Going by Train
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1830 2nd Edition

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

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 Shelly (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.

1865 Sardinia

On 15th May 1865 a Smith-Knight engine departed from Cagliari marking the official starting date of railway operations on the Sardinia Island. In the same years, Welsh engineer Benjamin Piercy arrived on the island with the task of planning and building the entire railway network of the newly born Royal Sardinian Railway Company, as well as of the construction of a harbour on the Golfo degli Aranci. Piercy acquired large estates in Sardinia, where his descendants still reside, and placed much effort on improving agriculture on the island by running drainage and forestation projects and by introducing new methods for breeding cattle, horses and sheep. He was a close friend of Garibaldi, whose son, Ricciotti, became his pupil. His services to Sardinia were recognized by the appointment of the title of Commendatore of the Crown of Italy.

This game is the last addition to the glorious 18XX series that started in 1974 with the 1829 game by Francis Tresham.

1865 Sardinia presents many features that make it very different from its predecessors. You will discover a full set of new rules covering: mines, railway construction, maritime companies and the Dragons, external investors that fund the development of railway companies. The game also features the new “traffic based system” that allows for considerable time saving when calculating a company’s revenue.

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