Power Grid Recharged
Each player represents a company that owns power plants and tries to supply electricity to cities. One of the best economic’s themed games. It involves building a route/network and auctioning. This game is meant for those who enjoy strategy, logic and management.
Number of Players: 2-6 Players
Play time: 120 Mins
Difficulty level: Hard
Categories: Board game, Strategy game
Theme: Manufacturing and Economy
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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