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Or as Jon Power would have it:

"The English, the English,
the English are best,
I wouldn't give tuppence
for all of the rest!".

Games set mainly in the Isles.

Additions welcome. I'll leave Britannia in, but in general let's stay away from the war games.

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The first version of this game was called "A shadow over Whitechapel" (not Camelot! )

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Or if you really want to get away, take a train!
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The one that started it all ("it all" being 18xx gaming).
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Later entries in the series went to New England, Germany, and the American Midwest.
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Another early railroader.
 
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After that robbery, you might want to make your getaway in a cab.
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Or maybe you'd prefer this train?
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