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I've got a birthday coming up, and I'm itching to get another 18xx title.

My favorites are in the stock genre vs engineering vein (yes - I know there is a blend of the two styles, but people will get the idea).

18xx games I like:

1830, 1889, 1846, 1849, 18NEB

18xx games I didn't like:

1844, 18PA, 1862 (although 1862 dragged, I probably should try it again with a different group)

18xx games on my "wishlist": 18NY, 18MEX, 1822, 1817 maybe 18NEB
Note: I don't think I'd have a chance of getting 1817 played due to length, and I'd have to teach it to the group.

I'm slightly leaning toward 18NY, but I wanted to reach out to the group to get people's $0.10 of games I might be missing, or opinions/suggestions on the games above.

Thanks guys!
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elmsley4 wrote:
I've got a birthday coming up, and I'm itching to get another 18xx title.

My favorites are in the stock genre vs engineering vein (yes - I know there is a blend of the two styles, but people will get the idea).

18xx games I like:

1830, 1889, 1846, 1849, 18NEB

18xx games I didn't like:

1844, 18PA, 1862 (although 1862 dragged, I probably should try it again with a different group)

18xx games on my "wishlist": 18NY, 18MEX, 1822, 1817 maybe 18NEB
Note: I don't think I'd have a chance of getting 1817 played due to length, and I'd have to teach it to the group.

I'm slightly leaning toward 18NY, but I wanted to reach out to the group to get people's $0.10 of games I might be missing, or opinions/suggestions on the games above.

Thanks guys!


I would guess that the ones you like have more introductory ideas for the games which can get you into the depth of the 18XX type ideas and be done relatively quickly (comparative to other 18XX titles), while those which start off with a heavy bang and can go on for a VERY long time occasionally aren't your style.

However, without knowing exactly what it is that you like or dislike about each it's hard to suggest one that I know you'd like.

Taking a guess, I'd say you might want to look into 18EZ or Steam over Holland.

If you want more depth you could go with 1829 Mainline or 1853.

I haven't tried the ones on your wishlist so I can't really comment on those.
 
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Get 1817 for your birthday and a new group for Christmas.
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Happy Birthday!

I received 1849 and 1817 from my husband for my birthday last February. What a guy!

We have similar tastes, 18PA is the worst xx I've played.

18NY has a long end game but is otherwise good.

1841 is my top suggestion. There's financial decisions piled upon financial decisions. Your companies can own shares! And buy them in the OR! And you can print money! And !!!! Get this one.

1822: The Railways of Great Britain Is definitely the new hotness. It doesn't have any exclamation points in my description so it's clearly inferior to 1841 though.

18MEX You'll need it eventually, so may as well tack it on to your birthday order.


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1841 is my top suggestion. There's financial decisions piled upon financial decisions. Your companies can own shares! And buy them in the OR! And you can print money! And !!!! Get this one.


1841 is the paragon of financial manipulation in 18XX. It is skullduggery and legerdemain through and through.
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