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ArcanumTL ArcanumTL
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Hi everyone - recently - I stumbled upon the world of 18xx games where I have become interested but not sure which to start with. We have an experience gaming group who like euro games but for some reason we came across a train game (except for Ticket to Ride).

Any suggestions on which one to start with? Are there differences between the ones?
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Eric Brosius
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People will give you various opinions, but here's my answer to your question:

1846 --- a fine introductory game in the 18XX series

I did a set of 5 teaching videos for this game:

Learn 1846 -- A set of 5 video episodes
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Andreas Becker
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I've played 1846 and 1830. I liked both, and I think either would be a fine introductory game. The rules for 1830 felt more straightforward (maybe a GMT rulebook syndrome?), but the strategy for the game felt more difficult in many ways - per some conversations I had today, I'm told this is because 1830 is less about running a good company and laying good track, and more about manipulating the stock market and using your companies to get free money.
 
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ArcanumTL wrote:
Any suggestions on which one to start with? Are there differences between the ones?


If there weren't any differences it'd be an even stranger corner of the hobby!
 
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