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The San Francisco Bay Area 18xx group is nominally a sub-chapter of SB-Boardgamers. Founded in February of 2009, we meet on the second Monday of every month at SB-Boardgamers and play 18xx! We normally have enough 18xx players on those evenings for two or three 18xx games to be played. The SFBay-18xx email list is used to coordinate and schedule sessions and games to be played. The primary purpose of the group is to teach the 18xx to new players, and thus evangelise and expand the hobby, so there's usually a teaching game running each month (usually 1889), as well as another game for the sharks.

The purpose of this geeklist, and subsequent lists each month, is to keep track of the games we play and to afford a central venue for discussion of the games we have played and want to play. While the group started in February of 2009, I only started specifically tracking the group's games in October of 2009. Additionally to the geeklists, the SFBay-18xx email list is used to coordinate specific games and meetings.

For the sake of completeness, the sub-lists will also be including the other 18xx game playing that many of the same people get in during the month in these geeklists. As such they will include 18xx gaming we play on many other Mondays at SB-Boardgamers, plus games at Silicon Valley Boardgamers, Boardgame Addicts of the Peninsula (BAP), the SF Bay Area/Los Altos Games Day, Endgame Oakland, and random other gaming events. Other 18xx gamers in the Bay Area are absolutely encouraged to join the discussions and to list the games they play!
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Board Game: 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight
A dozen 18xx games played in October. This month saw 1848, 18GL, 18VA and 1860 join our regular roster, as well as a playtest of David Hecht's 18Ardennes and the first appearance of my home-made copy of 1830.
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Board Game: 1848: Australia
This month started out strong with 1860 and then shifted hardcore to 18FR with some dramatic and nail-biting games, and 18Mex, 1830 and 1844 thrown in for good measure. A total of ten 18xx games were played by the group in November.
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Board Game: Harzbahn 1873
14 games played this month, with 18FR and Harzbahn 1873 being notably popular.
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Eleven 18xx games played this month, with a lot of 1843 playtesting, and a fair bit of 1848: Australia and 18MEX. The signal event however was a 5-player game of 18C2C: Manifest Destiny.
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What wonders will JC bring to the table this month? And what horrors will be beheld?
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We played an 18xx in march and there was no list yet so...
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So many new games on the horizon: 18io, 1817, 1865, 1828 (which doesn't have a BGG listing), 1849, etc etc. Oh, what shall it be?

12 games played, including 18C2C!
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Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons
The month of 1830+ playtesting (a redevelopment of 1830: The Coalfields).
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Board Game: 18OH
The first visit of 1849, lots more 1830+, and some interesting games of 18OH. Jim's Endgame group is also finally getting established and beginning to stretch its legs.
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Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways
This was the month of the entertainingly vampiric 1849.
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The seductive grace of 1849 continued...
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Board Game: 1848: Australia
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What abusive financial machinations will October, 2010 bring?
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Board Game: 18MEX
The month of abusing 18Mex.
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Board Game: Poseidon
Long nights and sharp knives in the dark.
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Let the month of 1830 alternate maps commence!
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Board Game: 1854
February starts with a focus on 1846 and ends with?
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Bjoern Rabenstein visited, bringing with him his card game, 18Card, and moderating several games us with Lemmi's moderator.
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Board Game: 1835
A month starting with a big crunch of 1835...
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There will be back-to-back 18C2C and 18OE this month. How many will die?
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Board Game: 1880: China
I fear it got a less warm reception here and was not seen again after the first half dozen plays.
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Is this to be the month of 18FR-RCE play-testing?
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Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways
What will the trains be this time?
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Oh, the colours!

The month that 1830 returned with a vengeance.
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Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways
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