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Recently I was thinking if there would be any situation where a player or a corporation would consider closing companies that are still profitable.

There was just one scenario I could think of. Suppose player A is the president of corporation X, holding just one share. Corporation X has several profitable companies. Player B also has one share of corporation X. Player A has priority over player B. Now player A closes as much as possible companies of corporation X in phase 7 and dumps his president share in phase 3, in order to hurt player B.

Would that be a realistic scenario? Has anyone ever seen this in a game? Or is this something that would never happen?

Would there be any other situation where closing profitable companies would be a realistic option?

 
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weisswurst wrote:
Recently I was thinking if there would be any situation where a player or a corporation would consider closing companies that are still profitable.

There was just one scenario I could think of. Suppose player A is the president of corporation X, holding just one share. Corporation X has several profitable companies. Player B also has one share of corporation X. Player A has priority over player B. Now player A closes as much as possible companies of corporation X in phase 7 and dumps his president share in phase 3, in order to hurt player B.

Would that be a realistic scenario? Has anyone ever seen this in a game? Or is this something that would never happen?

Would there be any other situation where closing profitable companies would be a realistic option?



I did it to someone once in a PBF game here but I am not convinced it was the best move for the situation. It was certainly a FUN move though!
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weisswurst wrote:
Recently I was thinking if there would be any situation where a player or a corporation would consider closing companies that are still profitable.

There was just one scenario I could think of. Suppose player A is the president of corporation X, holding just one share. Corporation X has several profitable companies. Player B also has one share of corporation X. Player A has priority over player B. Now player A closes as much as possible companies of corporation X in phase 7 and dumps his president share in phase 3, in order to hurt player B.

Would that be a realistic scenario? Has anyone ever seen this in a game? Or is this something that would never happen?

Would there be any other situation where closing profitable companies would be a realistic option?



I did that in my first game (Jay was there by the way). At the time I was winning (at least in my head). After that move I lost. Rolling Stock is not really like your typical 18xx game, so this company dumping is not as devastating as in 18xx. I have played the game many times after that and never did the same thing again.
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