1830: Railways & Robber Barons

1986 · 2-7 Players · 180-360 Minutes
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1830: Railways & Robber Barons board game
1830: Railways & Robber Barons board game

1830. It is the dawn of the "Age of Railroading" in America. You're a wealthy investor and speculator betting that the new technology will revolutionize transport. Commerce will no longer depend on rutted roads and slow canals. Instead, it will ride the rails on swift, powerful "Iron Horses."

1830 is an acclaimed railroad investment and building game covering the years 1830 to present. You and your fellow players become the stockholders of America's first railroad corporations. Since the largest shareholder becomes president, you compete for control of the strongest firms. As president, generate revenue by building track and buying and operating trains-regardless of shareholders' needs. Meanwhile, you pay heed to the volatile stock market. You strive to invest in flourishing companies in order to earn healthy dividends. You try to buy stock in corporations that are rising in value, collect strong, and sell before the stock values drop.

Get ready to be a railroad baron. Start investing and building. Become America's first great rail tycoon!

The 2011 version of 1830 was published by Mayfair Games in partnership with Lookout Games of Germany. This publication was developed under license from Francis Tresham in co-operation with Bruce Shelley (the original 1830 developer). This version contains rules and components for Francis Tresham's original classic design, a faster-playing basic game, and new variants from some of the world's best railroad game developers.

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Year Published1986
Number of Players 2-7
Playtime 180-360 Minutes
Minimum Age 14
Mechanics Auction, Bidding, Hexagon Grid, Network and Route Building, Stock Holding, Tile Placement
Categories 18XX, Economic, Trains, Transportation
Learning Complexity 3.00 / 5[Vote]
Strategy Complexity 4.50 / 5[Vote]
Official Site Official Website
Rule URL Official Rules
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