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1856
Designer Bill Dixon
Publisher Mayfair Games
Published 1995
Setting Upper Canada
Players 3 to 6

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Components Qty Notes
+10 Bridge tokens 3 -
+10 Tunnel tokens 3 -
+20 Port token 1 -
Loan markers 22 -
Map board 1 Mounted 4-panel fold-out
Money $12,500 $12,000 required for the bank
Par value markers 12 -
Player order tokens 6 -
Priority deal card 1 -
Private company certificates 6 -
Public company certificates 117 11 sets of nine, 1 set of eighteen
Public company charters 12 -
Round marker 1 -
Rule books 2 Main rules and Short Game rules
Station tokens 42 -
Stock market board 1 Mounted
Stock market markers 12 -
Tiles 122 55 yellow, 31 green, 34 brown, 2 grey
Train cards 32 -

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Private Companies # Full Name Face Value Revenue Notes
FT 1 The Flos Tramway $20 $5 Blocks hex L3
WSG 2 Waterloo & Saugeen Railway Company $40 $10 Blocks hex I12
CC 3 The Canada Company $50 $10 Blocks hex H11
GLSC 4 Great Lakes Shipping Company $70 $15 -
NFSBC 5 The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company $100 $20 Comes with 1 +10 Bridge token
SCFTC 6 The St. Clair Frontier Tunnel Company $100 $20 Comes with 1 +10 Tunnel token

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Public Companies Full Name Presidency Other Certificates Home Hex Station Tokens Destination Notes
BBG BUffalo, Brantford and Goderich Railway 20% 8 x 10% Brantford
J15
3 Welland
N17
-
CA Candaian Air Line Railway 20% 8 x 10% Glencoe
D17
3 Woodstock
H15
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CPR Candian Pacific Railroad 20% 8 x 10% Barrie
M4
4 Toronto
N11
-
CV Credit Valley Railway 20% 8 x 10% Toronto
N11
3 Drumbo
I14
-
GT Grand Trunk Railway 20% 8 x 10% Oshawa
P9
4 Orangeville
K8
-
GW Great Western Railway 20% 8 x 10% London
F15
4 Windsor
A20
-
LPS London & Port Sarnia Railway 20% 8 x 10% Maudamin
C14
2 St. Thomas
F17
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TGB Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway 20% 8 x 10% Orangeville
K8
2 Lake Huron
H5
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THB Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway 20% 8 x 10% Hamilton
L15
2 Guelph
J11
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WGB Wellington, Grey & Bruce Railway 20% 8 x 10% Guelph
J11
2 Goderich
F9
-
WR Welland Railway 20% 8 x 10% Niagara Falls
O16
3 Hamilton
L15
-
CGR Canadian Government Railways 20%/10% 8 x 10%/5%
10 x 5%
Inherited 10 - -

The 1856 map does not bear any hex references. The hex references listed above use the co-ordinates created for postal play.

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Starting Cash
3-player $500
4-player $375
5-player $300
6-player $250
Certificate Limits
3-player 20
4-player 16
5-player 13
6-player 11
Companies 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
3-player 28 25 22 20 18 15 13 10
4-player 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8
5-player 18 16 15 13 11 10 8 7
6-player 15 14 12 11 10 8 7 6

The third table above shows the certificate limits once the CGR has formed. The limit varies according to the number of companies left in the game.

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Stock Market
Type 2D
Zones Starting value spaces for public companies
Yellow (ignore for certificate limit)
Orange (as yellow, plus may hold more than 60% of a public company)
'Closed' space Yes
View it here: 1856 Stock Market

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Game Map Clear Hexes 1 Town

2 Towns

Cities 'OO' Off-Board Areas Fixed Rivers Mountains
Hexes: 95 49 10 6 19 3 8 - 2 6
The total count of individual items will usually exceed the total number of hexes shown. This will be due to hexes that contain multiple items, such as towns and cities in off-board areas and fixed locations.
Clear Where tiles with plain track may be laid. May include hexes with pre-printed track.
1 Town Where tiles with a single town (no station token space) may be laid.
2 Towns Where tiles with two towns (no station token spaces) may be laid.
Cities Where tiles with station token spaces may be laid, or where stations printed on the board may be upgraded. Does not include 'OO' hexes.
'OO' Yellow hexes where green tiles designated as 'OO' tiles with two separate station token spaces may be laid.
Off-Board Static, where trains may run to off-board areas, typically with values that vary according to the phase of the game.
Usually includes fixed locations that have variable income.
No tile lays allowed.
An off-board area may consist of more than one hex - each area is usually counted only once for each train.
Fixed Static, usually with track or fixed value stations printed on the map.
No tile lays allowed.
Rivers and
Mountains
Hexes that contain these features with a cost to place or upgrade tiles. Other features appear occasionally (Desert, Forest, Swamp).

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Yellow Tiles Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 55
Total: 55 Tiles Tile 1 Tile 2 Tile 3 Tile 4 Tile 5 Tile 6 Tile 7 Tile 8 Tile 9 Tile 55
Qty 1 1 3 3 2 2 7 13 13 1
Number 56 57 58 69  
Tiles Tile 56 Tile 57 Tile 58 Tile 69
Qty 1 4 3 1
Green Tiles Number 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25
Total: 31 Tiles Tile 14 Tile 15 Tile 16 Tile 17 Tile 18 Tile 19 Tile 20 Tile 23 Tile 24 Tile 25
Qty 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 1
Number 26 27 28 29 59 120 121  
Tiles Tile 26 Tile 27 Tile 28 Tile 29 Tile 59 Tile 120 Tile 121
Qty 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Brown Tiles Number 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 63
Total: 34 Tiles Tile 39 Tile 40 Tile 41 Tile 42 Tile 43 Tile 44 Tile 45 Tile 46 Tile 47 Tile 63
Qty 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 2 2 4
Number 64 65 66 67 68 70 122 125 126 127
Tiles Tile 64 Tile 65 Tile 66 Tile 67 Tile 68 Tile 70 Tile 122 Tile 125 Tile 126 Tile 127
Qty 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
Grey Tiles Number 123 124
Total: 2 Tiles Tile 123 Tile 124
Qty 1 1

You may find more information about these tiles by visiting the 18xx Tiles Database.

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Trains Type 2 3 4 5 6 D 8
Total: 27 Cost $100 $225 $350 $550 $700 $1,100 $1,000
Qty 6 5 4 3 2 6 6

A 4-, 5- or 6-train may be traded to the bank pool to buy a D-train for $750.
The 8-trains are not used in the standard game. They are for a variant and replace the Diesels when used. They also have a trade-in price, which is $650.

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Mail me Keith Thomasson August 10th 2020