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Rio Grande Games Power Grid

4.6
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Description

  • High Quality
  • Proprietary design
  • Exceptional performance
  • For 2-6 players
  • Strategy game
  • Lots of replay value
  • Players bid against one another to purchase power plants
  • More efficient power plants become available, players must decide whether to purchase/allow the opportunity to acquire superior equipment
  • For 2-6 players
  • Strategy game
  • Lots of replay value
  • Players bid against one another to purchase power plants
  • More efficient power plants become available, players must decide whether to purchase/allow the opportunity to acquire superior equipment

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Will you settle for dirty power?Everyone in power has a choice. Do you give the citizens what they want, or what they need? In this game you ruthlessly buy cities and put them under your control. The question becomes, do you let them go hungry waiting for the perfect opportunity to power their fair city with renewable resources? Or do you give them what they want, and let them burn coal and oil for immediate satisfaction and a quick dollar? Or maybe you teach them to recycle and create energy from their garbage? Or possibly you are a risk taker and you go all in...you go Nuclear! Whatever you decide, there is a cost and the more cities you light up, the more money you make and the more powerful you become as you buy up more cities! Grow your network to include at least 17 cities and you *might* win the game and leave the other landlords in your dust. Or maybe, just maybe, there is a closet millionaire that was saving up, happy with her fair little bedroom communities, who saw little reason to show her wealth until she was sickened by your opulence. Having enough of your show, she might decide to turn the lights on all over her fair land and leave you speechless, aghast at the enormity of her influence and power. How could she possibly power all of THAT, you ask? Well, that s the secret of Power Grid. Better luck next time, Showboat. I have played this game with 6th grade and up and everyone enjoys it. If you like board games this is a winner. I put off buying it too long.It can be a bit tricky to see who is in the lead, which keeps everyone engaged and trying. In fact, it is usually the sneaky person in last place you have to watch the closest. The player turn order changes every round and as players progress in their strategy they realize that being last is actually a strategy that can help them win the game. (Compare the surprise to a close game of Settlers of Catan with a lot of Development cards bought. You think you know who is in the lead but in the last round someone can surprise you with victory points.)Games can be pretty quick. Much, much quicker than a Monopoly or Risk, not even comparable, really. A better comparison would be quicker than Settlers of Catan, but slower than Pandemic. Easy to learn, fairly fast to play, and unique from other board games I ve played make this a definite winner. 5One of my favorite competitive strategy gamesMany ways to win, many ways to lose.Power Grid is a blend of other games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, San Juan and Axis & Allies.The goal is simple enough: power as many cities as you can. The complexity comes in strategically occupying cities and still having enough resources to power them.The first person to enter a city pays the least and prevents others from entering the city until a later round. Capture too many cities, and you trigger a new round allowing another person into each of your cities. Capture too many cities at once, and you might not be able to power them (which gives you money to move to new cities and power them).Cities that are close together (New York and Boston) are cheaper to move between, but tend to have more people vying for them. Cities that are far apart (Denver and Los Angeles) cost more money to move between so you may capture them at cheaper prices and have more access to uncaptured cities when movement gets tougher. But you'll spend more money moving around.If other players are capturing cities, you can drive up the cost of options to power them (coal, oil, uranium, wind) so that others struggle to make money in that round.The short story is that you can easily adapt a new strategy based on your limitations or other players strengths/weaknesses to keep the game competitive. Each time you play can be a unique experience. 5Great group euro game, not great for two players.Though this game is rated for 2-6 players, I find it is best with 4-6. 2 player games are passable, but not nearly as much fun. There's just something missing from the bidding component without the added players. I have to say that the bidding mechanism for power plants makes this a much more enduring game than Ticket to Ride, which I can grow tired of quickly.I'd definitely put the game in the same category as Ticket to Ride - you're competing for the same spots on the board, trying to connect and power your cities. However the auction/bidding mechanic makes it far more interesting. You still get the player interaction and fun of cutting people off, but with a few added joys such as earning money to replace your plants with more efficient ones and buy resources. Also, compared to TTR this is much more expandable. Ticket to Ride charges full game prices for each variant (how many are there now?!) while Power Grid allows you to purchase new double-sided maps and cards for $10 each. This makes it a winner in my book.Downside (yes, there is only one): The rules were unnecessarily confusing. I love games, yet for the first time I was tempted to give up on a game before finishing the rules. Too much confusion around the difference between Phases, Steps, Stages, etc of the game. This could be cleared up with better-written rules. I suggest checking game forums online for player-written rules before you start.Bottom line - When you have 5 or 6 people and can't play an awesome four-player game, pull out Power Grid. Once people learn it, they'll love it. 4I really like this even though it's a long game(2 hrs for ...I really like this even though it's a long game(2 hrs for 4 people!).My only real complaint besides game length is the money sucks. It's basically monopoly money...I'd recommend getting poker chips(4 colors) as it would be easier to work with than the paper money. 5Great game, a must buy for any family or game loverReally happy with it, came neatly packaged and very quickly, they even we're thoughtful and considerate enough to add little plastic bags inside to keep all the little pieces from getting all over the place, and there were enough to separate and hold each players colors in different bags which I felt was very good planning on the developer's part.Really great game, 2-6 players so you can play just you and your significant other or an entire family (unlike many other games that limit you to 4 or 5 players) I feel like 6 I a really good number of players for a game. Can be played for hours and whether you're a beginner player or expert there are always new strategies to learn and develop in this game and new ways to play 5Seriously Great German-Style Board GameI highly recommend this board game as an avid game fanatic. Power Grid, or as I've always known it, Funkenschlag, is a great party game because it can accommodate up to 6 players.Power Grid combines bidding wars between players, with resource management, and geographical conquest. The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities on the board when any one player reaches a pre-determined size that signals the last turn in the game. Players receive money from powering power plants in cities they have included in their network, and players spend their hard-earned money in fierce bidding wars over new power plants. Each plant may be powered by a single resource or a combination of resources that includes: coal, oil, trash, uranium, and alternative energy sources. All these resources are replenished at different rates making resource management one of the keys to success.In sum, Power Grid is a constant struggle between bidding on new upgraded power plants, making sure you can power those plants with dwindling resources, while still retaining enough money to expand your network as efficiently as possible throughout the game board. A typical game normally takes around an hour and a half to two hours, and like all German-style games it includes several important charts! I highly recommend this game for all intelligent gaming aficionados. 5Deep strategy game that can be consistently fresh even with many playthroughsI played this game a lot with my friend's set and decided to get my own, and I was not disappointed.Overview: Buy power plants, buy resources, buy cities, and then power the cities with resources that your plant requires to make money, which is used to continue the process. When a certain number of cities is reached, its the end of the game and the player with the highest cities powered win.It sounds simple, but each step has its own nuances and player interactions that change the game up and can really throw a curveball at your plans. The auctioning of the plants is fun, the decision of what resources to buy to screw your opponents over while maximizing your own gain, and your choice of what city to build is each different every round and depending on what board you play (this game has maps for America and Germany).Its currently ranked 8 on Board Game Geeks and well deserved at that. Highly recommended for those into strategy games or looking to get a bit deeper into hardcore board games. 5Buy this game!Easily one of my favorite games. Works best with 3-5 players but with the robots expansion is fun with 2. This is one of the best balanced games I have played, it that changes enough to keep it interesting in subsequent games and isn't too difficult to learn.In this game, even if you made a mistake you don't fall too far behind and with the right strategy can even come back and win. This being the base game is a must have for the many fun expansions that are both reasonably priced and a lot of fun. With this game you must adjust your strategy based on what others do, there isn't just a go to strategy that will allow you to win every time.It may feel as though it starts off a little slow, don't let that stop you, by the end of the game I find that most of the people are on the edge of their seat (or standing over the board), trying to figure out how they can pull off the win.I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys longer games. It has a lower level of luck (which I like), but people rarely feel as though they don't stand a chance.In short, I would say this is a must have game for anyone who enjoys longer strategy games! 5One of my favorite games!This game took me by surprise. The first time I saw it I thought it would be boring and overly complicated, it's about powering power plants after all. It has comer to be one of my favorite, if not favorite, board game. I really enjoy the auction system and the overall feel of the game. It's surprisingly fun even though it can get thinky. It is a game that you will likely lose your first few times though until you build a strategy. 5Great game to learn about markets and managementPower Grid has become our game of the night every night. The game has many thought out mechanics that tie in really well with each other. As someone trying to supply power to customers, you are in charge of building power plants, fueling them with resources you need to manage, and choosing which connections to cities to make in order to take in profits. The game thematically works with all the mechanics, making for a great experience. The game challenges you to be efficient and balanced with all aspects as you compete with others for the best power grid. How you compete with other players also determines how well you do as the game has some mechanics that help keep things close and doesn't punish you early on if you make a mistake.As with all of the Power Grid Universe, the instructions can be confusing and setup takes some extra time because it is a heavy game. But after you figure out the rules, the game is easily teachable and the mechanics of the game flow very easily. The game does play well with four or more players as the game requires market participation, so if you mainly play in two or three player games I recommend getting The Robots expansion as games with less players becomes a bit stagnant.I like games that help teach a skill that can be used in life, and Power Grid does that. Bidding for power plants is a great way to get accustomed to negotiating with other players. The way the resources are controlled by amount and cost teaches management. And the building of the power network is a great tool for learning about costs and income. This is a great game where the mechanics are teachable life skills. 5
Rio Grande Games Power Grid

Rio Grande Games Power Grid

4.6
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Regular price
HK$ 1,783.00
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