New Games 2018
1895 Namibia - available March 2018
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!
1876 Trinidad - Version 2.0 - available June 2018
Marflow games received the permission of the author to republish this classic 18xx. The game will contain the additional fourth railway corporation once published in the Railgamer.
18DO-Dortmund - available November 2018
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). The MONTAN companies have been limited to apassive function. 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 each time a hex with the location of a MONTAN company has been linked to the railway net or being upgraded. The link to the railway network reflects the possibilities for the MONTAN companies to grow and employ more workforce. The latter inevitably leads to a higher demand for beer. 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.
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