Than'xxgiving weekend: Sunday shorting

  • December 1, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Joe's pad

Time to buy/sell shares of companies which are prospering or failing during this make-or-break Black Friday session.

1862 seems like a likely candidate. 1862 is *not* friendly to new players in the slightest, but if we have sufficient new players there can be a side session.

At my place unless Joe wishes to host.

As always, if you don't know the rules of the game you are playing, please arrive on time. Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes late without sufficient advance notice will not be included in the full rules explanation and likely in the game itself.

The 18xx games are extremely difficult economic games where you will calculate 60% of $230 about 437 times an hour. Calculators are recommended. Many people complain "it feels like work." It is, however, an extremely powerful, deep, and flexible system. Expect an intro-game to take at least 3-5 hours, possibly as many as 7, with more experienced-player games often taking longer.

1862 takes the 18xx system and adds a lot of overhead to it (nearly as much as 1817). Expect to be confused.

I have a hard stop around 8 p.m.

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  • jengis a.

    1862:

    Eric - 9370
    Darryl - 6218
    Jenny - 5092
    Jengis - 4846
    Joe - 4031 (?)

    December 2, 2013

    • Eric F.

      -when merging, you may retain an infinite number of trains rather than have to discard any excess. The merged company may not purchase new trains from the bank or other companies when at or exceeding excess trains.

      December 2, 2013

    • Joe M.

      That would be pretty sweet to smoosh 8 trains into one company bwahaha

      December 3, 2013

  • Nabil

    I'm a noob to 18xx, be gentle!

    November 29, 2013

  • Joe M.

    We played 1846 at BGGCon and I'm definitely interested in doing that again!

    November 25, 2013

    • Joe M.

      1862 is without a doubt out of the question for even a very experienced strategy gamer, whos never played 18xx before... so maybe should reconsider

      November 25, 2013

    • Eric F.

      1862 isn't as bad as 1817 rules-wise, and seems to be a much more straightforward game. With 6 of us, it seems likely we'll split into two groups.

      November 25, 2013

  • Joe M.

    cool I should be back in time for this

    November 25, 2013

  • Jenny

    Sweet! Thanks for changing the date. I think Joe might even be back for this one.

    November 25, 2013

    • Eric F.

      I didn't change the date - there are two sessions, one on Friday one on Sunday

      November 25, 2013

  • Nabil

    I'm a noob to 18xx, be gentle!

    November 25, 2013

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