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18XX Group Presents: 1848 Australia

18XX Group is a group that enjoys playing and teaching 18XX games. Our Host Paul will be playing and teaching 1848 Australia.

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18XX Group Presents: 1848 Australia
18XX Group Presents: 1848 Australia

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 1:00 PM

Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA

About the event

18XX Group is a group that enjoys playing and teaching 18XX games.

Our Host Paul will be playing and teaching 1848 Australia.

1848: 7.9

1848 Australia, is a semi-historical railroad game from the 18xx set, and to which the designers credit some of this game's systems to the originator of the series - Francis Tresham.

The game consists of two separate series of actions repeated until the game ends, these are stock rounds and operating rounds. During stock rounds, shares in the various railroading companies are bought & sold by players and are tracked on the stock market mat. During operating rounds, the players/directors of those railroading companies are allowed to build tracks & place station markers on the map and then may buy trains from which to earn capital from running those trains along routes on the map. The capital earned may be paid out as dividends to shareholders or retained by the company for future expansion.

The game ends at a pre-determined point, whereupon the player with the most worth,(cash on hand & share certificate value) wins.

As with many games in this series, there are similarities within the rules, but many feature slight differences, and it is these that give each individual 18xx game its character.

1848 features an interesting array of differences described above. These include how private companies are purchased, the inclusion of The Bank Of England as a public company that extends loans and administers railroads that are in receivership, dealing with different track gauges between states, and 'The Ghan' special train.

Join us on August 12th @ 1:00 pm to play this game. Please reserve your seat today to ensure space. We also recommend an understanding of board games. See ya soon!

*This event requires a 1 - Day Membership, credit will be applied back for qualifying purchases. Current Members are always free for this event.*

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