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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!
398 backers pledged €54,200 to help bring this project to life.

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Die deutsche Version findest du unter: http://lonny.at/18cz-deutsch

18XX games are a genre of railroad games that are chess-like: the only random element in the game is the seating order; after that, it's a battle of wits to see who is the craftiest stock trader and railroad operator. Players invest in railroad companies, and use those companies to lay track, buy trains, and run those trains to generate dividends for the stockholders. The winner is the player with the highest net worthat the end of the game.

The 18XX genre of games began in 1978 with the publication of Francis Tresham's 1829: The Great Game of Railways. Many 18XX games have been published over the years, using the same hexagonal track tile system to represent train track routes. I have licensed the 18XX logo from Mayfair Games, Inc., in recognition of Mr. Tresham's profound design work.

 

18CZ is a game of the 18xx family that is set in Czechia.

The box
The box

 

18CZ is unique as it uses three different corporation sizes, three different train types, three different Local Railway sizes. A bigger company can absorb smaller companies. Local Railways have certain properties: they may build certain track tiles or safe terrain costs.

Here is a good review:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1582826/18cz-bohemian-rhapsody

Special feature: The 2-player-version!

There is an extra game board with special rules for 2 players. A dummy player called "Vaclav" plays with 3 companies. For each company one player decides how to place track tiles, the other where to place a station marker.

See the complete additional rules at my website: www.lonny.at

The game is labeled in English and German and comes with English and German rules. A special Czech edition is distributed by "Fox in the box": http://foxinthebox.cz/18cz.html

The game is professionally made like "1844/54" from Mayfair Games / Lookout Games. I cooperate with David Hanacek from "Fox in the Box". Here is a link to his website: http://foxinthebox.cz/18cz.html

In the video you see the self-build prototype. The final product comes with mounted game board. Company Charters and all cards come with matte lamination (not only dispersion varnish).

The box weighs approx. 2,2 kg (4.9 pounds)

Mounted game board in size A2 (594 x 420 mm)
Mounted game board in size A2 (594 x 420 mm)
Map "Bohemia" for 2 players
Map "Bohemia" for 2 players
Mounted share price index (480 x 210 mm)
Mounted share price index (480 x 210 mm)
160 track tiles
160 track tiles

 

 

Shares of 15 Companies and 18 Local Railways in 3 different sizes.
Shares of 15 Companies and 18 Local Railways in 3 different sizes.

 

 

38 train cards
38 train cards

 

 

Charters for the 15 companies
Charters for the 15 companies

 

 

18 Local Railways in three different sizes
18 Local Railways in three different sizes

 

 

Upgrade Chart and Pre-Share-Round-Chart
Upgrade Chart and Pre-Share-Round-Chart

 

 

71 Cardboard Tokens, same thickness as tracktiles
71 Cardboard Tokens, same thickness as tracktiles

 

 

1 Stack of Game Money
1 Stack of Game Money

 

 

 

If you wish I can add game money with your picture on it. Available only with this kickstarter campaign.

 

 

 

 

 € 13,000:

Mounted board for the Pre-Share Round (instead of two sheets of paper).

€ 16,000:

Mounted share-board added.

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is my first kickstarter project. But already my 6th 18xx game I have developed. As with any project that involves the production and manufacture of goods to be delivered, there is are always a chance for set backs, delays and production issues. I have already contact to experienced partners in manufacturing and fulfillment and are working hard with them to mitigate as much risk as possible. I will make sure to communicate all issues related to the project from the first day of the campaign to the day the game reaches your doorstep.

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    Pledge €78 or more About $84

    18CZ - Pick up option

    One game of 18CZ with all unlocked stretch goals.
    Pick up your order at the game fair in Essen (October 2017) or at any other location we agree upon. Please contact me.

    Ein Spiel 18CZ inklusive aller erreichten stretch goals.
    Abholung auf der Messe in Essen (Okt. 2017) oder an jedem anderen Ort, auf den wir uns einigen.

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    Pledge €78 or more About $84

    18CZ + Shipping

    One game of 18CZ with all unlocked stretch goals + shipping

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    Pledge €88 or more About $95

    + Personalized Game Money

    One game of 18CZ with personal play money with your personal picture on the bills (jpeg picture required). With all unlocked stretch goals.

    Ein Spiel 18CZ mit Spielgeld, das dein persönliches Photo auf den Gelscheinen zeigt. (ein jpeg-Bild erforderlich). Inklusive aller erreichten stretch goals.

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    Two is Better Than One

    Two games of 18CZ with all unlocked stretch goals + shipping.

    Zwei Spiele 18CZ inklusive aller erreichten stretch goals + Versand.

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    Triple Impact

    Three games of 18CZ with all unlocked stretch goals + shipping

    Drei Spiele 18CZ inklusive aller erreichten stretch goals + Versand

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    Seven up

    Seven games of 18CZ with all unlocked stretch goals + shipping

    Sieben Spiele 18CZ inklusive aller erreichten stretch goals + Versand

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