I have always wanted to try an 18XX game. However, I have yet to own one. They are quite rare and out of print or printed by limited production shops. I ordered 1886 over a year ago (13 months actually). The company which makes this game is run by a couple of people in their spare time as a labor of love. So very few copies are made per week. And it finally came my turn to print out my game. Which turned out to be quite nicely made.
We went over the rules and dived into game play. We didn’t play out the complete game because this is a long game (4+ hours?). But it was an interesting game. And I definitely want to try it out again.