Last Spike, The
|Email:||grant (at) columbiagames.com (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)|
|Rules:||Last Spike, The (1st Edition)|
|Time slot:||Sun Aug 2 10:00 am - noon (2 hours)|
|Host:||Cal Stengel (Columbia Games)|
|Experience required:||None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)|
|Location:||Indiana Convention Center, room Hall E: Blue, table 16-17|
|Tickets:||5 out of 12 are available (as of 6:57 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)|
|Event added:||Thu Aug 27 6:57 am|
Players cooperate to build a continuous railway from St Louis to Sacramento, seeking to accumulate the most money from land speculation before the "last spike" is laid.
Building the great railways of the 19th century was more about land speculation than engineering. The companies that financed and built the railways received land grants from the government and investors made and lost fortunes speculating on the exact route a railway would follow. In The Last Spike, players cooperate to build a continuous railway from St Louis to Sacramento, seeking to accumulate the most money from land speculation before the â€œlast spikeâ€ is laid. Average playing time is one hour.
Warnings: The event was originally listed with rules of "The Last Spike (1st)." It has been changed to "Last Spike, The (1st Edition)."