The 18XX Overview
This page is
and will change, when I find time to organize what I want to post.
Last update: 11/23/99
The catagory "18xx" comes from the titles series of games based on railroad's
historic development in the 1800's. Each game uses a year close to
the initial development of the railroads in that geography. The first
games of this sort were 1829 and 1853 by Francis Tresham. The game
1830, which was developed by Francis for The Avalon Hill Game Company,
is probably the most widely known and availible.
All 18xx games are primarily stock trading games based around the operation
and development of railroad corporations. The RRs lay track by placing
hex track tiles on a map board, generate revenues toward capital investment
or dividends to the shareholders.
At the moment, the links below, correspond
to FAQs for each game linked (authors names should be inside).
The following is a comparison of many 18XX
Commercially Published Games
1834 (Northeast US) Prism Games
1829N (Northern England) Hartland Trefoil
1829S (Southern England) Hartland Trefoil
Game Kits (currently availible)
1830 (DOS) Avalon Hill - Not in
18XX Moderator (DOS)
1835MOD Bill Stoll
Author: Dave Mitton