1830 Railroad Board Game. How to Play

To speed up your learning of this game after viewing the video series please install the DOS game as well and you'll learn the rules in no time at all.

The winner is the player with the most amount of money when the game ends. (A player goes bust or the Bank goes bust).

I like to play the short game (because we can get through a 6 player board game in a 4 hour session).

At the start you'll buy or bid for private rail companies which give you a steady income. You'll then buy stock and set par prices for the public companies.

I continue to look at bidding on the private companies and look at bidding on the public companies in part 2.

The first shares bought in a company make the player the president of the company. You buy 20% at this time. At this point the president chooses the par price (the initial offering price).

I then go onto how shares are traded with respect to floating the company and change of presidency.

I start by looking at the priority deal card. I then go onto laying track.

Please note I've been informed that your remove the tile under the replacement tile so that the previous tile is reusable again.

I talk about stations, and running multiple trains. I explain how much you earn per trip. I then go on to talk about trains in general including strategies.

Stations that are not claimed can be used by others, so you pay to put a marker down to block out others.

Please note I've been informed that your remove the tile under the replacement tile so that the previous tile is reusable again.

I continue to look at laying tack, buying tracks and running routes.

I talk about buying shares in other peoples companies. I go on to mention how to get more stock than usual in companies by driving the price down (and keeping it down).

As faster trains come out there are more operating rounds per stock market round, so you can use a pay/no-pay dividend policy to keep it in the same place on the stock market.

Avalon Hill 1830 Railroad Board Game FIRST CLUB GAME

A Brief intro and look at a game of 1830. The Railroad game from Avalon Hill.

A look at the 1830 Board and initial set up, then a run through of what happened in this first game for our club. How I won this mini-game which finished just before the first 4 train was bought.

What do you think? Please leave a comment on any of the videos. Thanks. Steve