Friday, October 5, 2012

Power Grid

I found a new board game to love!  We have had the wonderful privilege of introducing Dominion and Agricola to our friends here in the Middle East.  Honestly, I can't tell if people like us for our charming personalities or just for our games!  It's gotta be the games!  Just recently, a friend returned the favor by bringing over Power Grid.  I had seen this game on and then happened to see it on their shelf.  We tried it with 6 players and 4 of us were newbies.  My only recommendation is fewer players the first time around - it can take awhile.  

The theme is that you have to acquire power plants and then acquire the resources to run them.  Everyone bids against each other to buy the power plants and then with your remaining cash you take turns buying different types of fuel such as coal,oil, uranium, garbage, etc.  The market cost of the fuel varies.  According to the game, wind power doesn't cost anything to run!  Wow! Wouldn't that be nice if it were true!  The winner is the person who powers the most plants the last round of the game.  If you own plants that you can't afford to power - too bad, so sad.  I think I would have liked this game, even if I'd lost!

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