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2-6 players
3-5 hours
Yasutaka Ikeda
Shikoku, Japan
1889 is a railroad operations and share trading board game in the 18XX series, published by both Wild Heaven in 2004 and Deep Thought Games, LLC in 2006. The game was designed by Yasutaka Ikeda and is set in Shikoku Japan.

The rules for 1889 are essentially the same as 1830, except on a much smaller and terrain-heavy map with different privates and 50% ownership required to float new companies. The goal is to make a quick and relatively simple game which explores the history of railroads on Shikoku.

The differences between the versions offered by Wild Heaven and Deep Thought Games are solely cosmetic — there are no gameplay differences.

Railroad Companies Represented

  • Awa Railroad
  • Iyo Railroad
  • Kotoden Railroad
  • Kuroshio Railroad
  • Sanuki Railroad
  • Tosaden Railroad
  • Uwajima Railroad

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