Power Gridis the updated release of theFriedemann Friesecrayon gameFunkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market likeCrude: The Oil Gameand an auction round intensity reminiscent ofThe Princes of Florence.
The objective ofPower Gridis 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 'renewabluire 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.
Power Grid FAQ- Please read this before posting a rules question! Many questions are askedover and overin the forums...If you have a question about a specific expansion, please check the rules forum or FAQ for that particular expansion.