1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons
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1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons

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  • Category: BOARD GAMES 1
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1830 is one of the most famous 18xx games. One of the things some gamers like about this game is that the game has 'no chance' element. That is to say, if players wished to play two games with the same moves, the outcome would be the same also. This game takes the basic mechanics from Tresham's 1829, and adds several new elements. Players are seeking to make the most money by buying and selling stock in various share companies located on eastern United States map. The stock manipulation aspect of the game is widely-regarded as one of the best. The board itself is actually a fairly abstract hexagonal system, with track tiles placed on top of the hexes. Plus each 18xx title adds new and different elements to the game. This game features private rail companies and an extremely vicious, 'robber baron' oriented stock market. A game is finished when the bank runs out of money, and the player with the greatest personal holdings wins. - BoardGameGeek
Extra Info
Ages: 14 and up
Artist:
Category: Economic, Trains
Designer: Francis Tresham
Family: 18xx
Mechanics: Auction/Bidding, Route/Network Building, Stock Holding, Tile Placement
Players: 2 to 6
PrimaryName: 1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons
Product Title: 1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Time: 300 minutes
Year: 1986