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Daniel Brown
• Tuesday, 24 November, 2020
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Make the kinds of posts you want to read. The nature of the terrain means that you'll want to take more or less the same approach each game. At least that's my experience.

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If you saw a game drop to $14 and tried to squeeze blood from a stone and DIDN'T purchase it, then you never really wanted it in the first place. I have some vague interest -- but I think I'll hold until it drops to $10 -- if it ever does... Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 pm.

I'm 50+ and like most games but do have a special affinity for dry, cube pushing euros! Lots of player interaction and fun decisions in a quick game.

The nature of the terrain means that you'll want to take more or less the same approach each game. At least that's my experience. Each player buys some shares of companies and then develops (expands) the routes.

It's true that each train has a fixed starting point and each company has a motivation: Red goes straight west, Blue goes straight west, Yellow goes south-west and Green goes north-west. Each company stops in cities, makes money, dividends are paid and whoever makes the most money personally wins.

1) Develop ANOTHER company (add trains to the board) to make ME more money and let YOU use your turn to go into Chicago, so I can “piggyback” off your turn; 4) DO take the develop action but instead of taking the Blue company into Chicago, I'll run the blue company into the mountains.

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Otherwise, people (myself initially too) look at the game as being somewhat LINEAR and a bit boring, with each company doing their own thing, and each player going along for the ride, hoping on THEIR turn, THEY can take THEIR largest share train to more profit. BECAUSE of the preset starting points, conflict happens QUICKLY.

American Rails is a similar game, but the starting points are ANYWHERE. Hopefully you get the idea, and I hope others will see this and pick up some valuable tips to give this GREAT game another chance if they find it a bit too “programmed”.

352.01 Last edited Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:46 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1) Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:30 pm Otherwise, people (myself initially too) look at the game as being somewhat LINEAR and a bit boring, with each company doing their own thing, and each player going along for the ride, hoping on THEIR turn, THEY can take THEIR largest share train to more profit.

This, again, is the WRONG way to play.BECAUSE of the preset starting points, conflict happens QUICKLY. American Rails is a similar game, but the starting points are ANYWHERE.

Otherwise, people (myself initially too) look at the game as being somewhat LINEAR and a bit boring, with each company doing their own thing, and each player going along for the ride, hoping on THEIR turn, THEY can take THEIR largest share train to more profit. This, again, is the WRONG way to play.BECAUSE of the preset starting points, conflict happens QUICKLY.

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Years ago and didn't love it, so I see your question was already answered. I actually really enjoyed the finance mechanism, but the ships and routes were a bit boring.

1846 was reprinted by GMT and can be played in < 3-hours, and it's the most “euro-18xx” of the group, meaning the rules are approachable and it's less convoluted than some of its brothers. If you can get your hands on Winsome's 1879, it's a GREAT intro game because it's very streamlined.

From top down, each track is broken into squares denoting abilities from weak (passing) to the strongest action at the bottom (expand 4 trains). Whatever action you pick determines starting order for the next round.

Each player buys some shares of companies and then develops (expands) the routes. It's true that each train has a fixed starting point and each company has a motivation: Red goes straight west, Blue goes straight west, Yellow goes south-west and Green goes north-west.

Each company stops in cities, makes money, dividends are paid and whoever makes the most money personally wins. Ho Hum... Meh... this is how MOST people play.

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4) DO take the develop action but instead of taking the Blue company into Chicago, I'll run the blue company into the mountains. Final note: This “bullying” happens throughout the game.

BECAUSE of the preset starting points, conflict happens QUICKLY. American Rails is a similar game, but the starting points are ANYWHERE.

Hopefully you get the idea, and I hope others will see this and pick up some valuable tips to give this GREAT game another chance if they find it a bit too “programmed”. If I recall, we laid ships on their sides to denote we used that route already.

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