Jumbo Board Games - Power Grid!

Game Description:

Power Grid is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag. The latest cooperative publishing effort from Friedemann Friese and Rio Grande Games,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 vie against other players to purchase the power plants that you use to supply the power. However, as plants are purchased, newer more efficient plants become available so you’re potentially allowing others to access to superior equipment merely by purchasing at all. Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials, like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power said plants (except for the highly valuable ’renewable energy’ wind/solar plants), 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.

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  • Johann

    A couple great games, even if I didn't win either one.

    June 8, 2013

  • Susan

    Not going to be able to get there. Next time!

    June 8, 2013

  • Seaufy Peg F.

    I'm a MAYBE, PROBABLY LATE responder. Hope to see y'all today!

    June 8, 2013

  • Susan

    This is a MAYBE, as someone is borrowing my ride in the morning. (They are supposed to have it back to me in time.)

    June 7, 2013

  • Johann

    Bringing Peter as well

    June 6, 2013

  • Dragon R.

    I have always wanted to try this; however, I already have plans.

    June 6, 2013

  • Darcie O.

    This is one of my favorites, however, I am moving that day. If you do it again I will be there!

    June 6, 2013

    • Sten

      Ill probably start posting it about once a month for Sundays at Silver Grill

      June 6, 2013

  • "Sam" Phillips B.

    Hmm. Makers Faire or Power Grid. My favorite game to pimp.

    June 6, 2013

  • Sten

    Sorry for the late posting. We should be playing multiple times, so feel free to join us later in the afternoon!

    June 6, 2013

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