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Is Le Havre fun to play?

Is Le Havre fun to play?
Le Havre

Players: 1 – 5 players | Game Duration 30 – 150 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: EASY

Genre: City Building, Economy / Industry, Economy / Industry, Air / Land / Sea Travel

Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Le Havre about?

Le Havre is a French city containing France’s second largest harbour. This game has a simple principle. The turn of a player consists of two steps: Distribution of newly supplied goods onto the Offer spaces; then action. As an action, players have the choice either to take all goods of a type from an Offer space or to use one of the buildings. Players can upgrade goods, sell them or build their own buildings and ships using building actions. A building is both an investment opportunity and a revenue stream as players must pay an entry fee to use a building they do not own. On the other hand, ships are primarily used for providing workers with food. 

A Harvest increases players’ grain and cattle reserves, and they must feed their workers every seven turns. Each player may perform one final action after a fixed number of rounds. Players add the value of their buildings and ships to their cash reserves. Whoever has the largest fortune wins.

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Awards Won by Le Havre

2014 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
2011 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
2010 Lys Passioné Finalist
2010 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters’ Selection Nominee
2010 Games Magazine Best New Advanced Strategy Game Winner
2010 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Nominee
2009 Tric Trac Nominee
2009 Tric Trac d’Argent
2009 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Nominee
2009 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Critic Award
2009 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Audience Award
2009 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters’ Selection Nominee
2009 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Winners
2009 Hra roku Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Gamers’ Board Game Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Gamer’s Board Game Winner
2009 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
2009 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game 2nd Place
2008 Meeples’ Choice Award
2008 Jogo do Ano Nominee

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