Game: Power Grid (2-6 Players)

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Game: Power Grid (2-6 Players)
« on: September 11, 2010, 12:43:47 PM »
Power Grid
This is the thread to discuss the game of Power Grid and its expansions, any variants, likes, dislikes, etc.

Description
Power Grid is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market like McMulti and an auction round intensity reminiscent of The Princes of Florence.

The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.

However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.

Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials (coal, oil, garbage, and uranium) needed to power said plants (except for the 'renewable' windfarm/ solar plants, which require no fuel), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes.

Includes:
1 Gameboard
132 Wooden Houses (22 Each in 6 Different Colors)
84 Wooden Resource Tokens:
- 24 Coal (Brown)
- 24 Oil (Black)
- 24 Garbage (Yellow)
- 12 Uranium (Red)
Money (Elektros)
5 Summary Cards
43 Power Plant Cards
Rulebook

Power Grid can be played with 2 - 6 players, ages 12 and up and can be played in 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Expansions
Power Grid: France/Italy
Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe
Power Grid: The New Power Plants Cards
Power Grid: China/Korea
Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal
Power Grid: Russia & Japan

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Jolo

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Re: Game: Power Grid
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 12:53:19 PM »
I just played this last night, I finished 4th out of 6 on the Spain/Portugal map. It is my second favourite multiplayer game.


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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 12:30:23 AM »
I have all map expansion for this game and truly enjoy it.  my rating for this game please is :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :5:

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Re: Game: Power Grid
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 10:13:18 AM »
Great game. I would play any day. It does feel like one player gets shafted a bit in an unbalanced map though; the farther West you set up the harder to compete with the Eastern seaboard.

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Re: Game: Power Grid
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 12:31:43 PM »
This would be a fun DIY Project to pimp out PowerGrid. Click on the Picture to go straight to the Picture and Discussion on BoardGameGeek...


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