1870: The Trans-Mississippi

2 Game Equipment

The game equipment consists of a map, a stock market display, company shares, private company certificates, bank money, trains, tokens, and priority cards.

2.1 The Map

The map of the area on which the game is played is overlaid with a hex grid. The state names and boundaries are shown for information only. They have no effect on the game.

2.2 The Stock Market

The stock market governs the buying, selling, and value of shares. The stock market is represented in the game by a large grid of seven coloured sections. Each grid box has a number representing the value per share of a company whose share value token is in that box. The movement of the share value token, the purchase and selling of shares, and company presidency, are determined by the rules in Section 5.

Also included in the stock market is the open market that represents shares held by minority or passive interests, and the par value displays which show the value of initial offering shares and reissued shares.

2.3 The Share Display

The share display holds the Initial Offering of all the public companies.
It is also used to hold reissued shares.
There is also a section to hold the new trains available for sale.
The certificate limit chart is on the lower right portion of the chart.

2.4 Trains

The following trains should be placed in the appropriate boxes on the map:
Type Cost Number
2 $ 80 7
3 $ 180 6
4 $ 300 5
5 $ 450 4
6 $ 630 3
8 $ 800 3
10 $ 950 2
12 $ 1100 6
These trains are all the trains used during the game. No further trains may be added. Note: you may play with unlimited type 12 trains as this does not materially affect the game.

2.5 Tile List

The following tiles are used in 1870
Yellow Green Brown Grey
#1 - 1 #14 - 4 #39 - 1 #171 - 1
#2 - 1 #15 - 4 #40 - 1 #172 - 1
#3 - 3 #16 - 1 #41 - 3 Total Grey
#4 - 4 #17 - 1 #42 - 3 2
#5 - 2 #18 - 1 #43 - 2
#6 - 2 #19 - 1 #44 - 1
#7 - 7 #20 - 1 #45 - 2 Yellow - 72
#8 - 20 #23 - 4 #46 - 2 Green - 30
#9 - 20 #24 - 4 #47 - 2 Brown - 30
#55 - 1 #25 - 1 #63 - 5 Grey - 2
#56 - 1 #26 - 1 #70 - 1 Total Tiles
#57 - 5 #27 - 1 #145 - 1 134
#58 - 4 #28 - 1 #146 - 1
#69 - 1 #29 - 1 #147 - 1
Total Yellow #141 - 1 #170 - 4
72 #142 - 1 Total Brown
#143 - 1 30
#144 - 1
Total Green
30

2.6 Bank

The bank consists of $ 12,000 in the following denominations: 40 x $ 1; 20 x $ 5; 28 x $ 10; 24 x $ 20; 22 x $ 50; 30 x $ 100; and 14 x $ 500. There are also 10 x $ 1000 that are used after the bank is broken to allow the final set of operating rounds to be completed. These monies are inclusive of the players' starting capital.

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Last Modified: November 12, 2003. Copyright 1999-2010 W.R.Dixon.
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