|1870 is Mayfair Games version of the critically acclaimed 18xx railroad game system for the Trans Mississippi Valley - the area bounded by Chicago on the east, Denver on the west and the Gulf Coast on the south. 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 defend the stock price on share sale, receive special destination bonuses and the ability of companies to purchase treasury stock for reissue.|
Deluxe components include warp-resistant board, plastic sorting tray, high quality playing pieces and contemporary currency.
1870 is personally endorsed and approved by Francis Tresham, the designer of 1829, upon which 1870 is based.