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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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  • Brian M.

    Very fun! Two boards, two games each board!

    June 9, 2013

  • Johann

    A great group of players, even if I didn't win either game.

    June 8, 2013

  • clifford

    sorry, seems im stuck at work still, cant make it.

    June 8, 2013

    • Sten

      Feel free to make a late game, if you can.

      June 8, 2013

    • clifford

      thanks! i think i can do that.

      June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck at work all day

    June 8, 2013

  • Susan

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

    June 8, 2013

  • Dennis M.

    Like Ron,
    I'm a maybe. I'm kickballing at 10AM. So, if I don't smell too badly, I hope to make it at noon.

    June 7, 2013

  • Sten

    I have poker chips in my set, but I'll try to remember to bring an extra couple racks for another game.

    June 6, 2013

  • Ron C.

    I believe I have 6 maps... If I can attend I'll bring my PG. :-)
    (If you have poker chips that can be used as currency in the game they work well...)

    June 4, 2013

  • Sten

    I'd like to play the Northern Europe map, but I have them all.

    June 2, 2013

  • Harold

    I'd love to get in a good game of PG, but I have other plans next Saturday... unless I show up late for a 2nd game. :)

    June 1, 2013

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