Power Grid is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag.
The latest cooperative publishing effort from Friedemann Friese and Rio Grande
Games,removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition
while retaining the fluctuating commodities market like McMulti 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 vie against other players to
purchase the powerplants that you use to supply the power. However, as plants
are purchased, newer more efficient plants become available so you're potentially
allowing others to access to superior equipment merely by purchasing at all.
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), 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.
- Length: 15"
- Width: 11"
- Height: 2"
- Weight: 2.85 lb
- Manufacturer: Rio Grande
- Country of Origin: Germany
- UPC: 6-55132-00240-0