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Buy shares of 15 different railway companies in Czechia and build the best railway network.
With a special design for 2 players!
Buy shares of 15 different railway companies in Czechia and build the best railway network. With a special design for 2 players!
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    1. Missing avatar

      on November 28

      Hi Lonny,

      I have received the package - just had the chance to open it tonight. I only see 3 18CZ and a lot of Korean Books. I should be receiving 7 18CZ and 1 1880 RTP in the package. Can you please help?



    2. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on November 9

      You are right, there are only 40 exchange markers.
      The additional 2 markers are one train marker for the Local Share Price index and one fox-in-the-box/Lonny marker for no meaningful use. With 40 markers each of the medium and each of the large companies have the same number of exchange tokens.

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      Chris Alley
      on November 9

      Got mine in Raleigh, NC and it looks fantastic. I did note that I only got 40 exchange markers but the rulebook states we should have 42. I'm assuming this is a typo. Can you clarify Lonny?

    4. Brian Mayer
      on October 29

      Mine got sent out pre essen to the US. It still shows as processed through a facility in Austria on the 18th as the last update

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      on October 28

      Anyone from the US has received it yet?

      Eaglerly awaiting it.

    6. Paron on October 20

      I received 18CZ just now (Italy). Thanks, Lonny

    7. Amos Cai on August 29, 2017

      Hi Lonny, sent you a message on the personalised notes for one of the seven copies I pledged for. Thank you.

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      Derek Dunn
      on May 10, 2017

      The link to the backer kit isn't working for me either. Did work for anyone else?

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      on May 8, 2017

      The ks pledge manager does not work

    10. Garth Tams on May 8, 2017

      Those bank notes would have been HUGE!

    11. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on April 26, 2017

      Yes, you are right. 1,18 inch by 1,5 inch. I am sorry.

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      Brian Williams
      on April 26, 2017


      30mm is about one and a quarter inches, not nearly twelve. I think you gave the Imperial equivalents based on centimetres, not millimetres.

    13. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on April 25, 2017

      Photograph: The picture should be at least 30mm by 38mm. That is 11,8 by 15 inch. 300 dpi. It can be larger, that makes it easier for me.

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      Brian Williams
      on April 25, 2017

      Hi Lonny,

      What size should the photographs be for the banknotes?

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      Zhao Xiaoyang on April 20, 2017

      Congratulations!! I forgot to send you my photo for my personal money ,is it in time to send you now?

    16. Rob Crosby
      on April 19, 2017

      Well done Lonny!

    17. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on April 18, 2017

      @ Samuel: Yes, just add 10$ more, I have noted you and will give you a game with the personal money.

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      Samuel Favre
      on April 18, 2017

      Hey Lonny, i juste pledged an Essen-pickup version. But is there a way to add 10$ to have a custom bill edition ?

    19. William Springer on April 17, 2017

      @Richard: yes, I'm one of them...alas, no bites in my area! Kinda surprising actually since there are several 18XX fans in my group. But thanks for the thought :-)

    20. Richard Pardoe
      on April 15, 2017

      @William Springer

      While Lonny might not be working with a US Reshipper, there are several people trying to organize group orders on BoardGameGeek:

      Perhaps there is a group local to you to help with the shipping costs?

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      Lorenzo Chiappini on April 7, 2017

      Close to 4x funding, congrats Lonny!

    22. Wibble!
      on April 4, 2017

      Will the name of the region be changed to be more historically accurate, or will the recently dreamt up (and most likely short-lived) name of Czechia prevail?

    23. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on April 4, 2017

      @Martin: I think the design will be changed to be more historical accurate.

    24. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on April 4, 2017

      @Roger: 18CZ is only for 2-5 players. It is possible that I will post on my website rules for 6 players (to be certain: only one rule has to be changed :-) ). It takes some more time than 1830 because up to 15 companies can operate.

    25. Roger Reisinger on April 4, 2017

      Hi guys, I have some really newbie questions.:

      The only 18xx games Ive really played has been 1830 and 1846. How does this compare to 1830?

      Does it play 6 players?

      What is the estimated playtime?

      I couldnt find any info, sorry if I missed it somehow.


    26. Martin Tyman on April 2, 2017

      Why does the new box cover art have an American train on it?

    27. Kenny B
      on April 1, 2017

      @Samuel: Ooops, I guess it got left on the editing floor, but I was trying to set up a metaphor between the sparse graphic design of the games and the info on the main campaign page. It does sound like Lonny is mostly responding via message, so hopefully he has reached out to you!

      Also, today seems like a good day for 2 player variant info, even if some April 1st (accidental I assume) shenanigans direct you to a play by forum 1880 game. The rules can be viewed here:

      I also (as usual) enjoyed Ron's thought on the subject (even if I will likely never get a chance to play this 2 player):

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      Samuel Kerekes
      on April 1, 2017

      @ Kenny, I understand that 18xx are minimalist by graphic design, I don't expect a fancy production. I also know that Heavy Cardboard have a 1846 playthrough, which is vey good. I just waned to see how the two player variant played out, because I haven't see it in other 18xx games. Anyway a simple 'not during this campaign' or 'not interested ' would suffice. I suppose communication is where I'm at.

    29. Kenny B
      on April 1, 2017

      @Samuel: I am guessing that what Garth was referring to is that this is an 18XX game, a well known and beloved system, by Lonny Orgler, a well known and beloved designer, so those "in the know" probably have enough info to be holding out fists, full of cash, "take my money, please!" Before I continue, quick caveat, I am not "in the know," I am just starting to explore the 18XX games, but I am loving them so far!

      The games are... not known... for their stunning presentation (although I would argue that their graphic design is often wonderful and clear, which is more important I think) or their top notch components, but rather for their deep and compelling game play. So when a title like this, with beautiful, thick rail tiles comes along, I am very excited!

      If the idea of sitting around with a few of your friends, building railroads and trying to grab stock in the ones that are doing the best, for 4-6 hours sounds interesting to you, You might want to look further into this game! If you like videos, I recommend checking out Heavy Cardboard's rules video and playthrough of 1846, if you have 4 hours (the rules are only about 35 minutes), or Board Game Blitz has a rules video for 1830, if 17 minutes is more your style ;-)

      Anyway, if you have other questions I hope you feel free to ask!

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      Samuel Kerekes
      on March 30, 2017

      @ Garth Tams, noted.

    31. William Springer on March 29, 2017

      I agree with Tamburlain about putting the box image on BGG. I'd be happy to upload it myself if Lonny gives permission.

    32. Garth Tams on March 28, 2017

      @ Samuel, if you are expecting a typical kickstarter, you are going to be sorely disappointed.

    33. Garth Tams on March 28, 2017

      @ Jeremy - No waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

    34. Tamburlain on March 28, 2017

      Please consider replacing the representative cover of 18CZ on BGG with the awesome new box. Though superficial, it may attract more backers.

    35. jeremy on March 27, 2017

      Cheaper USA shipping would be great

    36. William Springer on March 24, 2017

      Any chance we'll get enough US backers to make it worth using a reshipper in the US, to cut down on those shipping fees?

      I currently own two 18XX games; this is likely to be my third. :-)

    37. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on March 24, 2017

      If somebody wants more than one copy to pick up at Essen please click on the pledge "18CZ pick up option" and change the amount as seen in this table:
      2 games for 150 €
      3 games for 225 €
      5 games for 365 €
      7 games for 500 €
      Please write a note to me that you pledged for more than one game to pick up.

    38. Giovanni Wassen
      on March 24, 2017

      Hi Lonny,

      What if I want to get two copies to pick up in Essen, what do have to do? Just up my pledge for the right amount?

    39. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on March 23, 2017

      To most of the comments I write a personal answer. So if you have the same question as already mentioned please give me a note.

    40. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on March 23, 2017

      @Amos: Yes, of course. Add 10 Euros for every set on personalized money and give me a note. After the campaign is finished I will contact all people who want personalized notes to send me pictures. It is possible to send me several pictures to have a different one on each note. I will explain that elaborately in my mail.

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      Samuel Kerekes
      on March 23, 2017

      Considering it has almost tripled the funding goal.

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      Samuel Kerekes
      on March 23, 2017

      Theres not much going on here information wise.

    43. Amos Cai on March 23, 2017

      @Lonny Is there an option to add 10 euros per copy (of the 7 copies) if we want personalised notes? I've already pledged for the 7 copies but some may want personalised notes. Let me know and I'll adjust the pledge accordingly. Thanks!

    44. Brian Mayer
      on March 22, 2017

      Do you know when non-Essen orders will ship? I have a gaming event that happens mid November that I was considering creating a multiple copy order with, but since it is 8 hours away, I am concerned if it would arrive in time.

    45. Joe Wiggins
      on March 21, 2017

      @lonny is there any way to add additional copies over 7? CLE / CBUS might be up for 11... just wanted to check

    46. Missing avatar

      on March 21, 2017

      Congrats Lonny!!!

      Phoenix is having 7 orders too!!!

    47. Edward Uhler (Heavy Cardboard) on March 21, 2017

      Very excited for you, Lonny! Congrats. Looks like the Denver, Colorado area is in for 7 copies. :)

      And I like the stretch goal idea of us doing a playthru of the game ;)

    48. Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler Creator on March 21, 2017

      Scott, thank you for the hint. There was one word missing. The stretch goal should say: "Mounted share board added". The mounted shares were already in the basic game. Now that the stretch goal is unlocked: Yes, there will be a share board in the game.

    49. Missing avatar

      on March 21, 2017

      Can we have 1880 as an add on to our pledge?

    50. Scott Petersen on March 21, 2017

      Lonny, it is good to hear that they will be like bridge or poker cards. I was concerned when I saw the stretch goal of "mounted shares" which likely means punchboard in the other locations it is called out like that on the page.

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