
Sep 2010
Owned
Tobias Kriener
Germany
Düsseldorf
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9
Dec 2014
Owned
Breno K.
Brazil
Brasília
Distrito Federal
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9
Sep 2009*
A bit overwrought (you can play a few matches and see a few elements of the design not come into play at all) but still pretty fun. The map is interesting, even if (or perhaps because of this) it does develop pretty much on the coast.

After a cruel 3p match, I raised the rating by 0.5. I finally got my match were all players placed their stations. Ouch.
2011-03-09
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Sangbae Ko
South Korea
Anyang
Gyeonggi-do
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9
Mar 2015
비교적 짧은 시간 안에 즐길 수 있는 18xx 시리즈.
지역에 따라 철도 게이지가 변화한다는 점이 독특하다.
2015-03-03
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T K
Germany
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9
Sep 2009*
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Neil Walters
England
Orpington
Kent
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Jan 2010*
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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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9
Nov 2013
This is a nice 3-4 player 1830-style game with some unique flavour in the form of gauge changes (which are highly abstracted), a National bank system and various bonus runs to reward long-term strategy. I find the initial auction a bit needlessly unusual, but otherwise the game is very solid and attractive as well.
2014-02-18
Owned
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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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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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9
Mar 2010
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Shuho Ide
Japan
Saitama city
Saitama pref.
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9
Jan 2012
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Kristjan Lennuk
Estonia
Tallinn
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9
Dec 2010
One of the best of medium length 18xx games. Has interesting track development with gauge changes and double cities, nice stock market activity and several twists to spice up the gameplay - mainly Bank of England that has it´s own shares, and it´s share price and dividends depend on how many loans are taken and how many bankrupt companies are taken over by the bank.
2011-02-01
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Javier Quintas
Spain
DAGANZO DE ARRIBA
MADRID
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9
May 2011
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Bill Rosgen
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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May 2013
Relatively short 18xx with tight capital. Loans replace emergency money raising, but they are sufficiently punishing that this does not make the game easier. Laser-focus on the question "Where are my permanent trains coming from?". If you can't answer this question, you may not get to keep all of your companies.
2013-05-20
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Walt Collins
United States
Harleysville
Pennsylvania
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9
Aug 2013
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Kimmo Leivo
Finland
Siilinjarvi
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9
Mar 2014
Rather small map where token placement is usually vicious. Some privates properties were a bit useless. I've played only once with five and assume it would be better with four. In general a really good 18xx which can be played in 4-4.5h.
2012-01-06
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Arto Klami
Finland
Espoo
Unspecified
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9
Aug 2011
Very interesting 18xx. Quite fast to play, yet has deep decisions. Financing forced train purchases with loans instead of president cash makes this one very different from most other 18xx games.
2011-08-14
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Atte Tamminen
Finland
Helsinki
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9
Jun 2012
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Oliver Dräger
Germany
Iserlohn
NRW
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9
Nov 2012
Owned
Tai-Lung Li
United States
sunnyvale
CA
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9
Sep 2013
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J C Lawrence
United States
Campbell
California
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8.5
Sep 2013
Owned
Zé Mário
Portugal
Porto
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8.5
Jan 2011
+ Great game that adds some brilliant twists to the 18xx genre. We played it in 5 hours which is within the reasonable playtime for me. Its method for auctioning the private companies is by far my favourite.
- Expensive, but that's what happens when you buy an almost homemade game.
2011-06-09
Owned
Duarte Conceicao
Portugal
Carcavelos
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8.5
Jun 2011
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David Lara
Spain
Alcobendas
Madrid
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8.5
Dec 2012
Very good 18XX.
2011-12-14
Owned
Adriaan de Goeij
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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8.5
Feb 2012
O&O 18xx clone. Smooth gameplay generally well developped good materials, relatively fast 18xx game with playtime averaging around 4 hours.
2012-02-10
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Przemyslaw Gumulka
Poland
Warsaw
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8.3
Oct 2009*
First game took us 6 hours (3 players). I intended to focus on companies' value at the end of the. It turned ut, that payouts in this specific game are really huge. It might be a good idea to withhold money 2-3 times to buy 8 or D train.
2009-04-04
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Ulrich Schlobinski
Germany
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Nov 2007*
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John Tamplin
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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Nov 2007*
Bank of England adds interesting twist.
2007-11-14*
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Scott Petersen
United States
St. Louis Park
Minnesota
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Sep 2008*
The privates "auction" at the beginning is an interesting diversion. Once we learned how *not* to take loans, the Bank of England has become a lot less powerful and has not been a real factor in the game.
2009-11-14
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Mike Bazynski
Poland
warsaw
mazowieckie
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8
Feb 2011
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Chris Fawcett
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Aug 2010
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Joakim Fältman
Sweden
Helsingborg
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8
Aug 2011
Owned
Ferdinand Garoff
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Nov 2009*
Owned
Michael Shaver
China
Beijing
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Mar 2010
In my one playing the bank of England wasn't much of a threat, but more of a deterrent from going without a train. Withholding for 200+ is better than loosing 2 spots for $100, except you can payout and still get the 100, sort of like 1/2 withholding. 2010/01/31
2010-01-31
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Tim Skirvin
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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8
Jan 2010*
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Joe J. Rushanan
United States
Bedford
Massachusetts
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Jan 2014
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Mark G.
United States
Holland
Michigan
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8
Jun 2014
ordered from OO Games as a kit. Need to laminate and cut.

One play and liked it quite a bit. Bank of England was an interesting feature.
2013-06-17
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Randy Pletzer
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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8
Mar 2011
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Bas van der Meer
Netherlands
Den Haag
Den Haag
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8
Mar 2011
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Chester
United States
Temple
Texas
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8
Jun 2011
I really enjoy this title, but its probably not in the top tier of 18xx games. Its nice in that there are not too many chromey rules to make the game cumbersome, but it retains a unique feel. Double O does a magnificent job with production quality.

I look forward to playing again soon.
2011-06-13
Owned
David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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Mar 2011
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Stephane Brochu
Canada
Outremont
Quebec
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8
Apr 2012
Potentially interesting 18XX, even though it looks meaner than it actually is. The rules for loans and what happens when you take one along with the receivership rules sound interesting, but in my one play never really took.
Need to play more and rating might go up.

UPDATE: oh my g*d can this game be mean. played a second time with a different group and the interaction was quite different.
2012-04-21
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Dave Berry
Scotland
Edinburgh
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8
Jun 2012
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Eric Flood
United States
San Francisco
California
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8
Jul 2013
Initial impression (2-player 2-handed game):

This will likely raise up to a 9 or so. I need to see how dynamic the loans can be, and how things change when companies start going into receivership.
2011-08-02
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David Ruddat
Germany
Mülheim an der Ruhr
NRW
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8
Dec 2011
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Bien HBB
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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8
Aug 2012
Owned
Joe Masinter
United States
San Francisco
California
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8
Feb 2015
This is one of my favorite 18xx, because it is elegant and not so bloated as many other titles. It has some interesting extra rules over 1830, especially with the Bank of England and loans. It is nicely balanced and not too crazy long of a game.
2014-06-05
Owned

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