New Games 2017/2018
1873 - Harzbahn - available October 2017
The game is set in the center of Germany in the region of the Harz Mountains. There are 15 mines in the game which act as minor companies. It is essential that the locations of the mines are linked to the railway net by one of the seven railway corporations in order to expand. From the green phase onwards the minor mine companies may be used to form industry corporations. Other mine companies may later merge with existing industry corporations and enables them to issue new shares which will bring fresh capital for investment.
Due to the different industries (railway and mines) combined with a shared resource for new equipment 1873 Harz is a real challenge for experienced 18xx players.
1895 Namibia - available March 2018 => a Prototype will be represented at SPIEL 17
The game is set in the south-west of Africa in Namibia. The game starts at the time when this area has been a German colony, hence the German names of the railway corporation of the game. 1895 Namibia has been developed especially for three players. The game starts with the auction of the single Private Company. After this the obligations of the railway corporations will be auctioned based on player’s decisions. The obligation provides the owner the priority right to purchase the director share of the corresponding railway corporation. In addition the owner receives a gratis certificate when the railway corporation has been linked to a certain destination.
The games focus is on the players’ decisions about the bid for what obligation, the setting of the starting value when floating a corporation and the timing of buying another train. There are 9 types of trains in the game of which only 3 are permanent!
18DO-Dortmund - available June 2018 => a Prototype will be represented at SPIEL 17
Innitially planned as an 18Ruhr extension it has become a new game. The map has been reduced bei 40% and shows now Dortmund and its surroundings only. As Dortmund is also wellknown for its brewery industrie this has been added to the game which has the subtitle "Heat, Sweat & Beers". All players start with a private brewery (minor company) plus the pMGs from the starting package (coal mines and steel mills). The new features is the beer market for which the brewery produce and deliver. The basic demand of the beer market will be increased during the course of the game due to the development of the MONTAN companies. Each time they buy a capex card and acquire development markers the demand of the beer market will increase. This reflects the additional workforce (and consequently an increas of Dortmund's inhabitants) the MONTAN companies will need in order to handel additional equipment. The equipment for the breweries is on the backside of the capex cards. In order to acquire the latest most competive equipment a private brewery may be forced to be converted into a brewery corporation in order to generate additional treasury. During the brown phase the railway companies will transport beer to the off-board destinations which will increase the breweries' income over proportionally. Therefore one has to have the late phase of the game in focus.
1876 Trinidad - Version 2.0 - available June 2018
Marflow games received the permission of the author to republish this classic 18xx. In addition to the two maps of version 1.0 there will be two new maps of the same size featuring elemts of other 18xx games.
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