1856 is Mayfair Games' version of the critically acclaimed 18xx railroad game system for Upper Canada, including the upper reaches of the St. Lawrence River, and the Toronto to Detroit area to southern Ontario.
Players use their initial money to capitalize railroad companies, which can in turn build track, buy locomotives, and generate income. Players may engage in corporate raiding, stock manipulation, and insider trading to take advantage of their opponents and win the day.
Special play features include the ability of every player to open and operate a rail company, with the government providing loans to help and the ability to cut small towns from your route. Deluxe components include warp-resistant board, plastic sorting tray, high quality playing pieces and contemporary currency.
1856 is personally endorsed and approved by Francis Tresham, the designer of 1829, upon which 1856 is based.
More info at Boardgamegeek
Map of Upper Canada (Southern Ontario)
26 Locomotive Cards
118 Stock Certificates
6 Private Company Certificates
1 Priority Marker Card
122 Die Cut Hexagonal Tiles
102 Die Cut Tokens
12 Corporate Charters
Plastic Sorting Tray
Join our 18xx Meetup forum and find gamers to play 18xx games with you!
Click here for a full list of 18xx games available for play in our 18xx Meetup.