18XX and the 1822 Family of Games
by Eric Brosius
In 2016, designer Simon Cutforth’s game 1822 was released. 1822 belongs to the “18XX family” of railroad games, which began in 1974 when Francis Tresham designed and published 1829, a game set in England. Tresham followed this up in 1986 with 1830, a game set in the US, which was published by Avalon Hill.