18OE - Orient Express

Start Time: Friday 8:00 AM
Location:Clackamas 04
Game Master(s): Michael Monical
Game System:18xx
Player Max:6
Signed up:2
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Familiar
Age group:Over 18

18OE: On the Rails of the Orient Express is a monster 18xx game covering entire European continent. There are five types of companies - Private, Minor, Regional, Major, and National.

As in every 18xx game, players invest in railway companies by buying stock, with the majority stock holder of each company deciding how the company acts on the game board. Depending on companies' actions, value of stock changes and players might receive dividends for stock held. The winner is the person with most money after adding the value of his stock holdings.

This game is notable for its size, that is rivaled only by 18C2C. The focus of the game is making the Orient Express run - having a train travel from one of the western capital cities to Constantinople.

While the full game takes 12 hours to play, shorter scenarios are included that take 4 and 6 hours each.