We are playing 18xx games. Come and join us on Thursdays to build railways. We have some well-practised players and have set up an email group. Boardgamegeek says:
1830-Robber Barons by Avalon Hill-Yes we are retro gaming again. This brilliant and evergreen game by Francis Tresham. Steve Mathews won by ignoring the train race and running his companies with obsolescent trains scooping in cash and boosting his share prices. The other raced to get more advanced trains in order to bankrupt someone. 1830 is a great game belonging to the 18xx series. Avalon took over the franchise later in its development.
The 6th consecutive game of the addictive and hard-to-win 1830. This is one of the greatest economic/train games ever designed. It’s difficult to win as opponents try to stop you sucking money out of your railway company into your private pot. 1830 was designed by Francis Tresham in Treefoil games and the rights were bought by Avalon Hill. There was even an MS Dos computer version. A whole series followed 1829 and Northern extension and 1830 to cover many countries, The series is known as 18XX and has many dedicated followers.