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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Welcome to the world of Power Grid. After Power Grid taught you the tough competition between energy producers, now you get to know the road traveled b y energy consumers. Start to be a Factory Manager and make the important decisions to improve your own factory. Fight against the other competitors for the best factory equipment available in the market to be the best player at the end of the game. Power Grid - Factory Manager is a Business-Buildup-Game. You start with a small factory and try to improve it. At the beginning you may simply focus on increasing the production. Later you are confronted with new challenges: track the ever increasing energy price and cleverly distribute your workers for the best benefit. By being close to the theme, the game is logical and coherent in its main features. A clever new mechanism improves the game by affecting the player order and the actions on the market. But dont say we did not warn you: Because of only 5 turns the game is exciting right from the start. Be careful all the time or your fellow players will mercilessly leave you behind!
Each player owns a factory and tries to earn the most money during the game. To be successful, each player must use his workers to buy the best machines and robots at the market and to run the machines most effectively in his factory. Because of increasing energy prices, the players must be careful to check the energy consumption of their factories and to avoid using only energy-consuming machines. Otherwise, their profit will suddenly vanish, the worst fear of a good businessman. For 2 to 5 players. Play time of 60 minutes. Factory Manager is the new stand-alone game in the world of Power Grid. It was released at Spiel '09 in Essen, Germany. Factory Manager uses a clever market mechanism for choosing the supply of factory tiles in the market.
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My gaming group was underwhelmed by Factory Manager. It's OK, kind of like how Pachisi is OK, just nothing special. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Henry