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Mark Schlatter
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I've played Chicago Express twice now. Both times the games ended because of stock sales. (In our last game, I realized my two opponents were overvaluing shares as they came to auction, while I had lots of cash. I thus brought on more auctions to end the game and maintain my edge.) In both games, railroad incomes were middling --- say, a high of about 35.

I assume that since the 50+ markers are included, you can (regularly?) see incomes get that high. My question is how? It seems that if income goes up too high, shares get sold quickly (thus hastening the end of the game). Is there a playing style where you see those high incomes?

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Eric Flood
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mschlat wrote:
I assume that since the 50+ markers are included, you can (regularly?) see incomes get that high.


False. It's very rare, unless your group is perhaps new and/or plays in a very odd fashion.

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My question is how? It seems that if income goes up too high, shares get sold quickly (thus hastening the end of the game).


Yep

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Is there a playing style where you see those high incomes?


Probably, just not a good one. I've seen one company one time get to around 50. I've played ~40 games. Normally low 40's are the highest you'll see, more normal are low 30's for some companies, while others finish in the ~20 range.
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Peter Mumford
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mschlat wrote:
I've played Chicago Express twice now. Both times the games ended because of stock sales. (In our last game, I realized my two opponents were overvaluing shares as they came to auction, while I had lots of cash. I thus brought on more auctions to end the game and maintain my edge.)

You got it. See if your opponents will give you the game again in this fashion. Hopefully they will not let you take it so easily.

After the group realization that a player can win by closing out the game, then you move on the converse strategy - try to win by prolonging the game. Thats a little harder.
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On the back of the +50 token they wanted to write "ur doin it wrong!1", but it didn't fit.
 
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