Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — Dual Gauge

ONE SHARE (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

Tags Dual Gauge, game design, train games

ONE SHARE (by Tom Russell)

In my last four choo-choo games - Iberian Gauge (2017), London & Northwestern (2018), The Soo Line (2018), and Dual Gauge (2020) - the game's structure is bifurcated into stock rounds and operating rounds. In Iberian Gauge, a stock round will continue until all players pass consecutively, giving players multiple chances to buy shares before the next set of ORs. But with the other three games, a player only gets a single go during the stock round, in which they are limited to the purchase of a single share. This does a couple of things. First, and most obviously, it...


BROWN SHARES AND STATIONS (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

Comments 3 Tags Dual Gauge, game design

BROWN SHARES AND STATIONS (by Tom Russell)

I remember a game of Francis Tresham's 1830 that I played several years ago. More specifically, I remember one moment from that game. I don't remember how I got there, and I have only a dim recollection of what happened next. I don't even remember what company it was, I only remember that its share value was deep in the brown - ten, twenty, thirty dollars a share, something like that. I had all ten shares - brown means not only doesn't it count toward my cert limit, but I can have more than 60% and I could buy multiple...