This title has been announced for a long time. We wrote about its new release in January 2021, then there was also a date when the game was to be released and it was supposed to be at the end of 2021.
Finally: the latest news indicates that the game should be available in October 2022!
We also know the price of the game, because it appears in good board game stores in the preorder phase:
https://forbiddenplanet.com/348472-1880-china/ – £66.99
https://meeplescorner.co.uk/product/1880-china-lookout-games/ – £56.95
https://gamerstable.ca/products/1880-china – $86.99
https://www.boardgamebliss.com/products/1880-china – $73.95 CAD
The game comes with a set of wooden tokens so the price is very good, and so is the title. The game has very interesting and unique mechanics and despite the fact that it is a typical operational game, we regularly return to it in our group.
The price suggests that the circulation is at least 5,000 copies, so all 18xx fans will be able to buy this title without any problem unless distributors in some regions of the world sell out the first batch they ordered and they will not demand more. We are keeping our fingers crossed so that no epidemic will baffle their plans and that you will also have the opportunity to get to know one of the most interesting 18xx games.
I played it recently with 7 players! It was my first game for such a number of players ever and the game worked very well. The more players the best it is 🙂