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Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  18xx
Theme:  Train
Genre:  Rail & Network
Format:  Computer Games

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons


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Product Description

The game of Railroads and Robber Barons

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Avalon Hill

  • Weight: 700 grams (estimated)

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 1 review

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by Kos
Dynamic gameplay - a classic
July 04, 2001

The game takes too long to be played frequently, but once you get people to play it, it immediately absorbs you. You can--for strategy--do almost anything.

The game mechanics are truly brilliant, it gives the great feeling that the game by itself speeds up to a climax where stock prices rise and fall and corporations are bought and sold. However, if you screw up, you get stuck having a 3 and a 5 train corporation for hours and hours, while everyone else is passing you by.

The after-feeling of having played 1830 lasts for weeks! There is nothing like it and I have seen a lot.

A final note: there is a PC IBM version of it, but don't play that until you have at least done a few games of the board version. The PC IBM version has really excellent AI (especially considering the time it was made).

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