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Hi,

I have just recently played the Wabash Cannonball app on my iPhone and found it well executed and entertaining. Now I am considering to buy the board game.

Is the app a 1:1 conversion of the board game?
Are there (rule wise) any differences between Chicago Express and Wabash Canonball?
Asuming language does not matter - which edition should I get?

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The two games are the same, up to an extremely minor difference. If I recall correctly the Chicago bonus dividend is rounded up in Wabash and down like every other dividend in Chicago Express.

Which edition to buy comes down to availability and your preferences for artwork. I prefer the Winsome artwork for functional reasons but I believe that this is a minority position. The Winsome edition will likely also be much harder to find.

(Edit: I missed your other question. I think the iPhone app exactly conforms to the Wabash rules, but I'm not sure. Certainly there are no major changes to the game.)
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I've played the app 20+ times and I'm pretty sure there are no differences to Wabash Cannonball.
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I love this iOS app ... anyone know if the developers are considering making an 18XX app?
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Mixo wrote:
Hi,

I have just recently played the Wabash Cannonball app on my iPhone and found it well executed and entertaining. Now I am considering to buy the board game.

Is the app a 1:1 conversion of the board game?
Are there (rule wise) any differences between Chicago Express and Wabash Cannonball?
Assuming language does not matter - which edition should I get?



Go for Chicago Express and pick up the expansion Chicago Express: Narrow Gauge & Erie Railroad Company (which the app does not include, though I'm ever-hopeful). Like others have said, the graphic design and the rounding of one stock are the only differences, and CE is much easier to obtain.

I hope you enjoy it. Messing with other human players in this game is much more entertaining than an AI.
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Myok wrote:
Mixo wrote:
Hi,

I have just recently played the Wabash Cannonball app on my iPhone and found it well executed and entertaining. Now I am considering to buy the board game.

Is the app a 1:1 conversion of the board game?
Are there (rule wise) any differences between Chicago Express and Wabash Cannonball?
Assuming language does not matter - which edition should I get?



Go for Chicago Express and pick up the expansion Chicago Express: Narrow Gauge & Erie Railroad Company (which the app does not include, though I'm ever-hopeful). Like others have said, the graphic design and the rounding of one stock are the only differences, and CE is much easier to obtain.

I hope you enjoy it. Messing with other human players in this game is much more entertaining than an AI.


As far as I can tell, the app does not count the number of houses left in the supply - I think it has an unlimited supply. Of course, the game ending by running out of houses is pretty rare anyway.
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