Power Grid

July 1, 2013 - Comment

A game of strategy and foresight, Power Grid from Rio Grande Games requires patience and skill. The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power once ones network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against one another to

A game of strategy and foresight, Power Grid from Rio Grande Games requires patience and skill. The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power once ones network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against one another to purchase the power plants used to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer more efficient plants become available. By purchasing at all, each player potentially allows others access to superior equipment. 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). The game is a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency, while retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network along the cheapest routes.

Product Features

  • 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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B. Sites "plexiglass_designs" says:

Very unique game, highly recommended Short Version:This game is great. You build cities on a map of Germany or the US, connecting adjacent cities to each other along power lines. Then, you buy power plants of various sorts (coal, oil, nuclear, wind, fusion, garbage) that power a certain number of your cities for a resource cost (coal, oil, etc.). Finally, you pay resources (which you also buy) to use your power plant (or power plants, you can have up to 3) and get paid based on how many cities you have that are receiving power. You repeat this progression (though not in the order described -read below for full details).Basically, this game is sort of a blend of Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride, with some added twists. It plays with 2 to 6 players, with the game adapting somewhat with more or fewer players. I’d guess it’s not for kids younger than 10, but it is hard to say. The game is somewhat complex in strategy, but pretty basic in number of rules. It plays in about 2 hours. The…

Amanda Hamm "writer" says:

Excellent game, but very long This is a great game. It is fairly long and has a steep learning curve so it will likely take you at least three hours the first time. Don’t be discouraged, it’ll go faster once you get the hang of it. I recommend assigning jobs for players based on where they sit; one to restock the resources, one to reset the turn order and so on. This will go faster than trying to remember and do everything as a group. And the time to play will fly by, I highly recommended it.

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