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Power Grid Recharged

Item #: RIO559 [655132002400]
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Price: $41.95


    Quantity:
    • Players: 2-6
    • Ages: 12+
    • Playtime: 120
    • Complexity: 3.28 / 5

    What better way to earn money than with electric power?!! But how should you do it? Will you use old-fashioned coal or oil? Maybe you’ll be on the forefront of burning garbage. Nuclear power is tempting, as long as you can acquire uranium. You can always be independent of resources if you go the ecological route. However you decide to generate the energy, you’ll have to compete with your opponents not only for the most attractive power plants, but for the necessary resources and the sites to build your network of energy distribution. You’ll need to watch your opponents closely, carefully manage your money, and expand your network thoughtfully in order to generate income. The player that is able to build the largest network AND successfully power it will be the winner. Power Grid Recharged has all the strategy and fun of the classic first edition, but adds some updates that improve the (already great) gameplay.

    CONTENTS:
    - 1 Double-sided game board
    - 132 Wooden houses in 6 colours
    - 84 Wooden resource tokens
    - 11 summary cards
    - 42 Power plant cards
    - Money in 4 denominations
    - 1 Auction hammer
    - 2 Step barriers
    - 1 Discount token
    - Rulebook

    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 power plants 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.

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