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1876v2-30 Trinidad

© Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 by Peter Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany


ver0.021 2001-06-09


1876v2-30 is a map variant of 1830 (© Avalon Hill) playing on the island Trinidad. You need the original game to play.

This is the version of 1876v2 which can be played with using 1830 components (plus the 1876v2 map you can print out yourself). No special rules exist, so you can immediately start playing.


Maps using the 1830 company names.


A subset of the 1830 tiles is used.

Remove the "NY" tiles.


The total amount of money in the bank is $9000

At game start the amount of $1800 is equally divided between all (3-6) players.


Share holding limits



The train mix is IMHO the most critical feauture of a 1830 variant, the following (somewhat strange) train mix seems the best fit:

2 2 2 2 2 2 - 3 3 3 - 4 4 4 - 5 - 6 6 - D D D D D

Two other possibility, which usually requires the fifth railroad to operate, before a "6" is bought, would be:

2 2 2 2 2 - 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 4 - 5 - 6 6 - D D D D D

2 2 2 2 2 2 - 3 3 3 - 4 4 4 - 5 5 - 6 - D D D D D


FTR - First Trinidad Railway - Arima - 3 tokens
When playing with the 1830 components, the B&O should be used
SFR - San Fernando Railway - San Fernando - 2 tokens
When playing with the 1830 components, the NYNH should be used
PST - Port of Spain Transportation - Port of Spain - 2 tokens
When playing with the 1830 components, the B&M should be used
MBR - Majaro Bay Railroad - Rio Claro - 4 tokens
When playing with the 1830 components, the Erie should be used
STR - Southern Trinidad Railway - Siparia - 4 tokens
When playing with the 1830 components, the PRR should be used

Private Companies

P1 (SV) - cost $20 - revenue $5
Blocks Tunapuna.
P2 (CS) - cost $40 - revenue $10
Blocks the mountain hex NW of Rio Claro. May lay an extra tile there at no cost.
P3 (DH) - cost $70 - revenue $15
Blocks Princes Town. May lay an extra tile at Princes Town and a token just analog to the 1830 DH.
P4 (CA) - cost $160 - revenue $25
Blocks Debe and the hex to the west. Comes with 10% of STR.
P5 (BO) - cost $220 - revenue $30
Blocks Arima and Cumoto/Talparo. Comes with 20% FTR. The PC closes when the FTR buys its first train. This PC may not be sold to a company.

Off board connection

All off board connections represents connections to shipping lines and each train run may contain no more than one of them. (They are all the same "area")


The game may have a slow start when all players decide, to keep their company money together and don't spend to much on "2" trains. Then the game may stay some rounds in the yellow phase.

This is an intentional possibility and I judge at least one of the players would have done a lot better when buying trains like crazy.

You may disagree and I provide a variant which should dramatically increase initial income for FTR, PST and SFR.

Railroad Frenzy Variant

Private Companies

P1 (SV) - cost $20 - revenue $5
Blocks Chaguanas.

San Fernando Tile Lay

The SFR only in San Fernando only may lay a green tile while it is still the yellow phase and may lay a russet tile, while it is still the green phase. Normal tile lay rules are in effect, so that there must be a yellow tile before the green tile is laid and there must be a green tile before the russet tile is laid.

STR Tile Lay

The STR only in the yellow phase only may lay two tiles per turn.


Q: Hey, the FTR cannot build in its first turn.
A: Yes, this is intentional.
Q: Is the sharp curve in the northmost red hex an out-of-board connection?
A: No it, is only a sign of my limited abilities to generate the map. Only the arrows are oob connections. The sharp curve is just a pre-built sharp curve.