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Is there a way to play this two player? If so, is it worth it?
 
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J C Lawrence
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Yes it can be played with only 2 players without any rules changes, but is is far improved with more players.
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Thanks!
 
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bop517 wrote:
Is there a way to play this two player?

Probably, I'm not sure if it has rules for 2 player. 2 player variant won't be hard to do, though.
bop517 wrote:

If so, is it worth it?

Most likely, not.
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I just played this today with 2 players. It played well. It certainly plays better with more, but I was surprised how well it went with only 2. It also plays faster with 2, so you should give it a try.

We started with I think about $1050 each and the limit on the number of stock certificates was 28 each.
 
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I like a lot of the 18XX with only two players and this is one of my favorites.
 
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qzhdad wrote:
I like a lot of the 18XX with only two players and this is one of my favorites.


My general problem with 2-player 18xx is that it shifts the focus of the game almost exclusively to the zero-sum elements of the game. It has to, as otherwise the player with a marginal advantage just slowly accretes an even larger advantage and runs away. It takes unflagging assault by the player behind to catch up, and with good play by the lead, he's likely to never manage. Much of the time it comes down to one of two questions: Who gets the most 3-trains? or Who exits the 3rd SR with more shares?
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