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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Railroad Barons
Alternate Names
Barone der Eisenbahn
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Railroad Barons belongs to the family of 18xx games, but raised to the meta-level. Individual companies are no longer the focus, but large holding companies which add more and more new railways to their portfolios. At this abstract level there is no need for the game board and route tiles used in traditional 18xx games.

The two players buy and sell stock in holding companies, and the holding companies they control buy railways to generate revenue. Corner the market in the best companies, and exploit the weaker companies, to edge out your opponent and gain any possible relative advantage.

Like other 18xx games, there are no random elements, merely a battle of wits between two ambitious financiers. Assets that are profitable in the early game rapidly become obsolete, so you must always plan ahead for future growth and investment. Growth or Bust!

This game is purely about the money, as there is no map or track tiles!

Cards and tokens are used to represent:

5 Holdings (with a Director's share of 40% plus one share each of 30%, 20%, and 10%)
Railroad companies (with a fixed income) which become obsolete as more modern Railroads come into play.
5 private Investor cards (similar to the 18xx Private companies)

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Railroad Barons
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German / English First edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2010
Product Code: 4250231700217
Size: 7.00 x 5.00 x 1.50 inches
English, German
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4 Railroad Barons - Reglamento en castellano
Revisión 1.2 de las reglas. Algunos detalles de maquetación corregidos. Falta por pulir la redacción, pero entendible por ahora.
Spanish
2014-02-04
3 Railroad Barons - German Summary v3
This is a game summary (v3) in german for the game Railroad Barons.
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2012-04-24
42 Railroad Barons Quick Reference
2-page quick reference, with complete rules. Version 2. Based on the new rulebook, downloadable at Lookout Games' website.
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Standard Deviation: 1.50
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