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Nate Sandall
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Is the winner going to automatically be the player who has the most shares? If that's the case, then the only strategy really would be to own more than one company in as many rounds as possible, correct?
 
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It isn't usually the player with the most shares. You want shares in the companies that will collect a diverse amount of goods more than anything else.
 
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Hi Nate,

Everything else being relatively equal, you can win by having more shares than anyone else, by having better shares, or by operating better (including capturing most or all of the Transcontinental bonus). Usually, it's some combination of the above.

Having more shares is nice, but if getting that extra share or two means only owning poorer companies, you haven't done yourself much, if any, good.

There's a fair bit going on under the hood in this game; it takes a couple of games to begin to get a handle on it.

 
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Generally players end up with an equal number of shares - it's the value of those shares in the end game that matters. I thought I had things sewn in the last game I played, getting an extra share and two directorships. I came in convincingly last.
 
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There is good discussion of Steel Driver's scoring, for and against and some merely questioning in the Why I sold my copy of Steel Driver thread. I'm still quite on the fence regarding the game.
 
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Cavedog_pdx wrote:
Is the winner going to automatically be the player who has the most shares? If that's the case, then the only strategy really would be to own more than one company in as many rounds as possible, correct?


The companies' final share values can vary pretty drastically. Yeah, having the most shares helps, but if you invested in companies that didn't end up being valuable, you're not going to win.
 
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