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Philip Pack
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Yes there can be lots of auctions... but it won't always happen. Getting in too many companies or spending too much on single shares (in bidding wars), can be a bad thing and ruin your game. Don't forget you can also start an auction turn, but decide that nothing will be auctioned. Use this (when only one auction is left for that round) to keep people from getting a cut of your profits when it comes to the dividend payouts at end of each round. There are lots of interesting strategies to learn. It is a very deep game, even though the game rarely lasts over 1 hour.
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Jean Gagnier
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The auction actions are the most powerful, to be sure. However, voiding them is a pretty good way to end the game later than your opponents would've liked. It's by no means anything close to a pure auction game, but you have to be very wise about them.
 
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J C Lawrence
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cmarques1982 wrote:
After my third game, I had the impression that people tend to put many shares for auction as quickly as possible.


This is often a mistake. Null Capitalises are an essentil tool of Good Play.

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It seems like if you don't do this, you might not be in control of this powerful tool. This makes the game become an almost pure auction game and end quickly (too quickly I would say).


Chicago Express is an almost pure auction game. The other actions are useful to the extent that they affect the auctions.
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