18EZ is a new game from Andrew Clay Games in the 18xx-style of railroad games. It’s designed to be an introductory version of the rather complicated but well-loved gaming genre exemplified by such games as 1830, 1856, and 1870.

The game is played in a series of stages, getting to know the elements. Each step is presumably a workable board game. Unlike the original games, it doesn’t accurately represent a specific geographical area or time period.