1830 (out of print)

Avalon Hill

$10-30 used, there is also a computer version

13-up (Jr high only with supervision)

Medium

Economics, history

2-6

Small teams

1-2 hours

30-45 minutes

3-6 hours

The computer game plays MUCH faster taking all calculations out. It would be the MUCH PREFERRED version for use in a classroom. Players buy stock in railroads and manipulate the market while developing a rail network in the Eastern United States. Completely different in style from the Empire Builder series. It is massive profits through stock manipulation, just like in 19th century America. The computer version can be saved and resumed. Boardgame version would require scrupulous students/students who stay focused when not actively participating in a turn.