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Subject: is this OK for an almost first time 18xx player? rss

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james schweig
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I have played an almost complete game of 18xx Australia. I haven't played IN a while, but is this version good for beginners? The rulebook seems incomplete, not describing buying stocks for example.


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1800 is based on and assumes you know 1830. 1830 has a fairly clean rule set compared to many other 18xx titles. 1800 is an OK game but I suggest getting 1830 as many other 18xx are derivatives or refinements on that set of rules or they assume you are starting from 1830. Besides, it's a terrific 18xx that should be available via online game stores.

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I have played an almost complete game of 18xx Australia. I haven't played IN a while, but is this version good for beginners? The rulebook seems incomplete, not describing buying stocks for example.


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Samuel Hinz
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1800 is just too small to be exciting.

And if you were looking to pnp it yourself, it has the added downfall of having way too many track tiles for a map so small.

Go 1830 or 1889 (89 is available in pnp)
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Ægir Æxx
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1889 is great.
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The great advantages of 1800 are that it plays in about 90 minutes, and you can build your own for a few bucks. I don't know of a lower-investment way to try an 18xx, and anyone who plays it should come away with a solid grasp of the rules to 1830.
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