1846: The Race for the Midwest

2005 · 3-5 Players · 240 Minutes
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1846: The Race for the Midwest board game
1846: The Race for the Midwest board game

1846 - the midwest railroad boom has gone bust, leaving in its wake hundreds of failed local railroads. Sensing opportunity in the economic vacuum, five large eastern railroads (the New York Central, Erie, Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio, and Grand Trunk out of Canada) seek dominance west of the Alleghenies. Can you, as a nineteenth century tycoon, knit together these profitable railroads with the midwestern remnants to form the most profitable rail network stretching all the way to Chicago or St. Louis?

1846 is an "18xx" game. However, 1846 has several unique features, such as its opening draft, variable set-up, and a comparatively shorter game length, that are good for players new to "18xx".

Contents:
Mounted Mapboard
5 Sheets with 120 Tiles
7 Corporate Mats
63 Stock Certificates
10 Private Company Certificates
29 Train Cards
5 Player Cards
1 Priority Deal Card
1 Pack of Play Money
Rule Book

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Year Published2005
Number of Players 3-5
Playtime 240 Minutes
Minimum Age 14
Mechanics Auction, Bidding, Hexagon Grid, Network and Route Building, Stock Holding, Tile Placement
Categories 18XX, Economic, Trains, Transportation
Learning Complexity 4.00 / 5[Vote]
Strategy Complexity 4.00 / 5[Vote]
Official Site Official Website
Rule URL Official Rules
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