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1862 box cover art with an old train with people on either side and a large train station or structure in the back.1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties is an 18xx game set in East Anglia, England. It features a company-packed board, where 16 of 20 companies are randomly selected for use on a board containing only 37 hexes. Major features of the game are: Petitioning parliament as a means of floating your preferred company, a mixture of full and partial capitalization for companies, three train types with differing objectives and building requirements, company mergers and re-floatation and, 1860-style semi-linear stock-market featuring multiple stock jumps.

The chart indicating 1862 requires 1-8 players, recommended player size for the best game time is 4, plays in 120-300 minutes, features Economic and train themes, and offers Action, bidding, market, network and route building, ownership, stock holding, tile placement, victory points as a resource Mechanics



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