1846 The Race For The Midwest

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Rating Summary (17 Total)

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As my first play of 18xx and having to teach it too, it went well. Definitely hard to get your head around.

1/26/2020

Incredibly well-balanced, while still providing multiple avenues for new strategies. Every time I think I have an irrefutable strategy in this game, I find new twists to take it even deeper. Tom Lehmann is a masterful designer. I do hope we one day see his long-awaited 1834 officially published.

1/24/2020

Very different in style than most 18XX I've played. It definitely needs more plays.

1/4/2020

As my playing of 18xx games has dwindled, so has my enthusiasm for this title. Where I once thought this was a great game, I now consider it a good game. I would still gladly play, but I might first suggest 1830 or 18Africa.

12/24/2019

Just wow. Imagine an engine building game, but you don't just get one or two good cranks out of that engine, you get to wade hip-deep in that engine's diesel fuel while also managing investments in all other engines.

12/11/2019

Operational in nature, and an economic snowball with no way to engage in aggressive capital destruction. The result: A euro-like engine-builder wrapped in 18xx packaging. This is, however, a shining beacon of a replayable title. It's really never the same game twice, which you can't say for dozens of other 18xx titles. I like this game, but it's overrated as a teaching tool. If you're the type that is inclined to like 18xx, then 1889 is a much, much better entry point for the series. If you're not an 18xx type, I'm not convinced 1846 will to turn you into one.

1/23/2019

(10/17) 9. My first REAL foray into 18xx games and I was HOOKED. Love the deep, deep economic and tile placement strategy. A super brain burner that I can't wait to play again...once I get another 6 hours to spare. My #10 game of all time.

12/22/2018