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Is Power Grid fun to play?

Is Power Grid fun to play?
Power Grid

Players: 2 – 6 players | Game Duration 110 – 130 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM

Genre: Economy / Industry, Economy / Industry

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

What is Power Grid about?

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.

What is the objective of Power Grid?

The objective 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. Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials (coal, oil, garbage, and uranium) needed to power said plants (except for the ‘renewable’ windfarm/ solar plants, which require no fuel), 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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Awards Won by Power Grid

2020 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Nominee
2011 Jocul Anului în România Best Game in Romanian Finalist
2010 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Winner
2010 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2010 Japan Boardgame Prize Voters’ Selection Nominee
2010 Gouden Ludo Winner
2010 Gouden Ludo Nominee
2009 Juego del Año Finalist
2008 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
2008 Lucca Games Best Game Mechanics
2008 Lucca Games Best Boardgame
2008 Hra roku Nominee
2007 Hra roku Nominee
2007 Gra Roku Game of the Year Nominee
2007 Gra Roku Game of the Year
2005 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
2004 Tric Trac Nominee
2004 Tric Trac d’Argent
2004 Meeples’ Choice Award
2004 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee

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