18XX Quickstart Packages
Alan Winterrowd
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I have recently become interested in acquiring and playing some of the 18XX games, but I have a problem. No one in this area, that I have found, plays them. This puts me in the position of trying to teach games, that I am pretty new at, to others.

I know that in my first game, we began buying and bidding on privates, and I had absolutely no clue what they did, so figuring out how much they were worth was a non-starter.

What I would like to get are some game startups, for various games, for various numbers of players. These could be from actual games with experienced players, or an experienced players opinion on what would be a balanced starting point for new players. I would like for these to be at the point at which the privates have been purchased, and the each player has purchased the starting share of a company, so that the pars have been set. This would allow me to start the game in the stock round, with the players finishing out the stock round to float their companies, then heading into op rounds.

Feel free to add new games, if you have a good set up position for them. If I can find players, I will look to buy new games!
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1. Board Game: 18AL [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:1691]
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This would be a perfect start, as I have a print and play copy, have played a simplified version of the game, and am in a 3 player PBeM currently. It is a shorter game, which also makes it an easier sell.
 
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2. Board Game: 18GA [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:3580]
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Another shorter game, which I have a print and play version of (or will have once I finish cutting this one out.
 
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3. Board Game: 1870: Railroading across the Trans Mississippi from 1870 [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1207] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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I have played this one, and own a copy. Not my first choice for a beginner player, although it was my first 18xx game.
 
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4. Board Game: 18Scan [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:3487]
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I have ordered this one, but am not sure how long before it will be shipped.
 
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5. Board Game: 18EU [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:2288]
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Another game I have ordered, but delivery time is up in the air.
 
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