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This is the Indian sub-continent (British Imperial India) member of the 18xx family of games. It is billed as A game for engineers who've had enough of the financiers! It involves five-foot-six and metre gauges, hills, mountains and the Himalayas, contract bids and government mails. The technical challenges of building a railroad network in difficult country stand on a par with the financial market manipulation which usually dominates the 18xx games.



Time to play is listed as 4-7 hours. Ages 11+. A 4-hour game would be an exception and it's not really for 11-year-olds.



Two small extension kits were produced in 1992 and re-edited in 1999.



For its 20th anniversary, Lookout Games and Mayfair Games Inc. published an updated version in Oct 2009. It is based on the retuned rules by Stuart Dagger and Steve Jones that were edited by Lou Jerkich, Dick Ruck and Jeff Heuer.



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    This is the Indian sub-continent (British Imperial India) member of the 18xx family of games. It is billed as A game for engineers who've had enough of the financiers! It involves five-foot-six and metre gauges, hills, mountains and the Himalayas, contract bids and government mails. The technical challenges of building a railroad network in difficult country stand on a par with the financial market manipulation which usually dominates the 18xx games.

    Time to play is listed as 4-7 hours. Ages 11+. A 4-hour game would be an exception and it's not really for 11-year-olds.

    Two small extension kits were produced in 1992 and re-edited in 1999.

    For its 20th anniversary, Lookout Games and Mayfair Games Inc. published an updated version in Oct 2009. It is based on the retuned rules by Stuart Dagger and Steve Jones that were edited by Lou Jerkich, Dick Ruck and Jeff Heuer.

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    Designer Francis Tresham
    Mfg Suggested Ages 12 and up
    # of Players 3 − 6
    User Suggested # of Players Best with 4 players Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players (12 voters) [ ]
    Year Published 1989
    Artist Ed Dovey Klemens Franz Francis Tresham
    User Suggested Ages 14 and up (2 voters) [ ]
    Subdomain Strategy Games
    Website No
    Publisher Hartland Trefoil Ltd. Lookout Games Mayfair Games
    Playing Time 180 minutes
    Family 18xx Better Description Needed! Country: India
    Honors No
    Primary Name 1853
    Expansion MIK 1 Extension Kit for 1853 MIK 2 Extension Kit for 1853
    Alternate Names No
    Mechanic Route/Network Building Stock Holding Tile Placement
    Game category Economic Trains Transportation
    Language Dependence No necessary in-game text (4 voters) [ ]
    Play time filter N/A

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