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1822: The Railways of Great Britain Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Great Britain wasted no time when the steam engine came to be a thing. They quickly built railways all over the country, becoming one of the worldwide leaders in rail lines. Now, you can go back to those heady days in 1822: The Railways of Great Britain, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

1822 is Simon Cutforth’s innovative titleset in Great Britain that grew anentirenew branch of 18xx! 1822brings eurogame auction elements into a strong 18xx foundation. Exciting stock rounds, bidding wars, and experimenting with investments are a few of the reasons that 1822 has been the best-selling (pre-mass production) title published by All-Aboard Games.  

Years ago, Bob Lecuyer turned me on to 1822, introduced me to the designer, Simon Cutforth, and I made the decision to publish. I was blown away by the response and success - I then knew the game was truly special. 1822 has been in high demand since the game’s release in 2016 and has inspired designs of 1822CA, 1822MX, additional scenarios, and more to come! It won Heavy Cardboard's "Game of the Year" and has been a driving force in All-Aboard Games' switch to mass-produced games (I have personally hand-made 100s of copies). The 1822 branch of games is also my personal favorite to play!

The Kickstarter edition is discounted down to $120 or less (from $193) plus discounted worldwide shipping. The original price for hand-made 1822 with these expansions included was $193, often with extra $50-$60 shipping and extra customs. The new production is a major discount that includes worldwide discounted shipping and friendly shipping for most customers! I am very excited to make this game more accessible to 18xx fans and automatically include expansions and higher-quality components! The Kickstarter price is the lowest price 1822 will be offered!

The Kickstarter's already up and over its funding goal with 27 days left to go.


  drew at Jun-3 20
Huh. I always think of the railways as they developed across the western US and Canada (making the west accessible from the east and basically bringing those disparate worlds together). But I've ridden on the British railway (of necessity, it does not go as far as US or Canadian rails). I just never thought much about the history of it.