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Subject: Player to player Loans (Rules Question) rss

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PNW Guy
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In the rules book it explicitly states no loans/credit, and that players must have sufficient funds to build rail in order to do so. My question is, can another player loan money (at interest)?

One case arose where a player ran out of money 1 length away from a city they needed, and in doing so prevented another player from reaching that same city. The blocked player offered to loan money ($3) for the last piece of rail in exchange for free passage on that track for the following turn ($4 value).

Is this kind of wheeling and dealing in the spirit of this game?
 
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Mark Robinson
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I would say it is in the spirit. After all, different railway companies rent trackage from each other...
 
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Stephen Smith
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It's explicitly against the rules. However, you can play in any manner everyone agrees to. Of note, in most editions‚Äčof the EB games, there is a variant rule allowing loans at a pretty steep interest rate.

Oddly, if someone is going to ride your rails, that should finance your build, though it might lengthen the time it takes for you to complete your deliveries.

If you were playing in the spirit of the age, your opponent would allow you to go bankrupt and then purchase your company and assets at highly reduced prices.
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