1830: The Game of Railroads and Robber Barons

Start Time: Sunday 9:00 AM
Location:Grand Ballroom 05
Game Master(s): Craig Cowley
Duration:8 hours
Player Max:6
Signed up:6
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:All Ages

Invest in railroad companies, then operate the companies you control. Buy trains, lay track, run trains to earn income. Pay dividends, or retain profits for the company's future use.

Equipment becomes obsolete, players may sell shares of stock, another railroad may lay track in a way that thwarts your best plans.

You might carefully manage a company for long-term gain, or you might loot a company for quick profit, leaving one of your rivals with the wreckage.

1830 is an interactive, strategic game with sharp edges and steep drop-offs. After starting positions are assigned, there are no more random elements. Your success will depend on your own choices, and those of the other players.

1830 has introduced many people to the universe of 18xx games. New players are welcome.