1830 Railroads & Robber Barons

1830 Railroads & Robber Barons

Robot 711
Genre:
Strategy
Company:
AValon Hill / SimTex / SimTex, Inc. / The Avalon Hill Game Company

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1830: Railroads & Robber Barons is a multiplayer computer game adaptation of the Avalon Hill board game, 1830. With default settings, the game is a very strict implementation of the board game. Starting with a relatively small amount of seed capital, players purchase shares in eight different railroad companies; ownership of a majority of a company's shares makes a player its president, letting them dictate how the company lays track on a map of the northeastern US, builds stations, buys trains, and runs them on routes to generate revenue. The game ends when the players have collectively earned a certain amount of money ("breaking the bank") or when a player or computer opponent goes bankrupt, at which point a player wins by having the highest total of stock valuation plus cash on hand. As in the board game, tactics such as looting companies of their assets, using buy/sell patterns to manipulate the stock market, and dumping unprofitable companies on other shareholders are prominent aspects of play.

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TitleSystemYear
DJ Old Games 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons unknown 1995
XTC Abandonware 1830 Railroads & Robber Barons PC 1995
Free Game Empire 1830 Railroads PC
The Good Old Days 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons PC 1995
Games Nostalgia 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons PC 1995
Lostgames Abandonware 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons PC 1993

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