Power Grid

PLAYERS
2 to 6
PLAY TIME
120 minutes
SUGGESTED AGE
12+
EXPANSIONS/VARIANTS
Power GridPower Grid: France/Italy, Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe, Power Grid: China/Korea,
Power Grid: Brazil/IberiaPower Grid: Russia & JapanPower Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland, Power Grid: Québec/Baden-Württemberg, Power Grid: The New Factory Cards, Power Grid: The RobotsPower Grid: Factory ManagerPower Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America, Power Grid: Fabled Expansion, Power Grid: The Card Game, Power Grid: Recharged
SUPPLEMENTAL
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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 Crude: The Oil Game 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.