Ian Wilson's 1858: The Railways of Iberia

1858 is a member of the “18xx” series of games. The series is based on 1829 by Francis Tresham. 1858 is set in Spain and Portugal in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Three to six players represent investors in railway companies, and spend their initial capital to buy wholly-owned Private Companies and later buy shares in Public Companies. The Public Compa- nies are each controlled by the largest shareholder (its Director). Private Companies build track and earn a fixed income, but Public Companies build track and run trains in order to earn revenues. Public Company revenues can be paid out as dividends to shareholders or retained to fund further track and rolling stock. A feature of 1858, as with other games in the series, is that the interests of a Public Company’s Director and the interests of its shareholders are not identical, so minority shareholders need to be careful in their investments. 1858 is a medium length 18xx game. Experienced, brisk players can expect to take about five hours to complete a game. Novices or more deliberate players might add a few hours to that time.

Game Contents
  • 1 Map
  • 1 Stock Market/Revenue Track
  • 1 Initial Offering/Bank Pool
  • 22 Private Companies
  • 8 Public Company Charters
  • 72 Public Company Share Certificates
  • 260 Tiles
  • 36 Trains
  • 1 Priority Deal Card
  • 41 Tokens (5 per Public Company and 1 Round Marker)
  • 6 Player Order Cards (Numbered 1-6)
  • Rules
  • A Bank of P12,000 must be supplied by the players
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